Guests take a peek inside Tevatron experiments
Scientists, students and guests from around the world gathered at Fermilab last week for a symposium celebrating the laboratory's now-retired accelerator, the Tevatron.
Built in 1983, the Tevatron reigned as the world's largest particle collider until it was eclipsed by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. The Tevatron ceased operation in September 2011, but, as laboratory director Pier Oddone explained in his concluding talk, scientists continue to advance Fermilab's research program at the three frontiers of particle physics.
In connection with the symposium, Fermilab scientists gave special tours of the collider's two experiments, which used detectors more than four stories tall. A reporter from Naperville Community Television Channel 17 took the opportunity to visit the detectors and filed this report.
Watch videos of symposium presentations here.