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Hardcover Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider Book

ISBN: 022629479X

ISBN13: 9780226294797

Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

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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...

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