Audio / Video

Solving big problems with small accelerators

  • 00:38:15

Description

We will discuss the progress on building laser powered, plasma based particle accelerators where electrons surf on waves and can reach energy levels in a few inches that, if one relies on conventional methods, would require machines multiple football fields long. Although many challenges remain, this new technology is at the brink of offering a profoundly different way in which we may build particle accelerators such as used in future colliders or in medical cancer therapy devices.

Details

Title

Solving big problems with small accelerators

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, January 30, 2017

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on January 30, 2017, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2017

Speakers: Wim Leemans.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/1-30-17Leemans.mp4 00:38:15

Linked Resources

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