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CERN Courier: May 2001

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 41 Issue 4

Features

Major instrumentation meeting visits Europe

When new experiments require new instrumentation, the resulting R&D can also provide spin-off developments with wider uses. A major shop window for these is the annual Nuclear Science Symposium and parallel Medical Imaging Conference. Chris Damerell and Chris Parkman report on the latest event in the series.

Finnish technology takes on CERN's data mountain

That the World Wide Web - invented at CERN - has revolutionized the world of business is clear. Less well known is the lab's continuing role in transferring Web-based technology to industry. Finnish company Single Source Oy is a case in point.

CERN project brings science and art together

Signatures of the Invisible, an art exhibition inspired by the work being carried out at CERN, recently showed for several weeks at the Atlantis Gallery in London. The fruit of a close collaboration between CERN and the London Institute, a premier art and design school, this exhibition was the first public showing of the results of a unique interchange of ideas between artists and physicists.

When the bubble chamber first burst onto the scene

On 25 May 2001, Jack Steinberger, who shared the Nobel prize in 1988 and is one of CERN's stalwarts, reaches his 80th birthday. His memoirs of his early life were published in Annual Reviews of Nuclear Science in 1997 (vol. 47, xiii). Jack is continuing to work on his reminiscences, from which this article pulls together some episodes from the bubble chamber era of the 1950s and 1960s.

Workshop looks through the lattice

Faced with the difficulty of doing exact calculations, theorists are turning to approximation techniques to understand and predict what happens at the quark level.