Jun 2 – 7, 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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History of µSR: Applied Particle Physics

Jun 6, 2019, 11:15 AM
SSB 7172 (Simon Fraser University)

SSB 7172

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) History of Physics / Histoire de la physique (DHP) R1-1 History of Physics (DHP) | L'histoire de la physique (DHP)


Prof. Jess H. Brewer (TRIUMF & UBC)


I will review the history of muon spin rotation/relaxation/resonance (µSR), from its origins in elementary particle physics through its evolution into an essential probe of molecular and materials science, noting how each solution to a problem for one use of muons engendered opportunities for other uses. Canada has played a disproportionate role in this saga, in a series of technological "firsts" that are now indispensable tools in laboratories around the world. After tracing the path from 1957 to the present, I will speculate about possible futures for µSR.

Primary author

Prof. Jess H. Brewer (TRIUMF & UBC)

Presentation materials