Conferences and symposia. 110th anniversary of the birth of P.A. Cherenkov
Cherenkov radiation: from discovery to RICH
Yu.A. Bashmakova,b aLebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation bNational Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’, Kashirskoe shosse 31, Moscow, 115409, Russian Federation
The history of the discovery of the Cherenkov radiation is reviewed. Its early observations at particle accelerators and in cosmic rays are described and how it forms is qualitatively discussed. The types and high energy physics applications of Cherenkov detectors are briefly described.
110th anniversary of the birth of P.A. Cherenkov (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 17 December 2014)