Scientists at west suburban Fermilab will pull the plug Friday on their giant particle collider, the Tevatron.When it began crashing particles together in 1985, the Tevatron became the world’s most powerful atom smasher.
The Tevatron particle collider shut down in September of 2011. Once the highest-energy collide in the world, it is survived by its descendants, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
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.