Scenery and Science in a Physics Wonderland
Coming up on the right is the Proton Pagoda.
It was once a control room and part of Fermilab’s proton area, where some fixed target experiments were conducted. Fixed target experiments are different to the collider experiments that were located on the Tevatron. They used a particle beam that was siphoned off from the powerful accelerator and sent to an unmoving target. This was the last of the Fixed Target Areas constructed and was the site of the discovery of another fundamental particle, the bottom quark, in 1977.