• 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

• Vinod Chohan 1949–2017 • Satoshi Ozaki 1929–2017 • Yassen Stanislavov Stanev 1962–2017

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 […]

• EPS awards prizes for high-energy physics • High recognition for CERN Director-General • Two schools win beam time at CERN • 2017 GÉANT Community Awards • SESAME celebrates opening • UK hosts third HL-LHC industry day • Accelerator experts meet in Copenhagen • LHC physics shines in Shanghai • Exploring axions and WIMPs in Greece • Berlin meeting weighs up post-LHC machine • Visits

• Cécile DeWitt-Morette 1922–2017 • Charles Gruhn 1935–2017 • Gerhard Lutz 1939–2017

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 […]

• Pierre Binétruy 1955–2017 • Gösta Ekspong 1922–2017 • Gareth Hughes 1943–2017 • Thomas Massam 1936–2016 • Arthur Rosenfeld 1926–2017 • Durga Prasad Roy 1941–2017

Broken Symmetry Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, which is purposely reminiscent of the Beauvais Cathedral in France, is a striking landmark in the Chicago area. But it is not the only visual milestone the laboratory’s first director left behind. […]

• Tim Berners-Lee receives Turing Award • ICTP Dirac medallists 2016 • Guido Altarelli Award 2017 • Prizes galore for IceCube members • Firms to begin prototyping the science cloud • Beam gymnastics in Sicily • Testing gravity in Vancouver • Visits

• André Lagarrigue Prize 2016 • CERN communications make the grade • Hidden Figures premiered • A wealth of new results at Moriond • Madagascar event marks 15 years • Celebrating 90 years of quantum mechanics • Physics at the intensity frontier • CLIC looks to the future • RuPAC16 demonstrates international outlook • Visits

• Ludwig Faddeev 1934–2017 • Victor Kryshkin 1939–2017 • Heinrich Leutz 1928–2017

• New director for Jefferson Lab • Rüdiger Voss next president of EPS • Neutrino trio wins 2016 Pontecorvo Prize • EPS announces accelerator prizes • AAAS honours Kurt Gottfried • Julius Wess Award for detector work • Highlights from Quark Matter 2017 • Slush brings scientists and entrepreneurs closer • Antwerp workshop sets reference • Celebrating a decade of high-end computer algebra • Visits

• Ned Goldwasser 1919–2016 • Hans Jürgen Hilke 1938–2016 • Jean Yoccoz 1925–2016

• French Physical Society presents awards • Geneva physicists share Wolf Prize • New LHCb spokesperson elected • DG speaks on open science • Celebrating 50 years of neutron science at ILL • Visits • DUNE collaboration meeting comes to CERN • Daresbury accelerator workshop focuses on electron–positron factories • Hadronic contributions to new-physics searches • Quark confinement and the hadron spectrum

• Thomas Dombeck 1945–2016 • Sidney Drell 1926–2016 • M G K Menon 1928–2016 • Helmut Oeschler 1945–2017

• New management at linear collider • ESO appoints astronomer Barcons as new director general • Next theory leader for Jefferson Lab • LHC operations changes hands • Heuer given highest French honour • String theorists snare Breakthrough Prize • Humboldt award for Brookhaven physicist • Atomic pioneer wins presidential medal • Neutrino physicist takes up Pascal Chair • Russian Academy of Sciences elects theorists as latest new members • Visits • Triangulating in Mumbai • PSI event probes the low-energy frontier • Nanotechnology meets HEP in Darmstadt • Super future for medical accelerators • Higgs Couplings 2016 • Hard probe for QCD matter • Exotic nuclei and super-heavy elements • Introduction to accelerator physics

• Ovsat Abdinov 1944–2016 • Malcolm Derrick 1933–2016 • Valery Khovanskiy 1940–2016 • Ted Wilson 1938–2016

• APS announces 2017 prize recipients • Marking 15 years of humanitarian mapping • CERN science on display in Vienna • YITP celebrates 50 years • LHC sheds light on extreme cosmic rays • CERN sets bar for cryogenic safety • Lifetime achievement • Deep discussions at DIS 2016 • Visits

• David Jackson 1925–2016 • Edward J Lofgren 1914–2016 • Peter Weilhammer 1938–2016 • Wolfhart Zimmermann 1928–2016

• Following Blackett’s advice • Blackett, the UK and CERN

• Paolo Giubellino to lead FAIR and GSI • TRIUMF appoints new science associate director • LHCb recognises young scientists • CHIPP prize for neutrino researcher • Perimeter physicist wins early researcher award • DESY inaugurates new research halls • CERN event links particles to astrophysics • Netherlands focus for 2016 ENLIGHT meeting • Higgs Hunting 2016 • African school goes from strength to strength • Event spotlight • Visits

• Siegmund Brandt 1936–2016 • James Cronin 1931–2016 • Erwin Gabathuler 1933–2016 • Werner Kienzle 1936–2016 • Stanley Mandelstam 1928–2016

• New leader for UK fusion programme
• QCD pioneer wins Prange prize
• Order of Alfonso X the Wise
• CERN tours more popular than ever
• CERN hits the festival circuit
• Vintage silicon detectors preserved
• 10,000th teacher visits CERN
• Strong interactions in Montpellier
• Extreme QCD weighs up results
• Event spotlight
• Visits

• Martin Block 1925–2016
• John Madey 1943–2016
• Roberto Petronzio 1949–2016
• Yoshio Yamaguchi 1926–2016

• New chair of Brookhaven physics department • Jefferson Lab director wins Glazebrook Medal • Non-locality bags Dirac Medal • Daresbury physicist wins Rutherford Medal • APS recognises nucleon structure • Artist wins CERN residency • Milan exhibition opens its doors • Next ATLAS spokesperson selected • SUSY reports from down under • X-ray focus for CERN Accelerator School • EuroScience Open Forum discusses science on a European scale • CERN and Turkey transfer knowledge • Event spotlight • HEPTech takes research out of the lab • Visits

• Helen Edwards 1936–2016 • Stephen Gasiorowicz 1928–2016 • Victor Alexandrovich Karnaukhov 1930–2016 • Pablo Rodríguez Pérez 1976–2016 • Nikolai Maksimovich Shumeiko 1942–2016 • Guido Vegni 1931–2016

• John Womersley appointed director of ESS • TRIUMF welcomes new associate director • Markov prize for black-hole theory • Prizes galore for LIGO discovery • Winners of the 2016 Beamline for Schools announced • Celebration marks 40 years of SPS service • CERN openlab: supporting the LHC community for 15 years • Celebrating 40 years of supergravity • Netherlands firms exhibit products at CERN • Third European Cryogenics Days focuses on HEP • Beauty on show in the south of France • Highlights of IPAC 2016 in Korea • Swedish MAX IV light source inaugurated • Event spotlight • Visits