The Fermilab Upgrade

  • Leon M. Lederman
Part of the The Subnuclear Series book series (SUS, volume 26)


In 1978, Fermilab set out a goal of building a superconducting accelerator (Energy Saver) which would raise the proton energy to close to 1000 GeV for operation in two modes. Tevatron I would provide proton-antiproton collisions at a total CM energy of near 2.0 TeV to study the particle mass domain beyond 100 GeV. Tevatron II would provide extensive facilities for the programmatic study of Standard Model physics in an upgraded fixed-target program. There was of course the realization that with the right mixture of precision and imagination, the collider could add significantly to Standard Model physics (e.g. W and Z physics, W,Z pairs, B-physics) and that the fixed-target program could explore beyond the Standard Model (e.g., rare K-decays, CP violation). In 1988, we are engaged in setting out the future program of the Laboratory based upon the success of the Energy Saver, TeV I and TeV II construction programs. This future program assures that operation of the TEVATRON facility for physics is the overriding priority between now and perhaps 1993 and it also assumes that the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) will be funded for construction in 1990 and will begin producing physics by 1999.


Fixed Target Charged Particle Multiplicity Standard Model Physic Mass Reach Collider Detector 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon M. Lederman
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  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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