Bigger Science: Experiment Strings, 1970–1988

in Fermilab

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226346236
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226346250 | DOI:
Bigger Science: Experiment Strings, 1970–1988

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This chapter discusses one of Fermilab's paths to megascience which was via the experiment strings. These relate to large experiments and their follow-ups, corresponding to long-lived (typically more than twenty years) research traditions within the laboratory's experimental program. This chapter discusses Mark Bodnarczuk's work on the history of these experiments and highlights some of the key topics of these experiment strings. These include kaon decays, neutral hyperon beam, neutrino scattering, P-west high intensity, and charmed particles with photon and charged hadron beams.

Keywords: Fermilab; megascience; experiment strings; Mark Bodnarczuk; kaon decays; neutral hyperon beam; neutrino scattering; P-west high intensity; charmed particles; charged hadron beams

Chapter.  7552 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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