John Adams Lecture

Accelerator Breakthroughs, Achievements and Lessons from the Tevatron Collider

by Dr Vladimir SHILTSEV (FNAL)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber


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This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first proton-antiproton collisions in the Tevatron. For two and a half decades the Tevatron at Fermilab (Batavia, IL, USA) was a centerpiece of the US and world's High Energy Physics as the world's highest energy particle collider at 1.8 TeV center of mass energy. While funding agencies are deciding on a 3-year extension of the Collider Run II operation through 2014, we – in this 2010 John Adams Lecture - will take a look in exciting story of the Tevatron: the story of long preparations, great expectations, numerous difficulties, years of "blood and sweat", continuous upgrades, exceeding original goals (by a factor of 400) and high emotions. An accelerator scientist prospective will be given on a wide spectrum of topics: from "plumbing" issues to breakthroughs in beam physics, from luminosity achievements to social dynamics in scientific organizations and lessons for the LHC.
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CERN Accelerator School