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CERN Courier: January/February 2013

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 53 Issue 1


ATLAS in 2012: building on success

As more data rolled in, new results rolled out.

Quarks on the menu in Munich

Confinement and deconfinement at the ConfX conference.

A watershed: the emergence of QCD

David Gross and Frank Wilczek look back at how QCD began to emerge in its current form 40 years ago.

Superconductivity leads the way to high luminosity

Meetings highlight progress towards the LHC luminosity upgrade.

ICFP 2012 opens up interdisciplinarity

A new conference series brings different disciplines together.


Faces & Places

• Pier Oddone announces his retirement • SpacePart12: bringing the space adventure to CERN • Discovery of new boson reaps awards • A worldwide effort with roots in the 1970s • Maldacena and Belyaev receive Pomeranchuk Prize • Max Klein honoured by Germany and the UK • • Lucio Rossi is named 2013 IEEE fellow • CERN theorist awarded 2013 Solvay Chair in Physics • First prize of Armenian president goes to ALICE member • New trends in the low-energy strangeness sector • ECT* selects Weise as its next director • Collisions in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia • RUPAC accelerator forum comes to St Petersburg • ISAPP: nurturing new astroparticle physicists • Celebrating synchrotrons and a special scientist • New school links Europe and the Asia-Pacific region • CAS introduces accelerator physics in Spain • UBS supports Turkish summer students • Visits


• Joachim Heintze 1926–2012 • Dieter Möhl 1936–2012 • Hans Henrik Andersen 1937–2012


• IPAC’13 • 16th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics


• Léon Rosenfeld: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century • LHC Physics • Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded • Relativistic Cosmology • Quantum Gravity

Inside Story: Llewellyn Smith, world scientist

On 20 November CERN hosted a symposium to mark the 70th birthday of Chris Llewellyn Smith.