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  1. CERN Courier goes digital

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    Christine Sutton, CERN Courier editor

    2013-01-01

    The January/February 2013 issue of the CERN Courier offers a new way to access the content – the first digital edition of the magazine.   The CERN Courier dates back to August 1959, when the first issue appeared, consisting of 8 black-and-white pages. Since then it has seen many changes in design and layout, leading to the current full-colour editions of more than 50 pages on average. It went on the web for the first time in October 1998, when IOP Publishing took over the production work. Now, we have taken another step forward with a digital edition that provides yet another means to access the content beyond the web and print editions, which continue as before. To download the digital edition, click here. To sign up to the new issue alert, please visit: http://cerncourier.com/cws/sign-up.

  2. Simulation of robotic courier deliveries in hospital distribution services.

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    Rossetti, M D; Felder, R A; Kumar, A

    2000-06-01

    Flexible automation in the form of robotic couriers holds the potential for decreasing operating costs while improving delivery performance in hospital delivery systems. This paper discusses the use of simulation modeling to analyze the costs, benefits, and performance tradeoffs related to the installation and use of a fleet of robotic couriers within hospital facilities. The results of this study enable a better understanding of the delivery and transportation requirements of hospitals. Specifically, we examine how a fleet of robotic couriers can meet the performance requirements of the system while maintaining cost efficiency. We show that for clinical laboratory and pharmaceutical deliveries a fleet of six robotic couriers can achieve significant performance gains in terms of turn-around time and delivery variability over the current system of three human couriers per shift or 13 FTEs. Specifically, the simulation results indicate that using robotic couriers to perform both clinical laboratory and pharmaceutical deliveries would result in a 34% decrease in turn-around time, and a 38% decrease in delivery variability. In addition, a break-even analysis indicated that a positive net present value occurs if nine or more FTEs are eliminated with a resulting ROI of 12%. This analysis demonstrates that simulation can be a valuable tool for examining health care distribution services and indicates that a robotic courier system may yield significant benefits over a traditional courier system in this application.

  3. Advising the CERN Courier

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    Jacob, Maurice

    1983-01-01

    As an experiment, a 'CERN COURIER Advisory Panel' was set up two years ago. This Panel has now been granted continuing status. CERN COURIER is unique. It is now an international journal serving the whole high energy physics community, having moved far from its initial conception as the CERN 'house journal'. This international role emerged at the New Orleans meeting of Laboratory Directors in 1975, when it was decided 'to expand the COURIER coverage to give a balanced view of global activities in the high energy physics field'. During the first two years of its existence, the Advisory Panel understood its major task as improving the contact between the editors and the physics community, and helping to maintain a good balance of information. The Panel provided advice and comment but did not act at all as a refereeing body, leaving the editors with the journalistic freedom which should be theirs

  4. 50 years CERN Courier Celebration

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    2009-01-01

    The 50th anniversary of the first publication of the CERN Courier provided the opportunity for a modest celebration on 2 September 2009. All six of the principal editors that the magazine has had over its 50-years history met together for the first time. After getting acquainted and reacquainted over lunch, they gathered in the library at CERN to answer questions about the production of the magazine over the years. From left to right, from the present editor to the first one: Christine Sutton, James Gillies, Gordon Fraser, Brian Southworth, Alec Hester and Roger Anthoine.

  5. Helvetica, the Film and the Face in Context

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    Winkler, Dietmar R.

    2010-01-01

    Little historic context is generally provided regarding design phenomena; ideas, names, events and relationships are disregarded in design's typical superficial coverage; it is as though design exists in a vacuum. This paper seeks to put Helvetica, the face, the font and the movie into context by exploring its relationship to Swiss Design…

  6. [Motorcycle couriers: characteristics of traffic accidents in southern Brazil].

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    Soares, Dorotéia Fátima Pelissari de Paula; Mathias, Thais Aidar de Freitas; da Silva, Daniela Wosiack; de Andrade, Selma Maffei

    2011-09-01

    This study aimed at understanding characteristics of traffic accidents with motorcycle couriers in the cities of Londrina and Maringá, in the State of Paraná (Brazil). A total of 327 couriers who reported, in 2005/2006, motorcycle accident in the previous 12 months took part in the study (147 in Londrina and 180 in Maringá). Of all the interviewed, 39.6% reported more than one traffic accident. The accidents were perceived as serious by 21.4% of them and 56.3% reported knowing a convalescing courier due to a traffic accident. Most injuries (82.9%) occurred during work hours. Significant differences were observed between the cities concerning climatic conditions (p=0.013), time of the day (p=0.002), pre-hospital care (p=0.032) and hospital admission (paccidents highlight the susceptibility of motorcycle couriers to these events and the need for strategies and specific prevention policies.

  7. CERN Courier has a new look

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    Christine Sutton

    2011-01-01

    During more than 50 years of existence, CERN’s well-known magazine has changed several times in appearance. Now, for the first time since the 1990s, it has a new look for the new decade.   The new cover of the CERN Courier. Originally conceived as an internal newsletter, the CERN Courier first appeared in August 1959 in an edition of 8 pages with a print run of 1000. From the start it generated interest outside CERN, with its articles not only on CERN but also about particle physics around the world. The number of copies doubled in the first 6 months in response to the external demand. As CERN prepares to welcome new Member States in the coming years, it’s even more fitting that the magazine should continue to address a global readership, now totalling some 25,000 and extending throughout the many countries that have an interest in particle physics. It’s therefore important that the CERN Courier should remain appealing to this extensive audience, both visually and i...

  8. CERN Courier editors through 50 years

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    2009-01-01

    The 50th anniversary of the first publication of the CERN Courier provided the opportunity for a modest celebration on 2 September 2009. All six of the principal editors that the magazine has had over its 50 years met together for the first time. After getting acquainted and re-acquainted over lunch, they gathered in the library at CERN to answer questions about producing the magazine over the years. From right to left, from the first editor to the present incumbent: Roger Anthoine, Alec Hester, Brian Southworth, Gordon Fraser, James Gillies and Christine Sutton.

  9. IMPROVEMENTS IN THE QUALITY OF COURIER DELIVERY

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    Jacek Karcz

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The functioning of courier companies is a vital component of modern trade. E-commerce services are changing the way of shopping. Along with them, also courier services change and become more advance. Customers of courier companies become more aware of quality, which they should expect from supplier of these services. The article presents the result of the research of the effectiveness and the timelines of deliveries realized by one of the terminals of a leading courier operator in Poland. The survey involved 55 courier routes over the course of 10 business days. The author analyses weak points of the supply chain and presents two solutions, which may improve quality of delivery processes.

  10. Detection and identification of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Rickettsia helvetica in Danish Ixodes ricinus ticks

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    Skarphédinsson, Sigurdur; Lyholm, Birgitte Fjendbo; Ljungberg, Marianne

    2007-01-01

    % of adult ticks. The difference in prevalence between Anaplasma and Borrelia in adult ticks supports the idea that their maintenance cycles in nature may be different. Ticks were also infected with Rickettsia helvetica. Our study indicates that A. phagocytophilum prevalence in ticks in Denmark is as high...

  11. Ixodes ricinus ticks are reservoir hosts for Rickettsia helvetica and potentially carry flea-borne Rickettsia species

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    Gaasenbeek Cor

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hard ticks have been identified as important vectors of rickettsiae causing the spotted fever syndrome. Tick-borne rickettsiae are considered to be emerging, but only limited data are available about their presence in Western Europe, their natural life cycle and their reservoir hosts. Ixodes ricinus, the most prevalent tick species, were collected and tested from different vegetation types and from potential reservoir hosts. In one biotope area, the annual and seasonal variability of rickettsiae infections of the different tick stages were determined for 9 years. Results The DNA of the human pathogen R. conorii as well as R. helvetica, R. sp. IRS and R. bellii-like were found. Unexpectedly, the DNA of the highly pathogenic R. typhi and R. prowazekii and 4 other uncharacterized Rickettsia spp. related to the typhus group were also detected in I. ricinus. The presence of R. helvetica in fleas isolated from small rodents supported our hypothesis that cross-infection can occur under natural conditions, since R. typhi/prowazekii and R. helvetica as well as their vectors share rodents as reservoir hosts. In one biotope, the infection rate with R. helvetica was ~66% for 9 years, and was comparable between larvae, nymphs, and adults. Larvae caught by flagging generally have not yet taken a blood meal from a vertebrate host. The simplest explanation for the comparable prevalence of R. helvetica between the defined tick stages is, that R. helvetica is vertically transmitted through the next generation with high efficiency. The DNA of R. helvetica was also present in whole blood from mice, deer and wild boar. Conclusion Besides R. helvetica, unexpected rickettsiae are found in I. ricinus ticks. We propose that I. ricinus is a major reservoir host for R. helvetica, and that vertebrate hosts play important roles in the further geographical dispersion of rickettsiae.

  12. CERN Courier celebrates 50th anniversary

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    2009-01-01

    "(…) An information paper intended to help every staff member to feel at home in the Organization and to maintain the ideal of European co-operation and the team spirit which are essential to the achievement of our final aim: scientific research on an international scale." This quote is taken from the preface of the first issue of the CERN Courier, published in August 1959. "In 50 years, the CERN Courier has changed a lot. It has broadened its scope to become an international magazine on high-energy physics and its readership has grown from a few thousand internal readers to more than 25 000 readers across the world", says Christine Sutton, the present editor of the magazine. The CERN Courier is commemorating its anniversary with a special July/August issue celebrating the past 50 years. "We’ve reproduced the original edition in its entirety", explains Sutton. "It’s amazing to me how much the first editor, Roger Anthoine, achieved in jus...

  13. Factors Associated with Road Accidents among Brazilian Motorcycle Couriers

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    da Silva, Daniela Wosiack; Andrade, Selma Maffei de; Soares, Dorotéia Fátima Pelissari de Paula; Mathias, Thais Aidar de Freitas; Matsuo, Tiemi; de Souza, Regina Kazue Tanno

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with reports of road accidents, among motorcycle couriers in two medium-sized municipalities in southern Brazil. A self-administered questionnaire was answered by motorcycle couriers that had worked for at least 12 months in this profession. The outcomes analyzed were reports on accidents and serious accidents over the 12 months prior to the survey. Bivariate and multivariate analyses by means of logistic regression were carried ou...

  14. In vitro studies of Rickettsia-host cell interactions: Confocal laser scanning microscopy of Rickettsia helvetica-infected eukaryotic cell lines.

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    Speck, Stephanie; Kern, Tanja; Aistleitner, Karin; Dilcher, Meik; Dobler, Gerhard; Essbauer, Sandra

    2018-02-01

    Rickettsia (R.) helvetica is the most prevalent rickettsia found in Ixodes ricinus ticks in Germany. Several studies reported antibodies against R. helvetica up to 12.5% in humans investigated, however, fulminant clinical cases are rare indicating a rather low pathogenicity compared to other rickettsiae. We investigated growth characteristics of R. helvetica isolate AS819 in two different eukaryotic cell lines with focus on ultra-structural changes of host cells during infection determined by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Further investigations included partially sequencing of rickA, sca4 and sca2 genes, which have been reported to encode proteins involved in cell-to-cell spread and virulence in some rickettsiae. R. helvetica grew constantly but slowly in both cell lines used. Confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed that the dissemination of R. helvetica AS819 in both cell lines was rather mediated by cell break-down and bacterial release than cell-to-cell spread. The cytoskeleton of both investigated eukaryotic cell lines was not altered. R. helvetica possesses rickA, but its expression is not sufficient to promote actin-based motility as demonstrated by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Hypothetical Sca2 and Sca4 proteins were deduced from nucleotide gene sequences but the predicted amino acid sequences were disrupted or truncated compared to other rickettsiae most likely resulting in non-functional proteins. Taken together, these results might give a first hint to the underlying causes of the reduced virulence and pathogenicity of R. helvetica.

  15. Detection of Rickettsia helvetica and Candidatus R. tarasevichiae DNA in Ixodes persulcatus ticks collected in Northeastern European Russia (Komi Republic).

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    Kartashov, Mikhail Yu; Glushkova, Ludmila I; Mikryukova, Tamara P; Korabelnikov, Igor V; Egorova, Yulia I; Tupota, Natalia L; Protopopova, Elena V; Konovalova, Svetlana N; Ternovoi, Vladimir A; Loktev, Valery B

    2017-06-01

    The number of tick-borne infections in the northern European regions of Russia has increased considerably in the last years. In the present study, 676 unfed adult Ixodes persulcatus ticks were collected in the Komi Republic from 2011 to 2013 to study tick-borne rickettsioses. Rickettsia spp. DNA was detected by PCR in 51 (7.6%) ticks. The nucleotide sequence analysis of gltA fragments (765bp) from 51 ticks indicated that 60.8% and 39.2% of the ticks were infected with Rickettsia helvetica and Candidatus R. tarasevichiae, respectively. The gltA fragments showed 100% identity with those of Candidatus R. tarasevichiae previously discovered in Siberia and China, whereas R. helvetica showed 99.9% sequence identity with European isolates. The ompB had 8 nucleotide substitutions, 6 of which resulted in amino acid substitutions. In the sca9 gene, 3 nucleotide substitutions were detected, and only one resulted in amino acid substitution. The smpA, ompW, and β-lactamase genes of R. helvetica also showed a high level of sequence identity. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  16. Neither snow nor rain: contingency planning by a clinical reference laboratory courier service for weather related emergencies.

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    Bankson, Daniel D; Heim, Joseph A

    2014-01-01

    To optimize transportation processes, we present herein a contingency plan that coordinates interim measures used to ensure continued and timely services when climate based events might cause an interruption of the usual specimen transportation processes. As an example, we outline the implementation and effectiveness of a contingency plan for network laboratory courier automobile transportation during times of mountain pass highway closure. Data available from an approximately 3-year period from October 10, 2010 through August 29, 2013 revealed a total of 690 complete closures in the eastbound or westbound lanes of the Interstate-90 highway in the Snoqualmie Pass area in the state of Washington. Despite the frequency of closures, the Washington State Department of Transportation was effective in limiting the duration of closures. Road closures of less than 1 hour accounted for 58.7% of the total closures. No recorded closures prevented dispatched couriers from completing a prescheduled Snoqualmie Pass route. We identified no delays as being clinically significant, despite that there were 5 instances of delays greater than 4 hours. We implemented a contingency plan of aiding courier logistics during all times of pass closure. The plan includes an easy to interpret Condition Dashboard as a status indicator and a Decision Tree that references and summarizes information. Overall, the contingency plan allows for an objective, robust, proactive decision support system that has enabled operational flexibility and has contributed to continued safe, on-time specimen transportation; clients and courier and reference laboratory staff have appreciated these features and associated outcomes. Copyright© by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

  17. “Speeches” of Sigismund II’s Courier, Mikhail Garaburda, Addressed to the Crimean Qalga Muhammad Giray (1559

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    A.A. Gorsky

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The author of the article for the first time publishes completely the “speeches” of Mikhail Garaburda – the courier of the Polish king and the Great Lithuanian prince Sigismund II – addressed to Qalga of the Crimean Khanate Muhammad Giray, which were intercepted in 1559 by the voivode D.Adashev and presented by Ivan the Terrible to the Lithuanian side in 1562. Both the embassy of Mikhail Garaburda in the Crimea and the Dnieper-Crimean campaign of D.Adashev took place in 1559. The Ambassadorial book of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania speaks about Sigismund’s charter and the “speeches” of his courier. It is noteworthy that Sigismund’s charter and M.Garaburda’s “speeches” were used by the Russian side only in the course of the negotiations in 1562, that is, three years after they had been delivered to Moscow.

