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CERN Courier: December 2014

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 54 Issue 10


RHIC’s new gold record

An exceptional run for the heavy-ion collider in 2014.

In their own words

Recollections of CERN’s early days from the CERN Archives.

Cosmic neutrinos and more: IceCube’s first three years

Results from the coldest region of the Earth.

Heavy-ion collisions: where size matters

ALICE opens a window on collective behaviour.

ICTP: theorists in the developing world

An interview with director Fernando Quevedo.

Cosmic particles meet the LHC at ISVHECRI

Hadron-production at accelerators and in cosmic rays.


Faces & Places

• 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