CERN Courier: May 2003
The Saclay research centre opened its doors in 1952, just two years before CERN was founded. For much of the time since then, the two laboratories have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration, spanning the decades from the PS to the LHC.
The MACRO experiment searched for magnetic monopoles throughout the 1990s. It found none but set stringent limits.
The Hadron Structure 2002 conference covered topics ranging from spin studies to relativistic nuclear physics, as Dusan Bruncko and Jozef Urbán report.
The W and Z particles were first observed at CERN 20 years ago by the UA1 and UA2 experiments. Daniel Denegri, who worked with UA1, recollects the spirit of discovery at the time.
A new technique for cooling neutrons has been pioneered in Japan and offers the promise of an intense source of ultracold neutrons.