This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, see our Privacy and Cookies policy.
Skip to the content

International Journal of High-Energy Physics

Digital edition

Digital edition

CERN Courier is now available as a regular digital edition. Click here to read the digital edition.

Contact us for advertising information

CERN Courier: July/August 2000

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 40 Issue 6

Features

The beginning of a new science

Over the 45 years since their discovery, neutrinos have changed from being a physics oddity into one of experimental physics' most powerful tools. Here, pioneers John Bahcalland Raymond Davisrelate the evolution of the study of extra-terrestrial neutrinos, and provide some stimulating pointers for astronomers and physicists embarking on new observational ventures.

Where did the 'No-go' theorems go?

With quark-gluon calculations being extremely difficult, physicists have to use their ingenuity to get results. The most popular approach is to use powerful supercomputers to simulate a discrete space-time lattice. A recent workshop examined progress in the field.

Towards the ultimate X-ray source:the X-ray laser

With their ultrashort wavelengths, X-rays are excellent probes of fine structure. An international team at the DESY laboratory has developed a technique for attaining wavelengths of less than 100 nm.

Berkeley Lab's ALS generates femtosecond synchrotron radiation

A team at Berkeley's Advanced Light Source has shown how a laser time-slicing technique provides a path to experiments with ultrafast time resolution.