Particle Detectors: How They Do The Impossible

PRODUCED BY DON LINCOLN, PH.D.

As with any other scientific discipline, data and results are produced only after detailed and repeated observations. But how do physicists use particle detectors to study events that are so small and so fast that they defy all possibilities of observation?

The answer is pretty interesting, and involves blowing up a house. Watch as Great Courses professor Dr. Don Lincoln explains it all in this explosive video.

Video Courtesy Fermilab

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