Posts Tagged ‘high-energy physics’
In late November, the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva had its first successful test since scaring the world when the on switch was flipped back in September 2008. Contrary to doomsday predictions, collisions of proton beams in the LHC at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), an international physics research center also known as the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have not caused the end of the world. They have caused a stir among physicists, many of whom would consider Jeremy a very lucky doctoral student; he has been working at CERN since July 2008, and has witnessed the switching on, switching off, and switching back on of the LHC.
An international group of scientists are designing an accelerator-driven system that could produce energy and recycle nuclear waste. Fermilab recently hosted physicists and engineers from around the world at a workshop on the applications of high-intensity proton accelerators to consider this idea and others. In this video, three attendees from Fermilab’s workshop discuss accelerator-driven systems.
Residents of northern Minnesota and construction workers building the NOvA detector facility discuss the benefits the high-energy physics research project has brought their communities.