The Last Fifty Years

  • Ugo Amaldi


In a memorable seminar held on March 7, 1960, in the Frascati Laboratory of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), the Austrian physicist Bruno Touschek proposed the concept of the electron-positron collider, describing both the machine properties and its physics advantages. Within one year electrons and positrons were circulating in the ‘storage ring’ AdA.


Large Hadron Collider Storage Ring Linear Collider International Linear Collider Super Proton Synchrotron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugo Amaldi
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  1. 1.CERN Europ. Organization for Nuclear ResearchGeneva 23Switzerland

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