Scientists at west suburban Fermilab are already working to scrutinize a potential scientific discovery widely believed to be impossible. European physicists announced last week they clocked something traveling faster than the speed of light.
A physicist named Dmitri Denisov walks up wooden steps to the top of something that looks sort of like an abandoned railroad bed."Wow, look, it's beautiful," Denisov says, gazing out at a pond. "I didn't even know about these flowers."
Scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory said this week a "bump" in their data may be evidence of a new subatomic particle — one that could change our understanding of modern physics.Emphasis on "could.
Scientists at west suburban Fermilab are abuzz today about a tiny hiccup in some experimental data. It could be nothing, or it could be a new force of nature.The results come from the lab’s Tevatron collider – due to shut down this year for lack of funding.
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.