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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: May 2006

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 46 Issue 4


PS and SPS accelerators are back in business

After a year of renovation and construction, CERN's accelerator complex is once again beginning to deliver different beams at a variety of energies.

High schools focus on the extreme universe

James Pinfold reports on the large number of projects that are forging a connection between research in ultra-high-energy cosmic rays and practical scientific experience in schools.

Relativity on a mountain

Alan Walker describes how a schoolgirl from Scotland used steel and scintillator to test Einstein's special theory of relativity.

The world's biggest neutrino detector gets ready for physics

After a successful construction season over the Austral summer at the South Pole, the IceCube detector array is now preparing to tackle real physics. Spencer Klein reports.

Closed-loop technology speeds up beam control

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermilab and CERN have together developed a feedback-control system that is already speeding up operations at RHIC and should prove invaluable in commissioning the LHC. Peter Cameron explains.


Viewpoint: A cosmic vision for world science

James Pinfold considers how relatively low-cost experiments to study ultra-high-energy cosmic rays could bring developing countries into frontier research.

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