Monday, January 10, 2011

Tevatron Will Close At End of FY2011

The Dept. of Energy has officially notify Fermilab that it will not fund an extension to the Tevatron run for 3 more years. Therefore, as planned, the Tevatron will shut down at the end of the current fiscal year 2011.

In a letter to Fermilab staff Monday, lab director Pier Oddone said Fermilab has been notified is will not receive funding for the proposed Tevatron extension “and consequently the Tevatron will close at the end of FY2011 as was previously planned.”

“The present budgetary climate did not permit DOE (the U.S. Department of Energy) to secure the additional funds needed to run the Tevatron for three more years as recommended by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.”

So unless they can get enough data and find something in those by Sept. this year, their hunt for the Higgs will end. That will also officially ends high energy physics collider experiment in the US.


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