At the end of January, a small fraction of CERN decamped to Chamonix along with experts from around the world – not to ski but to work out the plans for the coming year’s LHC […]

Hutton We can measure and analyse accumulated superconducting RF (SRF) operating experience in broad, high-level terms using the “cryomodule century”, or CC. Ten cryomodules operating for a decade, or 50 of them operating for two years, […]

I first met Rytis Slatkevicius in 2006, when he was 18. At the time, he had assembled the world’s largest database of prime numbers. He had done this by harnessing the spare processing power of […]

Nearly a half-century ago, researchers at Stanford University began investigating superconducting RF (SRF) acceleration. They would not have been surprised to learn that by 1994, SRF had come into large-scale use in Jefferson Lab’s Continuous Electron […]

This autumn, commissioning should be in full swing on the LHC at CERN, the world’s largest laboratory for the study of subnuclear physics. So it is entirely appropriate that the 46th Course of the International […]

CERN is a de facto global laboratory, with the LHC set to be the centre of particle-physics research for a decade or more, and comprises the largest scientific user community in the world. More than just […]

India’s accelerator pioneers began to build the Calcutta cyclotron in the early 1970s but soon found that the industrial infrastructure was not geared up to provide the necessary level of technology. They had, for instance, […]

Some years ago, it was customary to divide work in the exact sciences of physics, chemistry and biology into three categories: experimental, theoretical and computational. Those of us breathing the rarified air of pure theory […]

Six secrets of successful institutes
Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of the company behind the BlackBerry, explains how he has applied business strategy to establish a world-class theoretical-physics institute.

The media have a central role in telling the story of research in particle physics. We need to put aside our differences and keep our eyes on the big picture if we are to make the most of this vast resource, say members of the InterAction collaboration.