Tevatron

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.

Cooling ring

It seems like some things at the Tevatron cooling ring near DZero loved the heat last week. nature, landscape, building, Wilson Hall, pond, water, Tevatron, plant, flower, American lotus Photo: Todd Nebel

It seems like some things at the Tevatron cooling ring near DZero loved the heat last week.

The top quark is the heaviest known elementary particle, as small as an electron but 340,000 times more massive! We don’t know how small those particles are, only that they are smaller than 1/1000th the size of a proton which itself is 1/100,000th the size of the smallest atom, hydrogen. Millionths, billionths, … soon we’re talking small numbers!