Central portion of the CDF detector moving from the Assembly Hall where it was built to the Collision Hall where it collects data. (January, 2001)
CDF stands for the Collider Detector at Fermilab. CDF is an experiment at Fermilab which
studies high energy proton-antiproton collisions from data collected through 2011 from the Tevatron. The Tevatron accelerated protons and antiprotons close to the speed of light, made
them collide head-on inside the CDF detector and we study the products of such collisions. By doing this we try to reconstruct what happened in the collision and ultimately try to
figure out how matter is put together and what forces nature uses to create the world around us. The goal is to discover the
identity and properties of the particles that make up the
universe and to understand the interactions between those particles.