CERN Scientific Committees

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When the proposal for an experiment at CERN is sufficiently advanced, generally after long discussions between many people, and an assessment has been made  of the financial implications of the project, the time required on one or other of the machines, and the necessary experimental equipment and staff, it is submitted to the appropriate CERN Scientific Committee.

These committees also make recommendations on the facilities offered by the accelerators in their respective fields.

The committees' proposals and recommendations were passed on to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee from 1960 to 1976 and to the Research Board from 1976 to today for the final decisions concerning the experimental programme and the facilities offered by the accelerators.

Information about some current and former committees (in alphabetical order) is given below: CERN Scientific Committees Web Site


AC  |  DRDC  |  EEC  | EmC  |  INTC  |  ISC  |  ISRC  |  ISTC  |  LEPC  |  LHCC  |  NPRC  |  NSC 

PH-I   |  PH-II  |  PH-III  |  PSC  |  PSCC  |  RB  |  SCC  |  SPSC (1)SPSC (2)  |  SPSLC  |  TCC


Advisory Committee (AC), 1957 - 1960
During a meeting of the Scientific Policy Committee, it was decided to propose to the Council the creation of an Advisory Committe to advise the Director-General on matters concerning the utilization of the accelerators by visiting teams from Member States.
The Advisory Committee was established in June 1957. It met for the first time in August 1957 in the presence of seven visitors' representatives and ten CERN staff, when it discussed their proposals for Synchro-Cyclotron (SC) experiments. The committee met six times between 1957 and 1960.
With the Proton Synchroton (PS) commissionnned in November 1959, a global policy was defined for the exploitation of the SC and the PS. The Advisory Committee (for the SC, PS and Emulsion techniques) was taken over by three new experimental committees, one for each experimental technique used: the Electronic Experiments Committee (EEC), the Track Chamber Committee (TCC) (for the Bubble Chambers) and the Emulsion Committee.
1957
Chairman: Bakker, C
CERN-AC-1-Draft
1958
Chairman: Bakker, C
CERN-AC-2 to 12
1959
Chairman: Bakker, C
CERN-AC-13 to 22
1960
Chairman: Gentner, W
CERN-AC-24 to 27
   

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Detector Research and Development Committee (DRDC), 1990 - 1995
The Detector Research and Development Committee (DRDC) was set up in July 1990. It received proposals for detector R&D involving people from Member States, other countries, and CERN itself. The committee operated in the same way as the other experimental committees of CERN, and forwarded its recommendations to the Research Board for final decision. It held its last meeting in January 1995. Its role was taken over by the LHC Committee (LHCC).
1990
Chairman: Iarocci, E
CERN-DRDC-90-21 to 84
1991
Chairman: Iarocci, E
CERN-DRDC-91-1 to 56
1992
Chairman: Iarocci, E
CERN-DRDC-92-1 to 55
1993
Chairman: Iarocci, E / Turala, M
CERN-DRDC-93-1 to 58
1994
Chairman: Turala, M
CERN-DRDC-94-1 to 57
 
Electronic Experiments Committee (EEC) - Physics I Committee (PH-I-COM), 1961 - 1976
In 1960 the Director-General John Adams proposed a number of measures to define a global policy for the exploitation of the Synchro-Cyclotron (SC) and the new Proton Synchrotron (PS). He decided to create three Committees, one for each experimental technique used:
• Electronic : Electronic Experiments Commitee (EEC)
• Bubble chambers : Track Chamber Committee (TCC)
These three new committees were proposed to replace the Advisory Committee and the Bubble Chamber Committee. 
The EEC had the task of examining proposals for electronics experiments (counter and other electronic experiments not included in the TCC and EmC functions) to be carried out at the CERN 28GeV Proton Synchrotron (PS), and making recommendations to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC). It formed a link between the European counter groups and the CERN Laboratory.
The EEC came into operation in 1961, and met about once a month. The first meeting was held on 1 March, 1961. It comprised a chairman (a senior physicist working on electronic experiments, not on the staff of CERN) and Members (representatives of CERN and other European counter groups wanting to use the CERN facilities).
In 1966, the EEC was often called the Physics I Committee (PH-I-COM). This name referred to the new departments, Physics I and Physics II, which had just been created as an additional layer in CERN's organisational structure. The name PH-I was sometimes used (from 1966 until the departments were abolished in 1976) in the numbering systems of EEC. For example, propositions for the EEC were given "PH-I-COM-YY-RN" numbers, while EEC minutes had "EEC-YY-RN" numbers.
In 1976 (end of the bubble chambers period) John Adams and Leon Van Hove rationalized the system, abolishing the committee system based on experimental techniques, and basing it instead on the machine. EEC and TCC merged to become the Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC).
 
