A Personal History of CESR and CLEO: The Cornell Electron Storage Ring and Its Main Particle Detector Facility

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World Scientific, 2004 - Science - 151 pages
This invaluable book is a historical account of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring and its main detector facility, CLEO, from their beginnings in the late 1970's until the end of data collection at particle energies above the threshold for B meson production in June 2001. The CESR electron-positron collider was the culmination of a series of electron accelerators constructed at the Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, starting in 1945. Measurement of the products of the e+e- collisions was performed with the multipurpose CLEO apparatus, built and operated by the CLEO collaboration, which consisted of about 200 faculty, staff and graduate students from over 20 universities. This account is based mainly on the author's recollections as a participant.
 

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Contents

1 The Rise of Accelerators
1
2 Synchrotrons and More Synchrotrons up to 1975
5
3 The CESR Proposal 19741977
15
4 The CLEO Proposal 19751977
21
5 Approval and Construction 19771979
25
6 First Data 19791980
31
7 The CESRII Blind Alley 19801983
39
8 The CLEO1 Years 19811988
43
14 CESR and CLEO Phase II Upgrade 19901995
87
15 The CLEO25 Years 19951999
95
16 Building CLEO3 19962000
99
17 Phase III CESR Upgrade 19962001
105
18 The Money
111
19 A New Director and a New Direction 2000
115
20 Concluding Remarks
119
21 Glossary
123

9 Improving CESR 19811988
51
10 The First Upgrade CLEO15 19841989
55
11 CLEO2 CESR and CHESS Upgrades 19851989
63
12 The CLEO2 Years 19891995
69
13 The CESR B Factory Proposal 19891993
81
22 Appendix
129
References
147
Index
149
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