Egos collide over abandoned particle detector

Charles, Dan
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p14
Reports on the collapse of international efforts to build a second detector for the Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) in Texas. Dispute between SSC officials and scientists who were supposed to build the detector; Design of detectors by Samuel Ting from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Solenoidal Detector Collaboration's winning of the contract to build the first detector; U.S. researchers' refusal to work in a collaboration headed by Ting.


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