• 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

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

• 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

• 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

• Péter Hasenfratz 1946–2016 • Tom Kibble 1932–2016 • Gérard Mennessier 1943–2016 • György Vesztergombi 1943–2016 • Irene Vichou 1964–2016 • Vadim Volkov 1923–2016

• Planning the route for new APPEC road map • FCC Week 2016 showcases progress and challenges • A successful year for SEENET-MTP • Events calendar

• The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research turns 60 • Federico Antinori elected as the new ALICE spokesperson • The first Guido Altarelli Award • Philippe Lebrun receives Mendelssohn Award • Five years of synchrotron light in ALBA • Globe of Science and Innovation reopens

• Valerio Gracco 1940–2015 • Berend Kuiper 1930–2016 • David C Rahm 1927–2016 • Bruno Zotter 1932–2015

• XXII edition of the EPIPHANY Conference • Rencontres de Moriond 2016: patience and more data needed • Brainstorming on the needs of the medical field • Events calendar

• National Technical University of Athens honours Rolf Heuer • Joel Butler elected as the new CMS spokesperson • New awards for artists at CERN • Visit

• ICTR-PHE 2016: the winning alliance • Trigger and data-acquisition experts gather at ISOTDAQ 2016 • Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics confirm their success • Events calendar

• ACFA and IPAC announce accelerator prizes • Gianpaolo Bellini receives the 2016 Pontecorvo Award

• Alice-Anne Martin 1926–2016 • Namık Kemal Pak 1947–2015 • Dmitry Vasilievich Shirkov 1928–2016

• Any hints for new physics? • Annual meeting takes the pulse of EuroCirCol • DS@LHC2015: bringing together the HEP and machine-learning communities • Magnet-technology conference features techniques for the FCC • Events calendar

• Carlo Rubbia awarded China’s highest scientific prize • New director for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • New leadership structure accelerates TRIUMF • Aleksandr Skrinsky celebrates his 80th birthday • JINR celebrates 90th birthday of academician Alexander Baldin • CERN exhibition reopens to the public • CERN signs agreements with Lebanon, Palestine, the US, ESO and IRENA • Visits

• Quark Matter goes to Japan • TRIUMF’s Whistler workshop strengthens the case for future linear colliders • SESAME charts shared cultural future for the Middle East • SRF2015 features latest advances in superconducting RF cavities • CAS course looks at the limitations of particle beams • Frontiers in hadron and nuclear physics with strangeness and charm • EINN conference celebrates 20 years • Events calendar

• APS announces prizewinners for 2016 • Benjamin Lee professorship award for Karlheinz Langanke • Breakthrough prize for neutrino oscillations • Sandip Trivedi appointed
director of TIFR • Krzysztof Kurek appointed new director of NCBJ • Marcela Carena appointed first Fermilab director of international relations • International Cosmic Day at DESY in Zeuthen • Twenty birthday candles for LHCb • Evidence of the Higgs at DESY • CERN launches 2016 Beamline for Schools competition • Visit

• Roger Anthoine 1925–2015 • Marcel Froissart 1934–2015 • Vadim Kuzmin 1937–2015 • Lev Okun 1929–2015

• A new Nobel prize for neutrino physics • First shipment of magnets from CERN to SESAME • Nygren, Radeka, and Witten receive new awards from the American Physical Society • Swiss Physical Society honours Herwig Schopper • Roger Cashmore turns 70 • Pierluigi Campana is new director of the Frascati National Laboratory • The Spanish vice-president visits CERN • Nobel Prize in Literature winner visits CERN • TEDxCERN breaks the rules • Life in extreme environments discussed at the LSC • Strong coupling: a workshop at CERN reviews latest advances bull; CAS course on Advanced Accelerator Physics held in Warsaw, Poland • Science pops in Geneva • HEPMAD 15 brings high-energy physics to Madagascar

• TAUP 2015 gives updated overview on astroparticle and underground physics • Dallas welcomes the DIS2015 International Workshop • Explorers of ‘strange world’ get together in Sendai for HYP2015 • Workshop on future electron–hadron colliders at CERN • EMMI workshop kicks off at
CERN • iSGTW relaunches as The Science Node • New Business Incubation Centre of CERN technologies is launched in Finland • IUPAP Young Scientist Prize In Nuclear Physics