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CERN Courier: January/February 2004

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 44 Issue 1


The quest for higher gradients

A workshop at Argonne on high-gradient RF cavities attracted 90 participants, with contributions from CERN, KEK, SLAC, Argonne and Fermilab. Jim Norem reports.

CERN's heart beats as strong as ever

G√ľnther Plass looks back to the very beginnings of the Proton Synchrotron in the 1950s and its subsequent career as the centrepiece of CERN's accelerator complex.

The challenge of the LHC

The Large Hadron Collider project has had to overcome challenges at every stage. Lyn Evans focuses on the three phases of approval, construction and operation.

LHC dipole production begins to take off

By early December 2003 CERN had taken delivery of 154 superconducting dipole magnets - enough for the first octant of the LHC. This indicates that industrial production is now both on course and in full swing, as Lucio Rossi describes.

LHC interconnections: searching for reliability

The reliability of the LHC will depend not only on the superconducting magnets but also on the interconnections between magnetic sections, as Blazej Skoczen explains.

Hurricane Isabel gives accelerators a severe test

Swapan Chattopadhyay reports on the recovery of Jefferson Lab's superconducting linear accelerators in the wake of Hurricane Isabel last September.

The time projection chamber turns 25

Since its birth 25 years ago, the time projection chamber has developed into a mature technology that is used in many fields, as Spencer Klein describes.


Viewpoint: Science in the information society

In hosting the recent RSIS conference, CERN took a bold step into the global policy arena. Manjit Dosanjh, John Ellis and Hans Hoffmann explain why.