History of CERN, II - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444882073, 9780080933962

History of CERN, II

1st Edition

Volume II - Building and Running the Laboratory, 1954-1965

Authors: A. Hermann L. Weiss D. Pestre U. Mersits J. Krige
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444882073
eBook ISBN: 9780080933962
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 2nd November 1990
Page Count: 904
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Preface. Remarks on the notes and bibliographies. List of archival sources consulted. List of abbreviations. Part I. An Overview of the First Decade of CERN. 1. 1955-59. Building the laboratory (J. Krige). 2. 1960-65. Running the laboratory (D. Pestre). Part II. Physics and Engineering at CERN. 3. Some aspects of the history of high energy physics 1952-1966 (A. Hermann). 4. The 600 MeV synchro-cyclotron (U. Mersits). 5. The construction of the 28 GeV Proton Synchrotron and the first six years of its scientific exploitation (U. Mersits). 6. The construction of CERN's first hydrogen bubble chambers (L. Weiss). Collection of Documents and Photographs of Historic Interest. Part III. Planning and Managing Research at CERN. 7. The CERN system. Appendix. The ``European Study Group on Fusion'', 1958-64 (D. Pestre). 8. The organization of experimental work around the Proton Synchrotron 1960-65 (D. Pestre). 9. Planning the infrastructure for the Proton Synchrotron experimental programme (J. Krige). 10. The debates in the Finance Committee and the Council over the level of the budget (J. Krige). 11. The contract policy with industry (J. Krige). 12. The second generation of accelerators for CERN: the decision-making process (D. Pestre). Bibliography for parts III and IV. Part IV. Concluding Remarks. 13. Some characteristic features of CERN in the 50's and 60's (D. Pestre). Appendices - 1. Organigrammes of CERN: CERN divisions and their leaders. 2. Director-Generals and Members of the Directorate. 3. Member States and their Contributions to the CERN basic programme. 4. Senior Office Bearers in the Council and its Committees. 5. Members of the SPC, up to 1965. 6. V. Weiskopf's table of some important research results obtained at CERN or elsewhere in Europe in connection with CERN within the period 1960-1965. Who's who in the history of CERN (A. Hermann). Chronology of events (J. Krige and D. Pestre). Index.

Table of Contents

Preface. Remarks on the notes and bibliographies. List of archival sources consulted. List of abbreviations. Part I. An Overview of the First Decade of CERN. 1. 1955-59. Building the laboratory (J. Krige). 2. 1960-65. Running the laboratory (D. Pestre). Part II. Physics and Engineering at CERN. 3. Some aspects of the history of high energy physics 1952-1966 (A. Hermann). 4. The 600 MeV synchro-cyclotron (U. Mersits). 5. The construction of the 28 GeV Proton Synchrotron and the first six years of its scientific exploitation (U. Mersits). 6. The construction of CERN's first hydrogen bubble chambers (L. Weiss). Collection of Documents and Photographs of Historic Interest. Part III. Planning and Managing Research at CERN. 7. The CERN system. Appendix. The ``European Study Group on Fusion'', 1958-64 (D. Pestre). 8. The organization of experimental work around the Proton Synchrotron 1960-65 (D. Pestre). 9. Planning the infrastructure for the Proton Synchrotron experimental programme (J. Krige). 10. The debates in the Finance Committee and the Council over the level of the budget (J. Krige). 11. The contract policy with industry (J. Krige). 12. The second generation of accelerators for CERN: the decision-making process (D. Pestre). Bibliography for parts III and IV. Part IV. Concluding Remarks. 13. Some characteristic features of CERN in the 50's and 60's (D. Pestre). Appendices - 1. Organigrammes of CERN: CERN divisions and their leaders. 2. Director-Generals and Members of the Directorate. 3. Member States and their Contributions to the CERN basic programme. 4. Senior Office Bearers in the Council and its Committees. 5. Members of the SPC, up to 1965. 6. V. Weiskopf's table of some important research results obtained at CERN or elsewhere in Europe in connection with CERN within the period 1960-1965. Who's who in the history of CERN (A. Hermann). Chronology of events (J. Krige and D. Pestre). Index.

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No. of pages:
904
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 1990
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080933962
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444882073

About the Author

A. Hermann

L. Weiss

D. Pestre

U. Mersits

J. Krige

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre de Recherche en Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris, France

Reviews

@qu:The authors... have put together this account of a complex mix of scientific, technical, and political achievements in a masterly fashion... can be highly recommended to all who want ot read how CERN started on the path to become a world class laboratory and a leader in its field of research. @source:Contemporary Physics