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CERN Courier: October 2002

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 42 Issue 8


Quark matter conference highlights RHIC results

Following the 2000 announcement by the CERN heavy-ion community of evidence for a new state of unbound quark-gluon matter, heavy-ion physicists have been eagerly awaiting results from Brookhaven's RHIC. At the QM 2002 conference, they got their first major glimpse, as conference chair Hans Gutbrod and Thomas Peitzmann report.

Workshops focus on photon-hadron collisions

As well as taking proton-proton and heavy-ion physics into a new energy regime, CERN's LHC will produce the world's highest-energy photon-hadron interactions, providing a powerful fundamental physics laboratory. Kai Hencken and Sebastian White explain.

Physicists and statisticians get technical in Durham

Particle physicists and statisticians got together in Durham, UK, last March to discuss statistical techniques of relevance to particle and astroparticle physics analysis. Conference initiator Louis Lyons reports.

University hosts premier rare-isotope facility

Since it was founded in the 1980s, Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory has evolved to become the US's premier rare-isotope facility. Georg Bollen reports on its varied activities.

PAMELA set to take particle physics into orbit

The PAMELA experiment, scheduled to be launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome next year, is set to provide a better understanding of the antimatter component of cosmic rays. Mark Pearce reports.

PASI studies new states of matter

For nearly two decades nuclear and particle physicists have been searching for experimental evidence of a new state of deconfined hot quark-gluon matter. A recent study institute in Brazil took stock of their progress so far.


Viewpoint: Accelerators for nano- and biosciences

Practical, affordable yet unique and exciting new accelerator facilities could advance vital research capabilities for nano- and bioscience, says Swapan Chattopadhyay.