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Ghosts in the machine

Ghosts in the machine

  In July 1956, in a brief paper published in Science, a small team based at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US presented results from an experiment at a new, powerful fission reactor a...

Japan eyes up its future

Japan eyes up its future

  Japan has been a leader in the global neutrino community since the 1980s, breaking ground (both literally and figuratively) with multiple generations of massive underground experiments. These e...

A portal to new physics

A portal to new physics

  The 1998 discovery that neutrinos can oscillate between different flavours, by the Super-Kamiokande experiment in Japan and subsequently by the SNO experiment in Canada, marked a turning point ...

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Tunnel VisionsBy M Riordan, L Hoddeson and A W KolbUniversity of Chicago PressAlso available at the CERN bookshop The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), a huge accelerator to be built in Texas in t...

Short but intense…

Short but intense…

After a short, but intense, “intermezzo” as editor of the CERN Courier, I’m stepping down as I head off to new challenges. I would like to thank the CERN Courier Advisory Board and the m...

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Melting Hadrons, Boiling Quarks: From Hagedorn Temperature to Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at CERN. With a Tribute to Rolf HagedornBy Johann Rafelski (ed.)SpringerAlso available at the CERN...

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Images of Time: Mind, Science, RealityBy George JaroszkiewiczOxford University Press For ages, sundials have been used to measure time, with typical accuracies in the order of a few minutes. After Gal...

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Open access ebooks Open access (OA) publishing is proving to be a very successful publishing model in the scholarly scientific field: today, more than 10,000 journals are accessible in OA, according t...

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