Bringing Moore’s Law to Lawrence’s device: Miniaturizing the Particle Accelerator
Franklin Dollar, UCI Department of Physics & Astronomy
January 29, 2019
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
7:30 – 9:00AM
Society has benefited tremendously from the rapid miniaturization of the transistor, to where describing modern nanoscale devices necessitates new physics models and theories. Through the use of high power, short pulse lasers (a technology which warranted the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics), an analogous revolution is occurring in advanced accelerators. Intense laser interactions have been shown to generate beams on some of the fastest timescales and the smallest length scales. A glimpse of a future where particle accelerators are as ubiquitous as transistors will be shown.
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