Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tevatron's "Organ Donations"

I guess the Tevatron signed an "organ donation" card. Now that it is no longer around, various valuable parts of it are being donated to sites all over the world.
Fermilab’s CDF experiment is donating photomultiplier tubes, computers, electronics racks and other equipment to experiments located all over the world, said Jonathan Lewis of Fermilab’s Particle Physics Division, who is organizing the decommissioning of the detector.

“These computers are going to a lab in Korea,” Lewis said during a tour of the building. “And we’re sending those electronics racks to Italy.”
So in essence, the Tevatron will continue to live in years to come via all these various experiments.


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