Megavolts Ep 8: Warming up a 15 megavolt accelerator

Monday 27 November 2023 10am

This episode of Megavolts finds the accelerator warming up after maintenance. Dr Ed Simpson takes us through how exactly you turn on a 15 megavolt machine and get ready for new experiments without causing any megasparks.

For more info on the accelerator visit http://physics.anu.edu.au/tour.

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Dr Edward Simpson
E: edward.simpson@anu.edu.au
T: (02)61251309

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