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CERN Courier: December 2006

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 46 Issue 10


Particle accelerators take up the fight against cancer

Sixty years ago accelerator pioneer Robert Wilson published the paper in which he proposed using protons for cancer therapy. Ugo Amaldi and Gerhard Kraft describe how the field has since advanced, as an increasing number of accelerators in dedicated clinical centres come online to provide therapy with protons and carbon ions.

Rochester conference goes back to Russia

Moscow hosted this year's major summer conference, which presented the latest news across a broad range of topics. Gennady Kozlov and Simon Eidelman report.

New COMET brings a promising future to proton therapy

PROSCAN, the proton-therapy facility at PSI in Switzerland is about to resume patient treatment after commissioning a new dedicated superconducting proton accelerator, COMET. This will take the project into a new technological and clinical phase, as Peter-Raymond Kettle explains.

Hard Probes conference focuses on jet quenching

The latest jet-quenching results were a major topic of discussion at the second conference dedicated to the use of hard probes for investigating the hot and dense quark–gluon matter that is produced during high-energy heavy-ion collisions.

Cracow meeting looks forward to the LHC

As preparations for the start-up of the LHC continue to gather pace, a meeting in Cracow gave physicists the opportunity to take time to look to the exciting physics in store.


Viewpoint: Nuclear science hits new frontiers

C Konrad Gelbke argues that nuclear science has a bright future thanks to the possibilities being opened in particular by the exploration of rare isotopes.

Looking Back

Development of supplementary training

From the December 1963 issue