Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati–INFN–Via E. Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati, Roma
Since the beginning of the past century, accelerators have started to play a fundamental role as powerful tools to discover the world around us, how the universe has evolved since the big bang and to develop fundamental instruments for everyday life. Although more than 15 000 accelerators are operating around the world only a very few of them are dedicated to fundamental research. An overview of the present high energy physics (HEP) accelerator status and prospectives is presented.
Radiat Prot Dosimetry (2011) 146 (4): 372-376. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncr241