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CERN Courier: September 2002

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 42 Issue 7

Features

Paul Dirac: a genius in the history of physics

This year is the 100th anniversary of Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac who was born in Bristol, England, on 8 August 1902 and died on 20 October 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida, US. Richard Dalitz looks back over a remarkable career in physics.

Polarized photocathodes make the grade

Future linear colliders will require high levels of performance from their electron sources. A group at SLAC has recently tested a structure that substantially exceeds current collider polarized electron source pulse-profile requirements. Jym Clendenin and Takashi Maruyama report.

Supergravity celebrates quarter of a century

The first complete theory of supergravity appeared 25 years ago last autumn. To mark the occasion, the State University of New York at Stony Brook held a workshop on the subject in December.

Testing models for quantum gravity

General relativity made Einstein an instant success. However, reconciling the theory with quantum mechanics has proved to be a formidable task, which is far from complete. Nick Mavromatos explains.

Quarks and Kiwis interact in New Zealand

New Zealand's well known natural beauty goes hand-in-hand with geographical isolation. But now a new research initiative is set to strengthen the bonds between the land of Ernest Rutherford and the international particle physics community.

Regulars

Viewpoint: Particle physics: a world without borders

It's about time particle physics laboratories collaborated in their communication, says Judy Jackson.