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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: November 2000

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 40 Issue 9

Astrowatch

Looking deep into galaxies

Part two of Astrowatch's coverage of the meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Manchester: Emma Sanders reports on new studies of active galaxies and the latest innovative instrumentation.

Features

ALICE through the phase transition

While proton-proton collisions will be the principal diet of CERN's LHC machine, heavy-ion collisions will also be on the menu. The ALICE experiment will be ready and waiting.

No smoking guns under the Sun

A range of different experiments have studied in detail the neutrinos emitted by the Sun. What does this complex picture now tell us? Arnon Dar reviews the latest wisdom.

Focusing an antimatter beam with matter

An experiment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center has recently focused positron beams by means of a plasma lens. This is the first time this process has been observed.

More collisions ahead for HERA

The unique HERA electron-proton collider at DESY, Hamburg, achieved record performance in 2000 before being shut down for nine months of "lumi upgrade".

Four decades in the proton stronghold

Some 40 years after it was commissioned, and as well as continuing to provide particles to its own physics programme, Brookhaven's Alternating Gradient Synchrotron has a new future as the injector for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (October p5). Liz Seubert looks back at the invention of alternating gradient (strong) focusing, which made the AGS and a new generation of machines possible.