Marietta Blau Marietta Blau – Sterne der Zertrümmerung by Robert Rosner and Birgitte Strohmaier (eds), Böhlau Verlag. ISBN 3205770889, €29.90. Marietta Blau – Sterne der Zertrümmerung (stars of fragmentation) is the third in a new series devoted […]

Dyson and Rubakov share the Pomeranchuk Prize for 2003 Dyson and Rubakov Freeman Dyson, from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Valery Rubakov, from the Institute for Nuclear Research (INR) in Moscow, have been awarded the […]

By early December 2003 CERN had taken delivery of 154 superconducting dipole magnets – enough for the first octant of the LHC. This indicates that industrial production is now both on course and in full swing, as Lucio Rossi describes.

The Large Hadron Collider project has had to overcome challenges at every stage. Lyn Evans focuses on the three phases of approval, construction and operation.

A workshop at Argonne on high-gradient RF cavities attracted 90 participants, with contributions from CERN, KEK, SLAC, Argonne and Fermilab. Jim Norem reports.

The US Department of Energy’s Office of Science has unveiled its 20 year science facility plan. This is in effect a roadmap for future scientific facilities to support the department’s basic science and research missions. […]

The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), chaired by director of SLAC Jonathan Dorfan, has announced the members of a 12-person International Technology Recommendation Panel (ITRP) for a future linear collider. The ITRP, with four […]

Ian Halliday The UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) has outlined its latest research goals in its Strategic Plan for 2003-2008. Among its aims are to increase UK industrial competitiveness and gain leadership roles in […]

Three months into run 4 and the PEP II accelerator, the electron-positron collider at SLAC, is performing beautifully. Recent modifications of PEP II’s hardware and operations have allowed it to maintain more intense beams, and […]

Figure 1 A major milestone has been reached for the STAR detector at Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) with the hoisting of the upper half of the endcap electromagnetic calorimeter (EEMC) into place on the “west” […]

Figure 1 Development work for the TESLA linear collider has recently made substantial progress. After a surface treatment called electrolytic polishing, four superconducting nine-cell niobium cavities reached accelerating gradients of more than 35 MV/m. This is the […]