I saw Jodie Foster in “Contact”.  The ring circumference of the LHC is 27 km (17 mi), compared to the planned 87.1 kilometers (54.1 mi) of the SSC. to paraphrase a character, “Why build one bank busting project when you can build TWO?” Perhaps I am carrying cynicism past the Schwarchild Radius where I invert into a Pollyana, but is it possible this Waxahachie Superconductor Project was reassembled in a remote location (perhaps under the oceans?) What is the current state of affairs finding you? Is this the Apeture Science Enrichment Center ? "Jim Wright". And, the cherry on top is that Texas Politicians (and Alex Jones) are in Control of the Project. The cavities contain a radio -frequency electric field that pushes the proton beams to higher speeds. The buildings in the facility, which had become prime spots for thieves and drug parties, were renovated and were re-opened in 2013 by Magnablend. They weren’t allowed to say much about the project back then. Uncovering the history of the abandoned, forgotten, and unexplained. Liz, contact me, I have it ALL. That discovery (and others) should have happened here in Texas. If both Europe and the US had collaborated on this project (Like ISS) the world could have had a collider 10x more energetic than the LHC, and would still be significantly more so even with the new 2014 upgrade. , After the project was cancelled, the main site was deeded to Ellis County, Texas, and the county tried numerous times to sell the property. Because there was already a lot of related equipment at the CERN site where the LHC was built. Sounds like the kind of insight one generally wouldn’t read in the newspapers. Seventeen shafts were sunk and 23.5 km (14.6 mi) of tunnel were bored by late 1993.. . In 1992, it was opposed by a majority of the House of Representatives (231-181), but was included in the final reconciled budget due to support in the Senate (62-32). I was also there first in Desoto and then in Waxahachie. performances which involve the performer modifying and executing code on the fly. Let’s figure this out. And please do not think of this as a racially based comment. The SSC's planned collision energy of 2 x 20 = 40 TeV was roughly three times that of the 2 x 6.5 = 13 TeV (as of June 2015) of its European counterpart, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva. Pictures courtesy of Jim Merithew & AmusingPlanet.com. It wouldn’t need to be designed to operate over nearly so large a range of frequencies or energies… it wouldn’t need to deal with particles until they had been pre-accelerated and collimated. Of course, as things are, money will always trump concern and the Magnablend facility will end up here despite the possible environmental effects to the surrounding area. The major cost item was the magnets, still in laboratory development phase, consequently with a higher level of uncertainty attached to the final cost. Specific kinds of proxiesserve as high level placeholders for synthesis objects which can be swapped in and out or modified at runtime. Its purpose is to create large amounts of energy in a controlled and monitored environment. I actually have a science fiction project set in this location, Schrodinger’s Heroes. They didn’t seem to care that by doing so the USA was immediately reduced to second class status in the world of high energy physics. It’s called A Hole in Texas, by Herman Wouk. However the 40-TeV energy reach already by the mid 90s would mean physics would be 20 years further down the road than it is now, experimentally speaking.). , Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in Physics, places the cancellation of the SSC in the context of a bigger national and global socio-economic crisis, including a general crisis in funding for science research and for the provision of adequate education, healthcare, transportation and communication infrastructure, and criminal justice and law enforcement. Followed by Cathode Ray Tubes. For the programming language, see, Partial construction and financial issues, Cross sections of preform superconductor rods from sample runs. The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) (also nicknamed the desertron ) was a particle accelerator complex under construction in the vicinity of Waxahachie, Texas. CERN’s construction of the Large Hadron Collider on a property that already had tunnels was a big factor; excavating millions of tons of earth proved to be the most expensive part of the construction process. A supercollider is a large ring designed to accelerate particles of protons and anti-protons until they collide. I never even heard of this before!! 4) All these inventions would lead directly to new Weapons. It’s simply an observation of this country’s whacked out political reality. , In 1993, Clinton tried to prevent the cancellation by asking Congress to continue "to support this important and challenging effort" through completion because "abandoning the SSC at this point would signal that the United States is compromising its position of leadership in basic science". They look like a sea buoy coming out the the ground. You can’t imagine the political commotion over this. For perspective, the largest currently operating particle accelerator is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland. , The closing of the SSC had adverse consequences for the southern part of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex, and resulted in a mild recession, most evident in those parts of Dallas which lay south of the Trinity River. "The SSC Low Energy Booster", This page was last edited on 7 November 2020, at 13:01. The limiting factor for the experiments is the useable [integrated] luminosity.  Abandoned Supercolliders???  This will be very helpful in adding further detail to the project. John G. Cramer's 1997 hard science fiction novel Einstein's Bridge centers around a fictional version of the Superconducting Super Collider.  During the design and the first construction stage, a heated debate ensued about the high cost of the project. What the SSC was going to receive was billions of $ from foreign nations after the first ring was completed. Rather than the pompous “Superconducting Super Collider”, it should have been renamed the small and insignificant “Martin Luther King High Energy Research School”. It still saddens me to think what could have been. Rusted from lack of care. i once had a reading with a psychic in san antonio that was married to one of the big wig engineers/scientists at this collider. Early in 1993, a group supported by funds from project contractors organized a public relations campaign to lobby Congress directly in support of the project. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In addition, the SSC was intended to be the world’s largest super collider; being larger than the Large Hadron Collider, one would expect the SSC’s costs to be higher.