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CERN Courier: December 2013

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 53 Issue 10


CESAR: CERN’s first storage ring

The machine that set CERN on course to the ISR and LHC.

CERN School of Computing: 10 years of renewal

How the CSC has been reinvigorated during the past decade.

The multifaceted life of Pontecorvo

Highlights from a centenary symposium in Rome.

A network for the Balkans

Bringing physicists together in Southeast Europe.

Fermilab gears up for an intense future

A series of upgrades will deliver many more protons.

Golden jubilee in Protvino

IHEP celebrates its 50th anniversary.


Faces & Places

• Englert, Higgs and CERN receive the Prince of Asturias Award • Ukraine to become an associate member of CERN • APS announces winners for 2014 • IOP medals: from particles to the cosmos • Mikhail Shifman and Andrei Slavnov receive the Pomeranchuck Prize • Polish institute makes Guido Altarelli honorary professor • Fabiola Gianotti selected for UN's Scientific Advisory Board • First foreign-born IBS institute director • An umbrella symposium for the physics of multiparticle dynamics • European XFEL electron-injector installation • China’s IHEP celebrates its first 40 years • 'Israel at CERN' Industrial Exhibition inauguration • New series of summer schools starts in Oxford • Visits


• Alfredo Susini 1926–2013


• International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics • 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference • Advanced Workshop on LHC Physics and Cosmology


• Festive Bookshelf • Madam Wu Chien-Shiung: The First Lady of Physics Research • Time Reborn: From the Crisis of Physics to the Future of the Universe • The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903–1966) • Allegro Neutrino ou L’attrape-temps • A Palette of Particles • The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science & Forensics • Books received