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CERN celebrates 60 years of science

Particle physics lab hosts huge variety of events to mark diamond jubilee

Works starts on new European neutron source

Spallation facility in Sweden should be up and running in 2023

New physics department opens in the UK

University of Lincoln expands as interest in physics grows

China pursues 52 km collider project

250 GeV machine proposed

In depth

The right questions

Robert P Crease links philosophy with optical creatures called brittlestars

Leadership required

As CERN celebrates its 60th anniversary this month, Sharon Ann Holgate finds out what's expected of the lab's next director-general

A classy look through mathematics

Alex Bellos's engaging book investigates how mathematical laws and properties manifest themselves in the real world, says reviewer Dean Burnett

Between the lines

Books about amazing everyday materials, big-seers and the atomic age, reviewed by Margaret Harris