The world’s newest atom-smasher achieves its ‘first turns’

One of the world’s top particle accelerators has reached a milestone, achieving its ‘first turns’ — circulating beams of particles for the first time. Japan’s SuperKEKB accelerator is at the forefront of the ‘intensity frontier’ and is designed to deliver more than 40 times the rate of collisions between particles than its predecessor. Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have led the US contribution to the main experiment, with 75 US scientists from 14 institutions contributing. —> Read More