CERN Courier: December 1998
In which direction do quarks point? The HERMES experiment using DESY's HERA electron ring and an ingenious system to control the spin of the electron beam is poised to reveal new insights into the puzzle of what carries the proton's spin.
Germany's national laboratory for heavy-ion physics, GSI in Darmstadt, turns pure science to the service of humanity with a cancer treatment facility using carbon ions.
A particle detection technique developed at CERN promises increased performance for major new physics experiments or anywhere where the detection of charged particles is needed, such as radiography and medical diagnosis.
The European Physical Society's Interdivisional Group on Accelerators prizes, awarded at the European Particle Accelerator Conference in Stockholm this year, reflect the traditional resourcefulness and ingenuity that keeps this field of physics so dynamic.
International partners are being sought for the AUSTRON, a proposal for a pulsed high-flux neutron spallation source which could provide an international research centre in central Europe. Austria has offered to put up a third of the costs.
Monte-Carlo methods are vital simulation tools for studying high-energy particle collisions. To push the development of the Monte-Carlo generators, their underlying models and technical solutions, DESY is running a "Monte Carlo Generators for HERA Physics" workshop.
Neutrinos have been a mainstay of CERN's research until September, when a generation of studies at the SPS synchrotron came to an end.