From neutrino oscillations to curing cancer

General interest seminar

From neutrino oscillations to curing cancer

  • Event time: 5:00pm
  • Event date: 5th March 2009
  • Speaker: Ken Peach (University of Oxford)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre A,

Event details

There is a lot of talk these days about "Technology Transfer", but in many cases with little understanding of how to achieve it. One of the more startling examples can be found in accelerator technology, where ideas about how to accelerate very rapidly the muons in a neutrino factory designed to study neutrino oscillations might find application in treating cancer with protons and light ions such as carbon. The talk will cover neutrino oscillations, the design of a novel accelerator, and its application to treating cancer.

About General interest seminars

Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..

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