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ATLAS

July 18th, 2017
ATLAS
The last of the site visits of this three week course. This was a very special one ascthis visit was only for the four people working with the International Particle Physics Outreach Group IPPOG. The lead for IPPOG is Steven Goldfarb from the University… more »

Alunite at CERN

July 18th, 2017
Alunite at CERN
I met with Richard Catherall yesterday over lunch. Richard is an ex Alun School student who is now Technical Co- ordinator for Isolde. This is the experiment I paid a visit to towards the end of last week. Richard came to the Alun from Bryn Coch primary… more »

LINACS

July 15th, 2017
LINACS
We have been able to see inside an old Linear Accelerator Assembly today. These may be familiar to yearr 13 students. The beam passes down the centre axis where they are accelerated across the gaps between each tube. The polarity of the potential on the… more »

Antihydrogen

July 15th, 2017
Antihydrogen
It is not yet known if antimatter behavescthe same as ordinary matter in a gravitational field. Will Newtons antiapple fall in the same way as an apple? Will it indeed fall at all. Here is a view of the Aegis experiment in the antimatter factory.… more »

Antimatter

July 15th, 2017
Antimatter
Have spent a lot of time today considering antimatter. A lecture in the morning, ripping to pieces the bad science in Angels and Demons about antimatter, very entertaining. Then a visit in the afternoon to the Antimatter Factory. Here they donthings in… more »