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Report Backs Collider and an Expanded Field

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Science  01 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5556, pp. 783-785
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5556.783b

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U.S. high-energy physicists want to redefine their field to include the entire cosmos. But they also have a very down-to-earth proposal for the government to back their next multibillion-dollar machine: the Next Linear Collider, which will smash electrons and antielectrons together at about half a trillion electron volts of energy and cost between $5 billion and $7 billion.