The CERN Proton-Antiproton Collider Project

Series: 
PPRC Seminars
Speaker: 
Peter Kalmus (Queen Mary)
Date: 
January 19th, 2018 at 13:30
Room: 
GO Jones Room 410
Abstract: 

This talk was first given in 2017 at a Conference in Bristol on “The History of Particle Colliders”. It was given to a very mixed audience ranging from senior school students to a former CERN Director-General.

I will describe the evolution of this project and its pre-history.  I will illustrate stochastic cooling and the gymnastics of the collider. I will list the experiments, and give some details of the two general purpose detectors UA1 and UA2.  I will mention some of the physics that was found at the collider.  I will talk at greater length about the major successes at the collider: the discoveries of the W and Z intermediate vector bosons, and relate some anecdotes from UA1.