Number 76 (Story #2), April 17, 1992 by Phillip F. Schewe and Ben Stein|
DETECTORS FOR THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER (LHC) will be selected from among four competing proposals. Like the SSC, the LHC would collide protons with protons at multi-TeV energies; to study these collisions, detectors capable of tracking hundreds of particles will be needed. Although the LHC has not yet been fully approved by the governing body of CERN, the detector competition is keen. The leaders of the four contenders are Peter Norton of the Rutherford-Appleton lab in the UK (the "Ascot" detector), Peter Jenni of CERN (the "Eagle" detector), Michael Della Negra of CERN ("CMS"), and Sam Ting of MIT (the L3+1 detector, a rebuilt version of the detector Tingis using in LEP).