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CERN Courier: November 2004

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 44 Issue 9

Features

Science helps bring nations together

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.

The case for mini black holes

Tiny black holes could offer a richer view of physics than their better known, moremassive relations, as Aurélien Barrau and Julien Grain explain.

ICTP at 40: the centre's legacy for the future

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.

Twenty-five years of gluons

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: luminary of Russian physics

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.

Preparing for physics at J-PARC

Participants at a recent workshop discussed future physics and management issues at the J-PARC facility, which is now under construction in Japan.

Regulars

Viewpoint: ICTP: the next 40 years

The director of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) looks to future challenges as the institution celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Looking Back

CERN-Dubna exchange begins

From the July 1960 issue