posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 08:12 PM
Originally posted by roughycannon
The Tevatron accelerator Tevatron wiki will now end operations this year as was originally planned.
(September 2011) after that the only thing capable of potentially detecting the particle is the LHC
BBC news article
I'd really like to know whats to become of the Tevatron, all the money was that was spent on it, does it really cost that much to keep it running?
The LHC costs something like $30 million a year, just for electricity. The Tevatron was maybe half that or somewhat less because they shut it
down in the winter which the LHC doesn't do.
But that's only electricity, think of all the support staff costs, etc. So, yeah, it costs a lot.
They're running out of time to discover the Higgs boson before they shut down.
edit on 10-1-2011 by Arbitrageur because: fix typo