So this Friday is the shutdown of Fermilab’s Proton/Anti-Proton Collider the Tevatron. After almost 30 years of service and numerous discoveries the collider has run her course and is scheduled to be turned off.
Instead of this being a sad event Fermilab is going to let the old girl go out with a bang! A celebration is planned and I hope to be able to blog about it and bring pictures and thoughts about the days activities.
CDF has their experiments collaboration meeting going on over the next few days (at which I am giving a talk on my own analysis) and then a big celebration planned on Friday when they finally shut down the detector and the accelerator.
Live streaming media from both the Main Control room as well as CDF and D0 control rooms will be provided by Fermilab Visual Media Services.
Additionally, Chicago’s own National Public Radio WBEZ did a show about the Tevatron that can be found here
The festivities and physics to come are sure to be exciting. So instead of being sad about the end of one of the most ground breaking experiments in science…here is a picture of a Corgi in a swing….adorable!