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View Resource CDF: The Collider Detector at Fermilab

The Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) (reviewed April 28, 1995 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) studies high energy particle collisions at one of the world's most impressive particle accelerators. The main goal of the CDF "is to discover the identity and properties of the particles that make up the universe and to understand the forces and interactions between those particles." At the...
View Resource Lights out at LEP

The Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) at the Swiss-based European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) closes its doors for good this month. This is after the LEP experiments produced collisions compatible with the production of the elusive Higgs boson, a theoretical particle thought to be related to the formation of particle mass. Unfortunately for LEP, the new data were too inconclusive to...
View Resource Relativistic Heavy Ion Supercollider

Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Supercollider (RHIC) facility provides this information-rich Website about the physics and engineering of the world's newest and biggest particle accelerator. RHIC made news recently when it produced an ion collision similar to one that might have occurred during the universe's "big bang." Highlights of this site include a virtual tour with...
View Resource The PS Complex as Proton Pre-injector for the LHC Design and Implementation Report

CERN has recently posted this new preprint. The publication is a report of the beam requirements, accelerator upgrades, and new RF harmonics and cavity design to be incorporated into the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN's latest particle accelerator. The preprint can be downloaded in either .pdf or .ps format.