Farewell to one of the greatest physics experiments of all time

When Fermilab's Tevatron came online in 1983, it was the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. Since then, the collider has made countless contributions to the field of particle physics — the most notable being its role in the 1995 discovery of the top quark, the last of the six quarks in the Standard Model… » 9/30/11 8:00am 9/30/11 8:00am

The Large Hadron Collider is tantalizingly close to finding the Higgs…

Once again, there's excitement in the physics community about the possible discovery of the Higgs boson. But this time, it's multiple discoveries...both experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have detected some intriguing possibilities, as has Fermilab's Tevatron. What's going on? » 7/25/11 11:04am 7/25/11 11:04am

Fermilab is this close to discovering a brand new subatomic particle

Back in April, Fermilab physicists detected a strange bump in their data that couldn't be explained by any known particles. The mystery remains unsolved, and it's looking more and more likely that we're on the verge of a major discovery. » 6/08/11 1:56pm 6/08/11 1:56pm