CERN Courier: November 2004
Established to pursue fundamental science, both CERN and its Russian counterpart JINR have an important role in breaking down international barriers. This succeess is now providing a model for a third organization in the Middle East.
Tiny black holes could offer a richer view of physics than their better known, moremassive relations, as Aurélien Barrau and Julien Grain explain.
The 40 year history of the ICTP, marked by international co-operation and understanding, provides valuable and enduring lessons that are as relevant today as they were at the centre's inception.
This summer DESY celebrated the discovery in 1979 of the first direct evidence for gluons in experiments at the electron-positron collider, PETRA. Talks at a special symposium provided some personal views of 25 years of quarks, gluons and quantum chromodynamics.
Sergei Vavilov, whose research led to the discovery of Cherenkov radiation, contributed greatly to establishing a strong base for physics in the USSR, especially during the difficult years of the 1930s. In particular his efforts led to the founding of the Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow 70 years ago.
Participants at a recent workshop discussed future physics and management issues at the J-PARC facility, which is now under construction in Japan.
Computing News and Features
The director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) looks to future challenges as the institution celebrates its 40th anniversary.
From the July 1960 issue