With Robert R. Wilson's recent announcement that the Batavia accelerator might have a beam in mid‐1971 and that a low‐intensity beam of 500 GeV could be produced not long after (PHYSICS TODAY, June, page 29), high‐energy physicists are clamoring for a chance at being first to use the new machine. A call for proposals brought more than 80 replies, enough for several years' worth of experiments. Edwin Goldwasser, deputy director of the National Accelerator Laboratory, told us that some time this month NAL may tentatively accept some of the proposals—those that require a university group to start work now so that it could be ready in summer or fall of 1972.

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