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CERN Courier: January/February 2016

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 56 Issue 1


Networking against cancer with ENLIGHT

The hadrontherapy community touches base.

XENON opens a new era for dark-matter searches

The first physics run is envisaged to start early this year.

LHC surpasses design luminosity with heavy ions

Lead nuclei collided with an average centre-of-mass energy per pair of nucleons of 5.02 TeV.

ATLAS and CMS upgrade proceeds to the next stage

Experiments get ready for the HL-LHC.

CAST: enlightening the dark

CAST widens its scientific programme.

Imaging science: physics laboratories under the spotlight

Physics laboratories lift the curtain on their backstage activities.

PS beam extraction becomes more efficient

Successful tests for more efficient proton-beam extraction.


Interactions & Crossroads

• Quark Matter goes to Japan • TRIUMF’s Whistler workshop strengthens the case for future linear colliders • SESAME charts shared cultural future for the Middle East • SRF2015 features latest advances in superconducting RF cavities • CAS course looks at the limitations of particle beams • Frontiers in hadron and nuclear physics with strangeness and charm • EINN conference celebrates 20 years • Events calendar

Faces & Places

• APS announces prizewinners for 2016 • Benjamin Lee professorship award for Karlheinz Langanke • Breakthrough prize for neutrino oscillations • Sandip Trivedi appointed director of TIFR • Krzysztof Kurek appointed new director of NCBJ • Marcela Carena appointed first Fermilab director of international relations • International Cosmic Day at DESY in Zeuthen • Twenty birthday candles for LHCb • Evidence of the Higgs at DESY • CERN launches 2016 Beamline for Schools competition • Visit


• Roger Anthoine 1925–2015 • Marcel Froissart 1934–2015 • Vadim Kuzmin 1937–2015 • Lev Okun 1929–2015


• The Large Hadron Collider: Harvest of Run 1 • 60 Years of CERN Experiments and Discoveries • Books received