1961 1965 1974 1976 1977
EEC EEC / PH-I-COM EEC

PSC

TCC TCC / PH-II-COM TCC
  PSC

 

1961
Chairman: Salvini, G
EEC documents without reference
Box: O0931
1962
Chairman: Cassels, J M
EEC documents without reference
Box: O0931
1963
Chairman: Cassels J M
EEC documents without reference
Box: O0932
1964
Chairman: Cassels, J M
EEC documents without reference
Box: O0933
1965
Chairman: Puppi, G
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-65-1 to 59
Box: O0934
1966
Chairman: Paul, W
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-66-1 to 056
Box: O0935
1967
Chairman: Paul, W
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-67-1 to 51
Box: O0936
1968
Chairman: Paul, W
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-68-1 to 58
Box: O0937
1969
Chairman: Falk-Vairant, P
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-69-1 to 61
Box: O0938
1970
Chairman: Falk-Vairant, P
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-70-1 to 65
Box: O0939
1971
Chairman: Mannelli, I
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-71-1 to 52
Box: O0941
1972
Chairman: Mannelli, I
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-72-1 to 48
Box: O0942
1973
Chairman: Manelli, I
EEC documents without reference
CERN-PH-I-COM-73-1 to 66
Box: O0943
1974
Chairman: Manelli, I
CERN-EEC-74-1 to 54
Box: O0944
1975
Chairman: Astbury, A
CERN-EEC-75-1 to 63
O0945
1976
Chairman: Astbury, A
CERN-EEC-76-1 to 26
Box: O0945
 
 
 
Source : CERN-344-Rev.4 ; CERN Courier, Vol.7, N°3
Lists of PH-I-COM documents: 1966 to 1972
Emulsion Experiement Committee (EmC) - Physics III Committee (PH-III-COM), 1961 - 1976
In 1960 the Director-General John Adams proposed a number of measures to define a global policy for the exploitation of the Synchro-Cyclotron and the new Proton Synchrotron. He decided to create three Committees, one for each experimental technique used:
• Emulsions : Emulsion Committee (EmC)
• Electronic : Electronic Experiments Commitee (EEC)
• Bubble chambers : Track Chamber Committee (TCC)
These three new committees were proposed to replace the Advisory Committee and Bubble Chamber Committee.
The EmC's functions were to propose to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee emulsion experiments to be carried out at CERN, and also to form a link between the European emulsion groups and the CERN Laboratory.
The EmC came into operation in 1961, and met about once a month. It comprised a chairman (a senior physicist working on emulsion experiments, not on the staff of CERN) and members (representatives of CERN and other European emulsion groups wanting to use CERN facilities).
In 1966 the importance of emulsion techniques decreased rapidly, and following a proposal by B. Gregory, G. Ekspong and L. Van Hove, it was decided to merge the EmC with the Nuclear Structure Committee (NSC) to form the Physics III-Committee (PH-III-COM).
In 1976 (end of the bubble chambers period) John Adams and Leon Van Hove rationalized the system, abolishing the committee system based on experimental technique, and basing it instead on the machine. PH-III Committee became the SC Committee (SCC), which existed until 1978.
1961
1964
1966
1967
1976
EmC
EmC
PH-III-COM
PH-III-COM
SCC
 
