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CERN Courier: September 1999

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 39 Issue 7

Sciencewatch

Imaging in perfect harmony

Imaging biological samples has often been hard to do with sufficient clarity. Now scientists at UC San Diego have exploited a new technique to produce a clear three-dimentional image of a living system.

Astrowatch

Astrowatch

Edited by Emma Sanders

Features

Nuclear treasure island

1999 looks to be a vintage year for "superheavy" nuclei. These heavier-than-uranium isotopes are a 20th-century postcript to the Periodic Table.

First postcard from the island of nuclear stability

Recent experiments that took place at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, near Moscow, reported evidence for element 114, the first inhabitant of a new island of nuclear stability.

COMPASS course to future computing

A major new spectrometer that is being installed at CERN will be a flagship fixed-target experiment for the millennium. Its voracious appetite for data requires new computing solutions, opening the door for subsequent 21st-century studies.

Weaving a better tomorrow: the future of the Web

The World Wide Web is 10 years old, but it is only just beginning to fulfil its potential. At the eighth World Wide Web conference in Toronto in May, James Gillies learned what the next decade might have in store.

Pakistani physics

With LHC increasingly a focus for world physics, distant communities become key partners in the preparations for the big experiments. In Pakistan, an annual International Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs provided an Asian platform for CERN physics.

Looking for Higgs and supersymmetry

The Higgs particle is the missing link in today's particle physics. Is the Higgs just round the corner, or do we have to be patient? Likewise, supersymmetry could soon make a dramatic stage entry? A recent meeting in Florida assessed the chances.

K for KLOE... ...and Z for Zweig

The first kaons from the new DAFNE phi­meson factory at Frascati underline a fascinating chapter in the evolution of particle physics.