Archives of the CERN-Dortmund-Heidelberg-Saclay-Warsaw (CDHS) Collaboration – CERN Neutrino experiment West Area 1 (WA1)

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Archives of the CERN-Dortmund-Heidelberg-Saclay-Warsaw (CDHS) Collaboration – CERN West Area 1 Experiment (WA1)


14 September 1984

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Extent of the unit of description

1 Box – 1 Item – Photo album

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Name of creator

CERN-Dortmund-Heidelberg-Saclay-Warsaw (CDHS) Collaboration

Administrative history

The CDHS neutrino experiment at CERN was a collaboration of CERN, Dortmund (Technical University of Dortmund, Germany), Heidelberg (Heildelberg University, Germany) and Saclay (CEA de Saclay)(later joined by the University of Warsaw) led by Jack Steinberger. The CDHS experiment, referred to as WA1, was the first experiment to be approved for running at the Super Proton Synchrotron. Installed in the West Area, it was designed to study deep inelastic neutrino interactions in iron. The experiment took data in the CERN neutrino beams from December 1976 until September 1984.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Jack Steinberger, November 2000

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Scope and content

This item is a commemorative photo album, compiled at the end of the experiment, 14 September 1984.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order has been preserved.

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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.

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 15th September 2020