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CERN Courier: March 2004

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 44 Issue 2


Gigabits, the Grid and the Guinness Book of Records

High-speed networking over the Internet is becoming increasingly important as CERN and other laboratories around the world gear up for the Grid. Olivier Martin takes a look at the evolution towards CERN's current involvement in long-distance data-transfer records.

Exploiting the transatlantic light path

Recent major exhibitions have provided the opportunity to demonstrate the potential of the high-speed link between Europe and North America, as Chris Jones reports.

The atomic nucleus as a laboratory

The 28th Mazurian Lakes Conference on Physics, which took place from 31 August to 7 September 2003 in Krzyze, Poland, looked at the atomic nucleus as a laboratory for fundamental processes.

PHYSTAT 2003: statistics for quarks and quasars

Astronomers, cosmologists, particle physicists and statisticians came together at SLAC to learn from each other about different aspects of statistical analysis techniques. Glen Cowan reports.

German astroparticle physics shows its strength

Despite strong pressure on the budget for education and research, astroparticle physics in Germany is becoming a strong and autonomous branch of science, as Axel Lindner explains.

From 'tau' to 'top' - the man behind the Dalitz plot

Richard (Dick) Dalitz has spent more than 50 years in the study of elementary particles, the quark model and quantum chromodynamics. Here he talks to Melanie O'Byrne.

China reinforces collaboration at the LHC

A workshop in China provided the occasion for a rare event in particle physics - the simultaneous participation of the spokesmen for the four major experiments being prepared for the LHC.


Viewpoint: CERN's role on the European stage

CERN's new director-general, Robert Aymar, believes that the CERN Council should strengthen its mission to "sponsor co-operation" in particle physics across Europe.