APPEAL 2013

Universal Gravitation: A History of Surprises   steven.balbus@astro.ox.ac.uk The language of gravity   The above left slide shows 1 = Newton (connected with mass), 2 = Einstein (space-time curves) and 3 = Feynman (focuses on electricity/magnetism and radiation is a fundamental property). The above right slide has the geometrical term with entries for pressure/momentum. R […]

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APPEAL 2013

Introduction to Particle Accelerators                                                 Professor Andrei A. Seryi                                                                      John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science                                University of Oxford, Royal Holloway University of London and Imperial College London   andrei.seryi@adams-institute.ac.uk     An electric field (E) is defined as a region of space where a charged particle experiences a force. An example of a charged particle that […]

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APPEAL 2013

Particle Physics: (More) Fact and Fantasy Professor Ken Peach    Professor Peach started his lecture by outlining what he said at last year’s lecture which happened before the famous announcement about the Higgs Boson. The above picture shows two things. The left hand side shows the equations of the standard model prior to the discovery […]

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APPEAL 2013

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson – A Step Closer to the Big Bang With the recent discovery of a Higgs boson at the LHC and the inroads made in the understanding of dark matter and dark energy – 2013 is a great year to discuss the connection of astronomy, cosmology, particle physics and accelerators […]

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