History of the Bevatron (1993)

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Panoramic view of interior of Bevatron 1956 credit: Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab
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This 1993 documentary chronicles the Bevatron at Berkeley Lab. During its operation from 1954 until 1993, the Bevatron was among the world's leading particle accelerators, and during the 1950s and 1960s, four Nobel Prizes were awarded for work conducted in whole or in part there. The accelerator made major contributions in four distinct areas of research: high-energy particle physics, nuclear heavy-ion physics, medical research and therapy, and space-related studies of radiation damage and heavy particles in space.


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