CERN Courier: June 2002
Europe's three principal physics research organizations, CERN, ESA and ESO, held a joint symposium in Munich in March. Maurice Jacob gives a glimpse of what proved to be a busy first encounter.
The US Department of Energy funded Argonne Wakefield Accelerator facility provides a platform for developing advanced technologies for high-energy physics machines. The facility aims to develop acceleration methods for more efficient, more compact and less expensive particle accelerators.
A technique that was first proposed by Gersh Budker in 1966 is being injected with new life by a team of physicists at Fermilab in the US. Kurt Riesselmann reports.
Workshops on next-generation neutrino detectors and devices to detect possible nucleon decay have been held since 1999. Jacques Bouchez of the French atomic energy commission (CEA) reports on the most recent one, which was hosted by CERN in January.
Wolfgang Kummer pays tribute to former CERN director-general Victor Weisskopf, who died on 22 April at the age of 93.
Geant4 is a showcase example of technology transfer from particle physics to other fields such as space and medical science, argue Maria Grazia Pia and Jürgen Knobloch.
Electronic publishing makes material accessible to more people, but this is not always a problem-free process. Ingrid Geretschlager and Jocelyne Jerdelet describe how the CERN library got to grips with a bewildering array of formats and approaches.
As scientific facilities become larger and more costly, so the management challenge grows. CERN director-general Luciano Maiani says that lessons learned from the LHC cost overrun will ultimately benefit the Geneva laboratory and help secure its future.