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Tevatron to shut down in September

Lack of funds precludes continued operation of most powerful U.S. collider

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6:29pm, January 19, 2011

The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s Tevatron will shut down by the end of September, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced, dashing hopes that the 25-year-old atom smasher in Batavia, Ill., might win a transatlantic race to find the most sought-after elementary particle in high-energy physics.

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