Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Goodbye to the Bevatron

For the last 18 years, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, up in the Berkeley hills, has had the physics equivalent of a rusty pickup truck parked in its front yard. The Bevatron is a 1950's-era atom smasher that was decommissioned in 1993. Now, the Bevatron is being demolished – by the end of this year, it will be gone. And with it, a chapter in the Bay Area’s history of high level physics research, as Amy Standen reports. More>

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