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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: December 2003

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 43 Issue 10

Features

Developing countries and the global science web

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.

Physics from heaven and Earth

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.

Can companies benefit from Big Science?

The findings of a recent study reveal the significant and widespread impact on high-tech companies of contracts with CERN.

Neutral currents and W and Z: a celebration

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.

Symmetries and structures

Siegfried Krewald reports the news from the Hadron Physics at COSY workshop.

Particle physics is thriving in Spain

Earlier this year an ECFA sub-panel visited Spain and found, as Cecilia Jarlskog describes, a young and rapidly expanding community of particle physicists.

Solving cross-section challenges at the LHC

A small workshop held recently in Switzerland considered the challenges to be overcome before accurate cross-section measurements can be made at the LHC.

Regulars

Viewpoint: The case for investing in the future

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.