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Second PRC Group Visits NAL

Fourteen physicists from the People's Republic of China spent three days in June, 1973 at the National Accelerator Laboratory as part of their five-week tour of major U.S. high energy physics installations. The visit was arranged by the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Social Science Research Council. The Committee also sponsored the visit to NAL in December, 1972 of another group of scientists from the People's Republic. Two members of that group returned with the recent tour.

The PRC physicists were housed in Chicago and traveled to NAL by bus each day. Several members of the NAL staff conducted tours of the NAL facilities for the visitors.

Officials of the National Accelerator Laboratory stated that they looked forward to opportunities for international collaboration in the field of high energy physics, which NAL serves. No specific plans were made then for PRC physicists to carry on experiments here.

Chang Wen-yu (R), leader of the Chinese HEP delegation, and deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Atomic Energy, describes his home facility to an informal gathering in the NAL Cross Gallery (1 of 4)
NAL's Donald E. Young (lower right) explains linac operation to PRC delegation. Denise Emery, National Academy of Science coordinator for the visit is seen upper center (2 of 4)
Lee Teng, NAL Accelerator Division (R), spoke to the group in his native Chinese (3 of 4)
Ed Hubbard (L) illustrates Booster Accelerator operation to Chinese physicists (4 of 4)