The definition of the Mega-science facility, and
its creation, is discussed in this first chapter of Mega Science Projects.
The first nuclear facilities, such as generators and linear- and
cyclic accelerators from the first half of the 20th century, are discussed in
the second chapter.
The third chapter deals with the history of atomic projects from
around the world, which were specifically designed for uranium enrichment and
This chapter is about the first accelerators incorporated in
atomic projects, such as isotope separation facilities, breeder reactors and
A discussion about an electromagnetic uranium separator and the
first linear proton accelerator.
In 1944 the phase stability principle was discovered by
academician Vladimir Veksler; a discovery which ushered in a new era of accelerators.
Learn more about this discovery and its impact.
In this chapter you will hear about the first weak focusing
proton synchrotrons ever created.
Following the development of the weak focusing proton
synchrotrons, we now look into the next type of accelerating machines based on
strong focusing principle: AGS, Proton Synchrotron, U-7 and U-70.
A discussion about the experiments that led to the discovery of
new particles and the first methods of particle classification.
This chapter focuses on the new physics results which appeared
after the creation of Stanford's linear accelerator and SLAC.
This chapter explores the November revolution in particle
physics and the appearance of the quark system.
A look into
the first nuclear weapons tests and the intensity of this testing.
A discussion on the refinement of the magnetic systems,
structure and other aspects of accelerators to reduce electric power
consumption while increasing beam energy levels.
A more in-depth look at the Stanford linear collider and the
Large Electron-Positron collider.
A discussion on various superconducting projects, from the Tevatron
to the LHC including the ACC, HERA, Nuclotron, SSC and RHIC.
A look at the Superconducting Super Collider project and its
cancellation. Exploring new strategies in the field of particle physics.
This chapter deals with the definition, setup, and requirements
of Mega-science facilities.
A discussion of current and planned Mega-science projects: LHC,
ITER, XFEL, FAIR.
New Mega-science projects currently being developed in the
Russian Federation, including the NICA complex which been built at the Joint Institute
for Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia).