Faces and places

New director for particle physics at RAL • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel award for Higgs phenomenology • NSREC accolade for radiation paper • Swiss Physical Society presents annual awards • Particle interactions up to the highest energies • Higgs hunters meet up in Orsay and Paris • Göttingen hosts HASCO summer school • Research infrastructures event brings particle physics into focus • CERN is guest of honour at Swiss National Day • Packed house for CHEP public event