NSC
 
 
1961
Chairman: Powell, C F
CERN-EmC-61-01 to 25
1962
Chairman: Powell,  C F
CERN-EmC-62-01 to 46
CERN-EmC-62-A to H
1963
Chairman: Powell,  C F / Gottstein, K / Burhops, E H S
CERN-EmC-63-01 to 25
CERN-EmC-63-A to D
1964
Chairman: Erspong, A G
CERN-EmC-64-01 to 27
CERN-EmC-64-A to F
1965
Chairman: Erspong, A G
CERN-EmC-65-01 to 12
CERN-EmC-65-A to H
1966
Chairman: Erspong, A G
CERN-EmC-66-01 to 03
CERN-EmC-66-A to B
CERN-PH-III-66-01 to 13
1967
Chairman: Erspong, A G
CERN-PH-III-67-01 to 49
1968
Chairman: Erspong, A G
CERN-PH-III-68-01 to 76
1969
Chairman: Kofoed, H
CERN-PH-III-69-01 to 31
1970
Chairman: Kofoed, H
CERN-PH-III-70-01 to 53
1971
Chairman: Kofoed, H
CERN-PH-III-71-01 to 62
CERN-PH-III-B to T
1972
Chairman: Wilkinson, D H
CERN-PH-III-72-01 to 73
CERN-PH-III-A to R
1973
Chairman: Wilkinson, D H
CERN-PH-III-73-01 to 19
CERN-PH-III-73-A to F
1974
Chairman: Wilkinson, D H
CERN-PH-III-74-01 to 60
CERN-PH-III-74-A to D
1975
Chairman: Wilkinson, D H
CERN-PH-III-75-01 to 36
CERN-PH-III-A to D
Source : CERN-344-Rev.4 ; CERN Courier, Vol.7, N°3
Lists of EmC documents : 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964
ISOLDE Committee (ISC), 1991 - 1999
The Isolde Committee (ISC) was set up in 1991 to evaluate proposals for experiments on the Isolde facility (On-Line-Isotope Separator) after its transfer to the Proton Synchrotron (PS) Booster. The ISC held four meetings per year. The committee's conclusions were transmitted to the Research Board (RB) by the Chairman. Previously, Isolde had operated on the Synchro-Cyclotron (approved by the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC) on 17 December 1964).
In 1999 ISC became Isolde and Neutron Time-of-Flight Experiments Committee (ISTC), evaluating proposals for experiments of Isolde facility and in addition for the Neutron Time of Flight facility.
1991
Chairman: Jonson, B
CERN-ISC-91-1 to 38
Box: K0111
1992
Chairman: Jonson, B
CERN-ISC-92-1 to 42
Box: K0112
1993
Chairman: Jonson, B
CERN-ISC-93-1 to 38
Box: K0112
1994
Chairman: Richter, A
CERN-ISC-94-1 to 30
Box: K0112
1995
Chairman: Richter, A
CERN-ISC-95-1 to 30
Box: K0113
1996
Chairman: Richter, A
CERN-ISC-96-1 to 33
Box: K0113
1997
Chairman: Richter, A
CERN-ISC-97-1 to 32
Box: K0113
1998
Chairman: Richter, A
CERN-ISC-98-1 to 25
Box: K0113
1999
Chairman: Richter, A
CERN-ISC-99-1 to 18
CERN-ISTC-99-19 to 21
Box: K0113
ISOLDE and Neutron Time-of-Flight Experiments Committee (ISTC), 1999 - (INTC), 2000 - Today
The Isolde and Neutron Time-of-Flight Experiments Committee (ISTC) was set up in 1999 and the abbreviation was changed to INTC in 2000. It took over the duties of evaluating proposals for experiments on the ISOLDE facility that was formerly in the hands of the Isolde Committee (ISC). In addition it reviews experiments proposed for the Neutron Time of Flight (nTOF) facility which started operating in 2000. The INTC works on a basis of four meetings per year. The committee's conclusions and recommendations are transmitted to the Research Board (RB) by the Chairman for the final decisions, in particular on approval of experiments.
1999
Chairman: Richter, A / Flocard, H
CERN-ISTC-99-1 to 8
Box: K0115
2000
Chairman: Flocard, H
CERN-INTC-2000-001 to 048
Box: K0114
2001
Chairman: Flocard, H
CERN-INTC-2001-001 to 039
Box: K0114
2002
Chairman: Flocard, H
CERN-INTC-2002-001 to 039
2003
Chairman: Äystö, J
CERN-INTC-2003-001 to 040
2004
Chairman: Äystö, J
CERN-INTC-2004-001 to 031
2005
Chairman: Äystö, J
CERN-INTC-2005-001 to 035
Box: K0114
2006
Chairman: Huyse, M
CERN-INTC-2006-001 to 045
2007
Chairman: Huyse, M
CERN-INTC-2007-001 to 029
2008
Chairman: Huyse, M
CERN-INTC-2008-001 to 046
2009
Chairman: Huyse, M / Butler, P
CERN-INTC-2009-001 to 041
2010
Chairman: Butler, P
CERN-INTC-2010-001 to 081
2011
Chairman: Butler, P
CERN-INTC-2011-001 to 060
2012
Chairman: Butler, P
CERN-INTC-2012-001 to 071
2013
Chairman: Blaum, K
CERN-INTC-2013-001 to 056
2014
Chairman: Blaum, K
CERN-INTC-2014-001 to 070
2015
Chairman: Blaum, K
CERN-INTC-2015-001 to 055
2016
Chairman: Blaum, K
CERN-INTC-2016-001 to 059
Intersecting Storage Rings Committee (ISRC), 1968 - 1983
In 1968 the ISR Experiments committee was set up with Jentschke as its chairman, five members from outside experimental groups, four members from CERN experimental groups and four members from the ISR Construction Departement. The ISRC's main task was to examine experimental proposals for the ISR and recommend a consistent experimental programme to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC). The first meeting of the ISRC was held on 13 January 1969.
Unlike the Track Chamber Committee (TCC) and Electronic Experiments Committee (EEC), the ISR Committee was based on a machine rather than on a detector system. Following the example of the EEC, the ISRC held both open and restricted meeting. The former were devoted to the presentation and discussion of experiment proposals and progress reports on the programme. In the restricted meetings, the Committee decided on its recommendations to the NPRC.
In 1976 the NPRC was replaced by the Research Board (RB).
At the end of 1983 the ISR were closed down to liberate financial and manpower resources for the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) construction and ISR Committee held its last meeting on 27 January 1984.
 
