Dr Suzie Sheehy"Accelerated dreams - How particle accelerators have changed our lives...and what they will look like in the future".

ASTeC Intense Beams Group, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Dr Suzie Sheehy is an accelerator physicist whose research focuses on developing new particle accelerators for future applications in areas such as medicine and energy. S


he is also passionate about communicating science to the public, for which she has been recognised with awards for her lecturing and outreach activities, including the University of Oxford Vice Chancellors Civic Award and the British Science Festival Lord Kelvin Award in 2010.

She is currently based in the ASTeC Intense Beams Group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

Accelerators are a technology that have truly changed our lives, and changed the way we understand the world around us. Less than 100 years ago particle accelerators were nothing more than a dream, yet today they have become the integral part of modern life, from medicine to mobile phone technology.

This talk gave you a behind the scenes look at how particle accelerators work and gave us a glimpse of what these cutting-edge machines can do for you, and where they are heading in the future.

Year 10 Careers Conference – Monday 25th June 2012