  18. ANALYSIS AND PERSPECTIVES OF PRIVATE POSTAL AND COURIER SERVICES IN ROMANIA DURING 2009-2015

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    Silviu Dorin GEORGESCU

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Services occupy an important role in a country’s economic development. At present, services sector is under a continuous change and diversification, for this reason theoretical and practical approaches are both difficult and controversial. Services have complex forms of manifestation, being involved in all compartments of economic and social life; have a heterogeneous character (Criveanu, 2009, p.13. The evaluation and measurement of postal services sector through some indicators, such as: the population occupied in this sector and its change in time; internal and international traffic of mail; degree of employees’ burden. The development of postal and courier sector during the period preceding 2009 was influenced by external factors such as the growth of the GDP, the development of niche segments, the ascending trend being a normal consequence of the evolution of the entire national economy. Although the field of postal services has felt the evolution of national economy and the effects of the economic crisis, the strategies adopted by private companies in this sector have demonstrated the necessity of knowing the market, its evolutions and perspectives. The present paper aims at analyzing the evolution of postal and courier services in Romania during 2009-2012, a period marked by the profound economic crisis which affected Romania and the European Union, as well as the perspectives regarding the number of employees in this sector within private companies in Romania during 2013-2015 using statistical methods to forecast the employed population in private companies in this sector.

  19. The models evaluating courier and messenger companies in Poland

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    Chodakowska Ewa

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA is a well-established, popular, and often used method for efficiency evaluation of units from all sector, both commercial and non-profit organisations, of any scale of operations. Network DEA models are a relatively recent approach used to examine the efficiency of decision-making units (DMUs having an internal structure of sub-processes. The article presents the concept of DEA network models in estimating the efficiency of courier and messenger companies with relations to their business clients. The considerations are supported by an example of data concerning leaders from the sector of couriers and messengers in Poland and one of the biggest and most popular online stores. The results are compared with the traditional DEA approach. In addition, to measure reliability for DEA scores, the jackknife procedure was performed. The author proves the usefulness of network DEA as a research and management tool.

  20. Factors Associated with Road Accidents among Brazilian Motorcycle Couriers

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    da Silva, Daniela Wosiack; de Andrade, Selma Maffei; Soares, Dorotéia Fátima Pelissari de Paula; Mathias, Thais Aidar de Freitas; Matsuo, Tiemi; de Souza, Regina Kazue Tanno

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with reports of road accidents, among motorcycle couriers in two medium-sized municipalities in southern Brazil. A self-administered questionnaire was answered by motorcycle couriers that had worked for at least 12 months in this profession. The outcomes analyzed were reports on accidents and serious accidents over the 12 months prior to the survey. Bivariate and multivariate analyses by means of logistic regression were carried out to investigate factors that were independently associated with the outcomes. Seven hundred and fifty motorcycle couriers, of mean age 29.5 years (standard deviation = 8.1 ), were included in the study. Young age (18 to 24 years compared to ≥25 years, odds ratio [OR] = 1.77) speeding (OR = 1.48), and use of cell phones while driving (OR = 1.43) were factors independently associated with reports of accidents. For serious accidents, there was an association with alternation of work shifts (OR = 1.91) and speeding (OR = 1.67). The characteristics associated with accidents—personal (young age), behavioral (use of cell phones while driving and speeding), and professional (speeding and alternation of work shifts)—reveal the need to adopt wide-ranging strategies to reduce these accidents, including better work conditions for these motorcyclists. PMID:22629158

  1. Factors associated with road accidents among Brazilian motorcycle couriers.

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    da Silva, Daniela Wosiack; de Andrade, Selma Maffei; Soares, Dorotéia Fátima Pelissari de Paula; Mathias, Thais Aidar de Freitas; Matsuo, Tiemi; de Souza, Regina Kazue Tanno

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with reports of road accidents, among motorcycle couriers in two medium-sized municipalities in southern Brazil. A self-administered questionnaire was answered by motorcycle couriers that had worked for at least 12 months in this profession. The outcomes analyzed were reports on accidents and serious accidents over the 12 months prior to the survey. Bivariate and multivariate analyses by means of logistic regression were carried out to investigate factors that were independently associated with the outcomes. Seven hundred and fifty motorcycle couriers, of mean age 29.5 years (standard deviation = 8.1 ), were included in the study. Young age (18 to 24 years compared to ≥ 25 years, odds ratio [OR] = 1.77) speeding (OR = 1.48), and use of cell phones while driving (OR = 1.43) were factors independently associated with reports of accidents. For serious accidents, there was an association with alternation of work shifts (OR = 1.91) and speeding (OR = 1.67). The characteristics associated with accidents-personal (young age), behavioral (use of cell phones while driving and speeding), and professional (speeding and alternation of work shifts)-reveal the need to adopt wide-ranging strategies to reduce these accidents, including better work conditions for these motorcyclists.

  2. Detection of Rickettsia hoogstraalii, Rickettsia helvetica, Rickettsia massiliae, Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia aeschlimannii in ticks from Sardinia, Italy.

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    Chisu, Valentina; Leulmi, Hamza; Masala, Giovanna; Piredda, Mariano; Foxi, Cipriano; Parola, Philippe

    2017-03-01

    Tick-borne diseases represent a large proportion of infectious diseases that have become a world health concern. The presence of Rickettsia spp. was evaluated by standard PCR and sequencing in 123 ticks collected from several mammals and vegetation in Sardinia, Italy. This study provides the first evidence of the presence of Rickettsia hoogstralii in Haemaphysalis punctata and Haemaphysalis sulcata ticks from mouflon and Rickettsia helvetica in Ixodes festai ticks from hedgehog. In addition, Rickettsia massiliae, Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia aeschlimannii were detected in Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Dermacentor marginatus and Hyalomma marginatum marginatum ticks from foxes, swine, wild boars, and mouflon. The data presented here increase our knowledge of tick-borne diseases in Sardinia and provide a useful contribution toward understanding their epidemiology. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  3. Pricing for Efficiency, Equity, and Simplicity: A Model Policy for an Interlibrary Courier Service.

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    Gassler, Robert Scott

    1985-01-01

    Presents an example of a pricing policy for any interlibrary courier service which (1) calculates fixed, travelling, and stopping costs; (2) charges by how often the courier stops at each participating library; and (3) uses any subsidies for costs libraries cannot control. (CDD)

  4. Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across. [Lesson Plan].

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    2002

    This lesson shows how the Inca communicated across the vast stretches of their mountain realm, the largest empire of the pre-industrial world. The lesson explains how couriers carried messages along mountain-ridge roads, up and down stone steps, and over chasm-spanning footbridges. It states that couriers could pass a message from Quito (Ecuador)…

  5. The Application of Computer Systems Used in Logistics Centres by Courier Companies

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    Tomasz Szczepanik

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available In the era of pervasive computerization, the need for rapid and uninterrupted transmission and receiving information handling systems is an essential component of business operations. The use of information technology to use the full capabilities of systems supporting the implementation of the basic processes in the logistics centres ensures proper implementation of tasks. Hence, courier companies cooperating with logistic centres have the opportunity to use the information systems used in logistics centres for the execution of the courier business. The purpose of this article is to identify the impact of information systems used in logistics centres for courier companies services. The article presents a class of information systems used in logistics centres and the number of systems used by courier companies. Characterized the impact of information systems to improve the operation of logistics centres and assesses the extent to which the use of the information system of logistics centres affects the information flow in courier companies. The study showed that the use of the IT systems offered by the logistics centres streamlines the efficiency of information flow in the courier service. Research has shown which IT systems logistics centres are use and how their use by courier companies affects the information flow in courier services.

  6. Detection of Rickettsia helvetica in Ixodes ricinus infesting wild and domestic animals and in a botfly larva (Cephenemyia stimulator) infesting roe deer in Germany.

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    Scheid, Patrick; Speck, Stephanie; Schwarzenberger, Rafael; Litzinger, Mark; Balczun, Carsten; Dobler, Gerhard

    2016-10-01

    Ixodes ricinus is a well-known vector of different human pathogens including Rickettsia helvetica. The role of wild mammals in the distribution and probable maintenance of Rickettsia in nature is still to be determined. We therefore investigated various parasites from different wild mammals as well as companion animals for the presence of Rickettsia. A total of 606 I. ricinus, 38 Cephenemyia stimulator (botfly larvae), one Dermacentor reticulatus, 24 Haematopinus suis (hog lice) and 30 Lipoptena cervi (deer flies) were collected from free-ranging animals during seasonal hunting, and from companion animals. Sample sites included hunting leases at three main sampling areas and five additional areas in West and Central Germany. All collected parasites were screened for Rickettsia spp. and I. ricinus were investigated for tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) in addition. While no TBEV was detected, the minimum infection rate (MIR) of I. ricinus with Rickettsia was 4.1% referring to all sampling sites and up to 6.9% at the main sampling site in Koblenz area. Sequencing of a fragment of the ompB gene identified R. helvetica. Approximately one third (29.5%) of the animals carried Rickettsia-positive ticks and the MIR in ticks infesting wild mammals ranged from 4.1% (roe deer) to 9.5%. These data affirm the widespread distribution of R. helvetica in Germany. One botfly larva from roe deer also harboured R. helvetica. Botfly larvae are obligate parasites of the nasal cavity, pharynx and throat of cervids and feed on cell fragments and blood. Based on this one might hypothesise that R. helvetica likely induces rickettsemia in cervids thus possibly contributing to maintenance and distribution of this rickettsia in the field. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  7. Methylopila helvetica sp. nov. and Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum sp. nov.--novel aerobic facultatively methylotrophic bacteria utilizing dichloromethane.

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    Doronina, N V; Trotsenko, Y A; Tourova, T P; Kuznetsov, B B; Leisinger, T

    2000-06-01

    Eight strains of Gram-negative, aerobic, asporogenous, neutrophilic, mesophilic, facultatively methylotrophic bacteria are taxonomically described. These icl- serine pathway methylobacteria utilize dichloromethane, methanol and methylamine as well as a variety of polycarbon compounds as the carbon and energy source. The major cellular fatty acids of the non-pigmented strains DM1, DM3, and DM5 to DM9 are C18:1, C16:0, C18:0, Ccy19:0 and that of the pink-pigmented strain DM4 is C18:1. The main quinone of all the strains is Q-10. The non-pigmented strains have similar phenotypic properties and a high level of DNA-DNA relatedness (81-98%) as determined by hybridization. All strains belong to the alpha-subgroup of the alpha-Proteobacteria. 16S rDNA sequence analysis led to the classification of these dichloromethane-utilizers in the genus Methylopila as a new species - Methylopila helvetica sp.nov. with the type strain DM9 (=VKM B-2189). The pink-pigmented strain DM4 belongs to the genus Methylobacterium but differs from the known members of this genus by some phenotypic properties, DNA-DNA relatedness (14-57%) and 16S rDNA sequence. Strain DM4 is named Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum sp. nov. (VKM B-2191 = DSMZ 6343).

  8. CONTENT MARKETING – THE CONCEPT OF ALTERNAIVE FORM OF MARKETING ON EXAMPLE OF COURIER SERVICE COMPANIES

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    Katarzyna TUROŃ

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the thesis there was presented one of alternative form of marketing – content marketing. The concept was related to examples available on market and analyzed on courier companies services. There were presented methods of using content marketing to B2C areaby selected foreign courier companies. It was also mentioned about form of using content marketing to B2B area. Then were shown benefits and risks of content marketing. Finally,the concept of content marketing was related also to Polish courier service companies.

  9. Business Case Analysis: Reconfiguration of the Frederick Memorial Healthcare System Courier Service

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    Rauch, Nathan C

    2008-01-01

    This business case projects the likely benefits and costs to Frederick Memorial Hospital that would result from a decision to reconfigure its courier service by way of vehicle diversification and route realignment...

  10. [Traffic accidents from the motorcycle couriers' perspective: feedback for health promotion].

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    Veronese, Andréa Márian; de Oliveira, Dora Lúcia Leidens Corrêa

    2006-12-01

    This research note is the result of a qualitative study in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, aimed at exploring traffic accident risk from the motorcycle couriers' point of view. The research results highlight the importance of accident prevention and health promotion for these workers. The study was based on sociological theories of risk, especially those emphasizing the social and cultural nature of its meanings. Information was gathered through focus groups and analyzed according to the Data-Based Theory. According to the research subjects, all motorcycle couriers, the traffic accident risk is inherent to their daily work duties and is produced by personal and social interests like money, speed, and urgency. Motorcycle couriers attempt to control such risks by using self-defense strategies. Considering the high incidence of traffic accidents with motorcycle couriers in Porto Alegre, these strategies have apparently not been effective. This note emphasizes that traffic accidents involving motorcycle couriers are work-related accidents, and that health promotion measures to prevent them should target not only the couriers themselves but also their employers and customers.

  11. Sixty years of the Military technical courier: A jubilee in sight

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    Nebojša N. Gaćeša

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In 2012, the Military Technical Courier, a scientific journal of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, marks the 60th anniversary of its regular and continuous publishing. The Military Technical Courier was founded by a decree of the Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army in August 1952 in order to continue the tradition of five reviews of military branches and services (Artillery Courier, Tank Courier, Military Engineering Courier, Courier of Communications in the Yugoslav Army and Logistics and Support of the Yugoslav Army which had been covering tactics and technique issues from 1947 to 1952. According to the founding act, the main tasks of the Military Technical Courier were 'to consider and study issues regarding armament, technical and other material equipment of the branches and services concerning the knowledge of the materials, their handling, application, effects, storage, repair and upgrading as well as to deal with technical issues of the organization, war experience of logistic services and military traffic and evacuation'. Chief of the General Staff's decree of 16th December 1952 founding the first editorial board that 'has a directive to be responsible for the review editing' was followed by the first issue of the Military Technical Courier in January 1953. The Military Technical Courier will pay special tributes to the military technical publications published in our country before 1945 (in the Kingdom of Serbia, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians and later the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The following reviews represent the foundations of the Serbian military technology reasoning: Artillery and Engineering Courier (1905-1906, Artillery Courier (1926-1932, Infantry and Artillery Courier (1933-1941, Engineering Courier (1929-1940, Aviation Courier (1927-1941 and Nautical Courier (1933-1940. There is no doubt that their quality and professional profiles paved also the way to today's Military Technical Courier

  12. Prevalence of infection with Rickettsia helvetica in Ixodes ricinus ticks feeding on non-rickettsiemic rodent hosts in sylvatic habitats of west-central Poland.

