Lots of good stuff in the latest issue of symmetry
magazine. Highlights include:
- An article by Rachel Ivie on representation of women in physics. It's certainly growing, just taking a while to catch up to other fields. Still a long way to go.
- An introduction to plasma acceleration as a new technology for particle colliders. This is the kind of radical new technology that will make future ultra-high-energy accelerators possible. Quantum Diaries blogger Caolionn O'Connell is quoted extensively.
- Barry Barrish on progress towards an International Linear Collider. It's good to have someone so sensible in charge of the effort. (He's also Director of LIGO in his spare time.)