Can I Even Do That?

As a member of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), a group of Cornell researchers who focus on photon science, accelerator physics, particle physics, and astrophysics, physics professor Ivan V. Bazarov works with accelerators to solve problems—and also to create problems, “to take more of a risk,” he says in an article on the Cornell Research website.

“Bazarov’s expertise is in bright electron sources that spit out electrons in tightly focused, collimated, or accurately parallel beams. The more focused the beam, the brighter it is—typically millions of times brighter than the sun,” the article explains. “Together with David L. Rubin and Jared M. Maxson, both physics faculty, Bazarov is currently using the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) to investigate a new idea called optical stochastic cooling (OSC), which addresses a problem common to all accelerators: beam particles heat up and subsequently scatter.”

Read the story on the Cornell Research website.

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