Event Title

Session 1C: Particle physics: Is it worth the money?

Session Number

Session 1C: 1st Presentation

Location

Academic Pit

Start Date

26-4-2018 9:40 AM

End Date

26-4-2018 10:25 AM

Abstract

Perhaps no field in physics has grown as rapidly as particle physics—going from nonexistence to major budget item in only a few decades. Boosted by the Manhattan Project, particle physics has enjoyed billions of dollars in federal research support for more than half a century. In an era of skepticism toward government spending and ever-tightening discretionary budgets, it seems reasonable to ask what the return has been on investment in particle physics spending. This talk will give an overview of particle physics experiments, discuss the current state, and explain its relevance today—and how even high school students should be involved in advancing our understanding

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Apr 26th, 9:40 AM Apr 26th, 10:25 AM

Session 1C: Particle physics: Is it worth the money?

Academic Pit

Perhaps no field in physics has grown as rapidly as particle physics—going from nonexistence to major budget item in only a few decades. Boosted by the Manhattan Project, particle physics has enjoyed billions of dollars in federal research support for more than half a century. In an era of skepticism toward government spending and ever-tightening discretionary budgets, it seems reasonable to ask what the return has been on investment in particle physics spending. This talk will give an overview of particle physics experiments, discuss the current state, and explain its relevance today—and how even high school students should be involved in advancing our understanding