Hadron collider

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Hadron colliders
Intersecting Storage Rings CERN, 1971–1984
Proton-Antiproton Collider (SPS) CERN, 1981–1991
ISABELLE BNL, cancelled in 1983
Tevatron Fermilab, 1987–2011
Superconducting Super Collider Cancelled in 1993
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider BNL, 2000–present
Large Hadron Collider CERN, 2009–present
Future Circular Collider Proposed

A hadron collider is a very large particle accelerator built to test the predictions of various theories in particle physics, high-energy physics or nuclear physics by colliding hadrons. A hadron collider uses underground tunnels to accelerate, store, and collide two particle beams.


Only a few hadron colliders have been built. These are:

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