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How to remove an atom smasher in 2.5 minutes

Posted October 14, 2015

Earlier this year, technicians removed the tandem Van de Graaf particle accelerator housed at Yale’s Wright Laboratory. This time-lapse video illustrates the process. The removal of the old atom smasher makes way for a new generation of physics research and instrumentation at Yale. That work will include further study of subatomic particles known as neutrinos and the search for hypothesized material known as dark matter. This year’s Nobel Prize in physics honored the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which showed that neutrinos have mass. Wright Laboratory will continue the work of trying to understand the nature of neutrino mass.

Source: Yale University

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