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Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, has stood at the frontier of high-energy physics for nearly forty years. Since 1972, when the laboratory’s original particle accelerator began producing the world’s highest-energy protons for research, the government-supported scientific facility has been home to numerous scientific breakthroughs, including the discoveries of the top and bottom quarks. Fermilab is the first history of this laboratory and of its powerful accelerators told from the point of view of the people who built and used them for scientific discovery.
 
Focusing on the first two decades of research at Fermilab, during the tenure of the laboratory’s charismatic first two directors, Robert R. Wilson and Leon M. Lederman, the authors trace the rise of what they call “megascience,” the collaborative struggle to conduct large-scale international experiments in a climate of limited federal funding. This dramatic period of innovation was shaped by an inevitable tension between Fermilab’s pioneering ethos and the practical constraints of tightened budgets.
 
Fermilab illuminates the growth of the modern research laboratory during the Cold War and captures the drama of human exploration at the cutting edge of science. It is essential reading for anyone interested in regional history, the history of physics, or institutional history.
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Solar Cell Technology and Applications
Solar Cell Technology and Applications

Energy experts predict that wholesale electricity prices could easily rise 35 to 65 percent by 2015. Add to this the growing need for energy independence and the need to reduce carbon emissions and it is very clear that the development of low-cost renewable energy, such as solar energy, is essential for our economy and our national security....

User Interface Design and Evaluation (Interactive Technologies)
User Interface Design and Evaluation (Interactive Technologies)

Whether you are a professional new to the user-centered design field, or an experienced designer who needs to learn the fundamentals of user interface design and evaluation, this book can lead the way.

What will you get from this book? Based on a course from the Open University, UK which has been taught to over a thousand
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Protocols and Services Technical Reference
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 TCP/IP Protocols and Services Technical Reference

Get the in-depth technical details you need to support TCP/IP on the Windows Server 2003 platform with this comprehensive reference. Combining concepts with real-world packet examples, it steps layer by layer through the TCP/IP protocols and services that Windows Server 2003 supports to help you understand how they work and how they’re...


SolidWorks 2010 Bible
SolidWorks 2010 Bible

The only guide you need to learn the leading 3D solid modeler program, SolidWorks.

This in-depth guide goes into extensive detail, not just on "how" the software works, but in many cases "why" it works the way it does.

  • SolidWorks is a powerful 3D solid modeling system that is popular...
Beyond Logos: New Definitions fo Corporate Identity (Graphic Design)
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Corporate identity, the design and marketing buzzphrase of the 80s and 90s, has undergone a revolution in the last five years. Now the talk is of branding. With the growth of globalisation and the increasing realisation among corporations large and small that this is their only way of distinguishing themselves, large sections of the design...

Making Smart Cities More Playable: Exploring Playable Cities (Gaming Media and Social Effects)
Making Smart Cities More Playable: Exploring Playable Cities (Gaming Media and Social Effects)

This book explores the ways in which the broad range of technologies that make up the smart city infrastructure can be harnessed to incorporate more playfulness into the day-to-day activities that take place within smart cities, making them not only more efficient but also more enjoyable for the people who live and work within their...

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