1969
Chairman: Jentschke, W
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-69-1 to 63
Box: R1441-R1142
1970
Chairman: Jentschke, W
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-70-1 to 34
Box: R1442
1971
Chairman: Gregory, B P
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-71-1 to 50
Box: R1443
1972
Chairman: Gregory, BP
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-72-1 to 33
Box: R1443
1973
Chairman: Schopper, H
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-73-1 to 34
Box: R1444
1974
Chairman: Schopper, H
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-74-1 to 59
Box: R1444
1975
Chairman: Schopper, H
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-75-1 to 49
Box: R1445
1976
Chairman: Perez-y-Yorba, J
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-76-1 to 38
Box: R1445
1977
Chairman: Perez-y-Yorba, J
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-77-1 to 34
Box: R1445
1978
Chairman: Perez-y-Yorba, J
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-78-1 to 37
Box: R1446
1979
Chairman: Perez-y-Yorba, J
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-79-1 to 35
Box: R1446
1980
Chairman: Bellettini, G
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-80-1 to 34
Box: R1446
1981
Chairman: Bellettini, G
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-81-1 to 38
Box: R1446
1982
Chairman: Bellettini, G
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-82-1 to 20
Box: R1446
1983
Chairman: Bellettini, G
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-83-1 to 20
Box: R1446
1984
Chairman: Bellettini, G
Index of ISRC Documents
CERN-ISRC-84-1 to 4
Box: R1446
   
Large Electron Positron Committee (LEPC), 1982 - 2000
The Large Electron Positron Collider Committe (LEPC) was set up with G. Wolf as its chairman in 1982.
The LEPC was responsible for informing the Research Board (RB) about the experimental programme of the LEP accelerator. It received experimental proposals, organised their public presentation and discussion, and nominated experts, usually chosen from among its members, to evaluate them. After consultation with the machine group of LEP, the committee presented its recommendations to the Research Board. The LEPC also established the long-term programme of LEP, which was submitted to the Scientific Policy Committee (SPC).
LEPC met about once a month. Its first meeting was held in March 1982, and the last meeting in November 2000.
1982
Chairman: Wolf, G
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-82-1 to 71
1983
Chairman: Wolf, G
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-83-1 to 17
1984
Chairman: Wolf, G
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-84-1 to 23
1985
Chairman: Wolf, G
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-85-1 to 41
1986
Chairman: Turlay, R
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-86-1 to 15
1987
Chairman: Turlay, R
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-87-1 to 14
1988
Chairman: Turlay, R
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-88-1 to 16
1989
Chairman: Turlay, R
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-89-1 to 19
1990
Chairman: Haïssinski, J
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-90-1 to 18
1991
Chairman: Haïssinski, J
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-91-1 to 13
1992
Chairman: Haïssinski, J
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-92-1 to 17
1993
Chairman: Haïssinski, J
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-93-1 to 16
1994
Chairman: Dowel, J D
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-94-1 to 17
1995
Chairman: Dowell, J D
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-95-1 to 11
1996
Chairman: Dowell, J D / Zerwas, P
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-96-1 to 9
1997
Chairman: Zerwas, P
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-97-1 to 12
1998
Chairman: Spiro, M
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-98-1 to 9
1999
Chairman: Spiro, M
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-99-1 to 9
2000
Chairman: Spiro, M
Index of LEPC documents
CERN-LEPC-2000-1 to 12
 
 
Large Hadron Collider Committee (LHCC), 1992 - Today
The Large Hadron Collider Committee (LHCC) was set up after the March 1992 General Meeting on LHC Physics and Detectors (ECFA Towards the LHC experimental programme) where expressions of interest were presented for experiments on the LHC. The LHCC makes recommendations to the Research Board (RB).
The LHCC also reviews the LHC Computing Grid (LCG) Project. The LHCC is responsible for reviewing the remaining detector R&D projects (RD39, RD42 and RD50) having taken over the role of the Detector Research and Development Committee (DRDC) in 1995.
 
