Different Accelerator Designs

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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.
SLAC: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, in California, discovered the charm quark (also at Brookhaven) and tau lepton.
Fermilab: Fermi National Laboratory Accelerator, in Illinois, where the bottom and top quarks were discovered.
CERN: European Laboratory for Particle Physics, crossing both Switzerland and France, where the W and Z particles were discovered.
Brookhaven National Lab: in New York; simultaneously discovered the charm quark with SLAC.
CESR: Cornell Electron-Positron Storage Ring, in New York. CESR performs detailed studies of the bottom quark.
DESY: in Germany; gluons were discovered here.
KEK: in Japan, is constructing a B factory.
IHEP: Institute for High-Energy Physics, in the People's Republic of China, performs detailed studies of the tau lepton and charm quark.

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