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Bubbling away

Abstract

Bubble chambers may have almost vanished from the front line of physics research, but the vivid memory of their intricate and sometimes beautiful patterns of particle tracks lives on, and has greatly influenced the computer graphics of track reconstruction in today's big experiments. 'Seeing' an interaction makes it more understandable. Bubble chambers, with their big collaborations of physicists from many widely scattered research institutes, started another ball rolling. The groups formed are even now only surpassed in size by the big collaborations working on today's major detectors at colliding beam machines. From 14-16 July, about 130 physicists gathered at CERN to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the invention of the bubble chamber by Donald Glaser. The meeting, organized by Derek C. Colley from Birmingham, gave a comprehensive overview of bubble chamber contributions to physics, their challenging technology, and the usefulness of bubble chamber photographs in education, both for physics and the public at large. After opening remarks by CERN Director Carlo Rubbia, Donald Glaser began with a brief review of the work which led to his invention - there was much more to it than idly watching beer bubbles rise up the wall of the glass - before turning to  More>>
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Publication Date:
Oct 15, 1993
Product Type:
Journal Article
Report Number:
INIS-XC-15A0957
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: CERN Courier; Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: 3 figs.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; BUBBLE CHAMBERS; CERN; COLLIDING BEAMS; MEETINGS; PARTICLE TRACKS
OSTI ID:
22458912
Country of Origin:
CERN
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0304-288X; CODEN: CECOA2; TRN: XC15A0957028507
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1732196/files/vol33-issue8-p018b-e.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 18-20
Announcement Date:
Mar 25, 2016

Citation Formats

Anon. Bubbling away. CERN: N. p., 1993. Web.
Anon. Bubbling away. CERN.
Anon. 1993. "Bubbling away." CERN.
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title = {Bubbling away}
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abstractNote = {Bubble chambers may have almost vanished from the front line of physics research, but the vivid memory of their intricate and sometimes beautiful patterns of particle tracks lives on, and has greatly influenced the computer graphics of track reconstruction in today's big experiments. 'Seeing' an interaction makes it more understandable. Bubble chambers, with their big collaborations of physicists from many widely scattered research institutes, started another ball rolling. The groups formed are even now only surpassed in size by the big collaborations working on today's major detectors at colliding beam machines. From 14-16 July, about 130 physicists gathered at CERN to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the invention of the bubble chamber by Donald Glaser. The meeting, organized by Derek C. Colley from Birmingham, gave a comprehensive overview of bubble chamber contributions to physics, their challenging technology, and the usefulness of bubble chamber photographs in education, both for physics and the public at large. After opening remarks by CERN Director Carlo Rubbia, Donald Glaser began with a brief review of the work which led to his invention - there was much more to it than idly watching beer bubbles rise up the wall of the glass - before turning to his present line of research, biophysics, also very visually oriented.}
journal = {CERN Courier}
issue = {8}
volume = {33}
journal type = {AC}
place = {CERN}
year = {1993}
month = {Oct}
}