in Fermilab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226346236
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226346250 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a particle accelerator laboratory in Illinois. This volume is divided into three sections. The first section presents Fermilab's prehistory beginning in 1960, the second tells how Robert R. Wilson created the laboratory in 1967 and the third explains how Leon M. Lederman, who became Fermilab's second director, revitalized the laboratory and succeeded, at least initially, in extending its horizons.

Keywords: Fermilab; particle accelerator; Illinois; Robert R. Wilson; Leon M. Lederman

Chapter.  2710 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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