Another good history of particle physics

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Another good history of particle physics

Postby Doug Coulter » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:32 pm

I liked this in a similar way to "A fly in a Cathedral". It's about the early years in the US accelerator business, the MURA efforts, and has quite a lot of interesting history on how things were done and how the players interacted. Kind of how "they held their mouth" to make things work with what they have. There's a fair amount of similarity to how some of us here work, so I thought to share it.

Cole on Accelerators

For those hip to our library, I just now realized that the entire directory on accelerators wasn't visible to unprivileged users (eg everyone but me). Fixed that, look for ParticleAccel under FusionPapers.
Just glad I didn't have to spend another week uploading all that -- it's huge and has some good stuff in it. The above is the least example of that, but it's fun reading.
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