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Title: Particle Detectors Subatomic Bomb Squad

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1190776
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
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