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A Users' Paradise, 1968–1978

in Fermilab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226346236
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226346250 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.003.0008
A Users' Paradise, 1968–1978

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This chapter discusses Robert R. Wilson's vision for the National Accelerator Laboratory to become a user's paradise. His vision called for a balance of responsibilities that Wilson envisioned between users and staff. This chapter describes experimental facilities at Wilson's laboratory and some of the major discoveries from 1968 to 1978 which include the discovery of the bottom or beauty quark and direct leptons.

Keywords: Robert R. Wilson; National Accelerator Laboratory; experimental facilities; beauty quark; direct leptons

Chapter.  14751 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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