CERN Courier: December 2014
An exceptional run for the heavy-ion collider in 2014.
Recollections of CERN’s early days from the CERN Archives.
Results from the coldest region of the Earth.
ALICE opens a window on collective behaviour.
An interview with director Fernando Quevedo.
Hadron-production at accelerators and in cosmic rays.
• ESS lays new foundations for science • Italian industry and culture come to CERN • UN and CERN celebrate 60 years of science for peace and development • French Physical Society honours Guillaume Unal • ITEP presents the 2014 Pomeranchuk Prize • Evangelos Gazis honoured • The John Adams Institute: 10 years strong • Winters at CERN • Visits
• Walter Thirring 1927–2014 • Bruno Righini 1931–2014 • Alan Astbury 1934–2014 • Vladimir Georgievich Kadyshevsky 1938–2014
• Science and Technology of the Free-Electron Laser
• Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field: How Two Men Revolutionized Physics • Behind the Scenes of the Universe: From the Higgs to Dark Matter • Publishing and the Advancement of Science: From Selfish Genes to Galileo’s Finger • Time in Powers of Ten: Natural Phenomena and Their Timescales • The Perfect Wave: With Neutrinos at the Boundary of Space and Time • CERN: How We Found the Higgs Boson • Faithful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion • Books received • Magazines