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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: June 2006

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 46 Issue 5

Features

ENLIGHT++ extends cancer therapy research network

The preparatory meeting of the ENLIGHT++ network was held at CERN in March, bringing together Europe's leading players in the emerging field of light-ion therapy.

Nobel inspiration: a passion for precision

Carolyn Lee talks to Theodor Hänsch, who shared the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy.

CLEO cleans up below the charm threshold

The charmonium spectrum provides fertile ground for investigating the force that binds quarks together, and the CLEO detector is revealing some previously missing states, as David Cassel and Jonathan Rosner report.

Micro-pattern technology gets set for more challenges

A recent meeting at CERN reviewed the progress in the development of micro-pattern gas detectors for current and future particle-physics experiments.

Regulars

How to join the virtual revolution

For cost-effective computing it's hard to beat virtual machines. Stephen Childs and Brian Coghlan from Trinity College Dublin describe the solution offered by Grid-Ireland.

Looking Back

Fast ejection of protons from PS

From the June 1963 issue