In DepthParticle Physics

Plan to internationalize U.S. project may face headwind

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Science  30 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6187, pp. 955-957
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6187.955

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To finally get started on their next megaproject at the United States' sole particle physics lab, U.S. particle physicists want to make it an international collaboration—even if that means ceding direct control to a council of member nations. That plan is laid out in a new road map for the U.S. program. And it could open the way to an ambitious effort to study the elusive particles called neutrinos and ensure the future of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. But the approach could meet resistance in Congress.