On 20 October, CERN director-general Luciano Maiani bravely took over the controls of an excavator for the groundbreaking of the CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso project.
At Beijing, the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC) was commissioned in 1988 and physicists are now considering the next step.
The demands that CERN's forthcoming Large Hadron Collider place on detectors have led the LHCb collaboration to look to Latin flair for a solution.
Taking shape in the Italian Gran Sasso underground laboratory is a large module for the Imaging Cosmic And Rare Underground Signals detector.
New support for the Chacaltaya Cosmic Ray Research Laboratory, on Mount Chacaltaya near La Paz, Bolivia, underlines its relevance for cosmic ray research.
While proton-proton collisions will be the principal diet of CERN's LHC machine, heavy-ion collisions will also be on the menu. The ALICE experiment will be ready and waiting.
Covering a volume of 17 000 metres cubic, the muon system of the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider will be one of the largest particle detector systems ever built.
A new device that can operate in close proximity to highly sensitive superconducting sensors could open up new detector possibilities.
Claus Grupen reviews in 2000 The Physics of Particle Detection.
Imagine trying to record a symphony in a second. That is effectively what CERN's ALICE collaboration will have to do when the laboratory's forthcoming Large Hadron Collider (LHC) starts up in 2005.