After more than 25 years of smashing particles, the massive Tevatron accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, is being turned off for good today. You should read Nature’s recent news story about the Tevatron’s closure, and what will take its place (‘Fermilab faces life after the Tevatron’).
Watch the shut down LIVE.
And here’s a selection of Nature stories that tracked the Tevatron’s rise and fall:
1977: First mention of the Tevatron in ‘Elementary Particles – a rich harvest’
2011: Goodbye Tevatron