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World's only particle accelerator for art is back at the Louvre (bbc.com)
37 points by lnguyen 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

I visited these labs under the Louvre when I lived in Paris (someone who worked there was an MIT classmate). There's some pretty amazing research done there.

If you liked that accelerator you should get a tour through the Mainz Microtron (MAMI) in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. My sister was an operator there so we got an exclusive tour; and boy, that thing is massive! Those giant spectrometers... Makes me really regret I ditched physics in favor of C.S.

You can inquire for tours, but that probably depends on their available manpower. I believe the ray is scheduled to be inactive on Mondays, so that's your best bet.

The one under the Louvre is actually rather small (I now live near a reasonably large one, SLAC). But I'll see if I can check out MAMI when I am next in that area!

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