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    Biernat, Beata; Stańczak, Joanna; Michalik, Jerzy; Sikora, Bożena; Wierzbicka, Anna

    2016-02-01

    Ixodes ricinus is the most prevalent and widely distributed tick species in European countries and plays a principal role in transmission of a wide range of microbial pathogens. It is also a main vector and reservoir of Rickettsia spp. of the spotted fever group with the infection level ranging in Poland from 1.3% to 11.4%. Nevertheless, little research has been conducted so far to identify reservoir hosts for these pathogens. A survey was undertaken to investigate the presence of Rickettsia spp. in wild small rodents and detached I. ricinus. Rodents, Apodemus flavicollis mice and Myodes glareolus voles were captured in typically sylvatic habitats of west-central Poland. Blood samples and collected ticks were analyzed by conventional, semi-nested and nested PCRs. Rickettsial species were determined by sequence analysis of obtained fragments of gltA and 16S rRNA genes. A total of 2339 immature I. ricinus (mostly larvae) were collected from 158 animals. Proportion of hosts carrying ticks was 84%, being higher for A. flavicollis than for M. glareolus. Rickettsia helvetica, the only species identified, was detected in 8% of 12 nymphs and in at least 10.7% (MIR) of 804 larvae investigated. Prevalence of infected ticks on both rodent species was comparable (10.8 vs. 9%). None of blood samples tested was positive for Rickettsia spp. The results showed that in sylvatic habitats the level of infestation with larval I. ricinus was higher in A. flavicollis mice in comparison with M. glareolus voles. They show that R. helvetica frequently occurred in ticks feeding on rodents. Positive immature ticks were collected from non-rickettsiemic hosts what might suggest a vertical route of their infection (transovarial and/or transstadial) or a very short-lasting rickettsiemia in rodents. A natural vertebrate reservoir host for R. helvetica remains to be determined. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  13. 41 CFR 102-118.130 - Must my agency use a GBL for express, courier, or small package shipments?

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    2010-07-01

    ... package express delivery, the terms and conditions of that contract are binding. ... for express, courier, or small package shipments? 102-118.130 Section 102-118.130 Public Contracts and... Transportation Services § 102-118.130 Must my agency use a GBL for express, courier, or small package shipments...

  14. Sixty years of the Military Technical Courier: Tradition as a pledge of the future

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a jubilee which the scientific review Military Technical Courier marks in 2012 - the sixtieth anniversary of regular and continuous publication. The retrospective of marking jubilean anniversaries in the past 60 years offers the evidence of persistent and thorough efforts to develop and improve the quality of the Courier's content. The article shows the great dedication of editor's offices and editorial boards as well as the invaluable scientific and professional contribution of numerous authors. The article also deals with today's positions and achievements of the Military Technical Courier which, according to the classification of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia, belongs to the national category of scientific journals.

  15. CONTENT MARKETING – THE CONCEPT OF ALTERNAIVE FORM OF MARKETING ON EXAMPLE OF COURIER SERVICE COMPANIES

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    Katarzyna TUROŃ; Michał JUZEK

    2015-01-01

    In the thesis there was presented one of alternative form of marketing – content marketing. The concept was related to examples available on market and analyzed on courier companies services. There were presented methods of using content marketing to B2C areaby selected foreign courier companies. It was also mentioned about form of using content marketing to B2B area. Then were shown benefits and risks of content marketing. Finally,the concept of content marketing was related also to Polish c...

  16. An evaluation of an operating Courier 300 system at Black mountain

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    Esterhuyse, J.L.; Cunningham, G.I.; Fickling, R.S.

    1987-01-01

    Copper, lead and zinc concentrates are produced by sequential flotation from a complex base metal deposit at Aggeneys. The process control strategy is based on six minute, on-line assays which are carried out by the Outokumpu Courier 300. The copper, lead, zinc, silver, iron and percent solids content of 14 critical slurry streams are determined by X-ray Fluorescence Techniques (XRF). The Courier accuracy is largely determined by the calibration frequency, however there must be a trade-off between accuracy and availability. It is also faster than chemical analysis and is more cost effective. The initial expenditure of the installation can be recouped within one year

  17. 5 CFR 842.405 - Air traffic controllers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and nuclear materials couriers.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Air traffic controllers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and nuclear materials couriers. 842.405 Section 842.405 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM-BASIC ANNUITY Computations ...

  18. Analytical Research to Determine the effects of the Components of ONGABO on the Viability of HepG2 Cancer Cells by Using the Sovereign, Minister, Assistant and Courier Principle ().

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    Shin, Jeong-Hun; Jun, Seung-Lyul; Hwang, Sung-Yeoun; Ahn, Seong-Hun

    2012-12-01

    This study used the basic principle of Oriental medicine, the sovereign, minister, assistant and courier principle () to investigate the effects of the component of ONGABO, which is composed of Ginseng Radix (Red Ginseng), Angelica Gigantis Radix, Schisandrae Fructus, Cuscuta Semen and Curcumae tuber on the viability of HepG2 cells. Single and mixed extracts of the component of ONGABO were prepared by lypohilizing powder of Red Ginseng (6-year root from Kanghwa), Angelica Gigantis Radix, Schisandrae Fructus, Cuscuta Semen, Curcumae Tuber (from Omniherb Co., Ltd., Korea) at the laboratory of herbal medicine in Woosuk University and were eluted after being macerated with 100% ethanol for three days. The cell viability of HepG2 was determined by using an absorptiometric analysis with PrestoBlue (Invitrogen) reagent after the plate had been incubated for 48 hours. All of the experiments were repeated three times to obtain the average value and standard deviation. The statistical analysis was done and the correlation factor was obtained by using Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Origin 6.0 software. Although Ginseng Radix (Red Ginseng) and Schisandrae Fructus did not enhance the viability of HepG2 cells, they were shown to provide protection of those cells. On the other hand, Angelica Gigantis Radix decreased the viability of HepG2 cells significantly, Cuscuta Semen and Curcumae Tuber had a small or no effect on the viability of HepG2 cells. In the sovereign, minister, assistant and courier principle (), Ginseng Radix (Red Ginseng) corresponds to the sovereign component because it provides cell protection effects, Angelica Gigantis Radix corresponds to minister medicinal because it kills cells, Schisandrae Fructus corresponds to the assistant medicinal to help red ginseng having cell protect effects. Cuscuta Semen and Curcumae Tuber correspond to the courier medicinal having no effect in cell viability in HepG2. We hope this study provides motivation for advanced research

  19. Court grants courier a jury trial based on fear of AIDS.

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    1996-03-08

    A medical courier who was exposed to blood from a leaking container will be granted a jury trial in Albuquerque, NM. Courier [name removed] was splashed with blood and became alarmed because she had paper cuts on her hands. Repeated blood tests for HIV and hepatitis B were negative. A Bernallilo County judge initially dismissed [name removed]'s lawsuit when the hospital revealed that there was no HIV present in the splashed liquid. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals ruled to allow [name removed] a jury trial because New Mexico law no longer requires a plaintiff to prove that the defendant's actions created actual danger or physical impact. The panel determined that [name removed]'s allegations stated a cause for negligent infliction of emotional distress.

  20. Business Case Analysis: Reconfiguration of the Frederick Memorial Healthcare System Courier Service

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    2008-05-13

    from each specimen. This figure alone clearly supports the existence of the FMH courier service. The problem , rather, lies in the efficiency and...investigated, to include the Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Aveo, and the Honda Fit. Each vehicle was evaluated on cost, fuel efficiency, predicted reliability...P175/65R14 Tires Temporary Spare Tire SAFETY Driver Front Airbag and Front Passenger Airbag with Advanced Airbag System 3 Point Driver & Fr Pass

  1. Analytical Research to Determine the effects of the Components of ONGABO on the Viability of HepG2 Cancer Cells by Using the Sovereign, Minister, Assistant and Courier Principle (君臣佐使論

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study used the basic principle of Oriental medicine, the sovereign, minister, assistant and courier principle (君臣佐使論 to investigate the effects of the component of ONGABO, which is composed of Ginseng Radix (Red Ginseng, Angelica Gigantis Radix, Schisandrae Fructus, Cuscuta Semen and Curcumae tuber on the viability of HepG2 cells. Methods: Single and mixed extracts of the component of ONGABO were prepared by lypohilizing powder of Red Ginseng (6-year root from Kanghwa, Angelica Gigantis Radix, Schisandrae Fructus, Cuscuta Semen, Curcumae Tuber (from Omniherb Co., Ltd., Korea at the laboratory of herbal medicine in Woosuk University and were eluted after being macerated with 100% ethanol for three days. The cell viability of HepG2 was determined by using an absorptiometric analysis with PrestoBlue (Invitrogen reagent after the plate had been incubated for 48 hours. All of the experiments were repeated three times to obtain the average value and standard deviation. The statistical analysis was done and the correlation factor was obtained by using Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and Origin 6.0 software. Results: Although Ginseng Radix (Red Ginseng and Schisandrae Fructus did not enhance the viability of HepG2 cells, they were shown to provide protection of those cells. On the other hand, Angelica Gigantis Radix decreased the viability of HepG2 cells significantly, Cuscuta Semen and Curcumae Tuber had a small or no effect on the viability of HepG2 cells. Conclusions: In the sovereign, minister, assistant and courier principle (君臣佐使論, Ginseng Radix (Red Ginseng corresponds to the sovereign component because it provides cell protection effects, Angelica Gigantis Radix corresponds to minister medicinal because it kills cells, Schisandrae Fructus corresponds to the assistant medicinal to help red ginseng having cell protect effects. Cuscuta Semen and Curcumae Tuber correspond to the courier medicinal having no effect in

  2. Motociclistas de entrega: algumas características dos acidentes de trânsito na região sul do Brasil Motorcycle couriers: characteristics of traffic accidents in southern Brazil

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    Dorotéia Fátima Pelissari de Paula Soares

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: conhecer características dos acidentes de trânsito ocorridos com motoboys nos municípios de Londrina e Maringá, Estado do Paraná. MÉTODOS: Foram considerados 327 motoboys que relataram, em 2005/2006, acidentes de motocicleta nos 12 meses anteriores à pesquisa (147 de Londrina e 180 de Maringá. RESULTADOS: Dos entrevistados, 39,6% relataram mais de um acidente de trânsito. Os acidentes foram percebidos como graves por 21,4% dos motoboys e 56,3% relataram conhecer motoboy afastado do trabalho por acidente. A maioria dos acidentes (82,9% ocorreu durante o trabalho. Foram observadas diferenças significativas, entre os municípios, para condições climáticas (p=0,013, período do dia (p=0,002, atendimento pré-hospitalar (p=0,032 e necessidade de internação hospitalar (pOBJECTIVE: This study aimed at understanding characteristics of traffic accidents with motorcycle couriers in the cities of Londrina and Maringá, in the State of Paraná (Brazil. METHODS: A total of 327 couriers who reported, in 2005/2006, motorcycle accident in the previous 12 months took part in the study (147 in Londrina and 180 in Maringá. RESULTS: Of all the interviewed, 39.6% reported more than one traffic accident. The accidents were perceived as serious by 21.4% of them and 56.3% reported knowing a convalescing courier due to a traffic accident. Most injuries (82.9% occurred during work hours. Significant differences were observed between the cities concerning climatic conditions (p=0.013, time of the day (p=0.002, pre-hospital care (p=0.032 and hospital admission (p<0.001. CONCLUSION: The high incidence and the recurrence of traffic accidents highlight the susceptibility of motorcycle couriers to these events and the need for strategies and specific prevention policies.

  3. [Work profile and traffic accidents among motorcycle couriers in two medium-sized cities in the State of Paraná, Brazil].

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    Silva, Daniela Wosiack da; Andrade, Selma Maffei de; Soares, Darli Antonio; Soares, Dorotéia Fátima Pelissari de Paula; Mathias, Thais Aidar de Freitas

    2008-11-01

    This cross-sectional study focused on motorcycle couriers (work profile, work conditions, and traffic accidents) in Londrina and Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil. Data were collected from self-completed questionnaires in 2005-2006. In Londrina and Maringá, respectively, 377 and 500 motorcycle couriers completed the questionnaire, with mean ages of 28 and 29 years. Londrina showed a higher proportion of couriers that earned per delivery, worked both day and night or on night shifts only, and who worked more than 10 hours a day (p work and traffic conditions in Londrina, there was no significant difference in the accident rates during the 12 months prior to the survey in Londrina and Maringá (2.89 and 2.80 per 100 person-months, respectively). The study detected precarious work conditions, high exposure to hazardous traffic conditions, and high accident rates among motorcycle couriers.

