Artificial intelligence improves control of powerful plasma accelerators — ScienceDaily

Researchers have used AI to control beams for the next generation of smaller, cheaper accelerators for research, medical and industrial applications. Experiments led by Imperial College London researchers, using the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Central Laser Facility (CLF), showed that an algorithm was able to tune the complex parameters involved in controlling the next […]

Artificial intelligence improves control of powerful plasma accelerators

IMAGE: The gas cell used as a plasma source. The laser arrives from the right of these images through the metal cone and enters the little cube, which is filled with… view more  Credit: Rob Shalloo Researchers have used AI to control beams for the next generation of smaller, cheaper accelerators for research, medical and industrial […]

Black holes could become massive particle accelerators

Black holes are powerful engines of pure gravity, capable of pulling on objects so intensely that they can’t possibly escape.  When those objects near the event horizon, they’re accelerated to incredible velocities. Now, some physicists are suggesting harnessing the gravitational pull of black holes to create ferocious particle accelerators. The trick, the new study finds, […]