New results from the “B factories” could help to explain why a universe made of
matter emerged from a Big Bang that created equal amounts of matter and antimatter.
A recent meeting in Cracow gave an overview of developments in B physics.
Advances in physics go hand in hand with those in experimental techniques, and
increasingly so with progress in computing and analysis. A recent workshop at Fermilab
surveyed this fast-developing area, which has impact far beyond physics alone.
After 40 years of research, physicists met at the First International Workshop on
the Radio Detection of High Energy Particles to discuss the detection of high-energy
cosmic rays and neutrinos using radio waves. Peter Gorham and David
Since the discovery of X-rays, fundamental physics has been a source of ideas for
radiography and medical imaging. A new imaging method firmly rooted in particle
physics was chosen by Time magazine as one of its “Inventions of the Year
Extremely accurate experiments can be conducted when particles and nuclei are
delicately guided using electric and magnetic fields. A recent conference surveyed the
range of such research under way around the world.
A CERN-inspired development at the Manne Siegbahn Laboratory, Stockholm, has
produced physics results of impressive accuracy. Ingmar Bergström reports.
Every year, several hundred talented specialists, most of them young, experience working
in CERN’s unique atmosphere. What they learn during this time provides a springboard
for their careers, as well as furthering science and promoting technology exchange
throughout Europe and further afield.
Selected Papers of Richard Feynman (with commentary), edited by Laurie M Brown, World Scientific Series in 20th Century Physics, Vol. 27, ISBN 981 02 4130 5 hbk ISBN 981 02 4131 3 pbk. Richard Feynman After A […]