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Title: Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics

Abstract

''It was the best of times; it was the worst of times'' is the way Dickens begins the Tale of Two Cities. The line is appropriate to our time in particle physics. It is the best of times because we are in the midst of a revolution in understanding, the third to occur during my career. It is the worst of times because accelerator facilities are shutting down before new ones are opening, restricting the opportunity for experiments, and because of great uncertainty about future funding. My task today is to give you a view of the most important opportunities for our field under a scenario that is constrained by a tight budget. It is a time when we cannot afford the merely good, but must give first priority to the really important. The defining theme of particle physics is to learn what the universe is made of and how it all works. This definition spans the full range of size from the largest things to the smallest things. This particle physics revolution has its origins in experiments that look at both.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
899843
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-12345
hep-ex/0702026; TRN: US0702105
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Invited talk at American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (AAAS 2007), San Francisco, California, 15-19 February 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; PHYSICS; UNIVERSE; Experiment-HEP,ACCPHY, ASTRO, PHYS

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Richter, Burton. Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Richter, Burton. Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics. United States.
Richter, Burton. Tue . "Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/899843.
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