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Completing the Doubler, 1978–1984

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/9780226346250.003.0011
Completing the Doubler, 1978–1984

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This chapter discusses Leon M. Lederman's completion of the Energy Doubler, a project started by his predecessor. It explains that Lederman believed in the technical feasibility of the project. In October 1978, he appointed an expert review committee composed of Boyce McDaniel, Matthew Sands, and Burton Richter. This chapter suggests that the Doubler benefited from the laboratory's readiness to adjust the project's administration, from cooperation between groups and from their frequent informal meetings, which sustained coordination of the complex effort within the laboratory.

Keywords: Energy Doubler; Leon M. Lederman; Fermilab; Boyce McDaniel; Matthew Sands; Burton Richter

Chapter.  6044 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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