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Kolb, Adrienne W.

Works: 5 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 2,195 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC789.2.U62, 539.730973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adrienne W Kolb
Fermilab : physics, the frontier, and megascience by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with its founding in 1967, the authors follow Fermilab's development over four decades to become the United States' premier accelerator lab
Tunnel visions : the rise and fall of the superconducting super collider by Michael Riordan( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in the 1950s, US physicists dominated the search for elementary particles; aided by the association of this research with national security, they held this position for decades. In an effort to maintain their hegemony and track down the elusive Higgs boson, they convinced President Reagan and Congress to support construction of the multibillion-dollar Superconducting Super Collider project in Texas--the largest basic-science project ever attempted. But after the Cold War ended and the estimated SSC cost surpassed ten billion dollars, Congress terminated the project in October 1993. Drawing on extensive archival research, contemporaneous press accounts, and over one hundred interviews with scientists, engineers, government officials, and others involved, Tunnel Visions tells the riveting story of the aborted SSC project. The authors examine the complex, interrelated causes for its demise, including problems of large-project management, continuing cost overruns, and lack of foreign contributions. In doing so, they ask whether Big Science has become too large and expensive, including whether academic scientists and their government overseers can effectively manage such an enormous undertaking."--Publisher's description
History of MURA [Midwestern Universities Research Association], Fermilab and the SSC [Superconducting Super Collider] by American Physical Society( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session T7 of the April 2009 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Denver, Colorado in May 2009. This session was co-sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) Forum on the History of Physics (FHP) and the Division of Physics of Beams (DPB), and chaired by Gloria Lubkin of the American Institute of Physics. Talks (and speakers) include: "Innovation Was Not Enough; The History of the Midwestern Universities Research Association" (Lawrence W. Jones); "Fermilab: The Ring of the Frontier, 1967-1989" (Adrienne W. Kolb); "A Personal Recollection of the SSC Birth and Demise" (Stanley Wojcicki). Topics discussed include particle beams, particle accelerators, and high energy physics
At the frontier : a brief history of Fermilab by Adrienne W Kolb( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of physics and educational topics by American Physical Society( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audio recording of session J15 of the April 2012 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Atlanta, GA in March-April 2012. This session was sponsored by the Forum on the History of Physics (FHP) and chaired by Adrienne Kolb of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Talks (and speakers) include: "On the Late Invention of the Gyroscope" (Kenneth Brecher); "Sommerfeld's balancing act with Einstein: The geometry of relativistic velocity space" (Felix T. Smith); "Francis Perrin's 1939 Analysis of Uranium Criticality" (Cameron Reed); "Babson, Bahnson, the DeWitts and the General Relativity Renaissance" (Hamilton Carter); "Who was Christine Shack?" (Ronald E. Mickens); "Black Holes: are they as real as we think?" (John Laubenstein); "Online and Blended Climate Change Courses for Secondary School Educators from the American Museum of Natural History" (Robert Steiner); "Learning Physics from the Real World by Direct Observation" (Saami J. Shaibani); "Teaching the Maxwell and Dirac Equations in the Same Algebra" (Gene McClellan). Topics discussed include gyroscopes, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, Herman Minkowski, Arnold Sommerfeld, Albert Einstein, geometry, relativistic velocity, Francis Perrin, uranium, Robert Serber, general relativity research, Agnew Bahson, Roger Babson, Institute of Field Physics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Cecile and Bryce DeWitt, Higgs boson, Christine Shack, Project Matterhorn, black holes, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), climate change education courses, teaching physics through direct observation, Maxwell's equations, and the Dirac equation
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.05 for Fermilab : ... to 0.75 for At the fro ...)

Fermilab : physics, the frontier, and megascience
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