CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-001 to 05-019
Electronic Experiments Committee, EEC
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Extent of the unit of description
9 linear metres, 76 boxes, 291 items
Name of creator
Electronic Experiments Committee, EEC
In 1960 Director-General J. B. Adams proposed a number of measures to define a global policy for the exploitation of the new Proton Synchrotron currently being built at CERN. His plan introduced the first proper system for taking overall decisions on which experiments would run at CERN. Various preliminary measures in 1959 had facilitated discussion between users' representatives, but in Autumn of 1960 Adams decided to reorganise the system by creating three Committees, one for each experimental technique used: emulsions, bubble chambers and electronic.
All experiment proposals, whether coming from within or outside CERN, had to be submitted to one of these Committees. The Chairmen of these three Committees plus certain senior research staff of CERN would together form the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NRPC) which aimed to define the entire programmes for the Proton Synchrotron and Synchro-Cyclotron machines.
In October 1960, the names of Powell, Gregory and Salvini were accepted as chairmen of the Emulsion Committee (EmC), the Track Chamber Committee (TCC) and the Electronic Experiments Committee (EEC), and the committees came into operation in 1961. In fact, there was some delay in finalising the role of EEC, and in 1962 it was decided (following proposals from Salvini) that it would operate in a different way to the other two Committees. Its functions were largely taken over by the NP Division (which is why Preiswerk and others generally Chaired the meetings rather than the official Chairmen such as Salvini). Furthermore, although the EEC would be expected to pass independent judgement on the proposals it received it would not make the final choice, this becoming the responsability of the NPRC.
In 1964 Nuclear Structure Committee (NSC) was set up. The aim of NSC was to discuss and to decide on experimental proposals in the field of nuclear structure research; and to provide some co-ordination between the groups inside and outside of CERN, that part in the nuclear structure programme at the SC.
In 1966 the EmC and NSC merged and became the Physics III (PH III) Committee.
In 1976 the EEC became the Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC) while the PH III Committee was renamed the Synchro-Cyclotron Committee (SCC).
In 1978 the PSC and the SCC fused to form the Proton Synchrotron and Synchro-Cyclotron Committee (PSCC).
1961 1964 1966 1976 1978 - 1990 EEC Phys-I PSC PSCC TCC Phys-II EmC Phys-III SCC NSC
Electronic Experiment and Physics I Committee
Tracks Chamber Committee, TCC
Year Chairman 1961 G. Salvini 1962-1964 J. M. Cassels 1965 G. Puppi 1966-1968 W. Paul 1969-1970 P. Falk-Vairant 1971-1974 I. Mannelli 1975-1977 A. Astbury
Year Chairman 1961-1963 B. Gregory 1964-1965 C. C. Buttler 1966-1967 M. W. Teucher 1968-1970 J. H. Mulvey 1971-1973 M. Cresti 1974-1975 D. H. Colley
Emulsion Experiment Committee, EmC
Nuclear Structure Committee, NSC
Year Chairman 1961-1963 C. F. Powell 1964-1966 A. G. Erspong
Year Chairman 1964-1966 T. Ericson
Physics III Committee
Year Chairman 1967 A. G. Erspong 1968-1970 O. Kofoed Hansen 1971-1974 D. H. Wilkinson 1975 V. Soergel
Synchro-Cyclotron Committee, SCC
Proton Synchrotron Committee, PSC
Year Chairman 1976-1977 V. Soergel
Year Chairman 1976-1977 A. Astbury
SC and PSC, PSCC
Intersecting Storange Rings Committee, ISRC
Year Chairman 1978-1980 R. Klapisch 1981-1984 R. G. Hansen 1985-1988 H. J. Specht 1989-1990 M. Albrow (from 04.1989)
Year Chairman 1969-1970 W. Jentchke 1971-1972 B. Gregory 1973-1975 H. Schopper 1976-1979 J. Perez-y-Yorba 1980-1983 G. Bellettini
Super Proton Synchrotron Committee, SPSC
Large Electron Positron Committee, LEPC
Year Chairman 1973-1975 E. Lohmann 1976-1978 I. Butterworth 1979 B. Wiik 1981-1983 J. Lefrançois 1984-1987 L. Foa 1988-1990 A. Donnachie
Year Chairman 1984-1985 G. Wolf 1986-1989 R. Turlay 1990 J. Haïssinski
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Maria Fidecaro, July 1990
Scope and content
The collection contains reports, correspondences and publications studied by the Electronic Experiments Committee
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Nothing was destroyed.
Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The original order has been preserved.
EEC (ELectronic Experiments Committee) documents
- EEC 1962 to 1976
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-001 to 01-015
EEC-NPRC (Electronic Experiments Committee-Nuclear Physics Research Committee) documents
- Minutes 1 to 20
- Summary, minutes 21 to 86
- Summary, ISRC, TCC, PH III
- CPS experiment lists
- ISR experiment lists
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-018 to 01-019
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-020 to 01-021
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-022 to 01-024
EEC, P-Experiments Nuclear Physics at PS documents
- P2, P4, P5, P6, P7-S151, P8, P9, P10, P11
- P12, P17, P18, P20, P21, P23 and K (Nuclear Chemistry Irradiations)
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-027 to 01-035
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-036 to 01-042
EEC Experiments documents
- C-Experiments C2, C3, C4, C5
- Letters of intention
- "Calibration of the ESRO Satellite COS-B Gamma Ray Detector by the Caravane Collaboration"
- Experiments "rejetÚs and terminÚs" (S34 to S95)
- PS Experiments finished (S97 to S156)
- PS Experiments finished (PSC/PSCC) (S157 to S168)
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-043 to 01-046
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-050 to 01-099
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-100 to 01-157
CERN-ARCH-EEC-01-158 to 01-169
J. Prentki Collection, 1971 to 1973
- PH-I-COM-71-1 to PH-I-COM-71-52
- PH-I-COM-72-1 to PH-I-COM-42-48
- PH-I-COM-73-1 to PH-I-COM-73-62
- PSC 1977
- PSC + SCC 1978
- PSC correspondence 1976 - 1977
- PSC, PSCC referees' comments 1977 - 1989 (uncomplete)
- PSCC 1979 to 1990
- PSCC ISOLDE-3
- PSCC refused (1981 to 1989)
- PSCC LEAR (1978 to 1985)
- PSCC Experiments (finished) (PS169 to PS195)
- ICE, Experiments refused 81
- Test measurement Heidelberg-Saclay-Strasb.
- PSCC Experiments finished (not ISOLDE) (SC79 to SC98)
- Co-ordinator Test P-34 Rome
- Publication for completed SC experiments
- MuSR, miscellaneous, 1983 - 1986
- Chairman file (M. Ferro-Luzzi) 1980 - 1982
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-001 to 03-011
and 03-049 to 03-050
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-012 to 03-013
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-014 to 03-016
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-017 to 03-020
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-021 to 03-045
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-046 to 03-047
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-051 to 03-072
SC and PS publications
- Publications from 1981 to 1990
CERN-ARCH-EEC-03-077 to 03-086
SCC documents (Lock W. O. Collection)
- SCC 1966 to 1977 (SCC66 to SCC77)
CERN-ARCH-EEC-04-001 to 04-014
- SC Experiments (SC50 to SC78)
CERN-ARCH-EEC-05-001 to 05-019
Conditions governing access
See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.
Language / scripts of material
Most of the material is written in English.
Listed to file level in the CERN Archive database.
Description prepared by Maryse Moskofian
Date(s) of description: Geneva, February 2003, Revised 2007.