CERN Courier: December 2003
Enabling scientists from developing countries to bridge the gap between rich and poor depends on closing another gap - the "digital divide". Now the technology exists to monitor this divide, and it reveals some alarming results.
The International Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics of the European Physical Society (HEP-EPS) provided a superb synergy between physics, history and music, as Felicitas Pauss reports.
The findings of a recent study reveal the significant and widespread impact on high-tech companies of contracts with CERN.
A special symposium held at CERN in September celebrated the anniversaries of the laboratory's major discoveries that underlie the modern theory of particles and forces.
Siegfried Krewald reports the news from the Hadron Physics at COSY workshop.
Earlier this year an ECFA sub-panel visited Spain and found, as Cecilia Jarlskog describes, a young and rapidly expanding community of particle physicists.
A small workshop held recently in Switzerland considered the challenges to be overcome before accurate cross-section measurements can be made at the LHC.
Earlier this year 14 Nobel laureates wrote to the president of the CERN Council to encourage the member states to support some non-LHC research and R&D on future detectors and accelerators. Here we print their letter and the reply from the president of Council, Maurice Bourquin, and the director-general of CERN, Luciano Maiani.