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SMP 12/4/10 | Particle Accelerators or Atom Smashers: the Engines of Discovery | Speaker: Lawrence Jones

Saturday, December 4, 2010
12:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Emeritus Lawrence Jones (U-M Physics)

Research enabled by particle accelerators has lead to our discoveries and current understanding of nuclei and elementary particles. This talk will review and explain the operation of these accelerators from the cyclotrons (of the 1930s) to the current colliding beams research facilities, such as the CERN Large Hadron Collider.