By Fred Hoyle (auth.), Dr. B. G. Sidharth (eds.)
Shortly after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla technology Centre, Hyderabad, India, begun a sequence of lectures by way of Nobel Laureates and different scientists of foreign renown, frequently in Physics and Astronomy, occasionally in existence Sciences and Chemistry.
The current assortment as a rule contains lectures on frontier issues. The transcript of every lecture is preceded by way of a brief biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in question.
The lectures are geared toward, and available to a large non-specialist yet greater informed audience.
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Then James Applegate of Columbia and his collaborators and Robert Malaney and I at Caltech showed that Big Bang nucleosynthesis in an inhomogeneous universe could reproduce the observations in hydrogen, helium, lithium and also beryllium with the mean density of ordinary matter like you and me in the universe equal to the critical density (Ωb = 1). There is no need for exotic particles. That is the message of my lecture today. The theorists can ignore the vision of axions, photinos, and WIMPS as well as the sugar plums which dance in their heads.
Another way of saying the same thing is that each particle can also be interpreted as a wave; for looking at small details we need a short wavelength and this again corresponds to high momentum. The only way that we know to accelerate particles to high energy is to use charged particles and to let them move in an electric ﬁeld. If, for instance, an electron moves from a negative electrode to a positive one, it gains energy equal to the potential diﬀerence (volts) multiplied by the particle’s charge.
Fowler (1989): Ωb = 1, fv R ≥ 10, R ≡ ratio of density in proton rich region to density in neutron rich region. The Long-Term Future of Particle Accelerators Simon van der Meer CERN, Geneva, Switzerland Fig. 1. Simon van der Meer with Mrs. P. G. ), A Century of Ideas, 27–41. V. 2008 27 28 Simon van der Meer Simon van der Meer, was born in 1925, in The Hague, the Netherlands, as the third child of Pieter van der Meer and Jetske Groeneveld. He had three sisters. Meer attended the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed his ﬁnal examination in the sciences section in 1943.
A Century of Ideas: Perspectives from Leading Scientists of the 20th Century by Fred Hoyle (auth.), Dr. B. G. Sidharth (eds.)