UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
University of California, Irvine
Society has benefited tremendously from the rapid miniaturization of the transistor, to where describing modern nanoscale devices necessitates new physics models and theories. Through the use of high power, short pulse lasers (a technology which warranted the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics), an analogous revolution is occurring in advanced accelerators. Intense laser interactions have been shown to generate beams on some of the fastest timescales and the smallest length scales. This lecture will show a glimpse of a future where particle accelerators are as ubiquitous as transistors. The lecture is scheduled from 8:00 am - 9:00 am.