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CERN Courier: September 2012

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 52 Issue 7


CMS studies the quark–gluon plasma

Results from a multifaceted heavy-ion programme.

Particle identification in ALICE boosts QGP studies

How the experiment employs an arsenal of techniques.

The PS Booster hits 40

The evolution of a key machine at CERN.

ECLOUD12 sheds light on electron clouds

Workshop brings the experts together.

4 July 2012: a day to remember

ATLAS (above) and CMS (below) describe the analysis procedures presented in the seminar on 4 July, watched by scientists around the world.

Particle-physics fever in Melbourne

A wave of optimism at ICHEP2012.


Faces & Places

AMS experiment marks one year in space • Lebrun receives Kamerlingh Onnes Medal • IEEE-NPSS honours Chris Parkman … • … and achievements in accelerator development • IOP medals: from particles to the cosmos • EPS announces Lize Meitner Prize winners • International meeting eyes the future • Visit • School looks forward to ep and eA colliders • Caterina Biscari to head ALBA facility • Calorimetry aficionados meet in Sante Fe • JINR calls for nominations for Flerov prize


Friedhelm Brasse 1929–2011 • Michael J Losty 1943–2012


Time Machines • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes: A Life in Science • An Invitation to Quantum Field Theory • Slow light: Invisibility, Teleportation and Other Mysteries of Light • Books received

Viewpoint: An important day for science

CERN’s director-general, Rolf Heuer, looks beyond the results announced on 4 July to a wider significance.