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A Little Positron Music

Can you make music out of the particle tracks of positrons passing through the detector in a particle accelerator? Most positively so! Behold, the smallest music in the universe: Positrons – antiparticles of electrons, a trillionth of a [...]

Tevatron atom smasher closes down

Fermilab’s Tevatron particle accelerator has been shut down after 30 years of research and discoveries. The closure is mainly due to the dominance of …

Physicists confirm existence of new particle

Boffins at Fermilab’s particle accelerator Tevatron have discovered a new particle – the Xi-sub-b baryon. The existence of the new particle has long b…