  4. Books received. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1995, v. 35(1)

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    1995-01-01

    Full text: The CERN Courier has received an impressive consignment of new books from World Scientific Publishing, and hopes to include reviews in coming months. Lectures in Particle Physics by Dan Green of Fermilab (ISBN 9810216823 HC £63, 9810216831 SC £35), imaginatively presented, World Scientific Lecture Notes - Vol.55; Instantons in Gauge Theories, edited by M. Shifman (ISBN 9810216815 HC £62, 9810218265 SC £35), a collection of reprinted papers; Development of Perturbative QCD by Guido Altarelli of CERN (ISBN 9810217021 HC£58, 981021703X SC £35), a collection of review articles, talks, and lecture notes; Salam Festschrift edited by A. AH, J. Ellis and S. Randjbar-Daemi (ISBN 9810214219 HC £80, 9810214227 SC £39), talks from a conference to honour Abdus Salam, held at ICTP, Trieste, in March 1993, and Volume 4 in World Scientific's Series in 20th Century Physics; Selected Papers of Abdus Salam (with commentary), edited by A. AH, C. Isham, T Kibble and Riazuddin (ISBN 9810216629 HC £64, 9810216637 SC £31), a fine volume for Salam admirers, Volume 5 in World Scientific's Series in 20th Century Physics; B decays (Revised, 2nd edition) edited by Sheldon Stone of Syracuse (ISBN 9810218362 HC £64, 9810218974 SC £25), a collection of contributions; A Career in Theoretical Physics by Philip W. Anderson (ISBN 981021717XHC£58, 9810217188 SC £28), a collection of articles and papers, Volume 7 in World Scientific's Series in 20th Century Physics; Knots and Physics (2nd edition) by Louis H. Kauffman of Illinois, Chicago (ISBN 9810218564 HC £64, 9810216580 SC £40), fascinating

  5. Recognition of explosives fingerprints on objects for courier services using machine learning methods and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

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    Moros, J; Serrano, J; Gallego, F J; Macías, J; Laserna, J J

    2013-06-15

    During recent years laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has been considered one of the techniques with larger ability for trace detection of explosives. However, despite of the high sensitivity exhibited for this application, LIBS suffers from a limited selectivity due to difficulties in assigning the molecular origin of the spectral emissions observed. This circumstance makes the recognition of fingerprints a latent challenging problem. In the present manuscript the sorting of six explosives (chloratite, ammonal, DNT, TNT, RDX and PETN) against a broad list of potential harmless interferents (butter, fuel oil, hand cream, olive oil, …), all of them in the form of fingerprints deposited on the surfaces of objects for courier services, has been carried out. When LIBS information is processed through a multi-stage architecture algorithm built from a suitable combination of 3 learning classifiers, an unknown fingerprint may be labeled into a particular class. Neural network classifiers trained by the Levenberg-Marquardt rule were decided within 3D scatter plots projected onto the subspace of the most useful features extracted from the LIBS spectra. Experimental results demonstrate that the presented algorithm sorts fingerprints according to their hazardous character, although its spectral information is virtually identical in appearance, with rates of false negatives and false positives not beyond of 10%. These reported achievements mean a step forward in the technology readiness level of LIBS for this complex application related to defense, homeland security and force protection. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1984, v. 24(2)

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    1984-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Some time ago, Wolfgang ('Pief') Panofsky, Director of SLAC since 1961 and one of the prime movers behind both the famous two-mile electron linac and the Laboratory itself, announced his intention to step down in 1984. Immediately a search began for a worthy successor. Carlo Rubbia, leader of the UA 1 experiment at CERN which last year discovered the W and Z particles, was named by the US science magazine 'Discover' as its 1983 'Scientist of the Year'. A CERN-ECFA Workshop to study the feasibility of hadron colliders which it might at some time in the future be possible to install in the LEP tunnel, is to be held at the University of Lausanne from 21-24 March. Fermilab will host the 1984 US Summer School on High Energy Particle Accelerators from 13-24 August - the fourth in this series of summer schools.The 1984 CERN School of Computing, the eighth in the biennial series, is being organized in collaboration with the Instituto Estudios Energeticos (Junta de Energia Nuclear, Madrid) and the Facultad de Informatica, Barcelona, and will be held from 9-22 September at Aiguablava, Spain. The 1984 Users' Meeting of the High Energy Discussion Group (HEDG) at Brookhaven on 29-31 March will include a Workshop on the possible physics from an improved Alternating Gradient Synchrotron.

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1984, v. 24(6)

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    1984-07-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Valuable information on collective nuclear matter has come from another GSI / Berkeley team working at the Bevalac, this time using a streamer chamber to measure pion production in heavy ion collisions and infer the properties of the compressed nuclear matter formed in the 10{sup -23} seconds following the collisions. Judged by the bubbling enthusiasm of its 260 users, the LEAR Low Energy Antiproton Ring at CERN continues to be a great success. Electron beams have been taken to 800 MeV in the Aladdin storage ring at the Synchrotron Radiation Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison. The UA 1 'Monojets ' were first past the post in this year's traditional 3.9 km relay race round the CERN site.

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1989, v. 29(6)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. CERN's 600 MeV Synchro-Cyclotron (SC) is to make fluorine-18 for radiopharmaceuticals used to develop positron-emission tomography (PET) imaging techniques at Geneva's Cantonal Hospital. PET itself is a spinoff from particle physics ideas: CERN and the Geneva hospital closely collaborated in the development of the technique. At the Real-Time Conference at Williamsburg, Virginia, in May, Rene Brun of CERN's Data Handling Division was presented with the second CANPS Award attributed by the 'Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences' technical subcommittee of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of the IEEE for outstanding achievements in the applications of computers in nuclear and/or plasma sciences

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, December 1980, v. 20(9)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. From 4-6 May 1981 a Topical Conference on the Application of Microprocessors to High Energy Physics will be held at CERN. On 17 October, for the first time at Fermilab, a 'hot' proton beam was cooled by a beam of electrons. In September, two more significant milestones were passed at Fermilab in providing the massive liquid helium temperature refrigeration for the Energy Doubler/Saver. The ZING-P' pulsed neutron facility at Argonne was closed down in August. After the meeting at the Max Planck Institute in Munich on 24 and 25 October, there was no doubt that the high energy physics community fully supports ECFA's recommendation that two big accelerators should be constructed in Europe

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1984, v. 24(6)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Valuable information on collective nuclear matter has come from another GSI / Berkeley team working at the Bevalac, this time using a streamer chamber to measure pion production in heavy ion collisions and infer the properties of the compressed nuclear matter formed in the 10 -23 seconds following the collisions. Judged by the bubbling enthusiasm of its 260 users, the LEAR Low Energy Antiproton Ring at CERN continues to be a great success. Electron beams have been taken to 800 MeV in the Aladdin storage ring at the Synchrotron Radiation Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison. The UA 1 'Monojets ' were first past the post in this year's traditional 3.9 km relay race round the CERN site

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1984, v. 24(2)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Some time ago, Wolfgang ('Pief') Panofsky, Director of SLAC since 1961 and one of the prime movers behind both the famous two-mile electron linac and the Laboratory itself, announced his intention to step down in 1984. Immediately a search began for a worthy successor. Carlo Rubbia, leader of the UA 1 experiment at CERN which last year discovered the W and Z particles, was named by the US science magazine 'Discover' as its 1983 'Scientist of the Year'. A CERN-ECFA Workshop to study the feasibility of hadron colliders which it might at some time in the future be possible to install in the LEP tunnel, is to be held at the University of Lausanne from 21-24 March. Fermilab will host the 1984 US Summer School on High Energy Particle Accelerators from 13-24 August - the fourth in this series of summer schools.The 1984 CERN School of Computing, the eighth in the biennial series, is being organized in collaboration with the Instituto Estudios Energeticos (Junta de Energia Nuclear, Madrid) and the Facultad de Informatica, Barcelona, and will be held from 9-22 September at Aiguablava, Spain. The 1984 Users' Meeting of the High Energy Discussion Group (HEDG) at Brookhaven on 29-31 March will include a Workshop on the possible physics from an improved Alternating Gradient Synchrotron

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1995, v. 35(4)

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    1995-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Einstein lived here by Abraham Pais: Einstein enthusiasts will be pleased with Abraham Pais' new book 'Einstein lived here', advertised as a companion volume to Pais' classic Einstein biography 'Subtle is the Lord'. (Some of the material also appears in 'Subtle'.) As such the new volume is packed with anecdotes, quotes and other details to delight Einstein admirers and entertain the scientifically literate, but falls short of being a biography. Especially interesting is the background to his Nobel Prize, awarded for his explanation of the photoelectric effect and not for his monumental work on relativity, and the account of his first marriage, to Mileva Marie.; Giorgio Brianti retires: After a 40-year career spanning the whole of CERN's history, Giorgio Brianti retired from the Laboratory at the end of April. As well as having overseen many major projects, Brianti's dedicated work for CERN's next major machine, the LHC, scheduled to become operational in 2004, means his contributions will continue to be evident. Joining the infant Laboratory in 1954, Brianti was initially involved in industrial liaison, a theme to which he subsequently returned. After work on the magnets and then controls and instrumentation for the new PS proton synchrotron, he moved on to operations. In 1964 he became leader of Synchro-Cyclotron (SC) Division, at a time when the SC, CERN's first machine, was being substantially upgraded and its role extended for the ISOLDE on-line isotope separator. In 1967 he took charge of the team building the Booster, a new synchrotron to inject beams into the PS. As well as fulfilling its immediate objective of improving PS performance, the innovative design of the Booster and its astonishing adaptability are still paying dividends. Built to operate at 800 MeV, it has shown its

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1984, v. 24(9)

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    1984-11-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A landmark event took place at Stanford on 3-4 August in the form of a ' Pief-fest', a celebration tacked onto the end of the traditional annual Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Summer Institute to mark the retirement of Wolfgang 'Pief Panofsky as the Laboratory's Director.The University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has been chosen as the host institution for the Central Design Group for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). The fifth Topical Workshop on Proton-Antiproton Collider Physics will be held in Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley, Italy, from 25 February to 2 March 1985. The local users' organization at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is organizing a Workshop on Electron-Positron Physics at High Luminosities, to be held at SLAC from 30 November to 1 December. The Aspen (Colorado, USA) Center for Physics announces a Winter Physics Conference Series - Collider Physics at Ultrahigh Energies from 6-12 January 1985 and Electro weak Interactions from 13- 19 January. As this edition was going to press, the CERN SPS protonantiproton collider was back in action for physics for the first time since the historic run last year which produced the Z particle and the first evidence for the sixth ('top') quark.

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, November 1981, v. 21(9)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. At the end of August a circulating electron beam was achieved for the first time in the VUV (vacuum ultraviolet) ring of the US National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven. Commissioning of the X-ray ring of the NSLS is imminent. From 11-14 January, an International Colloquium on Baryon Nonconservation (ICOBAN) will be held at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay.From 17-23 February an International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics will be held at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. A Europhysics Conference on 'Computing in Accelerator Design and Operation' will be held in Warsaw from 21-24 September 1982. A team at Los Alamos, led by Charles Brau, has demonstrated the principle of a high efficiency free electron laser. Work has started on a prototype magnet to confirm the design of a 2 GeV electron microtron under study at Argonne for use in nuclear and particle physics research. On 2 October a new ion source and injector system, known as ABEL, was inaugurated at Berkeley. The X-ray synchrotron radiation produced by electron storage rings could provide improved diagnosis in conditions such as coronary artery disease. Fermilab is proposing to set up an on-site Latin America Center for Fundamental Physics and Technology to assist scientists and engineers from developing countries

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, December 1982, v. 22(10)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. October and November saw a very successful run for proton-antiproton collisions (270 GeV per beam) in the CERN SPS machine.The resurgence of interest in magnetic monopoles this year is especially well timed, as it coincides with the 80th birthday of Paul Dirac, one of the chief creators of modern quantum mechanics. Nine letters of intent to propose detectors for the SLAC Linear Collider were received for consideration by the Laboratory's Experimental Program Advisory Committee, who will advise SLAC's Director on possible 'marriage, murder and merger' moves to arrive at more complete proposals. The traditional SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics will be held next year from 18-29 July. The annual CERN 'Cross' — a 5.6 km run over a hilly circuit in the West Experimental Area — was won overall this year by polarized target specialist Tapio Niinikoski

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1984, v. 24(9)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A landmark event took place at Stanford on 3-4 August in the form of a ' Pief-fest', a celebration tacked onto the end of the traditional annual Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Summer Institute to mark the retirement of Wolfgang 'Pief Panofsky as the Laboratory's Director.The University of California's Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has been chosen as the host institution for the Central Design Group for the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). The fifth Topical Workshop on Proton-Antiproton Collider Physics will be held in Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley, Italy, from 25 February to 2 March 1985. The local users' organization at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is organizing a Workshop on Electron-Positron Physics at High Luminosities, to be held at SLAC from 30 November to 1 December. The Aspen (Colorado, USA) Center for Physics announces a Winter Physics Conference Series - Collider Physics at Ultrahigh Energies from 6-12 January 1985 and Electro weak Interactions from 13- 19 January. As this edition was going to press, the CERN SPS protonantiproton collider was back in action for physics for the first time since the historic run last year which produced the Z particle and the first evidence for the sixth ('top') quark

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1995, v. 35(7)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Gentner-Kastler Prize: T he prestigious Gentner-Kastler Prize, jointly awarded by the French and German Physical Societies, goes this year to Walter Schmidt-Parzefall of DESY, formerly leader of the Argus group at the DORIS electron-positron collider at the DESY Laboratory Hamburg, which has made many significant contributions to heavy quark spectroscopy. Subsequently he joined Hamburg University, and has recently played a prominent role in establishing the HERA-B experiment at DESY's HERA electron-proton collider. Before working at DESY, Schmidt-Parzefall spent some time at CERN's Intersecting Storage Rings.; Thirty ISR years: A discreet lunch event at CERN marked the 30th anniversary of the historic decision to go ahead with the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) at CERN. Among those present were Victor Weisskopf, CERN's Director General at the time, and Mervyn Hine, responsible for CERN's longterm planning under Weisskopf. The ISR, the world's first proton collider, came into operation in 1971, ahead of schedule, but was shut down in 1984, also ahead of schedule, as part of the bid to divert funds to LEP construction. The ISR, which used the idea of particle stacking to build up the stored beam intensity, was long regarded as a masterpiece of accelerator building, and blazed a trail for CERN's future accelerator projects. Many CERN specialists cut their accelerator teeth at the ISR.; ICTP Dirac Medal: The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, is awarding its 1995 Dirac Medal to Michael Berry of Bristol for his discovery of the non-integrable phase that arises in adiabatic processes in quantum theory. This effect was first detected in 1986 in an optics experiment by Tomita and Chiao in which the rotation of the polarization plane of a

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1995, v. 35(4)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Einstein lived here by Abraham Pais: Einstein enthusiasts will be pleased with Abraham Pais' new book 'Einstein lived here', advertised as a companion volume to Pais' classic Einstein biography 'Subtle is the Lord'. (Some of the material also appears in 'Subtle'.) As such the new volume is packed with anecdotes, quotes and other details to delight Einstein admirers and entertain the scientifically literate, but falls short of being a biography. Especially interesting is the background to his Nobel Prize, awarded for his explanation of the photoelectric effect and not for his monumental work on relativity, and the account of his first marriage, to Mileva Marie.; Giorgio Brianti retires: After a 40-year career spanning the whole of CERN's history, Giorgio Brianti retired from the Laboratory at the end of April. As well as having overseen many major projects, Brianti's dedicated work for CERN's next major machine, the LHC, scheduled to become operational in 2004, means his contributions will continue to be evident. Joining the infant Laboratory in 1954, Brianti was initially involved in industrial liaison, a theme to which he subsequently returned. After work on the magnets and then controls and instrumentation for the new PS proton synchrotron, he moved on to operations. In 1964 he became leader of Synchro-Cyclotron (SC) Division, at a time when the SC, CERN's first machine, was being substantially upgraded and its role extended for the ISOLDE on-line isotope separator. In 1967 he took charge of the team building the Booster, a new synchrotron to inject beams into the PS. As well as fulfilling its immediate objective of improving PS performance, the innovative design of the Booster and its astonishing adaptability are still paying