1992
Chairman: Aubert, J J
CERN-LHCC-92-01 to 23
Box: V0841
1993
Chairman: Aubert, J J
CERN-LHCC-93-01 to 62
Box: V0841 to V0842
1994
Chairman: Aubert, J J
CERN-LHCC-94-01 to 46
Box: V0842 to V0843
1995
Chairman: Aubert, J J
CERN-LHCC-95-01 to 83
Box: V0844 to V0845
1996
Chairman: Iarocci, E
CERN-LHCC-96-01 to 48
Box: V0845 to V0847
1997
Chairman: Iarocci, E
CERN-LHCC-97-01 to 64
Box: V0847 to V0852
1998
Chairman: Engelen, J
CERN-LHCC-98-01 to 45
Box: V0853 to V0855
1999
Chairman: Engelen, J
CERN-LHCC-99-01 to 39
Box: V0856 to V0858
2000
Chairman: Engelen, J
CERN-LHCC-2000-001 to 052
Box: V0858 to V0901
2001
Chairman: Calvetti, M
CERN-LHCC-2001-001 to 041
Box: V0902
2002
Chairman: Calvetti, M
CERN-LHCC-2002-001 to 045
Box: V0903
2003
Chairman: Calvetti, M
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2003-001 to 069
Box: L1046
2004
Chairman: Calvetti, M
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2004-001 to 037
Box: L1047
2005
Chairman: Bertolucci, S
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2005-001 to 042
Box: L1048 to L1049
2006
Chairman: Bertolucci, S
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2006-001 to 039
Box: L1101
2007
Chairman: Bertolucci, S / Wyatt, T
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2007-01 to 030
Box: L1102
2008
Chairman: Wyatt, T
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2008-01 to 021
Box: L1102
2009
Chairman: Wyatt, T
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2009-01 to 017
Box: Mising
2010
Chairman: Wyatt, T
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2010-001 to 018
Box: Missing
2011
Chairman: Elsen, E
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2011-001 to 015
Box: Missing
2012
Chairman: Elsen, E
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2012-001 to 022
Box: Missing
2013
Chairman: Elsen, E
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2013-001 to 025
Box: Missing
2014
Chairman: Elsen, E
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2014-01 to 026
Box: Missing
2015
Chairman: Forti, F
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2015-001 to 025
Box: Missing
2016
Chairman: Forti, F
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2016-001 to 013
Box: Missing
2017
Chairman: Forti, F
Index of LHCC documents
CERN-LHCC-2017-01
Box: Missing
Fulltexts
 
 
LHCC Database -  Boxes: K0823 to K0845 - LHCC documents from 1992 to 1999
Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC), 1961 - 1975
In 1960 the Director-General John Adams proposed a number of measures to define a global policy for the exploitation of the Synchro-Cyclotron and the new Proton Synchrotron. He decided to create three Committees, one for each experimental technique used:
• Emulsions : Emulsion Committee (EmC)
• Electronic : Electronic Experiments Commitee (EEC)
• Bubble Chambers : Track Chamber Committee (TCC)
The recommendations of these three committees were then passed to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC) under the chairmanship of the Director-General, which took the final decisions concerning the experimental programme and the facilities offered by the PS and SC accelerators. The NPRC took into consideration not only the scientific merit of the experiments proposed, but also their technical and financial implications and whether they were compatible with the other experiments in the programme.
The members of the NPRC were the chairmen of the Emc, TCC, EEC, and the leader, or a representative of the Nuclear Physics (NP), Theory (TH), Proton Synchrotron (PS), Synchro-Cyclotron (SC), Data Handling (DD), Track Chamber (TC) and Nuclear Physics Apparatus (NPA) divisions.
In addition to approving new proposals the Physics Committee and the NPRC regularly reviewed the status and needs of the various experiments in progress.
In 1976 (end of the bubble chambers period) John Adams and Leon Van Hove rationalized the system, abolishing the committee system based on experimental techniques, and basing it instead on the machine. The NPRC was replaced by the Research Board (RB).
 
