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Practical Benefits of Particle Physics #3

Cosmic Rays Cosmic Rays consist of a variety of particles, mostly protons, travelling through space at extremely high speeds. When they collide with nuclei in Earth’s atmosphere, they produce showers of other subatomic particles, which are called “secondary cosmic rays.” … Continue reading

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Practical Benefits of Particle Physics #2

If you can read this, you have some level of access to the World Wide Web, which was invented by particle physicists at CERN in Geneva.

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Practical Benefits of Particle Physics #1

Particle Physics vs. Cancer The discovery of X-rays earned Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen the first Nobel Prize in Physics. Linear accelerators, which are small versions of the main accelerator here at SLAC, are “the most commonly used device for” X-ray irradiation … Continue reading

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