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CERN Courier: April 2004

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 44 Issue 3


The W and Z particles: a personal recollection

Pierre Darriulat, who was spokesperson for the UA2 collaboration between 1978 and 1985, looks back at the events surrounding the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN in 1983.

Bringing the heavens down to Earth

Recent developments and discoveries in astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology are creating an increasing synergy between astroparticle physics and particle physics at accelerators, as Nikolaos Mavromatos and James Pinfold explain.

Highlights of SIGHAD03

The SIGHAD03 workshop in Pisa considered the challenges presented by different sources of low-energy hadronic cross-section data.

Perspectives for nuclear-physics research in Europe

The Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee's recently published long-range plan looks forward to an exciting future with new facilities and challenging research.

Quark Matter brings heavy ions to Oakland

The Quark Matter 2004 conference, held in Oakland, California, in January, provided participants with evidence for the elusive quark-gluon plasma. Spencer Klein and Joakim Nystrand describe the highlights of the meeting.

The challenge of the pentaquarks

Volker Burkert reports on Pentaquark 2003, the first topical workshop on exotic baryons, which was held at Jefferson Lab in November.


Viewpoint: The importance of funding outreach

Outreach should be recognized as a natural part of scientific research, and hence of its funding, argues Erik Johansson.