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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: January/February 2002

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 42 Issue 1


Cornell's laboratory is at the crossroads

In 1979, Cornell University switched on the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, ushering in more than two decades of pre-eminence in the physics of b quarks. With the b-quark crown now passing to the B-meson factories at California's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Japan's KEK laboratory, Cornell is plotting a new course for its flagship facility.

Survey helps US with long-range planning

A group of young US physicists recently conducted a survey to find out where high-energy physics is heading. The results reveal that growing internationalization makes physicists at isolated centres aim for hands-on access to research elsewhere. The survey also showed a need for more outreach to stimulate and maintain public interest, together with a lamentable lack of job opportunities.

Science knows no boundaries

Physics provides a stage for international collaboration. At the opening of a recent exhibition at the Russian Duma, presented by CERN and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, CERN adviser for non-member state affairs, John Ellis, explained how.

Magazine plays its part in physics history

Gordon Fraser, who has stepped down as editor of CERN Courier looks at how the physics scene has changed during his time working on the magazine.

CERN Courier travels far with publishing partner

The magazine CERN Courier is distributed all over the world. So-Mui Cheung of the Institute of Physics Publishing in Bristol, England, explains how this is achieved.

Polarized colliders may prove to be the key in mapping out proton spin structure

Arcane complication or vital property? Opinions about particle spin differ, but those who feel strongly about it say that more spin has to come into collision.

The INFN marks half a century of research

The Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Elisabetta Durante Romano looks at the origins of the institute, its subsequent development and its role in today's major collaborations.