|CDF stands for the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The Collider is shorthand for the world's most powerful accelerator that causes protons and antiprotons to collide. The detector consists of over 60,000 elements that measure the properties of the particles produced in the proton- antiproton collisions. By reconstructing the collisions we can study matter in its most fundamental form-- quarks- - and the nature of the four fundamental forces that govern their behavior.|
What's happening right now?
CDF is undergoing a major upgrade to prepare it for the new Main Injector accelerator. These improvements will add almost a million new detector elements that will allow CDF to make even more precise measurements and search for new phenomena for many years to come. Stay tuned!
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