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Cornell University


CLASSE stands for Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education

Accelerator R&D

Particle accelerators provide us with the most powerful microscopes ever built, allowing scientists to probe nature from the microbiological scale all the way down to the fundamental building blocks of matter. Cornell University has long maintained active research in designing and building state of the art particle accelerators. Accelerator physics, the study of how to design, build, and operate these machines, is a field rich with non-linear dynamics, computational physics, engineering, and material sciences. 

Much of this research is performed - from beam production and acceleration to storage and transport - at the Center for Bright Beams within CLASSE.