Twenty five years ago, on March 2, 1995, the CDF and DZero collaborations at the Fermilab Tevatron announced the discovery of the top quark. This was 18 years after the bottom quark (top quark’s isospin partner) had been found at Fermilab. The top quark discovery was a major accomplishment for the Tevatron and a major milestone for the Standard Model of particle physics.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the discovery, there will be a short segment at the Fermilab Users Meeting (virtual) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, during Session 11 (8:50-10 a.m.). The session starts with a talk “Introduction to the Energy Frontier at Fermilab: Past, Present and Future,” followed by a presentation on the CMS experiment. At 9:30 a.m., the Top Quark Silver Jubilee celebration will be marked by remarks from John Peoples, who was the director of Fermilab at the time of discovery, and the spokespeole for CDF and DZero spokespeople 25 years ago: Giorgio Bellettini, Bill Carithers, Paul Grannis and Hugh Montgomery. Mel Shochet will give brief remarks on top quark at 25.
Celebrate with us! If you register for the Users Meeting, you will receive a Zoom link to the meeting events.
Pushpa Bhat is a scientist on the DZero and CMS experiments and is a senior scientist in the Particle Physics Division and the Directorate.