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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: January/February 2006

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 46 Issue 1

Features

Quarks matter in Budapest

Quark Matter 2005, the 18th International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus- Nucleus Collisions, provided a lively forum for new results in heavy-ion physics.

Particles in Portugal: new high-energy physics results

Europe's premier particle-physics conference took place in 2005 on the banks of the River Tagus, near Lisbon. Per Osland and Jorma Tuominiemi report.

CERN's low-energy frontier

The recent NuPAC meeting at CERN provided an overview of the laboratory's present and future activities in nuclear astrophysics, nuclear-structure physics and related areas.

PHYSTAT: making the most of statistical techniques

Roger Barlow looks at the development of the PHYSTAT series of meetings, which bring statisticians together with astronomers, cosmologists and particle physicists.

The future looks bright for particle channelling

Techniques that make use of the ordered structure of a crystal lattice to manipulate particle beams are finding an increasing number of applications.

Tokyo meeting focuses on nucleon-spin problem

Quark spin, gluon spin and the orbital angular momenta of quarks and gluons can all contribute to nucleon spin, but which has the main role? Physicists met in Tokyo to discuss.

Computing News and Features

Tackling the challenge of lattice QCD

Don Holmgren describes Pion, Fermilab's new commodity solution for lattice quantum chromodynamics computing, which went online at the end of last year.

Towards a read-write Web

Security efforts led by the LCG and EGEE projects are uniting the Web and the Grid, and helping to fulfil the vision of a worldwide collaborative Web, says Andrew McNab.

Globus Toolkit upgrade aids the Grid community

Ian Foster reports on the latest release of the Globus open-source software toolkit.

Looking Back

CERN to cross border into France

From the February 1963 issue