Particle physics

Particle physics

Rotating condensor, 1951

There is a small collection of around 60 items reflecting advances in atomic and nuclear physics.

The emphasis is upon Liverpool University's role in advances in particle physics.

Highlights of the collection are:

  • The Cyclotron Dees from the first Liverpool Cyclotron.
  • The rotating condensor from the 156" synchrocyclotron.
  • The remaining parts from Oliver Lodge's Ether apparatus.

Of historical wartime significance are examples of a fused rice bowl from Hiroshima and a roof tile and rock sample from Nagasaki. There is also a physics teaching collection, represented by a collection of instruments and apparatus donated by Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University.