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CERN Courier: September 2013

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 53 Issue 7

Features

Strangely beautiful dimuons

A key observation at the LHC marks a major milestone in a 30-year long journey.

The LHC's first long run

Behind the scenes at the LHC: A look at some of the main aspects of the LHC's operation and improving performance.

The challenge of keeping cool

Behind the scenes at the LHC: A look at some of the main aspects of the LHC's operation and improving performance.

Safeguarding the superconducting magnets

Behind the scenes at the LHC: A look at some of the main aspects of the LHC's operation and improving performance.

The collimation system: defence against beam loss

Behind the scenes at the LHC: A look at some of the main aspects of the LHC's operation and improving performance.

Steve Myers and the LHC: an unexpected journey

Behind the scenes at the LHC: A look at some of the main aspects of the LHC's operation and improving performance.

Machine protection: the key to safe operation

Behind the scenes at the LHC: A look at some of the main aspects of the LHC's operation and improving performance.

AIDA boosts detector development

An EU project is enabling detector solutions for upgraded and future accelerators.

Neutral currents: A perfect experimental discovery

Luciano Maiani reflects on the impact of the observation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary.

Regulars

Faces & Places

• Giorgio Apollinari selected as new head of LARP • New institute hosts programmes in astro- and particle-physics • Aymar and ten Kate honoured for contributions to superconductivity • François Flückiger joins Internet Hall of Fame • Carlile honoured for bringing the ESS to Sweden • Honorary degrees for Johannes Blümer and Carlos Pajares • Buras elected to Warsaw academy • CAQCD: 20 years of developments in QCD • EDIT goes to Asia for young experimenters to learn more about detectors • Visits

Obituaries

• Donald Glaser 1926–2013 • Aston Antonovich Komar 1931–2013 • Walter Blum 1937–2013 • Myron Bander 1937–2012

Letter

Great times in 1982

Meetings

• 8th International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders • 2014 International Conference on Translational Research in Radio-Oncology and Physics for Health in Europe

Bookshelf

• Feynman's Tips on Physics: Problem-Solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics • A Journey with Fred Hoyle • Networks Geeks: How They Built the Internet • Handbook of Radioactivity Analysis

Inside Story: Pontecorvo and neutrino physics

The "father" of neutrino oscillations, born a century ago, had many ground-breaking ideas.