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NAL Hosts European Visitor [CERN SPS Director Adams Visits NAL]

Photo by Tony Frelo. [Dr. F. T. Cole (right) NAL Assistant Director for Technical Affairs, shaking hands with Dr. John Bertram Adams, director of the proposed 300 BeV accelerator to be developed by CERN, before boarding a helicoptor for an aerial view of the lab. April, 1970. NAL Photograph, negative #70-292-2]

A three-day visitor to NAL last week was Dr. John Bertram Adams, director of the proposed 300 BeV to be developed by CERN in Western Europe. Dr. Adams was a guest of Dr. Robert R. Wilson, NAL Director.

Dr. Adams gave a talk in the Curia Friday afternoon on the state of the planned accelerator. Above, he is shown (left) embarking on a helicopter flight with Dr. Francis T. Cole, NAL Assistant Director for Technical Affairs, to obtain an over-view of the Linac, Booster and Main Ring construction progress.

CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It was established in 1954 and is centered near Geneva, Switzerland. Twelve European countries take part in the work of CERN. It presently has two proton accelerators -- a 600 MeV synchrocyclotron and a 28 BeV synchrotron. At the latter machine, large intersecting storage rings for experiments with colliding proton beams are under construction.

Dr. Adams is a member for research of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. He formerly was director of the Culham Laboratory, Atomic Energy Authority, Oxford University and, before that, he was Director of CERN. He was born in 1920.