A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication
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International Linear Collider

The International Linear Collider is a proposed new electron-positron collider. Together with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, it would allow physicists to explore energy regions beyond the reach of today's accelerators.

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Extra dimensions

Extra dimensions sound like science fiction, but they could be part of the real world.

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Neutrino mixing

Waves describe some of the most extraordinary phenomena in the world. Waves can be simple—the sound of a flute playing a sustained, single note—or they can be complicated mixtures—a musical chord, for example, which is a combination of many sound waves.

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Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider is currently being installed in a 27-kilometer ring buried deep below the countryside on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. When its operation begins in 2007, the LHC will be the world’s most powerful particle accelerator.

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Supersymmetry is a proposed property of the universe.

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Your car, and virtually all other activity on Earth, is ultimately powered by Einstein’s most famous equation.

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Gravitational lenses

Gravitational lenses distort light and help scientists study dark matter.

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Antimatter is matter’s natural counterpart.