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Uwe Niedermayer Receives Young Researcher Award for Accelerator Physics 2020 of the German Physical Society (DPG)

For his groundbreaking work in the field of particle accelerators Uwe Niedermayer received the Young Researcher Award for Accelerator Physics 2020 of the German Physical Society (DPG). The award ceremony took place digitally on September 14, 2020, during the Machine Learning Seminar at the Physics Center Bad Honnef, as a catch-up for the cancelled DPG Spring Meeting.

Professor Bob Byer Awarded the Inaugural SPIE Maiman Laser Award


The SPIE Maiman Laser Award recognizes individuals who have made sustained contributions to laser source science and technology at the highest level.

SciShow video features ACHIP technology

If you want to make particles move really fast, you have to build a particle accelerator that is really big, right? Not anymore!

Hosted by: Hank Green

Ga2O3‐Based Optical Applications: Gallium Oxide for High‐Power Optical Applications

Advanced Optical Materials

In article number 1901522, Huiyang Deng and co‐workers have leveraged the high laser damage threshold and moderate conductivity of Ga2O3 to demonstrate the first Ga2O3‐based laser accelerator and show Ga2O3 as a promising material for high‐power optical applications. With the distinct properties of Ga2O3 combined with advances in fabrication and wafer growth techniques, more Ga2O3‐based high‐power optical applications will be realized in the near future.

A Particle Accelerator Between Your Fingertips


Normally, when you think of particle accelerators you think of very large structures that are made of lots of shiny metal, wires hanging from the ceiling and are normally located in remote locations. But imagine an accelerator that you could hold in your hand, or even just in-between your fingertips. This is exactly what scientists that work at Stanford University are trying to do.

Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

NPR, All Things Considered

A tiny chip that packs the punch of a particle accelerator? Some scientists in California think that small is beautiful. NPR’s Joe Palca tells us why they’re trying to miniaturize accelerators, and what they could be used for.

Why The Moore Foundation Is Betting on a Miniature Particle Accelerator

Inside Philanthropy

Particle accelerators, those massive underground loops that probably come to mind, are instrumental in studying in fundamental physics. They’re also used in medical applications, tech manufacturing, and lots of other basic and applied research. 

If you could shrink them down to something powerful that you could place on your desk, it would make them far more affordable and accessible, and open up new applications and experiments in a range of fields. That is a very big "if," for a very big machine, with some serious hurdles still in the way. 

The quest to shrink the miles-long particle accelerator

Moore Foundation

Dr. Peter Hommelhoff's group at FAU Erlangen have developed a new technique in which they intersect two laser beams that oscillate at different frequencies to produce an optical field that allows electrons to continuously surf on the optical field. In this way, the optical field transmits its properties precisely to the particles. Their work was published in Nature Physics.

Nanofabrication Enables "Particle-Accelerator-on-a-Chip" Technology

IEEE Spectrum

About 15 months ago, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded US $13.5 million to a five-year project involving an international collection of universities and national labs to start work on shrinking particle accelerators so that they could fit on a chip. The project, dubbed “Accelerator on a Chip” could have a profound impact on both fundamental science research and medicine.

Particle Accelerators Could Soon Fit In A Shoebox

IFL Science

As the challenges of particle physics have become more and more complex, we've had to plan and build larger and larger machines to explore the tiny subatomic world. But now, an international group of physicists has developed a technology to miniaturize particle accelerators, which could revolutionize physics and the life sciences.