Two years ago, Rusi Taleyarkhan at Oak Ridge and colleagues made the amazing claim that they had found evidence for neutron emission and tritium production in chilled, deuterated acetone when blasted with sound to produce […]
Alexandru Mihul believes that the distribution of data from large laboratories to smaller institutes for longer term analysis has benefits for all.
Frontiers of Science: In Celebration of the 80th Birthday of C N Yang by Hwa-Tung Nieh (ed), World Scientific. Hardback ISBN 9812384073, £78 ($106). Paperback ISBN 9812384146, £41 ($55). The proceedings of the International Symposium […]
Forum Engelberg pays tribute to Curien Hubert Curien The 2004 Forum Engelberg paid tribute to its president, Hubert Curien, who will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. Curien is a former French minister for research and was […]
The antiproton may soon be better known than the proton, and an ion that is more hydrogen-like than hydrogen may become the subject of high-precision laser spectroscopy experiments. John Eades describes an exotic future.
Does a melting crystal provide the key to developing a quantum description of gravity? Advances at the first Simons Workshop point to a connection.
The superlarge nuclei studied at CERN’s ISOLDE facility can now vie for attention with the superdeformed and the superheavy, as David Lunney explains.
The Large Electron Positron collider made significant contributions to the process of establishing the Standard Model as the basis for matter and forces, and also built a platform for physics scenarios beyond the model.
Space is the ultimate laboratory for fundamental physics and the possibility of holding experiments there was the theme of the SpacePart ’03 conference. Roberto Battiston reports.
The first stage of the refrigeration system for the Large Hadron Collider is now installed and ready for the initial cooling tests in 2005, as Laurent Tavian describes.
Abell 1835 The discovery of a galaxy at a redshift of 10.0 smashes the record for the most distant object known in the universe. The detection of this very faint galaxy was made possible by combining the […]
Stephen Wolfram’s book A New Kind of Science ( CERN Courier Jan/Feb 2003 p55 ) made the case that many complex things could be created by very simple algorithms running as cellular automata. While perhaps philosophically attractive, this is also […]
Most rechargeable batteries are based on a technology that has been available for many years – and almost everyone wishes the batteries were just a little better, whether they are for vehicles or for laptops. […]
WestGrid Scientists leading the WestGrid project in Canada have announced that the major resources of this $48 million project are available for general use by the research community. Canadian particle physicists have already applied WestGrid successfully […]
While quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is considered to be the theory of strong interactions, it is very difficult to use it to make predictions of processes over distances of the order of the size of hadrons. […]
PEP-II The PEP-II accelerator at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) reached a new milestone on 11 March by phasing in “trickle injection”, a mode of operation that increases the production of B and Bbar particles […]
E787 and E949 The E949 collaboration at the Brookhaven National Laboratory has reported further evidence for the very rare kaon decay, K+→π+ννbar. The rate observed for this decay may indicate new forces beyond those in the Standard Model […]
CERN’s member states have adopted a new protocol on the privileges and immunities of the organization. This brings CERN into line with other European intergovernmental organizations, such as the European Space Agency and the European […]