What's ahead for Fermilab without massive particle collider Tevatron

January 12, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The federal government will no longer fund Batavia-based Fermilab's Tevatron particle collider.

The federal government recently announced it will no longer fund Fermilab’s massive particle collider and when Tevatron stops operating later this year, up to 100 employees may also lose their jobs.

The particle collider in west suburban Batavia was once the world’s most powerful. Then along came Europe’s Large Hadron Collider. So now that Fermilab has lost its crown jewel - what’s next?

"Eight Forty-Eight" spoke to Fermilab’s director, Pier Oddone. Dr. Oddone directs efforts at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.