Peter Battaglino

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  • How Things Work: Particle Accelerators

    Physics is pretty complicated stuff. So complicated, in fact, that physicists often have to resort to violent tactics in order to probe the subatomic universe: they smash atoms. Doing physics with an atom smasher is a little bit like dropping a monitor off the eighth floor stairwell of Wean Hall and trying to figure out how it works from the little pieces of glass, wire and circuit-board left over...

    SciTech | September 7, 2004