1961 
Chairman: Adams, J
1961 : CERN-NPRC-01 to 05
1961 - 1965
Chairman: Weisskopf, V F
1961 : CERN-NPRC-06 to 08
1962 : CERN-NPRC-09 to 18
1963 : CERN-NPRC-19 to 28
1964 : CERN-NPRC-29 to 39
1965 : CERN-NPRC-40 to 49
1966 - 1970
Chairman: Gregory, B P
1966 : CERN-NPRC-50 to 59
1967 : CERN-NPRC-60 to 70
1968 : CERN-NPRC-71 to 79
1969 : CERN-NPRC-80 to 86
1970 : CERN-NPRC-87 to 94
1971 - 1975
Chairman: Jentschke, W
1971 : CERN-NPRC-095 to 103
1972 : CERN-NPRC-104 to 113
1973 : CERN-NPRC-114 to 123
1974 : CERN-NPRC-124 to 134
1975 : CERN-NPRC-135 to 143
Source : CERN-344-Rev.4 ; CERN Courier, Vol.7, N°3
Nuclear Structure Committee (NSC), 1964 - 1966
In 1964 Torleif Ericson, together with the head of CERN's NP division Peter Preiswerk, proposed that the Director-General create a Nuclear Structure Committee (NSC). This was set up soon after with Ericson as chairman. 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 took part in the nuclear structure programme at the Synchro-Cyclotron (SC).
This committee met only seven time before it merged in 1966 with EmC and was renamed the Physics III Committee (PH-III-COM).
1961
1964
1966
1976
EmC
PH-III-COM
SCC
 
NSC
 
1964
Chairman: Ericson, T
Without reference
1965
Chairman: Ericson, T
Without reference
1966
Chairman: Ericson, T
Without reference
Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC), 1976 - 1978
In 1976 (end of the bubble chambers period) John Adams and Leon Van Hove rationalized the system, abolishing the committee system based on experimental techniques, and basing it instead on the machine.
The Electronic Experiments Committee (EEC) and Track Chamber Committee (TCC) (after 1966 commonly called the Physics I (PH-I-COM) and Physics II (PH-II-COM) Committees) merged to become the Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC).
The PSC examined all experimental proposals for the 28 GeV Proton Synchrotron and made recommendations to the Research Board (RB).
In 1978 the PSC and the Synchro-Cyclotron Experiment Committee (SCC) fused to form the Proton Synchrotron and Synchro-Cyclotron Committee (PSCC).
1976
Chairman: Astbury, A
CERN-PSC-76-1 to 22
Box: O0945
1977
Chairman: Astbury, A
CERN-PSC-77-1 to 46
Box: O1011
1978
Chairman: Astbury, A
CERN-PSC-78-1 to 27
Box: 1012
Source : History of CERN, Vol. II & III
Proton Synchrotron and Synchro-Cyclotron Committee (PSCC), 1978 - 1990
In 1978 the Synchro-Cyclotron Committee (SCC) and Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC) fused into the PSCC to advise on research at both machines (PS & SC).
When the SC was shut down in 1990, the management of matters concerning ISOLDE (which moved to the Booster at the PS) was transferred to the ISOLDE Committee (ISC), and management of Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) was transferred to the Super Proton Synchrotron Committee (SPSC).
Source : History of CERN, Vol. II & III
1978
Chairman : Klapisch, R
Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-78-1 to 37
Box: O1012
1979
Chairman : Klapisch, R
Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-79-1 to 68
Box: O1014
1980
Chairman : Klapisch, R

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-80-1 to 144
Box: O1039
1981
Chairman: Hansen, P G

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-81-1 to 86
Box: O1016
1982
Chairman: Hansen, P G

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-82-1 to 98
Box: O1017
1983
Chairman: Hansen, P G

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-83-1 to 55
Box: O1018
1984
Chairman: Hansen, P G

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-84-1 to 69
Box: O1019
1985
Chairman: Hansen, P G / Specht, H J

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-85-1 to 92
Box: O1021
1986
Chairman : Specht, H J

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-86-1 to 50
Box: O1022
1987
Chairman : Specht, H J

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-87-1 to 42
Box: O1022
1988
Chairman : Specht, H J
Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-88-1 to 39
Box: O1023
1989
Chairman : Albrow, M

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-89-1 to 36
Box: O1023
1990
Chairman : Albrow, M

Index of PSCC documents
CERN-PSCC-90-1 to 37
Box: O1024
 
 
Research Board (RB), 1976 - Today
In 1976 the Research Board (RB) took over from the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC).
The Research Board receives recommendations from all the CERN Experimental Committees, and takes decisions on them. Once approved, the proposals become part of the CERN experimental programme. The Research Board also decides on the accelerator schedules and requests for "Recognized Experiments" at CERN.
1976 - 1980
Chairman : Van Hove, L
CERN-RB-01 to 48
1981 - 1988
Chairman : Schopper, H F
CERN-DG-RB-81-1 to 88-132
1989 - 1991
Chairman : Rubbia, C
1992 - 1993
Chairman : Rubbia, C / Darriulat, P
CERN-DG-RB-89-133 to 93-206 
1994 - 1998
Chairman : Llewellyn Smith, C H
CERN-DG-RB-94-207 to 98-276
1999 - 2003
Chairman : Maiani, L
CERN-DG-RB-99-277 to 2003-355
2004 - 2008
Chairman : Aymar, R
CERN-DG-RB-2004-357 to 2008-398
2009 - 2015
Chairman : Heuer, R
CERN-DG-RB-2009-401 to 2015-459
2016 - Present
Chairman : Gianotti, F
CERN-DG-RB-2016-460 to  
 
