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July 02, 2011

Science Odyssey: Will US Concede Particle Physics to Europe?

By Clay Farris Naff

Horn_Ginter For decades, the Tevatron at Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois, has been the world's leader in the search for subatomic particles. Recently, however, Europe's Large Hadron Collider has surpassed its firepower, and now Tevatron is about to close down for good. Does this mean the end of US leadership in high-energy physics?

On today's program we hear the latest from the LHC, courtesy of physicist Ken Bloom, who is on site at CERN, and in Part 2 we hear from Fermilab's longtime associate director of research, Greg Bock, on how his lab has every intention of moving ahead.

LHC update, Part 1

LHC update, Part 2

Clay Farris Naff is (claynaff.com) is a science author and blogger whose weekly radio program, Science Odyssey, airs Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 9 a.m. CST on KZUM, Lincoln's community radio station. You can hear it over the air at 89.3 FM or on the web live at kzum.org. Clay's science and religion blog on the Huffington Post can be seen here.


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