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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.
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 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.