We invite you to explore the basic plans of the
world's major accelerators so that
you can truly appreciate the differences in accelerator designs.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, in
California, discovered the charm quark (also
discovered at Brookhaven) and tau lepton;
ran an accelerator producing huge numbers of B mesons.
Fermi National Laboratory Accelerator, in Illinois,
where the bottom and top quarks
and the tau neutrino were discovered.
European Laboratory for Particle Physics, crossing
the Swiss-French border, where the W and Z particles were discovered.
BNL: Brookhaven National Lab, in New York,
simultaneously with SLAC discovered the charm
Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring, in New York.
CESR performed detailed studies of the bottom quark.
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, in Germany; gluons were discovered here.
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, in Japan, is
now running an accelerator producing huge numbers of B mesons.
Institute for High-Energy Physics, in the
People's Republic of China,
performs detailed studies of the tau lepton and charm quark.