Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Day Before The End

On the eve of the Tevatron shut-down, Fermilab scientists and its partners urged for continued funding of the intensity frontier in high energy physics. Towards this end, they are pushing for funding of LBNE.

The idea of moving more particles, rather than more energy, is what will make the LBNE project complimentary to, rather than competing with, projects like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Europe.
 It will be a tough sell during a time like this. One can only hope that the publicity surrounding the shut down of the Tevatron, thus ending all particle collider experiments on US soil for the first time since such an experiment was conducted, might make some people to think hard about what they are doing.


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