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U.S. Physicists, a Long Way From Home

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Science  16 Sep 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6049, pp. 1567
DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6049.1567

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Among physicists working on the particle detectors fed by the world's biggest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, researchers from the United States outnumber those from any other nation. The United States has gone to great lengths to keep its scientists integrated in the far-away experiments—for example, by establishing a remote center for the CMS detector at Fermilab. Nevertheless, many make personal sacrifices to be there.