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CERN Courier: March 2002

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 42 Issue 2

Features

CERN hosts major magnet conference

Despite the events of 11 September, 655 out of a record 700 enrolled delegates managed to attend the 17th International Conference on Magnet Technology, MT-17, held that month at the Geneva International Conference Centre. They were rewarded with a varied programme covering topics from particle accelerators to maglev trains.

Climbing out of the nuclear valley

With nuclear physics largely confined to a narrow band of stable isotopes, a new US machine aims to provide a wider nuclear perspective.

Hands-on particles appeal to students

It is not true that particle physics - the underlying mechanisms of the universe - can only be understood after a long and difficult apprenticeship. To reach out and appeal to young students, Erik Johansson, a CERN researcher from Stockholm, prefers to cut through conventional formalism to reveal what happens when elementary particles collide.

Entangled states allow radical change

This article can be found on p20 of the printed edition of CERN Courier March 2002 (volume 42 number 2).

Accelerator tradition is thriving at Brookhaven

When the Brookhaven National Laboratory was established in 1947 at Long Island’s Camp Upton, it inherited barracks, recreational facilities and a stockade for prisoners of war. Today the barracks remain, converted into offices, but the stockade has given way to world-class research facilities that cover topics from particle physics to the environment.

Superbends expand the scope of Berkeley's ALS

The first-ever retrofit of superconducting bend magnets into the storage ring of an operating synchrotron radiation source extends the spectrum of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Advanced Light Source into the hard-X-ray region without compromising soft X-ray availability or performance.