John Bertram Adams, Engineer Extraordinary: A Tribute

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Taylor & Francis, 1993 - Science - 194 pages
Early chapters describe his formative experiences in wartime radar work, which were to lead him into the field of particle physics, and his involvement in the building of particle accelerators at Harwell and CERN and the establishment of a laboratory for fusion research at Culham. In this account of Adams' life, Crowley-Milling follows the development of high-energy physics research, the development of accelerators to carry it out, as well as some of the history of CERN and its impact in leading European scientific cooperation.
How did John Adams, with the bare minimum of formal education, become a key figure in the field of high-energy physics, responsible for the success of the European centre for high-energy physics research at CERN? As a colleague and close friend for many years, with access to Adams' notebooks and private letters, Michael Crowley-Milling presents a candid portrait of this unusual man.
Michael C. Crowley-Milling is an independent consultant based in the UK and Switz

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Contents

The 300 GeV Project
97
The Super Proton Synchrotron
117
DirectorGeneral
133
The International Scene and the Last Years
149
Finale
173
Index
193
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