The exhibition presents a short history of six particle accelerators, from the first prototypes, up to the most innovative device of all – the SOLARIS synchrotron, which operates at the Jagiellonian University.
The showcased devices include the replica of E. O. Lawrence’s cyclotron, the C-48 Krakow cyclotron, the AIC 144 van der Graaf cyclotron, the PROTEUS accelerator presented in the form of a series of information boards, as well as the SOLARIS synchrotron presented in the form of illustrative boards, 3D prints and original components. One of the most valuable and interesting exhibits of all is the original C-48 cyclotron, which was the first Polish device that kickstarted the field of Polish nuclear physics. The presented exhibits were provided by the AGH University of Science and Technology, the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Jagiellonian University.
The exhibition is located in the Nature Education Centreat Gronostajowa 5 and it can be visited in the Periodic Exhibition Hall on the ground floor (entrance from the main hall) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. until 15 January.