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Institutional problems surrounding the acquisition of detectors in high-energy physics at CERN in the early 1970s
Author(s): John Krige
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the conflict between CERN staff and visitors over who should build heavy detectors to be used at the new 300 GeV accelerator, due to be commis- sioned in 1976. The arguments used by the protagonists are described, as well as some of the deeper forces at work in the debate. It is suggested that the conflict could only be resolved when detectors became so large that CERN and its outside users had no option but to collaborate in building them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10309, Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science, 103090B (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2283716
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John Krige, European Univ. Institute (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10309:
Invisible Connections: Instruments, Institutions, and Science
Robert Bud; Susan E. Cozzens, Editor(s)

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