CERN Courier: September 2002
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's about time particle physics laboratories collaborated in their communication, says Judy Jackson.