Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 3:30pm
Physical Sciences Building, 401
245 East Avenue
Accelerators: Hallmarks of Highly Technological Societies
Abstract: Particle accelerators provide extensive economic benefit to high technology societies far beyond their profound contributions to discovery in physics, chemistry and biology. They also provide a stunning example of how the enterprise of basic research is at the root of a broad range of technological developments for societal applications ranging from medical therapy and diagnostics to the production of more than $50B annually of industrial and consumer products. This presentation will explore the most widespread commercial applications of accelerators and identify how research into bright beams can extend the economic impact of our field. It will also discuss the process of developing innovative industrial applications by the accelerator entrepreneur.