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CERN Courier: July/August 2012

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 52 Issue 6


A discovery of cosmic proportions

What Victor Hess found out when he took to the skies in 1912.

Domenico Pacini and the origin of cosmic rays

A forgotten pioneer of the early days of cosmic-ray research.

LHCf: bringing cosmic collisions down to Earth

Data from the LHC are providing input for models used to measure the highest-energy cosmic rays.

Studies of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays look to the future

A symposium at CERN discussed the challenges in detecting extreme events.

ALICE looks to the skies

One of big experiments at the LHC, and its intriguing observations.

Cherenkov Telescope Array is set to open new windows

A new facility to push forward very high-energy gamma-ray astronomy.

A neutrino telescope deep in the Mediterranean Sea

KM3NeT will instrument several cubic kilometres of deep water.

The discovery of air-Cherenkov radiation

How a simple but audacious experiment opened up a new technique.


Faces & Places

Lyn Evans becomes Linear Collider director • Davis Campus brings new life to the Homestake mine • Work is complete on tunnel network for European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser • Japanese recognition for ASACUSA’s anti hydrogen research • John Ellis is honoured by the Queen • Leon Lederman receives the Vannevar Bush award • Wim Leemans wins Advanced Accelerator Concepts prize • INR awards the 2012 Markov prizes • Quantum theory under scrutiny in Malta • Peter Higgs returns to Bristol • Return of the neutralino • More ways to access the ‘bible’ of particle physics • Visits


Cornelis ‘Kees’ Zilverschoon 1923–2012


9th biennial International Workshop on Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls


Summer Bookshelf: • Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow • The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction • How the hippies saved physics: science, counterculture, and the quantum revival • Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925 • Higgs Force. The Symmetry-Breaking Force that Makes the World an Interesting Place • Catalysed Fusion

Viewpoint: From ionization of air to beyond the LHC

Alan Watson looks at how the links between particle physics and cosmic-ray research have evolved over the past century.