CERN Courier: December 2011
A report from the 2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference.
The latest news on strangeness in heavy-ion collisions.
A review from the first papers to recent results.
The life and times of a pioneering Chinese physicist.
The first meeting in a new conference series.
The challenge of delivering cost-effective, high-precision treatment.
A CERN experiment brings together heavy-ion and neutrino experts.
The Tevatron shuts down for the last time • Ferroni takes the reins at INFN • Womersley takes over at STFC • CAS spreads the word on accelerators • Prizes galore: from the Standard Model to the FEL • Particle physics is a hit in Hanover • EPIC days in Bari • Visits • Quantum field theory meets collider physics on the Black Sea • Particle and nuclear physics convene at MIT • Steinberger at 90 • Letwyler and Gershtein receive Pomeranchuk Prize
The Beautiful Invisible: Creativity, Imagination, and Theoretical Physics • LHC • Constructing Reality: Quantum Theory and Particle Physics • Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World • Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe • L’Energia del Vuoto (Vacuum’s Energy) • The Fear Index • The Joy of English: 100 illuminating conversations about the English language • Books received
Michael Thoennessen did not realize where documenting the discovery of isotopes would lead.
Targeting the proton