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From CERN, Jan. 26, 2021: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first proton collisions in CERN’s Intersecting Storage Rings, the first hadron collider ever built. To celebrate, see hadron colliders of the last half-century — including the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider — through a historical lens, with an eye toward the quest for high luminosity and new energy frontiers.

From Science, Oct. 2, 2020: As U.S. particle physicists start to drum up new ideas for the next decade in a yearlong Snowmass process they have no single big project to push for (or against). Physicists have just started to build the current plan’s centerpiece: The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab will shoot particles through 1,300 kilometers of rock to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in South Dakota. Fermilab Deputy Director of Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev comment on other possible pursuits in high-energy physics.

From Inside Science, Oct. 11, 2019: Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer is quoted in this article about the discussion surrounding the world’s next big atom smasher. Europe and China both plan to build one, but scientists are debating if it’s worth it.

Physicists are proposing a Future Circular Collider that can smash particles at an energy of 100 trillion electronvolts — seven times greater than that of the LHC. What could we discover using this 60-mile-circumference collider?