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Shochet, Melvyn J
Oral history interview with Mel Shochet, 1995 October 17.
This interview is part of a group of interviews documenting the search for the top quark at Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). The interview with Shochet reveals how he got involved in high-energy physics; how he then became involved with the Collider Detector at FermiLab (1976), with Bob Wilson and Jim Cronin; how the detector was built, the decision-making process for designing the detector; work on the detector trigger, the general structure and then the detailed design; working as part of a collaboration and the small number of people working as part of the collaboration; discussion of the early physics working groups and heavy flavors groups; discussion of the top search; working with the silicon vertex detector; the writing of the paper that would later appear in Physical Review - the process and decision-making on the format; discussion of the top quark; discussion of D0 and its effects on CDF; what was learned from the data from the silicon vertex detector; how the spokesperson for the collaboration was chosen and the duties involved; his tenure as spokesperson.
Professor of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago.
Cronin, James W., 1931-
Shochet, Melvyn J.
Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000-
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. -- History.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- History.
Quarks -- History.
Supercolliders -- History.
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Staley, Kent W. (Kent Wade), 1963- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA