6 October 2011The Tevatron again and again did the impossible. It was the world’s first superconducting synchrotron. It required the development of the world’s most intense, consistent source of antiprotons. It eventually operated 300 times beyond its original design capabilities.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Fermilab, Tevatron
Leah Hesla | 1 September 2011Accelerator cavities have their faults, and some pits and cracks hide deep in the walls or in out-of-the-way places where they aren’t easily found. Accelerator researchers help improve flawed cavities by taking their fault-finding missions beneath the cavity surface with X-ray computed tomography.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: cavity, cavity diagnostic, Fermilab
28 July 2011Physicists could be on their way to discovering the Higgs boson, if it exists, by next year. Scientists in two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider pleasantly surprised attendees at the European Physical Society conference this afternoon by both showing small hints of what could be the prized particle in the same area.
Category: Feature | Tagged: CDF, CERN, CMS, DZero, EPS-HEP2011, Fermilab, Higgs, Higgs boson, LHC