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, March 1983, v.23(2)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. At the end of January, British TV audiences had a chance to see the film 'The Geneva Event', made by the BBC/Open University team in collaboration with CERN. The CLEO group working at Cornell's CESR electronpositron ring have succeeded in reconstructing B mesons. This is the first direct observation of particles openly carrying the new beauty (bottom) quantum number. The Europhysics Conference on Computing in Accelerator Design and Operation', originally scheduled to be held in Warsaw in September 1982, is now to take place in West Berlin from 20-23 September 1983. The Scottish Universities' Summer School in Physics will be held in Edinburgh from 31 July to 20 August. The topic this year is 'Statistical and Particle Physics - Common Problems and Techniques'. The first Asia Pacific Physics Conference will be held in Singapore from 12-18 June, and the subjects to be covered include high energy physics and nuclear physics. A Workshop on Time Projection Chambers and experiments using them will be held at the TRIUMF Laboratory, Vancouver, Canada, from 23-25 June. The first European Southern Observatory (ESO)-CERN Symposium will be held at CERN from 21-25 November. Its subject will be Large Scale Structure of the Universe, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics. During the closing session of the third World Congress on Nuclear Medicine in Paris, the French national association of public hospital engineers awarded the prizes for the competition it had organized on the development of new techniques in nuclear medicine. CERN is in the process of setting up an Accelarator School which will have a continuing mission in close collaboration with institutions in the Member States to promote the transfer of knowledge in the field of particle accelerators

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, September 1980, v. 20(6)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At the 66th Session of the CERN Council on 27 June the project to construct a large electron-positron storage ring, known as LEP, as Europe's next major facility for high energy physics research was formally presented for the first time; A meeting, organized jointly by DESY and the Max-Planck Institute in Munich, will be held in Munich on 24-25 October for those interested in the construction and later use of the proposed HERA electron-proton colliding ring; On 19 June papers were signed at Fermilab extending the collaboration in high energy physics between the USA and China which first took formal form early in 1979; At the end of May, a second International Symposium on the History of Particle Physics was held at Fermilab; The Government of the Canadian province of Alberta has given interim funding for the conceptual design of an accelerator complex which will consist primarily of a heavy ion synchrotron giving ions up to A = 40 and 600 MeV/amu. The project has the acronym 'MARIA' — Medical Accelerator Research Institute, Alberta; On 16, 17 June a Cryogenic Workshop was held at Fermilab to focus on helium refrigeration systems for superconducting high energy accelerators. ; A few years ago, when the 5 GeV electron synchrotron NINA at the Daresbury Laboratory was in its final years of operation, the magnets of NINA seemed to be built into every new accelerator proposal then emerging in Europe. Now, with the machine closed down, the magnets remain available and Daresbury would like to see them in action again if anyone could make good use of them

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, April 1981, v. 21(3)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The detail of the LEP electron-positron storage ring project continues to be studied so as to optimize the machine parameters from the point of view of performance and of cost. The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has established the Albert Einstein Centre for Theoretical Physics with an endowment fund from the Federal Republic of Germany. Aimed at strengthening the ties and exchange of ideas between theoretical physicists from Israel and abroad the Centre plans to host postdoctoral fellows and visiting senior theorists. After several years of planning, a major upgrade has now been decided for the central computer system at SLAC, presently based on IBM 360/91 and 370/168 machines. Fermilab has established an Industrial Affiliate Programme designed to foster improved communication between the basic research carried out at Fermilab and in industry. The affiliate programme will acquaint the Industrial Associates with work at Fermilab through special seminars and publications. A further indication of the commitment of Stanford to the linear collider project (SLC) is the organization of a meeting on 25-27 March to inform the US high energy physics community of the progress of the project, to promote involvement in machine design and to indicate the experimental possibilities it will provide. Although now firmly established as part of particle physics dogma, the quark model has had a somewhat chequered history. Before the discovery of the omega minus baryon in 1964, it had a particularly rough time. In an invited talk at last year's Baryon Conference in Toronto, George Zweig of Caltech reminisced about the early years of the model

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1995, v. 35(8)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Langevin prize - The prestigious Paul Langevin Prize of the French Physical Society was awarded this year to Costas Kounnas of CERN's Theory Division. A field theorist, Kounnas has always been particularly interested in the application as well as the development of sophisticated theories - quantum chromodynamics and grand unified theories. His work on multidimensional strings and superstrings has enabled such theories to be interpreted in the four dimensions of space-time, thus making predictions possible. After spending several years at Berkeley, he became director of research for theoretical physics at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and joined CERN's Theory Division in 1992. Enrico Fermi memorial unveiled - On 11 September in the Church of Santa Croce, Florence, a plaque was unveiled in memory of Enrico Fermi, alongside memorials honouring the greatest Italian personalities in the arts and culture, including Machiavelli, Michaelangelo and Galileo. A bronze plaque by Italian sculptor Corrado Cagli bears the inscription ''he gave to the world new strengths and energies'', followed by a verse from Dante ''Ma misi me per I'alto mare aperto'', in recognition of Fermi's steadfast determination in the face of the unknown. Following a suggestion by Valentino Telegdi, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei promoted the initiative to commemorate the great scientist in this ''Pantheon of Italian culture''. Giorgio Salvini, Minister of University and Scientific Research, Antonio Paolucci, Minister of Cultural Heritage, Mario Primicerio, Mayor of Florence and Sabatino Moscati, President of the Accademia dei Lincei, took part in the ceremony. Minato Kawaguti - Minato Kawaguti of Fukui University, Japan, and a member of

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1995, v. 35(6)

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    1995-09-15

    Gunter Wolf is formerly spokesman of the ZEUS experiment at DESY's HERA electron-proton collider. He is also Chairman of CERN's Scientific Policy Committee. Sau Lan Wu is a member of the Aleph collaboration at CERN's LEP electronpositron collider. Their work, which was done in 1979 when all four were members of the TASSO collaboration, demonstrated that the gluons of the strong interactions were a physical reality. The existence of such three-jet events in electron-positron collisions had been predicted in a pioneer CERN Theory Division paper by John Ellis, Mary K. Gaillard and Graham Ross. There has always been keen rivalry between the four 1979 PETRA collaborations - JADE, MARK-J, PLUTO and TASSO. In recognition of this, and in an unprecedented move, the EPS Executive Committee has awarded a special complementary prize to the four collaborations 'for establishing the existence of the gluon in independent and simultaneous ways'. Also playing major roles in the 1979 accomplishments were Herwig Schopper, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors at the time, and PETRA project leader Gustav-Adolf Voss, who ensured that such an excellent machine was built on schedule and within the allocated budget.

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1995, v. 35(1)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: At the December meeting of CERN's governing body, the Council (which approved the LHC machine, see page 1) Paul Levaux was elected Vice President of Council and Marcello Gigliarelli Fiumi Chairman of the Finance Committee, both for one year, while Jacques Lefrançois of Orsay was elected to the Scientific Policy Committee. Within CERN, Lyndon Evans was appointed LHC Project Leader and Maurice Robin Head of Administration.; Eugene Paul Wigner 1902-95: One of the few remaining links with the birth of quantum mechanics was severed with the death on 1 January of Eugene Paul Wigner at the age of 92. His work was characterized by the introduction of unusual concepts and esoteric but powerful mathematical techniques which went on to prove their worth in the hands of other researchers, sometimes many years later. Born in Budapest (his Hungarian name was Jeno Pal) in 1902, he first came to prominence as Erwin Schrödinger's assistant in Berlin in 1926-7 with his powerful treatment of quantum systems of many particles obeying the Paul! Exclusion Principle. Following a suggestion by his mathematician friend John von Neumann, he introduced the idea of mathematical group theory into quantum mechanics, where it has played a powerful role ever since. Wigner applied the techniques to the classification of atomic spectra and to nuclear structure. In Berlin and subsequently at Göttingen (under Max Born) he continued this work, and introduced the concepts of parity (left-right reversal) and time reversal as a special quantum mechanics operations, underlining the radical thinking this new physics required. With Pascual Jordan, he invented a new quantum technique for describing field theory which, although not fully relativistic, opened the door to Dirac's standard treatment In the early 1930s

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1995, v. 35(9)

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    1995-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: José Mariano Gago, president of LIP, the national Laboratory for experimental high energy physics and related research and development projects, in Lisbon becomes Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology. As well as being a prominent Portuguese particle physicist, Professor Gago is well known at CERN and played a vital role in his country's becoming a CERN Member State from 1986. (For a report on CERN-Portugal affairs, see September, page 22.) CERN Research Director from 1989- 93, Walter Hoogland left CERN in October to return to the Dutch NIKHEF Laboratory. Director General Chris Llewellyn Smith recalled Walter Hoogland's valuable contributions in strengthening ties between CERN and non-Member States anxious to participate in CERA/'S experimental programme, and in the establishment of the Detector Research and Development Committee which blazed a trail for work towards LHC detectors. Brian Foster of Bristol has been invited to serve for the period from 1 September to 31 December 1995 as a member and for the period 1 January to 31 August 1998 as Chairman of the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council's Particle Physics Committee, succeeding David Saxon.; Aldo Michelini retires: Following a successful and wide ranging career at the forefront of particle physics, Aldo Michelini formally retired from CERN at the end of October. He joined CERN in 1960, following a series of experiments with tracking chambers, including some time with Jack Steinberger's group in Columbia. At CERN, he first worked on the CERN Wilson chamber, which now performs valuable service as an aquarium! Four years later, he led a CERN/ETH Zurich/IC London collaboration studying strong interactions using a then novel approach - spark chambers in a large magnet. From 1969 - 73, he led the Omega spectrometer

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1995, v. 35(9)

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    1995-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: José Mariano Gago, president of LIP, the national Laboratory for experimental high energy physics and related research and development projects, in Lisbon becomes Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology. As well as being a prominent Portuguese particle physicist, Professor Gago is well known at CERN and played a vital role in his country's becoming a CERN Member State from 1986. (For a report on CERN-Portugal affairs, see September, page 22.) CERN Research Director from 1989- 93, Walter Hoogland left CERN in October to return to the Dutch NIKHEF Laboratory. Director General Chris Llewellyn Smith recalled Walter Hoogland's valuable contributions in strengthening ties between CERN and non-Member States anxious to participate in CERA/'S experimental programme, and in the establishment of the Detector Research and Development Committee which blazed a trail for work towards LHC detectors. Brian Foster of Bristol has been invited to serve for the period from 1 September to 31 December 1995 as a member and for the period 1 January to 31 August 1998 as Chairman of the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council's Particle Physics Committee, succeeding David Saxon.; Aldo Michelini retires: Following a successful and wide ranging career at the forefront of particle physics, Aldo Michelini formally retired from CERN at the end of October. He joined CERN in 1960, following a series of experiments with tracking chambers, including some time with Jack Steinberger's group in Columbia. At CERN, he first worked on the CERN Wilson chamber, which now performs valuable service as an aquarium! Four years later, he led a CERN/ETH Zurich/IC London collaboration studying strong interactions using a then novel approach - spark chambers in a large magnet. From 1969 - 73, he

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1995, v. 35(1)

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    1995-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: At the December meeting of CERN's governing body, the Council (which approved the LHC machine, see page 1) Paul Levaux was elected Vice President of Council and Marcello Gigliarelli Fiumi Chairman of the Finance Committee, both for one year, while Jacques Lefrançois of Orsay was elected to the Scientific Policy Committee. Within CERN, Lyndon Evans was appointed LHC Project Leader and Maurice Robin Head of Administration.; Eugene Paul Wigner 1902-95: One of the few remaining links with the birth of quantum mechanics was severed with the death on 1 January of Eugene Paul Wigner at the age of 92. His work was characterized by the introduction of unusual concepts and esoteric but powerful mathematical techniques which went on to prove their worth in the hands of other researchers, sometimes many years later. Born in Budapest (his Hungarian name was Jeno Pal) in 1902, he first came to prominence as Erwin Schrödinger's assistant in Berlin in 1926-7 with his powerful treatment of quantum systems of many particles obeying the Paul! Exclusion Principle. Following a suggestion by his mathematician friend John von Neumann, he introduced the idea of mathematical group theory into quantum mechanics, where it has played a powerful role ever since. Wigner applied the techniques to the classification of atomic spectra and to nuclear structure. In Berlin and subsequently at Göttingen (under Max Born) he continued this work, and introduced the concepts of parity (left-right reversal) and time reversal as a special quantum mechanics operations, underlining the radical thinking this new physics required. With Pascual Jordan, he invented a new quantum technique for describing field theory which, although not fully relativistic, opened the door to Dirac's standard treatment In the early 1930s he made major

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1995, v. 35(6)

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    1995-01-01

    institute atZeuthen, Berlin, and Gunter Wolf is formerly spokesman of the ZEUS experiment at DESY's HERA electron-proton collider. He is also Chairman of CERN's Scientific Policy Committee. Sau Lan Wu is a member of the Aleph collaboration at CERN's LEP electronpositron collider. Their work, which was done in 1979 when all four were members of the TASSO collaboration, demonstrated that the gluons of the strong interactions were a physical reality. The existence of such three-jet events in electron-positron collisions had been predicted in a pioneer CERN Theory Division paper by John Ellis, Mary K. Gaillard and Graham Ross. There has always been keen rivalry between the four 1979 PETRA collaborations - JADE, MARK-J, PLUTO and TASSO. In recognition of this, and in an unprecedented move, the EPS Executive Committee has awarded a special complementary prize to the four collaborations 'for establishing the existence of the gluon in independent and simultaneous ways'. Also playing major roles in the 1979 accomplishments were Herwig Schopper, Chairman of the DESY Board of Directors at the time, and PETRA project leader Gustav-Adolf Voss, who ensured that such an excellent machine was built on schedule and within the allocated budget

  9. Extending laboratory automation to the wards: effect of an innovative pneumatic tube system on diagnostic samples and transport time.

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    Suchsland, Juliane; Winter, Theresa; Greiser, Anne; Streichert, Thomas; Otto, Benjamin; Mayerle, Julia; Runge, Sören; Kallner, Anders; Nauck, Matthias; Petersmann, Astrid

    2017-02-01

    The innovative pneumatic tube system (iPTS) transports one sample at a time without the use of cartridges and allows rapid sending of samples directly into the bulk loader of a laboratory automation system (LAS). We investigated effects of the iPTS on samples and turn-around time (TAT). During transport, a mini data logger recorded the accelerations in three dimensions and reported them in arbitrary area under the curve (AUC) units. In addition representative quantities of clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation were measured and compared in 20 blood sample pairs transported by iPTS and courier. Samples transported by iPTS were brought to the laboratory (300 m) within 30 s without adverse effects on the samples. The information retrieved from the data logger showed a median AUC of 7 and 310 arbitrary units for courier and iPTS transport, respectively. This is considerably below the reported limit for noticeable hemolysis of 500 arbitrary units. iPTS reduces TAT by reducing the hands-on time and a fast transport. No differences in the measurement results were found for any of the investigated 36 analytes between courier and iPTS transport. Based on these findings the iPTS was cleared for clinical use in our hospital.

