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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: July/August 2000

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 40 Issue 6


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.