BNL Physics Colloquia

A Tale of Two Experiments

by Prof. Paul Grannis (SBU)


Absract: The requirement that new discoveries be confirmed by other experiments is ingrained in the scientific method.  In particle physics, the advent of complex and expensive detectors at large collider projects has made the provision of two detectors difficult.   We look back to cases, primarily at the Fermilab Tevatron, where our understanding of nature would have been skewed without the independent confirmation of new results.