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Particle accelerators seem to be getting bigger, more powerful and more expensive in the quest for knowledge that helps us understand the Universe. This panel discussion, chaired by physicist Suzie Sheehy, will bring together top researchers from around the world to discuss the challenges in designing today's accelerators for use in answering tomorrow's research questions. Representatives of four possible future projects will discuss how and why these machines are being considered, where the major challenges lie and present their long-term vision for the future.
Please note that this event takes place on Friday 23 September, not Wednesday 21 September as printed in the What's On guide.
Suzie Sheehy is particle physicist with a knack for science presenting. She currently holds a joint appointment with STFC and ASTeC to work at Oxford University on high power hadron accelerators. After presenting a Discourse and a series of videos on accelerators at the Ri, she is returning with physicist friends and colleagues to discuss the future of particle accelerators.
Prof. Kenneth Long is a Professor of Particle Physics at Imperial College, London and spokesperson for the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
Prof. Phillip Burrows is a Professor of Accelerator Physics, University of Oxford, Associate Director of John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science and spokesperson of the international Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) collaboration.
Dr. Stuart Mangles is a Senior Lecturer and University Research Fellow, Imperial College London and an expert in laser wakefield acceleration.
Dr. Frank Zimmerman is a Senior Scientist at CERN and Deputy Study Leader for the global Future Circular Collider (FCC) Study.
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