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The CERN–JINR European School of High-Energy Physics marks 25 years of teaching advanced topics in particle physics.
Applying next-generation plasma acceleration techniques to high-energy physics requires a global effort.
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• 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
• Henri Desportes 1933–2017 • Patrick Fleury 1935–2017 • Sergei Matinyan 1931–2017 • Gary Steigman 1941–2017
A well-organised school trip to a laboratory like CERN can change a young person’s life.
• 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
Sometimes referred to as the bible of particle physics, during the last 60 years the Review of Particle Physics has become the number-one reference in the field, detailing more than 38,000 measurements.
Half a century ago, Weinberg published a paper that unified the electromagnetic and weak interactions and revolutionised our understanding of the fundamental forces.