Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In mourning

A few days ago the Department of Energy announced that Fermilab will be shut down in December.  The New York Times ran a story on it here, as well as an editorial.

As I've mentioned before, as a physics grad student I spent a couple years at Fermilab working on software at the D0 detector as well as testing new calorimeters for the now-defunct SSC.  It was a fun, frustrating, exciting experience.  It's a sad day for American science as well as physics in general when such a premier lab has to be shuttered.

I wish everyone still at Fermilab luck wherever their future takes them.

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