Earlier this year 14 Nobel laureates wrote to the president of the CERN Council to encourage the member states to support some non-LHC research and R&D on future detectors and accelerators. Here we print their letter and the reply from the president of Council, Maurice Bourquin, and the director-general of CERN, Luciano Maiani.

Onno Purbo, a prominent Indonesian IT expert, sees a self-financed, bottom-up Internet infrastructure as the key to achieving a knowledge-based society in developing countries.

As scientific facilities become larger and more costly, so the management challenge grows. CERN director-general Luciano Maiani says that lessons learned from the LHC cost overrun will ultimately benefit the Geneva laboratory and help secure its future.