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After 28 years of operation, Chicago’s Fermilab in September shut down Tevatron, the world’s most powerful atom smasher. Shown above is Tevatron with Wilson Hall in background. Photo by Fred Ullrich.

Closing the World’s Most Powerful Atom Smasher

After 28 years of operation, Chicago’s Fermilab in September shut down Tevatron, the world’s most powerful atom smasher. The Tevatron research program — which focused on proton-antiproton collisions — helped shape understanding of matter, energy, space and time. It also yielded breakthroughs in medical diagnostics and cancer treatment, monitoring nuclear waste and computing technology.  

Shown above is Tevatron with Wilson Hall in background. 

Photo by Fred Ullrich