The on-line meeting with students takes place on Monday March 1 at 10.00 via Zoom .
All interested ones in the study of the Particle and Nuclear Physics branch are kindly invited.
You think you knew what a physicist’s life is like? Well you have never seen it like this. Experience a typical day for a Czech physicist, as you follow him through cartoon & live action and learn some amazing facts along the way.
For photo, CV and more look at BB’s home page
Barry Barish studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley and completed his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics in 1962. He moved to Caltech for a postdoc position and continued his rich scientific and academic life becoming Professor of Physics in 1972, the Maxine and Ronald Linde Professor of Physics in 1991 and Emeritus in 2005. He joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2018.
Barry worked on experiments in SLAC and Fermilab where neutrino experiments revealed
clear signs of neutral currents. In 1980 he directed the MACRO experiment looking for magnetic monopoles and neutrino interactions. Any work on experiments for the SSC were sadly stopped upon cancellation of the SSC project in 1993.
Barry then became the LIGO principal investigator in 1994 bringing about considerable changes in the LIGO technical design and in the scale of scientific collaboration leading successfully up to establishing the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) in 1997. That same year Barry became the Director of LIGO.
“Initial LIGO” developed to the “Advanced LIGO” which already during the first run in September 2015 detected the merger of two large black holes. The success of the LIGO experiment was so ground-breaking that it was recognized with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to Barry and his colleagues Rainer Weiss and Kip S. Thorne.
Barry is a great example of someone who took a vision, an idea, into reality, producing fundamental scientific results that will have an effect on humankind.
The physics community is grateful to the LIGO team for the gravitational wave discovery, in no small part thanks to Barry’s perseverance and leadership skills. It is extremely rewarding for the particle physics community that the gravitational waves were discovered partly thanks to his background in particle physics experiments and collaborations.
The Story Continues: From 2006 to 2013 Barry led the Global Design Effort of the International Linear Collider: an amazing project that is still in the future
• B.B. home page – Caltech
• UC Riverside
• Paper about Neutral Currents 1975: Barish B. C. et al: Neutral Currents in High-Energy Neutrino Collisions: An Experimental Search, PRL 34 (1975) 538
• MACRO experiment
• Nobel prize
• LIGO Scientific Collaboration
• Linear Collider Collaboration Collaboration
18.6. 2020 ve 14:00 se uskuteční online vernisáž výstavy děl z projektu BeInspired@ICHEP2020. Součástí vernisáže bude úvodní slovo ředitele ICHEP2020 pana Zdeňka Doležala a iniciátora projektu BeInspired@ICHEP2020 pana Michaela Hocha. Účastníci projektu poté představí svá díla. Shrnující závěrečné slovo přednese spoluorganizátor projektu pan Jaroslav Bielčík. Více informací o projektu BeInspired@ICHEP2020 naleznete zde. Online vernisáž proběhne ve videokonferenční aplikaci ZOOM:
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Tradiční úvodní schůzka se studenty se koná v pondělí 17. února ve 13.00 v posluchárně ÚČJF3 (místnost č. 945 na 9. patře). Všichni studenti magisterského a doktorandského studia, a především zájemci o obor Jaderná a subjaderná fyzika z řad studentů 3. ročníku bakalářského studia jsou srdečně zváni. Výuka pro magisterské studenty 17. února odpadá.