  10. Sixty years of the Military Technical Courier: Origins of the military technical thinking in the military printing of the Kingdom of Serbia

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    Full Text Available The article sheds light on the origins of the military technical thinking in the military publishing of the Kingdom of Serbia with a view to marking a jubilee - the sixtieth anniversary of the Military Technical Courier. 'Vojin', the first military review, printed in the middle of 19th century as a private venture, covered a wide scope of military issues, among which a special place was given to 'the science of weapons'. No sooner had this review ceased to exist than The Headquarters of the Army of the Kingdom of Serbia started publishing a new military review, 'Ratnik', which, apart from the art of war and war literature, dealt with the science of weapons in order to inform officers about the latest achievements in military technology and to educate them as well. Serbian military thinking, including its technical aspect, did not fall behind modern trends in its European and world counterparts until 1914. The development of weaponry in Europe and the world was regularly covered on the pages of military reviews.

  11. CERN News: Selection of the type of superconducting coil for the Omega project; New intensity records at the proton synchrotron; Progress with the Spiral Reader film measuring equipment; New technique at transition energy on the proton synchrotron; CERN Courier 10th anniversary; Equipment travelling from and to Serpukhov

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    CERN News: Selection of the type of superconducting coil for the Omega project; New intensity records at the proton synchrotron; Progress with the Spiral Reader film measuring equipment; New technique at transition energy on the proton synchrotron; CERN Courier 10th anniversary; Equipment travelling from and to Serpukhov

  12. The influence of printed electronics on the recyclability of paper: A case study for smart envelopes in courier and postal services

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    Aliaga, C., E-mail: caliaga@itene.com [Sustainability Division, Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Centre, C/Albert Einstein 1, 46980 Paterna, Valencia (Spain); Zhang, H.; Dobon, A.; Hortal, M. [Sustainability Division, Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Centre, C/Albert Einstein 1, 46980 Paterna, Valencia (Spain); Beneventi, D. [Laboratory of Pulp & Paper Science, Grenoble INP Pagora, 461, Rue de la Papeterie, F-38400 Saint-Martin d’Hères Cedex (France)

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    Highlights: • Study of the influence of components of printed electronics in paper recycling. • Comparison between paper recycled with and without resistors, batteries and layouts. • Mechanical and optical properties are evaluated in paper handsheets obtained. • Tensile strength of recycled paper is slighted reduced by layouts. • Optical properties of recycled paper slightly varies with layouts and batteries. - Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse the effects of the presence of printed electronics on the paper waste streams and specifically on paper recyclability. The analysis is based on a case study focussed on envelopes for postal and courier services provided with these intelligent systems. The smart printed envelope of the study includes a combination of both conventional (thin flexible batteries and resistors) and printed electronic components (conductive track layout based on nanosilver ink). For this purpose, a comparison between envelopes with and without these components (batteries, resistors and conductive track layouts) was carried out through pilot scale paper recycling tests. The generation of rejects during the recycling process as well as the final quality of the recycled paper (mechanical and optical properties) were tested and quantitatively evaluated. The results show that resistors are retained during the screening process in the sieves and consequently they cannot end up in the final screened pulp. Therefore, mechanical and optical properties of the recycled paper are not affected. Nevertheless, inks from the conductive track layouts and batteries were partially dissolved in the process water. These substances were not totally retained in the sieving systems resulting in slight changes in the optical properties of the final recycled paper (variations are 7.2–7.5% in brightness, 8.5–10.7% in whiteness, 1.2–2.2% in L{sup ∗} values, 3.3–3.5% in opacity and 16.1–27% in yellowness). These variations are not in ranges

  13. The influence of printed electronics on the recyclability of paper: a case study for smart envelopes in courier and postal services.

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    Aliaga, C; Zhang, H; Dobon, A; Hortal, M; Beneventi, D

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    The aim of this paper is to analyse the effects of the presence of printed electronics on the paper waste streams and specifically on paper recyclability. The analysis is based on a case study focussed on envelopes for postal and courier services provided with these intelligent systems. The smart printed envelope of the study includes a combination of both conventional (thin flexible batteries and resistors) and printed electronic components (conductive track layout based on nanosilver ink). For this purpose, a comparison between envelopes with and without these components (batteries, resistors and conductive track layouts) was carried out through pilot scale paper recycling tests. The generation of rejects during the recycling process as well as the final quality of the recycled paper (mechanical and optical properties) were tested and quantitatively evaluated. The results show that resistors are retained during the screening process in the sieves and consequently they cannot end up in the final screened pulp. Therefore, mechanical and optical properties of the recycled paper are not affected. Nevertheless, inks from the conductive track layouts and batteries were partially dissolved in the process water. These substances were not totally retained in the sieving systems resulting in slight changes in the optical properties of the final recycled paper (variations are 7.2-7.5% in brightness, 8.5-10.7% in whiteness, 1.2-2.2% in L(∗) values, 3.3-3.5% in opacity and 16.1-27% in yellowness). These variations are not in ranges able to cause problems in current paper recycling processes and restrict the use of recycled paper in current applications. Moreover, real impacts on industrial recycling are expected to be even significantly lower since the proportion of paper product with printed circuits in the current paper waste streams are much lower than the ones tested in this work. However, it should be underlined the fact that this situation may change over the next

  14. The influence of printed electronics on the recyclability of paper: A case study for smart envelopes in courier and postal services

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    Aliaga, C.; Zhang, H.; Dobon, A.; Hortal, M.; Beneventi, D.

    2015-01-01

    Highlights: • Study of the influence of components of printed electronics in paper recycling. • Comparison between paper recycled with and without resistors, batteries and layouts. • Mechanical and optical properties are evaluated in paper handsheets obtained. • Tensile strength of recycled paper is slighted reduced by layouts. • Optical properties of recycled paper slightly varies with layouts and batteries. - Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse the effects of the presence of printed electronics on the paper waste streams and specifically on paper recyclability. The analysis is based on a case study focussed on envelopes for postal and courier services provided with these intelligent systems. The smart printed envelope of the study includes a combination of both conventional (thin flexible batteries and resistors) and printed electronic components (conductive track layout based on nanosilver ink). For this purpose, a comparison between envelopes with and without these components (batteries, resistors and conductive track layouts) was carried out through pilot scale paper recycling tests. The generation of rejects during the recycling process as well as the final quality of the recycled paper (mechanical and optical properties) were tested and quantitatively evaluated. The results show that resistors are retained during the screening process in the sieves and consequently they cannot end up in the final screened pulp. Therefore, mechanical and optical properties of the recycled paper are not affected. Nevertheless, inks from the conductive track layouts and batteries were partially dissolved in the process water. These substances were not totally retained in the sieving systems resulting in slight changes in the optical properties of the final recycled paper (variations are 7.2–7.5% in brightness, 8.5–10.7% in whiteness, 1.2–2.2% in L ∗ values, 3.3–3.5% in opacity and 16.1–27% in yellowness). These variations are not in ranges able

  15. Os riscos dos acidentes de trânsito na perspectiva dos moto-boys: subsídios para a promoção da saúde Traffic accidents from the motorcycle couriers' perspective: feedback for health promotion

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    Andréa Márian Veronese

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta nota resulta de uma pesquisa qualitativa realizada na cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, com o objetivo de explorar o fenômeno "risco do acidente de trânsito" na perspectiva de moto-boys. O estudo foi embasado nas teorias sociológicas sobre risco, em especial, as que enfatizam o caráter sócio-cultural dos seus significados. As informações foram coletadas por meio de grupos focais e analisadas seguindo os passos da Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados. Segundo os moto-boys, os riscos do acidente de trânsito são inerentes ao cotidiano de trabalho e produzidos por interesses pessoais e sociais, no sentido das demandas por dinheiro, velocidade e urgência. Os moto-boys tentam controlar esses riscos utilizando estratégias de autocuidado. Considerando a alta incidência de acidentes de trânsito envolvendo moto-boys em Porto Alegre, parece que tais estratégias têm sido pouco eficazes. A nota argumenta que os acidentes de trânsito envolvendo moto-boys são acidentes de trabalho e, portanto, as ações de promoção da saúde que investem na sua prevenção precisam extrapolar o grupo de indivíduos que pilotam as motocicletas, sendo dirigidas também a clientes e patrões de serviços de telentrega.This research note is the result of a qualitative study in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, aimed at exploring traffic accident risk from the motorcycle couriers' point of view. The research results highlight the importance of accident prevention and health promotion for these workers. The study was based on sociological theories of risk, especially those emphasizing the social and cultural nature of its meanings. Information was gathered through focus groups and analyzed according to the Data-Based Theory. According to the research subjects, all motorcycle couriers, the traffic accident risk is inherent to their daily work duties and is produced by personal and social interests like money, speed, and urgency. Motorcycle

  16. First report of Rickettsia raoultii and Rickettsia helvetica in Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from the Czech Republic

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    Rudolf, Ivo; Venclíková, Kristýna; Blažejová, Hana; Betášová, Lenka; Mendel, Jan; Hubálek, Zdeněk; Parola, P.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 7, č. 6 (2016), s. 1222-1224 ISSN 1877-959X Institutional support: RVO:68081766 Keywords : Rickettsia spp. * Dermacentor spp. * DEBONEL * SENLAT Subject RIV: GJ - Animal Vermins ; Diseases , Veterinary Medicine Impact factor: 3.230, year: 2016

  17. First report of Rickettsia raoultii and Rickettsia helvetica in Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from the Czech Republic

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    Rudolf, I.; Venclíková, Kristýna; Blažejová, H.; Betášová, L.; Mendel, J.; Hubálek, Z.; Parola, P.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 7, č. 6 (2016), s. 1222-1224 ISSN 1877-959X Institutional support: RVO:61389013 Keywords : Rickettsia spp. * Dermacentor spp. * DEBONEL Subject RIV: CD - Macromolecular Chemistry Impact factor: 3.230, year: 2016

  18. Time over time

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    Vicente Navarro, Eduardo

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available The present essay is designed to be a general introduction to the philosophical problem of time from its very different forms and ways of approaching. In this sense, the article covers the problem from different perspectives and gives a brief account of the plurality and diversity of the time found in the different philosophical definitions, in the different layers of knowledge, in different periods and cultures and also in the different instruments used to measure time itself

  19. Ixodes ricinus ticks are reservoir hosts for Rickettsia helvetica and potentially carry flea-borne Rickettsia species.

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    Sprong, H.; Wielinga, P.R.; Fonville, M.; Reusken, C.; Brandenburg, A.H.; Borgsteede, F.H.M.

    2009-01-01

    Background - Hard ticks have been identified as important vectors of rickettsiae causing the spotted fever syndrome. Tick-borne rickettsiae are considered to be emerging, but only limited data are available about their presence in Western Europe, their natural life cycle and their reservoir hosts.

  20. Old times Old times

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available In Pinter: A Study of His Plays, Martin Esslin mentions three levels of possible interpretation for Old Times. According to him, Pinter's play could be interpreted on a realistic level, or either representing the male character's dream or a ritual game. He correctly remarks, though, that none of those levels excludes the others, because "... they must co-exist to create the atmosphere of poetic ambivalence on which the image of the play rests..1 In Pinter: A Study of His Plays, Martin Esslin mentions three levels of possible interpretation for Old Times. According to him, Pinter's play could be interpreted on a realistic level, or either representing the male character's dream or a ritual game. He correctly remarks, though, that none of those levels excludes the others, because "... they must co-exist to create the atmosphere of poetic ambivalence on which the image of the play rests..1

  1. Old times Old times

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    In Pinter: A Study of His Plays, Martin Esslin mentions three levels of possible interpretation for Old Times. According to him, Pinter's play could be interpreted on a realistic level, or either representing the male character's dream or a ritual game. He correctly remarks, though, that none of those levels excludes the others, because "... they must co-exist to create the atmosphere of poetic ambivalence on which the image of the play rests..1 In Pinter: A Study of His Plays, Martin Esslin ...

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  15. Location and Routing of the Defense Courier Service Aerial Network

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    nature of the network is best described by a hierarchical depot model. Such a model is formulated by Perl and Daskin , and described by Chan and Rowell...AFIT/GOR/ENS/91M-1 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited 91-05782 Form Aporo ,cd REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE 1 FoMNo 004-0o78 a -’saI c 1...addressed by clustering co-located demands with Kulkarni’s (1985) subtour breaking constraint. Vehicle range is considered by redressing a shortfall of the

  16. Global Logistic Network of Courier Services for the 21" Century

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    Full Text Available The development of logistics has contributed a lot to all thebranches of economy. A successful economic subject cannotexist without a well-developed logistic branch. In economicsthe organization of logistics is becoming a strategic element regardingthe policy making of enterprises. Logistics belongs to anarea that will play an important role in our lives; therefore, thedevelopment of a logistic system is of an exceptional significancefor the economy and also for the non-economic sphere ofactivities. So, modem logistics enables us to bring into line differentinterests in management of material current. Global organizersof logistic services are developing and specializing insome essential services, such as combining of cargo into assemblyconsignments and also their distribution. The biggest globaltenderers of logistic services are considered, DHL, TNT,FEDEX, UPS ...

  17. Books received. CERN Courier, Nov 1995, v. 35(8)

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    Perspectives in Astrophysical Cosmology, by Martin Rees, published by Cambridge University Press, on behalf of the Accademia Nazionale del Lincei, ISBN 0 521 47530 9 (hbk, £24.95), 0 521 47561 9 (pbk, £9.95). This small book is based on a series of lectures presented in Milan for physicists and astronomers, covering research at the interface between extragalactic astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. Plasma Physics - An introductory course, edited by Richard Dendy, published by Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0 521 43309 6 (hbk £65) 0 521 48452 9 (pbk £24.95) Now available is the paperback version of this 500-page book, first published in 1993, which uses material from lectures at recent Culham Summer Schools in Plasma Physics. Each chapter is the work of a different author. Beginning with an introduction to the fundamentals, it continues with three themes - phenomena and techniques (turbulence, chaos, computation) with applications in all fields of plasma physics; introductions to research fields where plasma physics is involved; and the physics of fusion plasmas. From Physics to Metaphysics, by Michael Redhead, published by Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0 521 47405 1 (hbk £19.95). The author, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, examines how the latest ideas of physics can be reconciled with 'down-to-earth' views of science philosophers. For a Theory of Everything, the physics contender is the superstring picture. As the book is based on lectures given in 1993, it could not benefit from the exciting new Theory of Everything developments (October, page 4)

  18. Improved safety for drivers and couriers of coaches

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    Coo, P.J.A. de; Hazelebach, R.; Oorschot, E. van; Wessels, J.

    2001-01-01

    According to general accidents statistics a coach is the safest means of transportation with respect to fatalities per billion traveller kilometers. Reasons for this include the existing regulations related to coach safety and the self regulation of the coach building industry. Most passive safety

  19. Time outs

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000756.htm Time outs To use the sharing features on this ... children, 2 to 12 years old. Why Does Time out Work? When you put children in time ...

  20. Time Operators and Time Crystals

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    Nakatsugawa, K.; Fujii, T.; Saxena, A.; Tanda, S.

