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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: June 2001

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 41 Issue 5


The observatory at the end of the Earth

Physics student Torsten Schmidt of DESY Zeuthen regularly undergoes the ultimate terrestrial physics experience - living and working at the South Pole with the AMANDA neutrino experiment. In this interview, he describes polar life.

LHC lattice magnets enter production

With the start-up of CERN's Large Hadron Collider just five years away, the laboratory's new flagship accelerator is moving firmly from prototyping to production. R&D is coming to an end and contracts for magnet production are being placed.

Can gas detectors still compete with silicon?

The big topic of debate at the 9th Vienna Conference on Instrumentation held in February was whether gaseous detectors can still compete with semiconductor technology. This conference series offered the perfect forum to discuss the latest developments.

TESLA project goes public

The DESY laboratory in Hamburg recently published plans for a superconducting linear electron-positron collider: TESLA. This article amplifies these ambitious plans and outlines the objectives of the project.

Nuclear collisions reach the central plateau

The world's first heavy-ion colliding beam machine, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven, came on line late last year. At a recent conference, RHIC experiments revealed the initial results of exploring nuclear behaviour in this new energy regime.