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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase III: Ground-Based Astronomy, Materials Science, Heavy-Ion and Nuclear Physics, Medical Physics, and Computer-Mediated Collaborations.
Oral history interviews. Materials science: Advanced Light Source Beamline Collaboration (ALS), 1996-1997.
Interviews include: Thomas Calcott (University of Tennessee), David Ederer (Tulane University), Rupert Perera (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory), and Joachim Stohr (IBM Almaden Research Center).
A documentation research project to study the complex issues facing the historical documentation of multi-institutional collaborations in physics and allied sciences. Phase III focused on four disciplinary areas of ground-based astronomy, materials science, heavy-ion physics, and medical physics, and a category named computer-mediated collaborations. A materials science project, Advanced Light Source Beamline Collaboration (ALS) was a collaboration of IBM-Almaden, the University of Wisconsin, Tulane, the University of Tennessee, Lawrence-Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboartory to build a beamline and end stations for materials science and surface physics at the Advanced Light Source at LBL. All data are taken at LBL. Each participating organization raises its own funds; IBM funds itself. The proposals were drafted in 1990, and the collaboration was still running when the interviews were conducted.
Almaden Research Center (IBM Research)
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.
Tulane University.
University of Tennessee.
Group work in research.
Materials science -- Documentation.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Sociology -- Research.
Sociology -- Statistical methods.
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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations.
Advanced Light Source Beamline Collaboration.
Chompalov, Ivan. sociologist.
Ederer, D. L.
Genuth, Joel, historian.
Shrum, Wesley, 1953- sociologist.
Stohr, Joachim.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan. 1931- project director.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- associate director.
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Calcott, Thomas.
Perera, Rupert.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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