The 1953 Cosmic Ray Conference at Bagnères de Bigorre: the Birth of Sub Atomic Physics

  title={The 1953 Cosmic Ray Conference at Bagn{\`e}res de Bigorre: the Birth of Sub Atomic Physics},
  author={James W. Cronin},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  • J. Cronin
  • Published 29 August 2011
  • Physics, Education
  • The European Physical Journal H
AbstractThe cosmic ray conference at Bagnères de Bigorre in July, 1953 organized by Patrick Blackett and Louis Leprince-Ringuet was a seminal one. It marked the beginning of sub atomic physics and its shift from cosmic ray research to research at the new high energy accelerators. The knowledge of the heavy unstable particles found in the cosmic rays was essentially correct in fact and interpretation and defined the experiments that needed to be carried out with the new accelerators. A large… 

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