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Higgs or Bust? Fermilab Weighs Adding 3 Years to Tevatron Run

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Science  10 Sep 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5997, pp. 1266-1267
DOI: 10.1126/science.329.5997.1266

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Scientists at the last remaining U.S. particle physics lab have a shot at a major discovery. But pursuing that prize means delaying other projects that could enhance the lab's long-term viability. Should they still go for the glory? That's the question facing the director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in deciding whether to run the lab's 25-year-old atom smasher, the Tevatron collider, for an additional 3 years through 2014.