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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: March 2012

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 52 Issue 2


ALICE unveils mysteries of the J/ψ

... and finds a thermometer for studying QGP

Designs on higher luminosity

The HiLumi LHC Design Study is drawing on expertise from around the world in setting the scope for a high-luminosity upgrade.

Luis Alvarez: the ideas man

Recollecting the work of a great scientist and inventor.

DIRAC observes dimeson atoms and measures their lifetime

A unique tool for exploring low-energy hadron interactions.

Micropattern detector conference goes east

MPGD2011 reviewed the latest developments.


Faces and Places

A new chair and new initiatives at ECFA • French labs form a cluster of excellence • New protocol links CERN, Georgia and JINR • Honours for Richter, Higgs and Altarelli • Sergei Denisov becomes academician • Fermilab to build Illinois Accelerator Research Center • Happy birthday, particle hunter • Cool discussions in Alushta • NIM-A announces topical issue on detector technologies • Auditorium named in honour of Themis Kanellopoulos • Visits


Milla Baldo Ceolin 1924–2011


Progress on Statistical Issues in Searches


Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science • Physics: A Student Companion • Books received

Inside Story: Interactions with Georges Charpak

Vladimir Peskov recalls his first encounters with the influential scientist.