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Origins of the Super Collider

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

in Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The idea for the Superconducting Super Collider emerged from high-energy physicists’ ambitions to build a next-generation particle accelerator to enable research on elementary particles at the ... More


The Problems of Physics

Anthony Leggett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Is the universe infinite, or does it have an edge beyond which there is, quite literally, nothing? Do we live in the only possible universe? Why does it have one time and three space dimensions — or ... More


Semiconductor Detector Systems

Helmuth Spieler

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527848
eISBN:
9780191713248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527848.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Semiconductor sensors patterned at the micron scale combined with custom-designed integrated circuits have revolutionized semiconductor radiation detector systems. Designs covering many square meters ... More


Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The October 1993 termination of the Superconducting Super Collider by Congress was a stunning blow for the US high-energy physics community — and a watershed event in the history of Big Science. ... More


What is ATLAS?

Peter Jenni, Markus Nordberg, and Max Boisot

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

ATLAS is a new high-energy physics (HEP) detector built by an international community of researchers and located at CERN just outside Geneva. ATLAS is big, global, and exciting. Together with three ... More


ATLAS and the Future of High-Energy Physics

Max Boisot and Markus Nordberg

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter attempts to place ATLAS in its wider societal setting. Knowledge-for-its-own-sake may be what scientists aspire to maximize, yet knowledge-for-benefits is the constraint that they are ... More


Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

Lillian Hoddeson, Adrienne W. Kolb, and Catherine Westfall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226346236
eISBN:
9780226346250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226346250.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, has stood at the frontier of high-energy physics for forty years. This book is the first history of this laboratory ... More


Introduction: Big Science Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

Max Boisot, Markus Nordberg, Saïd Yami, and Bertrand Nicquevert

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

With the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the high-energy physics (HEP) community appears to be putting all its eggs in one basket. The choice is framed by opponents as being between ... More


The Concept of an ATLAS Architecture

Philipp Tuertscher, Raghu Garud, Markus Nordberg, and Max Boisot

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

The collective effort required to develop, build, and run the ATLAS detector has been structured as a ‘collaboration’, a distributed problem-solving network characteristic of Big Science, itself a ... More


Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Eric Winsberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide ... More


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