This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first particle beams at the former Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research, now better known as the Paul Scherrer Institute.
In the beginning there were quarks and gluons the "quarkgluon plasma". Density and temperature decreased as the universe expanded and cooled.
The quest goes on to try to pin down the detailed inner structure of the proton. The problem is that, the harder physicists look, the more structure they find.
The first kaons from the new DAFNE phimeson factory at Frascati underline a fascinating chapter in the evolution of particle physics.
The BES II spectrometer at the Beijing electronpositron collider (BEPC) has completed a measurement of hadron production rates over the 25 GeV energy range which is valuable input for Standard Mod...
A regular feature of the nuclear physics scene is the Particles and Nuclei International Conference, which was held in Uppsala, Sweden on 10-16 June.
1999 looks to be a vintage year for "superheavy" nuclei. These heavier-than-uranium isotopes are a 20th-century postcript to the Periodic Table.
Recent experiments that took place at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, near Moscow, reported evidence for element 114, the first inhabitant of a new island of nuclear stability.
Simulating the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang, strongly interacting particles at high temperature or density are expected to produce weakly interacting "deconfined" quarks and gluons the famo...
Careful analysis of data collected by the NA50 experiment studying high-energy heavy-ion collisions at CERN shows clear signs of new behaviour, suggesting that under these conditions the colliding nu...