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Frontiers in Science Lectures

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The Frontiers in Science lecture series are a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.


Improving Our Lives at the Speed of Light: The impact of particle accelerators on medicine, industry and science

Bruce Carlsten, Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow

Bruce CarlstenParticle accelerators impact all aspects of our lives, from fighting cancer to processing food and enabling key scientific discoveries. Simple accelerators can be as small as dental X-ray tools while large ones like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can stretch over miles and cost billions of dollars.

The talk will discuss the major accelerator types and how they work, outline their many valuable uses, and explore the future of accelerator science and technology.

Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque

Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Duane Smith Auditorium
1300 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos

Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Community College (Jemez Rooms)
6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe