Dahl book From Nuclear Transmutation to Nuclear Fission, 1932-1939 by Per F Dahl, IOP Publishing, ISBN 0750308656, £55 ($75/€75). Per Dahl continues to be a careful and conscientious compiler of physics history. After Flash of the Cathode […]

Handling, presenting and understanding the complex track patterns produced in the collisions of high-energy particles calls for considerable ingenuity. Gordon Fraser talks to CERN collision display specialist Hans Drevermann.

In the early 1960s, East German physicists collaborated with CERN, despite the restrictions that existed as a result of the Berlin Wall. Thomas Stange, author of a book on the history of the Zeuthen laboratory near East Berlin, tells the tale.

Since its foundation in 1967, creeping urbanization has taken away some of Fermilab’s remoteness, but the famous buffalo still roam, and farm buildings evocative of frontier America dot the landscape – appropriately for a laboratory at the high-energy frontier of modern research.

This year’s Rochester International Conference on High Energy Physics, held in Amsterdam, provided a showcase for precision results, and pointed the way forward for particle physics at future facilities. Paula Collins and Piet Mulders report.