Superconducting Super Collider project cancelled

21 October 1993

Due to concerns linked to rising costs, the US government votes to cancel the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) project in Waxahachie, Texas. The SSC – a circular accelerator with an 87-kilometre circumference designed to smash particles at 40 TeV centre-of-mass energy – would have been far more powerful than CERN's LHC. The LHC is now the sole candidate for a new high energy hadron collider.

 

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