Synchro-Cyclotron Commitee (SCC), 1976 - 1977
In 1976 (end of the Bubble Chambers period) John Adams and Leon Van Hove rationalized the system, abolishing the committee system based on experimental techniques, and basing it instead on the machine. The Physics III Committee (PH-III-COM) was renamed the Synchro-Cyclotron Committee. The SCC examined all experimental proposals for the SC and made recommendations to the Research Board, which replaced the NPRC in 1976.
In 1978 SCC and Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC) fused into the PS & SC Committee (PSCC) to advise on research at both machines (PS & SC).
1976
Chairman: V. Soergel
CERN-SCC-76-1 to 26
Box : O1046
1977
Chairman: V. Soergel
CERN-SCC-77-1 to 32
Box : O1046
1978
Chairman: V. Soergel
CERN-SCC-78-1 to 22
Box : O1012
Source : History of CERN, Vol. II & III
Fulltexts:   1976   - 1977
Super Proton Synchrotron Committee (SPSC) - 1st Period, 1973 - 1990
In 1973 the Super Proton Synchrotron Experiments Committee (SPSC) was set up with Pierre Lehmann as its chairman.
The SPSC examined all experimental proposals and made recommendations to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee (NPRC).
In 1990 the management of the Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) experiments was transferred to the SPSC which became the Super Proton Synchrotron and LEAR Committee (SPSLC).
 
1973
Chairman: Lehmann, P
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-(G/I/M/P/R/T)-73-1 to
1974
Chairman: Lehmann, P
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-74-1 to 127
1975
Chairman: Lohmann, R
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-75-1 to 86
1976
Chairman: Butterworth, I
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-76-1 to 114
1977
Chairman: Butterworth, I
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-77-001 to 124
1978
Chairman: Butterworth, I
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-78-001 to 162
1979
Chairman: Wiik, B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-79-001 to 140
1980
Chairman: Wiik, B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-80-001 to 137
1981
Chairman: Lefrançois, J
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-81-001 to 111
1982
Chairman: Lefrançois, J
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-82-001 to 081
1983
Chairman: Lefrançois, J
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-83-001 to 087
Box: O1337
1984
Chairman: Foa, L
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-84-001 to 095
Box: O1341
1985
Chairman: Foa, L
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-85-001 to 081
Box: O1342
1986
Chairman: Foa, L
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-86-001 to 035
Box: O1343
1987
Chairman: Foa, L
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-87-001 to 053
Box: O1343
1988
Chairman: Donnachie, A
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-88-001 to 050
Box: O1344
1989
Chairman: Donnachie, A
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-89-001 to 062
Box: O1344
1990
Chairman: Donnachie, A
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-90-001 to 043
Box: O1345
 
Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) Committee (SPSLC), 1990 - 1996
In 1990 the Super Proton Synchrotron Committee (SPSC) was renamed SPS and LEAR committee (SPSLC) when it took over management of the LEAR experiment.
The mandate of the committee was to referee requests from the experimental teams on the basis of their physics interest and of the availability of the accelerators. SPSLC recommendations were sent to the Research Board (RB) for final decision. The SPSLC met about five times a year.
In 1997 with the end of LEAR, the SPSLC reverted to its former name SPSC.
1991
Chairman: Donnachie, A
Index of SPSLC documents
CERN-SPSLC-91-001 to 060
Box: B1421
1992
Chairman: Donnachie, A
Index of SPSLC documents
CERN-SPSLC-92-001 to 067
Box: B1421-B1422
1993
Chairman: Goggi, G
Index of SPSLC documents
CERN-SPSLC-93-001 to 036
Box: B1423
1994
Chairman: Goggi, G
Index of SPSLC documents
CERN-SPSLC-94-001 to 034
Box: B1423
1995
Chairman: D'Almagne, B
Index of SPSLC documents
CERN-SPSLC-95-001 to 074
Box: B1424-B1425
1996
Chairman: D'Almagne, B
Index of SPSLC documents
CERN-SPSLC-96-001 to 058
Box: B1425-B1426
 
