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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase I: High-Energy Physics.
Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: SLAC-SP-024: A Proposal for a Large Solid Angle Neutral Detector for SPEAR 2 (The Crystal Ball), 1990-1991.
Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) were conducted with: California Institute of Technology: Charles Peck (group leader), Frank Porter (postdoc); Harvard University: Karl Strauch (group leader); Princeton University: Donald Coyne (group leader, interviewed at University of California, Santa Cruz); Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: Elliott D. Bloom (spokesperson), Fatin Bulos, Mark Oreglia (student, interviewed at University of Chicago).
A documentation research project to study the complex issues facing the historical documentation of multi-institutional collaborations in physics and allied sciences. SLAC-SP-024 developed a spherical detector composed of sodium iodide crystals. Although proposed before discovery of the J/psi, the detector was well suited to and primarily used for studying the spectra of charm-quark systems. The experiment was continued when the Crystal Ball was taken to DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton). The experiment was approved in 1975 and completed running in 1979.
California Institute of Technology.
Harvard University.
Princeton University.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
University of California, Santa Cruz.
Group work in research.
Particles (Nuclear physics).
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Experiments -- Documentation.
Physics -- Archival resources.
Physics -- Experiments -- Documentation.
Physics -- Research -- Documentation.
Experimental design.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Particles (Nuclear physics -- Group work in research.
Physics -- Collaboration.
Bloom, E. (Elliott)
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Bulos, Fatin.
Coyne, Donald.
Oreglia, Mark J.
Peck, Charles.
Porter, Frank.
Strauch, Karl, 1922-2000.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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