Particle Accelerators

There aren't many schools with their own particle accelerators so this set of resources will provide you with plenty of alternatives inlcuding hands on demonstrations and activities. The challenge here is to delve into content that goes beyond GCSE and into A level and beyond without overwhelming the students and perhaps youself.

If you want to get up to (and over) speed on particle physics more generally then there are many books and videos around. A Very Short Introduction to Particle Physics by Frank Close is a good primer but perhaps the best beginners guide that isn't too long and daunting is from Nari Mistry at Cornell University. It's only 20 pages and available free HERE

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