    2017-01-01

    We investigate time operators in the context of quantum time crystals in ring systems. We demonstrate that a self-adjoint time operator with a periodic time evolution can be derived for a free particle on a ring system: The conventional Aharonov-Bohm time operator is obtained by taking the infinite-radius limit. We also reveal the relationship between our time operator and a $\\mathcal PT$-symmetric time operator. We find that both time operators indeed describe the periodic time evolution of ...

  1. Time-out/Time-in

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    Bødker, Mads; Gimpel, Gregory; Hedman, Jonas

    2014-01-01

    time-in and time-out use. Time-in technology use coincides and co-exists within the flow of ordinary life, while time-out use entails ‘taking time out’ of everyday life to accomplish a circumscribed task or engage reflectively in a particular experience. We apply a theoretically informed grounded...

  2. Time change

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    Veraart, Almut; Winkel, Matthias

    2010-01-01

    The mathematical operation of time-changing continuous-time stochastic processes can be regarded as a standard method for building financial models. We briefly review the theory on time-changed stochastic processes and relate them to stochastic volatility models in finance. Popular models......, including time-changed Lévy processes, where the time-change process is given by a subordinator or an absolutely continuous time change, are presented. Finally, we discuss the potential and the limitations of using such processes for constructing multivariate financial models....

  3. Urban Times

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    Nielsen, Morten

    2017-01-01

    This is a proposed special issue with six thematic articles by different contributors on 'urban times' edited by me.......This is a proposed special issue with six thematic articles by different contributors on 'urban times' edited by me....

  4. Different Times?

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    A. van den Broek; W.P. Knulst; K. Breedveld

    1999-01-01

    Original title: Naar andere tijden? The report Different times? Time use and time structuring in the Netherlands, 1975-1995 (Naar andere tijden? Tijdsbesteding en tijdsordening in Nederland, 1975-1995) paints a picture of the way in which the Dutch spend the 168 hours that are available each

  5. Geologic Time.

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    Newman, William L.

    One of a series of general interest publications on science topics, the booklet provides those interested in geologic time with an introduction to the subject. Separate sections discuss the relative time scale, major divisions in geologic time, index fossils used as guides for telling the age of rocks, the atomic scale, and the age of the earth.…

  6. Deconstructing time

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    Purcell, Conor

    2018-05-01

    Carlo Rovelli, best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, is back with a new book, The Order of Time. This latest venture offers insight into the notion of time, including narratives on how our understanding of the concept has changed from antiquity to the present, as well as a concise update on how time is understood today through the lens of quantum mechanics.

  7. Reading: Time

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    Annemarie Wennekers; Frank Huysmans; Jos de Haan

    2018-01-01

    Original title: Lees:Tijd The amount of time that Dutch people spend reading has been declining steadily since the 1950s. This decline in reading time contrasts starkly with the positive personal and social benefits that can be derived from reading, according to lots of research. The Reading:

  8. Experiencing time

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    Prosser, Simon

    2018-01-01

    Our engagement with time is a ubiquitous feature of our lives. We are aware of time on many scales, from the briefest flicker of change to the way our lives unfold over many years. But to what extent does this encounter reveal the true nature of temporal reality? To the extent that temporal reality is as it seems, how do we come to be aware of it? And to the extent that temporal reality is not as it seems, why does it seem that way? These are the central questions addressed by Simon Prosser in Experiencing Time. These questions take on a particular importance in philosophy for two reasons. Firstly, there is a view concerning the metaphysics of time, known as the B-theory of time, according to which the apparently dynamic quality of change, the special status of the present, and even the passage of time are all illusions. Instead, the world is a four-dimensional space-time block, lacking any of the apparent dynamic features of time. If the B-theory is correct, as the book argues, then it must be explained why ...

  9. Time Management

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    Stoilov, Todor, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    The time management is worthy goal of many human activities. It concerns variety problems related to goals definition, assessment of available resources, control of management policies, scheduling of decisions. This book is an attempt to illustrate the decision making process in time management for different success stories, which can be used as…

  10. Spatializing Time

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    Thomsen, Bodil Marie Stavning

    2011-01-01

    The article analyses some of artist Søren Lose's photographic installations in which time, history and narration is reflected in the creation of allegoric, spatial relations.......The article analyses some of artist Søren Lose's photographic installations in which time, history and narration is reflected in the creation of allegoric, spatial relations....

  11. Turnover Time

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    Ecosystems contain energy and materials such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and water, and are open to their flow-through. Turnover time refers to the amount of time required for replacement by flow-through of the energy or substance of interest contained in the system, and is ...

  12. Representing time

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    Luca Poncellini

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of natural phenomena applied to architectural planning and design is facing the most fascinating and elusive of the four dimensions through which man attempts to define life within the universe: time. We all know what time is, said St. Augustine, but nobody knows how to describe it. Within architectural projects and representations, time rarely appears in explicit form. This paper presents the results of a research conducted by students of NABA and of the Polytechnic of Milan with the purpose of representing time considered as a key element within architectural projects. Student investigated new approaches and methodologies to represent time using the two-dimensional support of a sheet of paper.

  13. About time

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    Frank, Adam

    2012-01-01

    From Stonehenge to beyond the Big Bang, an exhilarating scientific exploration of how we make time Time is the grandest conception of the universe that we humans have been able to imagine – and its most intimate, the very frame of human life. In About Time, astrophysicist and award-winning writer Adam Frank tells the scientific story of this wonderful and tyrannical invention. A Palaeolithic farmer moved through the sun-fuelled day and star-steered night in a radically different way than the Elizabethan merchants who set their pace to the clocks newly installed in their town squares. Since th

  14. Larmor time and proper time

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    Kudaka, Shoju [Department of Physics, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0129 (Japan); Matsumoto, Shuichi, E-mail: shuichi@edu.u-ryukyu.ac.jp [Department of Mathematics, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa 903-0129 (Japan)

    2012-10-01

    The idea of a Larmor clock is reexamined in the relativistic regime. We propose a concept of proper time for quantum theoretical particles. The Larmor clock can measure, under some relevant conditions, the proper time that passes while the particle stays in a space region. Our approach to Larmor clock is different than those of other researchers in the following two aspects: our concept of Larmor clock does not distinguish whether the particle is transmitted or reflected at the end of its stay, and pointer of our Larmor clock is not the spin but the total angular momentum. -- Highlights: ► The idea of a Larmor clock is reexamined in the relativistic regime. ► We propose a concept of proper time for quantum theoretical particles. ► The Larmor clock measures the passage of this quantum theoretical proper time.

  15. Telling time

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    Populizio Ivan

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available According to Einstein’s renowned declaration, for those who believe in physics – or, more precisely, in its capability to offer a “scientific” representation of the world – the distinction between present, past and future is just “an illusion, though obstinate”. If we consider an effective analogy by Mauro Dorato, we can state that those who agree with the famous German scientist will recognize in the present, past and future a relationship very similar to that between “here” and “somewhere else” – in other words, the present is just a located moment and has no privileged status. In other conceptual universes, some of which are explored by philosophy, or imagined by art, as well as in other scientific disciplines like biology, the need for a strong distinction between “what has happened”, “what will happen” and “what is happening” seems to be unavoidable. At the macroscopic level of living beings there does not seem to be a way out of the “eternal present”, which cannot be escaped even by the desire of some well-developed mammals to understand reality or such an apparently primary experience as the “passing of time”. Even the “timeless” description of reality offered by physics is immersed in time and changes with it. This paradox seems to contain the core of the irreducibility between two cultural constructions which we will be calling “the time of the soul” and “the time of the world”, after Ricoeur. The main thesis of this essay is that there are two fundamentally different ways of facing the mystery of time, which have a precise relationship with the mentioned contrast between the subjective and the objective conception of time – mental, qualitative and experienced in the first case; physical, quantitative and measurable in the second. Considering Ricoeur’s research on time and stories, we can conclude that this dichotomy may give rise to another similarly radical difference between

  16. Timing matters

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    Kothari, Ninad B.; Wohlgemuth, Melville J.; Hulgard, Katrine

    2014-01-01

    To successfully negotiate a cluttered environment, an echolocating bat must control the timing of motor behaviors in response to dynamic sensory information. Here we detail the big brown bat's adaptive temporal control over sonar call production for tracking prey, moving predictably or unpredicta...

  17. Time matters

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    Gabbert, Silke; Hilber, Isabel

    2016-01-01

    A core aim of the European chemicals legislation REACH is to ensure that the risks caused by substances of very high concern (SVHC) are adequately controlled. Authorisation – i.e. the formal approval of certain uses of SVHC for a limited time - is a key regulatory instrument in order to achieve

  18. Timely Rubies

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    Brichet, Nathalia Sofie

    2018-01-01

    Based on anthropological fieldwork in Greenland, I explore how rubies as a natural resource create and organise forms of temporality in order for the stones to appear as a valuable good. I suggest that a circular argument is at play with regard to the Greenlandic rubies, namely that time creates ...... embedded in and generated through social practices. Accordingly, time in relation to mining does not so much present a philosophical challenge, but is rather just a “thing” that happens to be good to think a Greenlandic resource landscape through – as are rubies.......Based on anthropological fieldwork in Greenland, I explore how rubies as a natural resource create and organise forms of temporality in order for the stones to appear as a valuable good. I suggest that a circular argument is at play with regard to the Greenlandic rubies, namely that time creates...... valuable rubies and rubies create time. I further argue that this interdependence is an important self-fulfilling driver in creating a viable mining industry for gemstones in Greenland. A focus on temporality enables me to engage in this circularity and thereby explore one component in the work of making...

  19. Time matters

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    Andreasen, Karen Egedal; Rasmussen, Annette

    such as the PISA studies, and tendencies in educational politics and schoolsystems in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. This spring (2011) all danish pupils in grade 6. has been tested nationally for the first time in reading skills and mathematics. The argumentation behind the initiative points to both economical...

  20. Time management

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    Hanus, Filip

    2016-01-01

    The diploma thesis applies to issues and methods of time management at work of ČSOB, a.s. managers in western area of the Czech Republic. The thesis is devided into two basic parts. First part is theoretical and methodological, second part contains of impractical research using questionnaires investigation and controlled conversation. First part of the thesis describes theoretical anchoring of the topic including methods of gathering data. Second part shortly introduces particular company and...

  1. Leisure time

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    Lušina, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    Leisure is an important part of our lives that we are left with after completing commitments - school, vocational, social, family. It is important because it gives us happiness, freedom, relaxation, helps us to feel better and allows personal growth and development. In the theoretical part well-defined leisure is presented, with its main functions, various activities, principles of exploitation and factors that affect leisure. The thesis also includes description of ranking free time in the ...

  2. Attacking Time

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    2015-06-01

    13 published papers , and 8 technical reports. All of these publications are available through password-protected access at: http...additional Ph.D. thesis on hardware hiding has been completed, together with an additional paper ; thesis preparation is in progress. In addition, this...employing microcontrollers and other real-time processors. These devices typically lack memory management and make little to no use of cache. • Dynamic

  3. Beijing Time

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    Dutton, Michael; Lo, Hsiu-ju Stacy; Wu, Dong Dong

    2010-01-01

    “Where is the market?” inquires the tourist one dark, chilly morning. “Follow the ghosts,” responds the taxi driver, indicating a shadowy parade of overloaded tricycles. “It’s not called the ghost market for nothing!” And indeed, Beijing is nothing if not haunted. Among the soaring skyscrapers, choking exhaust fumes, nonstop traffic jams, and towering monuments, one discovers old Beijing—newly styled, perhaps, but no less present and powerful than in its ancient incarnation. Beijing Time cond...

  4. Time Remains

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    Gryb, Sean; Thebault, Karim

    2014-01-01

    On one popular view, the general covariance of gravity implies that change is relational in a strong sense, such that all it is for a physical degree of freedom to change is for it to vary with regard to a second physical degree of freedom. At a quantum level, this view of change as relative variation leads to a fundamentally timeless formalism for quantum gravity. Here, we will show how one may avoid this acute 'problem of time'. Under our view, duration is still regarded as relative, but te...

  5. Timing collector

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    Schnell, J D

    2006-01-01

    L'unité a pour but de normaliser en signe, en largeur et en amplitude les signaux de timing destinés à être acquis par les DPRAM. Les signaux d'origine, reçus en format blocking (30V), ou TTL (logique positive ou négative) sont transmis en mode différentiel au DPRAM. En option, ils peuvent être transmis parallèlement sur un tiroir auxiliaire lequel redistribue ces signaux aux fins de tests sur son panneau avant.

  6. 77 FR 20994 - Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations

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    ...; Thomas, Jr., Mayor, City The Coastal Courier. of Hinesville, 115 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive...). August 18, 2011; Cook, Mayor, City of El The El Paso Times. Paso, 2 Civic Center Plaza, 10th Floor, El...

  7. 76 FR 10918 - License Transfer Order for the Cimarron Facility at Crescent, OK

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    ... time of deposit in the mail, or by courier, express mail, or expedited delivery service upon depositing... and C, as well as in the western upland and the western alluvial areas of the site. Final status...

  8. 31 CFR 547.702 - Pre-Penalty Notice; settlement.

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    ... paragraph. The failure to submit a response within the applicable time period set forth in this paragraph... Assets Control by courier) on or before the 30th day after the postmark date on the envelope in which the...

  9. 31 CFR 543.702 - Pre-Penalty Notice; settlement.

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    ... paragraph. The failure to submit a response within the applicable time period set forth in this paragraph... Assets Control by courier) on or before the 30th day after the postmark date on the envelope in which the...

  10. Cloud time

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    Lockwood, Dean

    2012-01-01

    The ‘Cloud’, hailed as a new digital commons, a utopia of collaborative expression and constant connection, actually constitutes a strategy of vitalist post-hegemonic power, which moves to dominate immanently and intensively, organizing our affective political involvements, instituting new modes of enclosure, and, crucially, colonizing the future through a new temporality of control. The virtual is often claimed as a realm of invention through which capitalism might be cracked, but it is precisely here that power now thrives. Cloud time, in service of security and profit, assumes all is knowable. We bear witness to the collapse of both past and future virtuals into a present dedicated to the exploitation of the spectres of both.

