Fermilab celebrates 25th anniversary of first collisions
Accelerator Division head Roger Dixon, Director Pier Oddone, Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim and 1985 CDF co-spokesperson Alvin Tollestrup cut four cakes commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first collisions in the Tevatron - known in 1985 as the Energy Doubler or Energy Saver.
Two of the cakes were decorated with circles representing particles, one a proton and the other an antiproton. The cake in between the two featured an event display from some of the first collisions.
Before cutting the cake, Oddone read the following message from CERN Director-General Rolf-Dieter Heuer.
Dear Pier, Young-Kee,
If I am not mistaken, there is a certain anniversary today to be celebrated at Fermilab:
Congratulations from all of CERN to all of Fermilab for the 25th
anniversary of the first proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron!
This is truly a great achievement and one that we at CERN can only aspire to.
What is so impressive about the hard-working and reliable Tevatron is
not only the fact that it has run for 25 years, but also that it has
run all this time at the energy and the knowledge frontier. We wish
the Tevatron even more great achievements for the rest of its career
and our colleagues at Fermilab all the best for the next 25 years!