Best-Laid Plans of MICE and
Professor of Physics Daniel Kaplan and a group of international collaborators recently had an article published in Nature about how their beam-focusing Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) could contribute to the development of the next generation of particle accelerators.
The paper outlines how a cloud of muon subatomic particlescan be focused into a beam used by particle accelerators. High-energy accelerators are used to advance research in materials science, medicine, and many other fields. In this photo, Kaplan, who is also director of Illinois Tech’s Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics, stands behind laser tracking frequency gauges used to measure distances extremely precisely.
Photo: David Ettinger