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International Journal of High-Energy Physics

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CERN Courier: July/August 2017

Cover of CERN Courier Volume 57 Issue 6


Europe enters the extreme X-ray era

The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser will probe electronic, chemical and biological processes in unprecedented detail.

The world’s longest superconducting linac

The linac driving the European XFEL also serves as a prototype for a high-energy linear collider.

Discovering diamonds

Ultrafast PET detector based on particle-physics know-how proves its ability to sort diamond from rock.

The Higgs adventure: five years in

Five years since the Higgs boson was discovered, much has been learnt about this enigmatic particle.

FAIR forges its future

The international FAIR facility is under construction, promising intense ion and antiproton beams for experiments in diverse fields.


Faces & Places

• EPS awards prizes for high-energy physics • High recognition for CERN Director-General • Two schools win beam time at CERN • 2017 GÉANT Community Awards • SESAME celebrates opening • UK hosts third HL-LHC industry day • Accelerator experts meet in Copenhagen • LHC physics shines in Shanghai • Exploring axions and WIMPs in Greece • Berlin meeting weighs up post-LHC machine • Visits


• Cécile DeWitt-Morette 1922–2017 • Charles Gruhn 1935–2017 • Gerhard Lutz 1939–2017


• Trick or Truth? The Mysterious Connection Between Physics and Mathematics • Raw Data: A Novel on Life in Science • Books received