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Volume 23  |  Friday, October 6, 2000  |  Number 17
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CDF Snap Shot

525
Number of physicists in the CDF collaboration (give or take).

54
Number of institutions represented in the CDF collaboration.

11
Number of countries represented in the CDF collaboration.

29
Number of U.S. Institutions and universities represented in the CDF collaboration.

1,000
Estimated number of people participating in CDF Run II upgrade project.

38,808
Total number of cables identified in CDF cable database, including cables from Run I.

$110,000,000
Estimated cost of CDF Run II upgrade project.

46,000
Number of electronic data channels in CDF silicon system in Run I.

800,000
Number of electronic data channels in CDF silicon system Run II.

6,000
Number of wires in CDF Central Tracking Chamber in Run I.

30,000
Number of wires in CDF CTC in Run II.

3.5
Time in microseconds between pariticle collisions at CDF in Run I(a microsecond is a millionth of a second).

.132
Design limit for time in microseconds between particle collisions at CDF in Run II; it will begin at .396 microseconds.

9/13/85
First observation of proton-antiproton collisions by CDF at 1.6 TeV center of mass.

1/5/93
Infamous headline, "315 Physicists Report Failure In Search for Supersymetry" appears in The New York Times. The reference is a paper signed by 315 CDF collaborators in Dec. 14, 1992 issue of Physical Review Letters.

43
Number of events identified (so far) at CDF as consistent with top quark production.

50,000,000
Number of events recorded on data tape that had to be sifted to produce those 43 top quark events.

1985
First graduate student thesis completed at CDF (G. Chiarelli; University of Pisa, Italy; March 1985; "Detection of Heavy Flavours and New Particles at the Tevatron Colllider").

1
Number of graduate student theses at CDF in 1985.

179
Total number of graduate student theses at CDF, 1985-2000.

1988
First publication of physics results from CDF: "Transverse-momentum distributions of charged particles produced in p anti-p interactions at s**(1/2)=630 and 1800 GeV." F. ABE et al., The CDF Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 1819(1988).

1
Number of publications of physics results from CDF 1988.

24
Number of publications of CDF physics results in calendar year 2000(up to September).

211
Number of publications of CDF physics results, 1988-2000.

3/3/95
Announcement of top quark discovery together with DZero collaboration.

2/5/99
Report of signs of matter-antimatter asymemetry in b decays at CDF.


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