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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: April 2001

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 41 Issue 3


B-factories measure an eternal triangle

New results from the "B factories" could help to explain why a universe made of matter emerged from a Big Bang that created equal amounts of matter and antimatter.

B physics is surveyed in Cracow

A recent meeting in Cracow gave an overview of developments in B physics.

Computing technology sits in the driving seat

Advances in physics go hand in hand with those in experimental techniques, and increasingly so with progress in computing and analysis. A recent workshop at Fermilab surveyed this fast-developing area, which has impact far beyond physics alone.

Antennas tune in to high-energy particles

After 40 years of research, physicists met at the First International Workshop on the Radio Detection of High Energy Particles to discuss the detection of high-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos using radio waves. Peter Gorham and David Saltzberg report.

Physics aids new medical techniques

Since the discovery of X-rays, fundamental physics has been a source of ideas for radiography and medical imaging. A new imaging method firmly rooted in particle physics was chosen by Time magazine as one of its "Inventions of the Year 2000".

Spectrometry provides precision for the masses

Extremely accurate experiments can be conducted when particles and nuclei are delicately guided using electric and magnetic fields. A recent conference surveyed the range of such research under way around the world.

Nuclear masses hang in the balance

A CERN-inspired development at the Manne Siegbahn Laboratory, Stockholm, has produced physics results of impressive accuracy. Ingmar Bergström reports.

CERN experience benefits students and specialists

Every year, several hundred talented specialists, most of them young, experience working in CERN's unique atmosphere. What they learn during this time provides a springboard for their careers, as well as furthering science and promoting technology exchange throughout Europe and further afield.