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Tevatron r.i.p.

  1. Oct 1, 2011 #1
    Here is an article dating back to 2008 about being able to 'see' top quarks: http://www.physorg.com/news138628170.html" [Broken]

    The particle accelerator shut down on Friday after 26 years of operation.

    Not much else has ever been said at least in the media about its discoveries outside of the Top Quark.

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  3. Oct 1, 2011 #2


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    That's really sad. I just watched an hour long video from there that was filmed in April. It was about neutrinos. Then I spent the next hour visiting their website. Their http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science/experiments/energy/tevatron/" doesn't even mention it being shut down. It even lists two current programs.

    And I liked https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=3534249&postcount=898" This is like making a new friend, and two hours later, someone comes up and shoots them. This really sucks.

    Going through their website now, is like going through a dead friends house:

    I guess it's true what my old friend Art once said; "Ya know Om, it kinda sucks getting to be this old. You end up knowing more dead people than live ones."

    *Art was around 87 when he passed away ~15 years ago.
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  4. Oct 4, 2011 #3
    This is sad :'( Lets build something even better.
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