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Aidan Randle-Conde | Université Libre de Bruxelles | Belgium

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Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd

Particle physics is awesome enough all by itself. It gets even more awesome when we see the spin off technologies that have been developed over the decades!

The basics of radiation and hadron therapy are summed up quite well on wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_beam_radiotherapy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_therapy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proton_therapy

Images taken from:
Bragg peak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BraggPeak.png
Paul Scherrer Institut gantry: http://www.psi.ch/history-of-psi
Radiative therapy dose map: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360301607005068

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2 Responses to “Advent Calendar 2012 December 23rd”

  1. Sérgio says:

    Hi,

    Great videos and great explanation why funding science is money well spent. However, you made it sound like the Internet (rather than the World Wide Web) was invented at CERN. The WWW was invented much later than the Internet. Although, it did prove to be the killer application that would expand the Internet beyond academic and research institutions.

    • Oops! Good point, I got carried away with the WWW hype and got that bit wrong. Thanks for the correction. (Apologies for the slow response, I’m playing catch up with comments.)

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