CERN Courier: July/August 2012
What Victor Hess found out when he took to the skies in 1912.
A forgotten pioneer of the early days of cosmic-ray research.
Data from the LHC are providing input for models used to measure the highest-energy cosmic rays.
A symposium at CERN discussed the challenges in detecting extreme events.
One of big experiments at the LHC, and its intriguing observations.
A new facility to push forward very high-energy gamma-ray astronomy.
KM3NeT will instrument several cubic kilometres of deep water.
How a simple but audacious experiment opened up a new technique.
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
Alan Watson looks at how the links between particle physics and cosmic-ray research have evolved over the past century.