Super Proton Synchrotron and Proton Synchrotron Committee (SPSC) - 2nd Period, 1997 - Today
In 1997, with the end of the Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR), the Super Proton Synchrotron and LEAR Committee (SPSLC) retook his former name SPSC.
The mandate of the committee is to referee requests from the experimental teams on the basis of their physics interest and of the availability of the accelerators. SPSC recommendations are sent to the Research Board (RB), which takes the decisions. The SPSC meets about five times a year.
1997
Chairman: D'Almagne, B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-97-001 to 029
Box: B1427
1998
Chairman: D'Almagne, B / Königsmann, K
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-98-001 to 041
Box: B1427
1999
Chairman: Königsmann, K
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-99-001 to 041
Box: B1428
2000
Chairman: Königsmann, K
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2000-001 to 046
Box: O1441
2001
Chairman: Königsmann, K
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2001-001 to 033
Box: O1441
2002
Chairman: Königsmann, K
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2002-001 to 040
2003
Chairman: Königsmann, K
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2003-001 to 038
2004
Chairman: Dainton, J B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2004-001 to 033
2005
Chairman: Dainton, J B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2005-001 to 044
2006
Chairman: Dainton, J B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2005-001 to 041
2007
Chairman: Dainton, J B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2007-001 to 039
2008
Chairman: Dainton, J B
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2008-001 to 033
2009
Chairman: Dainton, J B / Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2009-001 to 038
2010
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2010-001 to 037
2011
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2011-001 to 043
2012
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2012-001 to 035
2013
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2013-001 to 036
2014
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2014-001 to 038
2015
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2015-001 to 042
2016
Chairman: Vallée, C
Index of SPSC documents
CERN-SPSC-2016-001 to 043
 
Track Chamber Committee (TCC) - Physics II Committee (PH-II-COM), 1961 - 1976
In 1960 the Director-General John Adams proposed a number of measures to define a global policy for the exploitation of the new Proton Synchrotron. He decided to create three committees, one for each experimental technique used:
• Bubble Chambers : Track Chamber Committee (TCC)
• Emulsions : Emulsion Committee (EmC)
• Electronic : Electronic Experiments Commitee (EEC)
These three new committees were proposed to replace the Advisory Committee and Bubble Chamber Committee.
The TCC functions were to propose to the Nuclear Physics Research Committee track chamber experiments to be carried out at CERN, and also to form a link between the European track chamber groups and the CERN Laboratory.
The TCC came into operation in 1961, and met about once a month.  It comprised a chairman (a senior physicist working on track chamber experiments, not on the staff of CERN) and members (representatives of CERN and other European track chamber groups (including picture evaluation groups)) wanting to use CERN facilities.
After 1966 the TCC was commonly known as the Physics II (PH-II-COM). It considered and selected the proposals for experiments using the bubble chambers at CERN :
• 2 m Hydrogen Bubble Chamber (HBC200)
• the 81 cm Hydrogen Bubble Chamber (HBC81)
• the Heavy Liquid Bubble Chamber (HLBC)
In 1976 (end of the bubble chambers period) John Adams and Leon Van Hove rationalized the system, abolishing the committee system based on experimental technique, and basing it instead on the machine. EEC and TCC merged to become the Proton Synchrotron Committee (PSC).
1961
Chairman: Gregory, B P
CERN-TCC-61-1 to 58
Box: T0443
1962
Chairman: Gregory, B P
CERN-TCC-62-1 to 54
Box: T0443
1963
Chairman: Gregory, B P
CERN-TCC-63-1 to 70
Box: T0444
1964
Chairman: Butler, C C
CERN-TCC-64-1 to 81
Box: T0444
1965
Chairman: Butler, C C
CERN-TCC-65-1 to 77
Box: T0444
1966
Chairman: Teucher, M W
CERN-TCC-66-1 to 60
Box: T0445
1967
Chairman: Teucher, M W
CERN-TCC-67-1 to 72
Box: T0445
1968
Chairman: Mulvey, J H
CERN-TCC-68-1 to 40
Box: T0445
1969
Chairman: Mulvey, J H
CERN-TCC-69-1 to 64
Box: T0446
1970
Chairman: Mulvey, J H
CERN-TCC-70-1 to 65
Box: T0446
1971
Chairman: Cresti, M
CERN-TCC-71-1 to 51
Box: T0447
1972
Chairman: Cresti, M
CERN-TCC-72-1 to 42
Box: T0448
1973
Chairman: Cresti, M
CERN-TCC-73-1 to 53
Box: T0448
1974
Chairman: Colley, D C
CERN-TCC-74-1 to 35
Box: T0448
1975
Chairman: Colley, D C
CERN-TCC-75-1 to 32
Box: T0448
1976
Chairman: Colley, D C
CERN-TCC-76-1 to 15
Box: T0448
 
 
Source : CERN-344-Rev.4 ; CERN Courier, Vol.7, N°3

 

 

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