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Author Hoddeson, Lillian.

Title Fermilab : physics, the frontier, and megascience / Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 497 pages) : illustrations
Contents The call of the frontier -- An American dream -- The several hundred GeV accelerator, 1959-1963 -- The Berkeley design, 1963-1965 -- Midwest passage, 1965-1967 -- A new frontier on the Illinois prairie -- Wilson's vision -- Constructing the ring, 1968-1972 -- A user's paradise, 1968-1978 -- Beyond the horizon : the energy doubler, 1967-1978 -- The road to megascience -- Lederman's vision -- Completing the doubler, 1978-1984 -- Bigger science : experiment strings, 1970-1988 -- Megascience realized : colliding beams, 1967-1989 -- The super collider affair -- Epilogue: Light on the horizon, 1989-1995 -- Authors' statements and other acknowledgements -- Appendix: Fermilab experiments, 1970-1992
Summary Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, has stood at the frontier of high-energy physics for forty years. Fermilab is the first history of this laboratory and of its powerful accelerators told from the point of view of the people who built and used them for scientific discovery. Focusing on the first two decades of research at Fermilab, during the tenure of the laboratory's charismatic first two directors, Robert R. Wilson and Leon M. Lederman, the book traces the rise of what they call "megascience," the collaborative struggle to conduct large-scale in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-469) and index
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Subject Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory -- History.
Particle accelerators -- Research -- United States.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Research -- United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Kolb, Adrienne W.
Westfall, Catherine.
LC no. 2008006254
ISBN 0226346250 (electronic bk.)
9780226346250 (electronic bk.)