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CERN Courier: November 2013

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 53 Issue 9


To the terascale: catching the plasma wakefield

A look at a design study of 1983 and subsequent progress.

AWAKE: to high energies in a single leap

A project to test proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration.

Can fibre be the future of high-energy physics?

A new laser system that could drive plasma acceleration.

ICRC 2013: from Earth to the Galaxy and beyond

Reporting on this year’s major astroparticle physics conference.

Our universe was yours

CERN opened its doors at the end of September to more than 70,000 visitors.

Testing times for relativity

A meeting in Indiana reviewed tests of Lorentz and CPT symmetries.

Micropattern-detector experts meet in Zaragoza

Latest research developments in the technology of MPGDs.


Faces & Places

• CERN MEDICIS: radioisotopes for health • Carlo Rubbia appointed senator for life • André Lagarrigue prize honours work of Haïssinski • Royal Society honours the communication work of Frank Close • The Scuola Normale Superiore: still strong after 200 years • Wolfgang Paul: inspired scientist, Nobel laureate, father figure • Advanced accelerator physics in Norway • Elsevier comes on board SCOAP open-access initiative • Virdee receives honorary degree • From Higgs to black holes: three hot days in Protvino • Visits


• Godfrey Harry Stafford 1920–2013 • Frederick Mills 1928–2013 • Francesco Romano 1943–2013


• Lagarrigue and the discovery of neutral currents • Progress in double beta decay?


• Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology: Volume 5 – Applications of Superconducting Technology to Accelerators • Doing Physics: How Physicists Take Hold of the World (2nd edition)

Inside Story: A dialogue between science and art

With an international reach, CMS provides an ideal platform to communicate science through art.


• International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics