So long and thanks for all the events
March 3, 2008
The original incarnation of the CLEO detector first started looking at the products of e+ e– collisions in 1979; the latest (and last) version, CLEO-c, recorded its last event at 8 am Eastern today – an electron and a positron bouncing off each other. Along the way, 450 papers have been published on CLEO data. We had a little celebration in the counting room as the last run, 234607, ended:
There’s still a lot of work to do – we need to decommission CLEO and reconstruct and analyze the last data!