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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: October 2016

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 56 Issue 8


Particle physics under the spotlight in Chicago

Full report of highlights from ICHEP 2016.

Proton therapy enters precision phase

A new facility in Nice that has its roots at CERN is about to treat its first patient.

CERN to produce radioisotopes for health

CERN-MEDICIS will use a proton beam from ISOLDE to develop non-conventional isotopes for medical diagnostics and therapy.

Energetic protons boost BNL isotope production

Accelerator upgrades will help to meet the demand for strontium-82.

TRIUMF targets alpha therapy

Alpha-emitters can maximise tumour-cell destruction while minimising damage to surrounding cells.


Faces & Places

• New leader for UK fusion programme • QCD pioneer wins Prange prize • Order of Alfonso X the Wise • CERN tours more popular than ever • CERN hits the festival circuit • Vintage silicon detectors preserved • 10,000th teacher visits CERN • Strong interactions in Montpellier • Extreme QCD weighs up results • Event spotlight • Visits


• Martin Block 1925–2016 • John Madey 1943–2016 • Roberto Petronzio 1949–2016 • Yoshio Yamaguchi 1926–2016


• Half Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy • Inside CERN’s Large Hadron Collider: From the Proton to the Higgs Boson • Books received


• The home of the SPS • Neutrino discovery date