particle accelerator

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But the benefits of building giant telescopes, particle accelerators, and the early internet were never objective and clear. Anders Sandberg, Quartz, "We should stop sending humans into space to do a robot’s job," 19 July 2019 The models point to a process called inverse Compton scattering, in which the pulsar’s magnetic field whips up electrons to energies far higher than achieved in particle accelerators on Earth. Dennis Normile, Science | AAAS, "Highest energy light ever seen traced to Crab Nebula," 8 July 2019 Some are practical, like the fact that the particle accelerator is still in development, and others are simply logistical. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "Why Fermilab is Making A Neutrino Detector 800 Miles Long," 12 Mar. 2019 The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, has failed to find any of the hoped-for particles that would lead physicists beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. Quanta Magazine, "How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector," 26 Sep. 2017 There may yet be a number of baby-LIGOs installed in small particle accelerators around the world. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Baby gravitational wave detector could find a home at the LHC," 3 Oct. 2018 Which means it had been produced by a proton that had been a booster to that energy, nearly 50 times the energy delivered by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the biggest particle accelerator on Earth. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "It Came From a Black Hole, and Landed in Antarctica," 12 July 2018 Only a large particle accelerator, though, can produce such a beam. Henrik Knudsen, Smithsonian, "Buried by the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millennia," 26 June 2018 The district, shaped like a cocktail shrimp, arcs between O’Hare Airport and the particle accelerator at Fermilab. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "A House Majority by ‘Any Means Necessary’," 19 Oct. 2018

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