CERN Courier: January/February 2006
Quark Matter 2005, the 18th International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus- Nucleus Collisions, provided a lively forum for new results in heavy-ion physics.
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.
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.
Roger Barlow looks at the development of the PHYSTAT series of meetings, which bring statisticians together with astronomers, cosmologists and particle physicists.
Techniques that make use of the ordered structure of a crystal lattice to manipulate particle beams are finding an increasing number of applications.
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
Don Holmgren describes Pion, Fermilab's new commodity solution for lattice quantum chromodynamics computing, which went online at the end of last year.
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.
Ian Foster reports on the latest release of the Globus open-source software toolkit.
From the February 1963 issue