Archives of Super Proton Synchrotron Committee, SPSC

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Archives of Super Proton Synchrotron Committee, SPSC


1969 - 2002

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

117 files, 13 linear metres, 282 items

Context [Top]

Name of creator

Super Proton Synchrotron Experiments Committee (SPSC)

Administrative history

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 1976 (end of the bubble chambers period) the NPRC was replaced by the Research Board (RB).

In 1990 the management of the Low Energy Antiproton Ring (LEAR) experiments was transferred to the SPSC which became in 1991 the Super Proton Synchrotron and LEAR Committee (SPSLC). 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. The SPSC meets about five times a year.


SPS Committee (SPSC), 1973 to 1990

Year Chairman
1973 - 1974 Lehmann, P
1975 Lohmann, R
1976 - 1978 Butterworth, I
1979 Wiik, I
1981 - 1983 Lefrançois, J
1984 - 1987 Foa, L
1988-1990 Donnachie, A


SPS & LEAR Committee (SPSLC), 1991 to 1996

Year Chairman
1991 - 1992 Donnachie, A
1993 - 1994 Goggi, G
1995 - 1996 D'Almagne, B


SPS Committee (SPSC), 1997 to 2009

Year Chairman
1997 - 1998 D'Almagne, B
1998 - 2003 Königsmann, K
2004 - 2009 Dainton, J B
2009 - Vallée, C

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received in March 1990 by Henry Y and in May 1993 by Budde, Reinhard, Secretary, SPSC (1976-1990)

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The collection covers the period 1969-2002. It contains documents about the birth of SPS committee, SPSC agenda, minutes, reports, letters of intent, memoranda. It also contains files about West Area (WA), North Area (NA), Underground Area, EMU (Endcap MUon) experiments and files of Cogne meetings I to VI.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved.

CERN-ARCH-SPSC-01 General List of SPSC reports
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-02 Correspondences From 1973 to 1976
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-03 SPS Physics From 1984 to 1988 about perspective of
SPS physics
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-04 Workshops &
working groups
1980, 1982, 1985, 1987
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-05 SPS Operation Operation, Memoranda and reports of SPS
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-06 Experiments files WA, NA, UA and EMU files, Advisory Committee for UA1 upgrade
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-07 SPSC Documents Memoranda, Letters of intents, minutes, reports
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-08 Cogne I files Special meeting of the SPSC 
held on 7-11 Sep 1981, Cogne, Italy
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-09 Cogne II files Special meeting of the SPSC 
held on 6-11 Sep 1984, Cogne, Italy
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-10 Cogne III files Special meeting of the SPSC,
Cogne, Italy
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-11 Cogne IV files Special meeting of the SPSC 
held on 18-23 Sep 1989, Cogne, Italy
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-12 Cogne V files Special meeting of the SPSC 
held on 12-15 Sep 1990, Cogne, Italy
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-13 Cogne VI files Special meeting of the SPSC 
held on 24-29 Sep 1990, Cogne, Italy
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-14 SPSC Photo-file  From 1972 to 1975
CERN-ARCH-SPSC-15 SPSC documents & slides-files From 1999 to 2002

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English or French.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

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Archivist's note

Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 14th May 2014.