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CERN Courier: October 2012

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 52 Issue 8


3D cooling for uranium collisions at RHIC

Techniques to shrink the beams of the heaviest ions ever used in a collider.

The history of QCD

Harald Fritzsch, one of the pioneers of quantum chromodynamics, recalls some of the background to the development of the theory 40 years ago.

ESO and CERN: a tale of two organizations

A look back at the birth of ESO 50 years ago.

Particle and nuclear physics intersect in Florida

Reporting on a range of topics from CIPANP 2012.

Boosting sensitivity to new physics

New analysis methods in the search for heavy particles at the LHC.


Faces & Places

Largest Cherenkov telescope sees first light • Munich welcomes Strings 2012 • A look back at a beautiful Ω • Visit • CAS course in Slovakia focuses on ion sources


9th Vienna Central European Seminar on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory


The Quantum Exodus: Jewish Fugitives, the Atomic Bomb, and the Holocaust

Viewpoint: ESO and CERN – 50 years later

Catherine Cesarsky reflects on the long-standing relationship between the two flourishing European organizations.