December 19th, 2007 | filed in News

Holy crap, they're going to kill Fermilab.

From my friend Bill:

The budget that’s just passed the Senate is basically going to kill Fermilab:

Lab fiscal ‘disaster’ feared – U.S. cuts would hit Fermilab’s research

Federal budget so far not good for Fermilab

Fermi layoffs possible

Fermi faces funding crisis

A Budget Too Small

US Budget Spells New Troubles For Next-Gen Particle Accelerator

They’re facing closing the lab for at least two months in the new year (sending everyone home with no pay), and killing off the two project proposals that might keep the lab alive after the Tevatron shuts down in 2010.

This is a terrible day for science in this country.