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Ask Symmetry - How do you keep a particle inside an accelerator?

Learn some particle accelerator basics from a Fermilab accelerator operator. | Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago.

How do you keep a particle inside of an accelerator? Fermilab accelerator operator Cindy Joe explains.

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in Symmetry Magazine. Symmetry is a joint publication by Fermilab and SLAC, two of the Department of Energy’s 17 National Laboratories.