The Chandigarh Cyclotron

One man's mission of fostering the culture of experimental nuclear physics in India.

by Ashwin Nair (FyBSc)

The story behind Chandigarh’s affiliation with an experimental setup that smashes elementary particles with each other-An incredible journey of how a group of enthusiastic physicists of a developing nation entangled with communal tensions, casteism, poverty were able to lay the foundations of a research culture that would in future foster education, enquiry and expertise in experimental physics- still remains unknown to many Indians.

The experimental setup concerned is a cyclotron: