• Lev Lipatov 1940–2017 • John Smith 1938–2017 • Maria Krawczyk 1946–2017

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

• Henri Desportes 1933–2017 • Patrick Fleury 1935–2017 • Sergei Matinyan 1931–2017 • Gary Steigman 1941–2017

• 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

• 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

• Dmitry Bardin 1945–2017 • Wiesław Czyż 1927–2017 • Alper Garren 1925–2017 • Maryam Mirzakhani 1977–2017

• 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

• Bjørn Jacobsen 1961–2017 • Guido Petrucci 1926–2017 • Peter Sonderegger 1935–2017

• 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

• 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

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. […]

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

• 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

• 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