ISBN-10:
0226346234
ISBN-13:
9780226346236
Pub. Date:
12/15/2008
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

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ISBN-13: 9780226346236
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Lillian Hoddeson is the Thomas M. Siebel Professor of History of Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Adrienne W. Kolb is the Fermilab archivist. Catherine Westfall is visiting associate professor at Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University.

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction
 
1 The Call of the Frontier
 
PART ONE An American Dream
2 The Several Hundred GeV Accelerator, 1959–1963
3 The Berkeley Design, 1963–1965
4 Midwest Passage, 1965–1967
 
PART TWO A New Frontier on the Illinois Prairie
5 Wilson’s Vision
6 Constructing the Ring, 1968–1972
7 A Users’ Paradise, 1968–1978
8 Beyond the Horizon: The Energy Doubler, 1967–1978
 
PART THREE The Road to Megascience
9 Lederman’s Vision
10 Completing the Doubler, 1978–1984
11 Bigger Science: Experiment Strings, 1970–1988
12 Megascience Realized: Colliding Beams, 1967–1989
13 The Super Collider Affair, 1982–1989
 
Epilogue: Light on the Horizon, 1989–1995
 
Authors’ Statements and Other Acknowledgements
Appendix: Fermilab Experiments, 1970–1990
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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