Session E6: Accelerators for Sub-Atomic Physics: I. History

3:30 PM–5:18 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2011
Room: Terrace A-F

Sponsoring Units: DPB FHP
Chair: Lia Merminga, TRIUMF

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.APR.E6.3

Abstract: E6.00003 : Proton-Antiproton Colliders

4:42 PM–5:18 PM

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  Lyndon Evans
    (Imperial College/CERN)

The two proton-antiproton colliders, the SppbarS at CERN and the Tevatron at Fermilab, have dominated the high energy frontier for the past 30 years and have made some of the most significant contributions to the understanding of the fundamental nature of matter, including the discovery of the W and Z bosons and the Top quark. They have both pushed technology to the limit. The Tevatron was the first large superconducting storage ring from which followed HERA at DESY, RHIC at BNL and finally the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In this talk, a personal account of the trials and tribulations of running these very difficult machines will be given and their relevance to the design of the LHC discussed.

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