Accelerator Disaster Scenarios, the Unabomber, and Scientific Risks

@article{Kapusta2008AcceleratorDS,
  title={Accelerator Disaster Scenarios, the Unabomber, and Scientific Risks},
  author={Joseph I. Kapusta},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={163-181}
}
  • Joseph I. Kapusta
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • The possibility that experiments at high-energy accelerators could create new forms of matter that would ultimately destroy the Earth has been considered several times in the past quarter century. One consequence of the earliest of these disaster scenarios was that the authors of a 1993 article in Physics Today who reviewed the experiments that had been carried out at the Bevalac at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory were placed on the FBI’s Unabomber watch list. Later, concerns that experiments at… CONTINUE READING

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