The quest for knowledge drives Fermilab research. Building a collider and finding particles is like building a telescope and finding new galaxies, we do it for the joy of discovery. However, we know from experience that the impact of our new understanding can have profound consequences for the way we will live. For example, our present-day electronic world would be utterly impossible without the discovery of the electron a century ago. More recently the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology relied on the development of superconducting magnets for the Tevatron.

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