By B. G. Sidharth
Presently after its inauguration in 1985 the Birla technology Centre, Hyderabad, India, all started a chain of lectures via Nobel Laureates and different scientists of overseas renown, totally on Physics and Astronomy. the current assortment usually includes lectures on frontier themes. The transcript of every lecture is preceded by way of a quick biography of the Nobel Laureate/Scientist in query. The lectures are geared toward a large non-specialist yet better trained viewers.
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Therefore, most of the electromagnetic energy contained in the ﬁeld is still present after the particles have passed. This is then dissipated in the “terminating resistor” shown in Fig. 7. It cannot be conserved until the next bunch arrives; the power dissipation in the accelerating structure would be far too high for this. As a result, these machines consume far more power The Long-Term Future of Particle Accelerators 39 than is represented by the actual beam power. Increasing the gradient will aggravate this problem.
He was the owner of a large agricultural estate in the state of Virginia and managed it with close attention to details. In those days the workers on such estates were considered to be slaves, but Jeﬀerson was kind and generous to his slaves in contrast to many other landowners at the time. Jeﬀerson founded the University of Virginia and interested himself in science and invention. M. Birla and his name was Thomas Jeﬀerson. Now I will turn to my subject for today. In this talk I will take you back eleven billion years ago to the ﬁrst few thousand seconds after the origin of our universe of which we and the earth and the sun and our galaxy, the Milky Way, are but a very small part.
A Century of Ideas, 27–41. V. 2008 27 28 Simon van der Meer Simon van der Meer, was born in 1925, in The Hague, the Netherlands, as the third child of Pieter van der Meer and Jetske Groeneveld. He had three sisters. Meer attended the Gymnasium in The Hague and passed his ﬁnal examination in the sciences section in 1943. Because the Dutch universities had just been closed at that time under the German occupation, he spent the next two years attending the humanities section of the Gymnasium. From 1945 onwards, Meer studied Technical Physics at the University of Technology, Delft, specializing in measurement and regulation technology.