Reports Call for New Super-Accelerator

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Science  27 Feb 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5355, pp. 1296
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5355.1296

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Two U.S. reports on the state of particle physics released last week say that another collider will be needed if physicists are to assemble a complete picture of the particles and forces that constitute the world. Physicists are asking for one of three very different (and very expensive) devices: a scaled-up Large Hadron Collider, a Next Linear Collider that would smash electrons together, or a device that would collide muons--the electron's short-lived, heavy brothers. Any one of the three would of necessity be an international effort.