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Underground Science: X-Ray Secrets of the Wilson Lab
Date:
02/21/2017 11:00 am - 02/21/2017 12:00 pm
Location:
Wilson Laboratory, eXploration station 161 Synchrotron Dr. Ithaca, NY,
Fee:
Free
Phone:
607-255-2319
Website:
http://www.xraise.org
Email:
xraise@cornell.edu
For classroom physicists and budding scientists, here's an event at the cutting edge of human knowledge and state-of-the-art technology. Wilson Laboratory opens its doors for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the laboratory is built atop of a powerful linear and circular particle accelerator, operates a half-mile long electron storage ring (CESR) located 40 feet underground, and produces high-energy, high-power x-ray beams. The CESR x-ray beams are some of the most powerful in the world, with intensities a thousand to a million times greater than those from medical x-ray equipment. Come learn how these beams are generated and what scientists from throughout the country study using the x-rays at the CHESS facility. Please join us for a special 75 minute tour. Space is limited to 20 people per tour session; contact Lora Hine to reserve your spot (lkh24@cornell.edu). Please park at the metered parking area across from Dairy Bar or next to Friedman Wrestling Center.
For classroom physicists and budding scientists, here's an event at the cutting edge of human knowledge and state-of-the-art technology. Wilson Laboratory opens its doors for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the laboratory is built atop of a powerful linear and circular particle accelerator, operates a half-mile long electron storage ring (CESR) located 40 feet underground, and produces high-energy, high-power x-ray beams. The CESR x-ray beams are some of the most powerful in the world, with intensities a thousand to a million times greater than those from medical x-ray equipment. Come learn how these beams are generated and what scientists from throughout the country study using the x-rays at the CHESS facility. Please join us for a special 75 minute tour. Space is limited to 20 people per tour session; contact Lora Hine to reserve your spot (lkh24@cornell.edu). Please park at the metered parking area across from Dairy Bar or next to Friedman Wrestling Center.