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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: May 2005

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 45 Issue 4


The ice cube at the end of the world

What do you get when you take 1 Gt of water, cool it to -40 °C and add 4800 phototubes? The answer is IceCube, a 1 km3 neutrino telescope now being deployed at the South Pole.

CERN's innovations mean real benefits for industry

The ever-increasing high-technology requirements of particle-physics research provide a fertile ground for CERN's Technology Transfer Group, as Beatrice Bressan describes.

VENUS reveals the future of heavy-ion sources

VENUS, the latest superconducting ECR ion source, is blazing the trail for the next generation of heavy-ion accelerators, as Daniela Leitner of LBNL explains.

RICH meeting provides a wealth of information

RICH2004, held in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, presented a snapshot of the lively field of Cherenkov light imaging.

Physics in the Italian Alps

In February, 120 physicists travelled to the mountain village of La Thuile in Italy to discuss results and perspectives in particle physics. Michael Koratzinos reports.


Viewpoint: When research meets commerce

Bart Van de Vyver relates his experience of technology transfer when he left CERN to create a start-up company exploiting biotechnology research.

Looking Back