Committee to find next ERC president • Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics goes to Ooguri • James Pinfold wins a Killam Prize • Hannah Petersen awarded Zimányi Medal • Guido Altarelli Award goes to Gao and Hen • High-energy physicists elected to Royal Society • Laureates mark Standard Model anniversary • Neutrino physics shines bright in Heidelberg • LHCP reports from Bologna • Heavy-flavour highlights from Beauty 2018 • Loops and legs in quantum field theory • KEK hosts hadron-therapy symposium

Your article “ Tales of TRIUMF ” (CERN Courier May 2018 p31), mentions, in paragraph 19, “…the shutdown of the Chalk River reactor facility.” The National Research Universal (NRU) reactor was indeed shutdown for the last time on […]

Tanaka to head SLAC neutrino group  • SESAME appoints technical director  • Four winners of 2018 Edison Volta Prize  • Accelerator awards presented at IPAC  • Panjab University honours Virdee  • Kaplan wins for Particle Fever  • Brazil signs up to IPPOG collaboration  • CERN: Science Bridging Cultures  • ALICE marks quarter century  • Accelerator aficionados meet in Vancouver  • The history and future of the PHYSTAT series  • Antimatter research leaps ahead  • FCC presents at tunnel congress
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The feature “Putting the Pauli exclusion principle on trial” (CERN Courier March 2018 p35) was extremely interesting, describing highly accurate experiments that have put severe limits on the possible violation of the Pauli principle. Testing […]

Enzo Bertolini 1932–2017 •  Ferdinand Hahn 1959–2018 •  Vincenzo Palmieri 1962–2018 •  Richard Taylor 1929–2018

New leader at Fermilab’s next accelerator  • Change of chairs for antimatter community  • Pontecorvo award
to Fogli and Lisi  • Gold medal for extreme nuclei  • Winners of the 2018 Collide awards revealed  • Defining technology for tomorrow’s experiments  • Standard Model gets annual check up at Moriond  • Industry rises to FCC conductor challenge  • Training tomorrow’s accelerator scientists  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science  • Visits

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Brookhaven role to focus on technology transfer  • DUNE elects co-spokesperson • Carlin takes the helm at CMS experiment • Alfvén Prize for cosmic acceleration • Five young researchers win ATLAS thesis prize • Big science meets industry in Copenhagen  • Nanotechnology: from materials to science • Beauty workshop highlights CERN–China links • Training young researchers in South-East Europe  • Visits

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New director for Los Alamos •  DPG elects next president •  Change of spokespersons at Pierre Auger •  Mark Thomson set to head up UK research council •  Sackler Prize for work on quantum field theory •  Emmy Noether distinction •  Event breathes new life into CERN history •  Winners of Buchalter Prize announced •  Creating a shared future in a fractured world •  Human interactions leave indelible tracks at CERN •  Physics fest for a future circular collider •  Project to assess impact of research infrastructures  • CLIC workshop focuses on strategy  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory turns 60 • Visits

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• ECFA elects new chairperson • Change of director at US accelerator school • WMAP scientists awarded 2018 Breakthrough Prize • Weizmann Institute honours Jenni • Dublin City University acclaim for Myers • Schukraft receives Niels Bohr Institute’s Honorary Medal • 25 years of the LHC experimental programme • Inauguration ceremony promotes Hyper-Kamiokande project • Dark-matter and cosmic-ray celebrations • Japan science festival looks beyond the boundaries •&nbsp Fun at the fair • Berkeley physicists march in Pride Parade • Weighing up the LHC’s future • Sizing up physics beyond colliders • CERN and Member States talk med-tech • Top physics focus in Portugal • CERN presents high readiness-level technologies in Atlanta • Implications of LHCb results brought into focus • Electromagnetic interactions with nucleons • Particle physics meets quantum optics •  Visits

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• ISOLDE then and now • Neutrinos and the Standard Model • Dick Garwin and g-2

• KEK and Fermilab directors reappointed • APS announces 2018 prizes and awards • Wang, Kim and Nishikawa awarded Pontecorvo Prize • ISOLDE marks 50 years of physics with exotic nuclei • Diamond anniversay • Crete workshop takes stock of hadron therapy • Madagascar physics in focus • Precision electroweak discussions in Orsay • CAS course in advance accelerator physics • Exploring the physics case for a very-high-energy electron–proton collider Visits

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• CERN Council elects European-strategy secretary • Nobel recognition for discovery of gravitational waves • IEEE applied-superconductivity award • DOE names top 40 breakthroughs • First users at European XFEL • Sibling celebrations at the LHC • The Higgs boson in our lives • CERN School of Computing marks 40th edition • Strong discussions in Montpellier • Baikal school stays vibrant • Visits

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• New spokesperson for GERDA • Brookhaven light source passes two years of user operations • Physics at the festival frontier • Eclipse captures world’s attention • Accelerating science in Turkey • Strangeness in quark matter • Rethinking dark matter in Vietnam • Swiss and Austrian physical societies meet at CERN • Updates from the Higgs sector • HASCO school reports from Göttingen • Visits

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• IOP awards for 2017 announced • Flerov prize for superheavy elements • DUNE breaks ground underground • Langevin-Joliot travels back in time • 10th anniversary of the ERC • Brookhaven marks seven rich decades • Venice EPS event showcases the best of HEP • A quarter century of DIS workshops • HEPTech helps transform ideas into innovations • Joint CAS and MAX IV lab course • Visits

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The Meson hall Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has rapidly established itself among the finest research centres in high-energy physics. It is operating the world’s highest energy, highest intensity proton accelerator and, until it […]

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Two loops in context The article “The two-loop explosion” ( CERN Courier April 2017 p18 ) summarises the current status of precision theory predictions for scattering processes at the LHC, driven by the impressive performance of the LHC experiments. While […]

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