Ivan Bazarov, who uses the Cornell Electron Storage Ring to manipulate bright particle beams, pushes boundaries to make new physics discoveries. (Illustration Credit: Elizabeth Nelson)

Can I Even Do That?

by Jackie Swift

Ivan V. Bazarov, Physics, doesn’t just like to solve problems; he likes to create them, too, and accelerator physics gives him a chance to do both. “When you work with accelerators and you find solutions for problems, they translate into real-life applications or enable other scientists to do research they otherwise couldn’t do, which is cool,” he says. “But along with solving problems, we also like to create…

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