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In praise of the Tevatron

Fermilab's two accelerator rings, as seen from the air. Credit: {link url=""}Fermilab, Reidar Hahn{/link}

Tomorrow, the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab will shut down. The end will be no song and dance: the accelerator operators will simply stop putting new protons and antiprotons into the machine. The last few particles will whiz around the accelerator until the number of collisions per second drops below a useful level, after which [...]

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