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CERN Courier: October 2000

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 40 Issue 8

Astrowatch

Astronomy sets new targets

This month Astrowatch travels to Manchester for the meeting of the International Astronomical Union. Emma Sanders reports on two weeks of discussion and discoveries, from the distant universe to new planets on our doorstep.

Features

Physics acts as a careers stepping stone

As well as being crucibles of research, today's big physics experiments are also factories for students - almost 700 have graduated from the DELPHI experiment at CERN's LEP electron-positron collider in just over a decade. Tiziano Camporesi finds that physics students are quickly being absorbed by an eager jobs market.

Proton collaboration is under way in Japan

In Japan the KEK high-energy physics laboratory and the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute are working together to finalize preparations for a major new high-intensity proton source, with applications in a number of sectors.

Synchrotron radiation is brighter than ever

What began life as an unwanted energy loss has become a major research industry. Dominique Cornuéjols of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble looks at the history and accomplishments of synchrotron radiation.

How long until the next supernova?

Neutrinos are always interesting and frequently controversial. The biennial neutrino physics meeting, held this year in Sudbury, Canada, welcomed a major new neutrino detector and showed how the complex neutrino picture of the universe is slowly coming together. Piero Zucchelli reports.