CERN Courier: July/August 2005
New results presented at Lepton-Photon 2005 provide important tests of the predictive powers of lattice calculations of parameters vital in the study of CP violation.
Fred Hoyle, who died in 2001, is best known as a cosmologist. But, as Simon Mitton relates, his career in physics began with the weak interaction and moved on to a crucial discovery in nuclear physics.
The conference on the Next Generation of Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors looked at the development of new, large-scale detectors. Alain de Bellefon reports.
"Theorists and experimenters must listen to each other." This leitmotif inspired the first Rencontres de Moriond in 1966, and it was just as relevant at this year's event.
In April, while Lake Baikal in Siberia was iced over, the neutrino telescope 1.1 km below the surface was successfully upgraded with three additional strings. Renamed NT200+ it is tailored to search for diffuse fluxes of cosmic neutrinos at energies of peta-electron-volts.
An efficient new PET scanner for the small animal brain, developed by the Crystal Clear collaboration, is now in production.
Summer for physicists is traditionally the season of conferences as well as (or instead of!) well earned holidays. In this issue Bookshelf presents a selection of less technical books for reading in quieter moments, whether on the beach or on long plane journeys - or indeed for family and friends to read to learn more about the world of particle physics.
From the August 1962 issue