CERN Courier: December 2012
Three experiments converge in their quest to measure γ.
As a pioneering multidisciplinary network celebrates its 10th anniversary, some of the founders recall how it all started.
DESY’s pioneering and productive ring retires.
A report from IPAC’12 held in New Orleans.
• Chi-Chang Kao takes the reins at SLAC • Stöcker begins second term at GSI • Visit • Italy honours CERN and INFN researchers • APS rewards searches for dark matter and more • Myers receives UK engineering fellowship • Kibble • HESS II is officially inaugurated • Particle physics at the Frankfurt Book Fair • Changing places: Collide@CERN’s artists in residence • Uppsala
• ISOTDAQ 2013 • 2013 Toohig Fellowships in Accelerator Science at the LHC
Festive Bookshelf: • Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’ • Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space! • The 4% Universe. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality. • About Time: From Sun Dials to Quantum Clocks, How the Cosmos Shapes Our Lives – And How We Shape the Cosmos • Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science • Books received
Maurice Lévy, who was 90 in September, has had a long and influential career in science, in particular in France.
Chien-Shiung Wu is the subject of a new biography that marks her centenary. The author talks about how the book came about.