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Title: Particle Detectors Subatomic Bomb Squad

Abstract

The manner in which particle physicists investigate collisions in particle accelerators is a puzzling process. Using vaguely-defined “detectors,” scientists are able to somehow reconstruct the collisions and convert that information into physics measurements. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln sheds light on this mysterious technique. In a surprising analogy, he draws a parallel between experimental particle physics and bomb squad investigators and uses an explosive example to illustrate his points. Be sure to watch this video… it’s totally the bomb.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1190776
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; PARTICLE PHYSICS; PARTICLE DETECTOR; SUBATOMIC BOMB SQUAD; BOMB SQUAD; BOMB; COLLISIONS; PARTICLE ACCELERATOR; HADRON; ELECTRON; PHOTON; MUON; NEURTINO; IONIZATION; HADRON SHOWER; ELECTRON SHOWER

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. Particle Detectors Subatomic Bomb Squad. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Lincoln, Don. Particle Detectors Subatomic Bomb Squad. United States.
Lincoln, Don. Fri . "Particle Detectors Subatomic Bomb Squad". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1190776.
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year = {Fri Aug 29 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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