Take a virtual tour of the Berkeley Lab 88” Cyclotron
This year, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and you can join at home with fun virtual events — a highlight of which is a virtual tour of the Lab’s 88″ Cyclotron.
In this live, interactive presentation, led by Lab staff and scientists, you’ll learn how the cyclotron conducts experiments for scientists researching the structure of the atomic nucleus, astrophysics, superheavy elements and new technologies — including world-leading superconducting ion sources. Coupled with the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator (BGS), the cyclotron can produce the heaviest elements known to humankind. The cyclotron also operates the Berkeley Accelerator Space Effects (BASE) Facility, which provides particle beams of protons, heavy ions and neutrons that simulate the space environment.
Come learn how cyclotrons and ion sources work, and how the Lab uses them to discover new elements and isotopes, fight cancer and test electronics for spacecraft operating in all parts of the solar system.
This Zoom Webinar will last approximately 60 minutes, including a live presentation and question and answer session!
The next tour takes place on June 4. To register, visit the event site and select an available date. You’ll receive a Zoom link one day before the event.
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