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Science Journal - Élémentaire - No. 3: Les rayon cosmiques


To increase understanding of particle physics from the atom to the discoveries expected at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN


This is number 3 of a series of 8 journals. No.3 published in Summer 2006. Complete title of journal is "Élémentaire - de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand." Élémentaire ("Elementary") is an outreach journal in French whose eight issues cover the particle physics, from the atom to the discoveries expected at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Each issue contains about 15 recurring articles which present the stakes of the physics of the infinitely small, such as the tools and the methods used to study this physics. The main discoveries in this research field over the years are described as well. All the articles can be downloaded for free from the Élémentaire website while printed versions of the different issues can be purchased online. To contact Élémentaire, please send a mail to For a complete list of subjects contained in Journal No. 3, see below.
Contents (English translation)- No. 3:
Appetizer: Heavenly Rain
History: Particle fire works
Interview: Jim Cronin
Research Center: International Space Station
Experiment: AUGER
Detection: Calorimeter
Benefits: Aurora Borealis, Neutrons go skiing
Analysis: The Poisson distribution
Accelerators: From the cyclotron to the synchrotron
Discoveries: Neutrino oscillations
Theory: The theory of relativity
The killer question: Can we surpass the speed of light?
Nuclear energy: Nuclear waste
The LHC: CMS, small but mighty
What Happened: Minos is looking at the neutrinos; PEP-II, What a blow! The oscillations of the strange beauty.
Contents (original French) - No.3:
Apéritif: La pluie céleste
Histoire: Un feu d’artifi ce de particules
Interview: Jim Cronin
Centre de recherche: Station Spatiale Internationale
Expérience: AUGER
Détection: Calorimétrie
Retombées: Les aurores boréales; Les neutrons à la neige
Analyse: La loi de Poisson
Accélérateurs: Du cyclotron au synchrotron
Découvertes: Oscillation des neutrinos
Théorie: La relativité restreinte
La question qui tue: Peut-on dépasser la vitesse de la lumière ?
Énergie nucléaire: Les déchets nucléaires
Le LHC: CMS, petit mais costaud
ICPACKOI: Les neutrinos sous l’oeil de Minos PEP-II, la tuile !; Les oscillations de la beauté étrange

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