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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: March 2013

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 53 Issue 2


Linear-collider technologies for all

The 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium provided a broader stage for discussions.

Charm and beauty in Utrecht

Heavy flavours in the spotlight at an international workshop.

The incurable attraction of physics

What happens when a love of CERN and literature meet?

Work for the LHC’s first long shutdown gets under way

Photos highlight some of CERN’s preparations for a busy two years of maintenance and consolidation.

Spin physics in Dubna

A report from the biennial international spin symposium.


Faces & Places

• Brookhaven has new leader for nuclear and particle physics • INFN inaugurates new national centre in Trento • CERN makes the headlines in 2012 • Cyprus honours Herwig Schopper • Academy of Lyon presents the 2012 Prix Thibaud • ALBA opens its doors to the public • Google Science Fair seeks the scientists of tomorrow


• Paul Levaux 1931–2012 • Gordon Fraser 1943–2013


• 11th conference on Flavor Physics & CP Violation 2013 • 2013 Space-Cryogenics Workshop


• Flavor Physics at the Tevatron: Decay, Mixing and CP Violation Measurements in pp Collisions • El ecologista nuclear; L’ambientalista nucleare; The Nuclear Environmentalist • A Student’s Guide to Einstein’s Major Papers • Foundations of Space and Time: Reflections on Quantum Gravity

Viewpoint: The incomprehensibility principle

Gordon Fraser, long-time editor of CERN Courier, ponders on paying attention.