Midwest Passage, 1965–1967

in Fermilab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226346236
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226346250 | DOI:
Midwest Passage, 1965–1967

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This chapter focuses the controversy and cost issue during the period from 1965 to 1967 that gradually loosened Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's control for the Fermilab project. It discusses physicists' criticisms on the Berkeley design, particularly criticism from Robert R. Wilson and suggests that the decision to site the laboratory in the Midwest had a mediating effect. This chapter also highlights the appointment of Wilson as director of the particle accelerator laboratory in 1967.

Keywords: Fermilab; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; physicists; Robert R. Wilson; particle accelerators laboratory; Midwest

Chapter.  11580 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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