  11. Doing Time

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    Yang, Suzanne; Kadouri, Alane; Révah-Lévy, Anne; Mulvey, Edward P.; Falissard, Bruno

    2009-01-01

    Once convicted, the perpetrator of serious crime embarks upon a new journey: the challenge of adjusting to long-term imprisonment. Prisoners’ views of incarceration and the meaning of this experience may affect their later adjustment to life in the community. On the basis of brief narrative responses collected during an epidemiological survey of the psychological health of prisoners in France, this study examined the impact of incarceration on psychological state in a group of 59 inmates serving long sentences. Qualitative content analysis and computer-assisted linguistic analysis (using ALCESTE software) were performed on the textual data of open responses to three standard questions. Using a combination of these two approaches, seven categories of the subjective experience of prisoners in the sample were identified: the Outside World, Others, Punishment, Time, Affects and Impulses, Self-Concept, and Speech. Further qualitative analyses were then performed to compare the responses of Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) subjects and subjects with no psychiatric disorder. These analyses revealed contrasting attitudes towards incarceration. SMI subjects spoke in more hostile and persecutory terms about their experience in prison, attributing suffering to external circumstances, while subjects with no psychiatric disorder evoked similar themes, but with an introspective attitude. The themes evoked by mentally ill individuals in our sample suggest that their reactions to the prison environment arise in part from aspects of their psychiatric symptoms, and this may have relevance to future mental health policy and practices in criminal corrections. PMID:19619895

  12. Process algebra with timing : real time and discrete time

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    Baeten, J.C.M.; Middelburg, C.A.; Bergstra, J.A.; Ponse, A.J.; Smolka, S.A.

    2001-01-01

    We present real time and discrete time versions of ACP with absolute timing and relative timing. The starting-point is a new real time version with absolute timing, called ACPsat, featuring urgent actions and a delay operator. The discrete time versions are conservative extensions of the discrete

  13. Process algebra with timing: Real time and discrete time

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    Baeten, J.C.M.; Middelburg, C.A.

    1999-01-01

    We present real time and discrete time versions of ACP with absolute timing and relative timing. The startingpoint is a new real time version with absolute timing, called ACPsat , featuring urgent actions and a delay operator. The discrete time versions are conservative extensions of the discrete

  14. An anchored astronomical time-scale for the Turonian reference sections in the Umbria-Marche Basin, Italy

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    De Vleeschouwer, D.; Montanari, A.; Coccioni, R.

    2012-04-01

    between the Whiteinella archaeocretacea and Helvetoglobotruncana helvetica planktonic foraminiferal zones is put at 93.48 ± 0.25 Ma. These ages are consistent with the numerical ages obtained from radioisotopic dating of the near-GSSP USGS #1 Portland core (Meyers et al., 2012). High-resolution XRF geochemical analysis through the 82 cm thick Bonarelli Level in the Bottaccione section at Gubbio, reveals four strong ~21 cm thick cycles. Spectral analyses on the SiO2 and Al2O3 concentration and in the Si/Al ratio suggest an eccentricity and precession signature if one assumes an average sedimentation rate of 2.0 m/Myr during the OAE2 in this pelagic basin. These results indicate a duration of ~410 kyr for the Bonarelli Level and place the bottom of this anoxic interval at 94.38 ± 0.25 Ma. In the near future, the latter marker-bed could be used to connect the astronomical time-scale presented in this abstract to the Cenomanian astronomical time-scale based on the nearby Furlo section (Batenburg et al., this session), in order to obtain a considerably long (> 5 Myr) astronomically calibrated time-scale across a an intriguing time interval in Earth history, with unprecedented precision and accuracy.

  15. Time in contemporary cosmology

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    Mavrides, Stamatia

    1980-01-01

    Cosmological time is defined, as is coordinated universal time against local times of special relativity. The problems of time and matter, age of the universe, Goedel models, arrow of time, are also discussed [fr

  16. Babies Need Tummy Time

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    ... sharing on social media links Babies Need Tummy Time! Page Content Tummy Time is not only an ... of your baby’s normal growth. What Is Tummy Time? Tummy Time describes the times when you place ...

  17. 'Stutter timing' for charge decay time measurement

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    Chubb, John; Harbour, John; Pavey, Ian

    2011-01-01

    The paper describes the approach of 'stutter timing' that has been developed to improve the accuracy of measuring charge decay times in the presence of noise in compact and portable charge decay test instrumentation. The approach involves starting and stopping the timing clock as the noisy signal rises above and falls below the target threshold voltage level.

  18. Scheduling with time-dependent execution times

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    Woeginger, G.J.

    1995-01-01

    We consider systems of tasks where the task execution times are time-dependent and where all tasks have some common deadline. We describe how to compute in polynomial time a schedule that minimizes the number of late tasks. This answers a question raised in a recent paper by Ho, Leung and Wei.

  19. Multiplexing real-time timed events

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    Holenderski, M.J.; Cools, W.A.; Bril, R.J.; Lukkien, J.J.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents the design and implementation of RELTEQ, a timed event management algorithm based on relative event times, supporting long event interarrival time, long lifetime of the event queue, no drift and low overhead. It is targeted at embedded operating systems. RELTEQ has been conceived

  20. Prothrombin time (PT)

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    PT; Pro-time; Anticoagulant-prothrombin time; Clotting time: protime; INR; International normalized ratio ... PT is measured in seconds. Most of the time, results are given as what is called INR ( ...

  1. Real-time systems

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    Badr, Salah M.; Bruztman, Donald P.; Nelson, Michael L.; Byrnes, Ronald Benton

    1992-01-01

    This paper presents an introduction to the basic issues involved in real-time systems. Both real-time operating sys and real-time programming languages are explored. Concurrent programming and process synchronization and communication are also discussed. The real-time requirements of the Naval Postgraduate School Autonomous Under Vehicle (AUV) are then examined. Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), hard real-time system, real-time operating system, real-time programming language, real-time sy...

  2. Evaluating Distributed Timing Constraints

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    Kristensen, C.H.; Drejer, N.

    1994-01-01

    In this paper we describe a solution to the problem of implementing time-optimal evaluation of timing constraints in distributed real-time systems.......In this paper we describe a solution to the problem of implementing time-optimal evaluation of timing constraints in distributed real-time systems....

  3. Photonic time crystals.

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    Zeng, Lunwu; Xu, Jin; Wang, Chengen; Zhang, Jianhua; Zhao, Yuting; Zeng, Jing; Song, Runxia

    2017-12-07

    When space (time) translation symmetry is spontaneously broken, the space crystal (time crystal) forms; when permittivity and permeability periodically vary with space (time), the photonic crystal (photonic time crystal) forms. We proposed the concept of photonic time crystal and rewritten the Maxwell's equations. Utilizing Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method, we simulated electromagnetic wave propagation in photonic time crystal and photonic space-time crystal, the simulation results show that more intensive scatter fields can obtained in photonic time crystal and photonic space-time crystal.

  4. Gap timing and the spectral timing model.

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    Hopson, J W

    1999-04-01

    A hypothesized mechanism underlying gap timing was implemented in the Spectral Timing Model [Grossberg, S., Schmajuk, N., 1989. Neural dynamics of adaptive timing and temporal discrimination during associative learning. Neural Netw. 2, 79-102] , a neural network timing model. The activation of the network nodes was made to decay in the absence of the timed signal, causing the model to shift its peak response time in a fashion similar to that shown in animal subjects. The model was then able to accurately simulate a parametric study of gap timing [Cabeza de Vaca, S., Brown, B., Hemmes, N., 1994. Internal clock and memory processes in aminal timing. J. Exp. Psychol.: Anim. Behav. Process. 20 (2), 184-198]. The addition of a memory decay process appears to produce the correct pattern of results in both Scalar Expectancy Theory models and in the Spectral Timing Model, and the fact that the same process should be effective in two such disparate models argues strongly that process reflects a true aspect of animal cognition.

  5. Shackle in time - time in Shackle

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    Madsen, Mogens Ove

    2015-01-01

    GLS Shackle got much and the crucial inspiration from John Maynard Keynes. But that's not all. He took a number of further consequences of Keynes’ thoughts. This implies for example ideal claims to economists - having to deal with both mechanical time and expectational time. In consequence the idea...

  6. Intelligence, Inspection Time, and Decision Time.

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    Bates, Timothy C.; Eysenck, Hans J.

    1993-01-01

    Relationships among Multidimensional Aptitude Battery scores, inspection time, choice reaction time, and the odd-man procedure were investigated for 63 female and 25 male adults. No significant relationships were found for these mental speed measures and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised dimensions of extraversion, neuroticism, and…

  7. Choosing between his time and her time?

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    Deding, Mette; Lausten, Mette

    When adding up market work and non-market work, Danish men and women work about the same number of hours per day. While men do the major share of the market work, women do the major share of the non-market work. In this paper, we investigate the interaction between the different time use activities...... spouses. This is especially the case for market work and housework, while childcare is different. Thus, when considering labour supply the total workload must be taken into account. Furthermore, the interdependence between the spouses’ working hours suggests that bargaining is taking place...... for Danish working couples. The analysis is based on the Danish Time Use Survey from 2001, which contains detailed time use information for both spouses. We analyse the time used by each spouse on market work and non-market work, taking the endogeneity of time regressors into account. Non-market work...

  8. Time crystals: a review

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    Sacha, Krzysztof; Zakrzewski, Jakub

    2018-01-01

    Time crystals are time-periodic self-organized structures postulated by Frank Wilczek in 2012. While the original concept was strongly criticized, it stimulated at the same time an intensive research leading to propositions and experimental verifications of discrete (or Floquet) time crystals—the structures that appear in the time domain due to spontaneous breaking of discrete time translation symmetry. The struggle to observe discrete time crystals is reviewed here together with propositions that generalize this concept introducing condensed matter like physics in the time domain. We shall also revisit the original Wilczek’s idea and review strategies aimed at spontaneous breaking of continuous time translation symmetry.

  9. Screen time and children

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000355.htm Screen time and children To use the sharing features on ... videos is considered unhealthy screen time. Current Screen Time Guidelines Children under age 2 should have no ...

  10. Is Time Predictability Quantifiable?

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    Schoeberl, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Computer architects and researchers in the realtime domain start to investigate processors and architectures optimized for real-time systems. Optimized for real-time systems means time predictable, i.e., architectures where it is possible to statically derive a tight bound of the worst......-case execution time. To compare different approaches we would like to quantify time predictability. That means we need to measure time predictability. In this paper we discuss the different approaches for these measurements and conclude that time predictability is practically not quantifiable. We can only...... compare the worst-case execution time bounds of different architectures....

  11. On Time-II: Newton's Time.

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    Raju, C. K.

    1991-01-01

    A study of time in Newtonian physics is presented. Newton's laws of motion, falsifiability and physical theories, laws of motion and law of gravitation, and Laplace's demon are discussed. Short bibliographic sketches of Laplace and Karl Popper are included. (KR)

  12. Time flies faster under time pressure.

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    Rattat, Anne-Claire; Matha, Pauline; Cegarra, Julien

    2018-04-01

    We examined the effects of time pressure on duration estimation in a verbal estimation task and a production task. In both temporal tasks, participants had to solve mazes in two conditions of time pressure (with or without), and with three different target durations (30 s, 60 s, and 90 s). In each trial of the verbal estimation task, participants had to estimate in conventional time units (minutes and seconds) the amount of time that had elapsed since they started to solve the maze. In the production task, they had to press a key while solving the maze when they thought that the trial's duration had reached a target value. Results showed that in both tasks, durations were judged longer with time pressure than without it. However, this temporal overestimation under time pressure did not increase with the length of the target duration. These results are discussed within the framework of scalar expectancy theory. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Frontiers of time

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    Wheeler, J.A.

    1979-01-01

    The author discusses the double-slit experiment and the problem of whether one can choose whether the photon shall have come through both of the slits, or only one of them, after it has already transversed the screen. A proper quantum concept of correlation is formalised as it depends on time. It takes the existence of the dynamic entity under study and the concept of time for granted, and does not transcend the concept of time. Time is absolute and universal in Newtonian physics and in special relativity successive times correspond to successive slices through space-time. Many fingured time is discussed in this context. The concepts of transcending time, causal order without causal order, asymmetry in time and the expansion of the universe, memory and the arrow of time, and the gates of time are all considered. (Auth./C.F.)

  14. Talk of time

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    Johann-Albrecht Meylahn

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Maybe, before we speak of time, or maybe whilst we are speaking of time, or maybe after we have spoken of time, in the various modes of time’s insistence to exist, one should give time to the talk of time. There are various different modes of time’s insistence to exist, such as quantum physics in conversation with relativity theory where time is constructed as a fourth dimension of space. Or there are the modes of time in history, religion, psychology and philosophy, and each of these modes is composed, and composes its own specific object called time, and a particular subject who understands and interprets time in that particular mode. Yet, before, whilst or after these modes of time’s insistence to exist, one should maybe give time to time’s time. Give time for the various times to articulate themselves in the various modes of existence, thereby creating both a whole plurality of differing subjects, as well as plurality of differing objects, all called ‘time’. Once time has been given time to talk its talk, to articulate itself within the various modes, it will be interrupted by the articulations of time in various modes of time still to come. These disruptions of time by time always still to come opens the door for a theological narrative – a narrative on time, but created by the coming of messianic times, interpreted in the mode of hope but also in the mode of a promise from the past.

  15. Time and Teaching

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    McEwan, Anna E.

    2012-01-01

    This essay invites reflection on the phenomena of time as it impacts the day-to-day life of teachers. It also explores assumptions about time and teaching in three areas: first, beliefs about the force of time and the teacher's struggle to control it; second, beliefs about the potential of time and the benefits of its passing for teachers and…

  16. Micromachining. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1995, v. 35(5)

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    Wilson, Martin

    1995-01-01

    Full text: As well as making microcircuit components, X-ray lithography can also be used to make very small mechanical parts, either by using directly the exposed and developed photoresist, or as a mould to produce the component in another material such as ceramic or metal. In this revolutionary technology, metal components are made via the LIGA (Lithographic Galvanoformung und Abformung) technique in which the exposed and developed photoresist is coated with a conducting material and then electroplated, after which the resist is stripped away. In addition to fine size and precision resolution, X-rays offer the advantage of deep penetration and small scattering through the resist, so that patterns may be up to a millimetre deep, with very accurate straightness in directions parallel to the beam. Micromachining via LIGA was developed at KfK Karlsruhe; commercialization and further development is being vigorously pursued by the Institut fur Mikrotechnik in Mainz and by Microparts GmbH in Karlsruhe. Significant developments have been made at the Synchrotron Radiation Centre in Madison, Wisconsin, with new programmes start-ing at SRRC (Taiwan), CAMD (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), and LURE (Paris). There is now an active European Special Interest Group for LIGA. Commercially manufactured micromachines are starting to be used in sensors and connectors. The ability to integrate microdevices with microelectronics raises many interesting possibilities for the future, notably in medicine and for intelligent sensors. In all cases, however, widespread adoption will be governed by the ability to mass-produce cheaply, requiring high volume production. The high intensities of synchrotron radiation will assist in achieving these large throughputs

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1987, v. 27(7)

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    Anon.

    1987-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A Generic Detector Research and Development Coordinating Office for the proposed US Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) has been set up to focus the national effort. Suggestions that there might be a difference between the strength of gravity measured in geophysical studies and in laboratory experiments have fired speculation about a possible fifth force in nature. New information should come from a US team lowering a gravity meter into a 6700 foot borehole in the Greenland ice cap.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1979, v. 19(6)

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    1979-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news on upcoming or past events, for example the start of construction of the Fermilab Energy Saver, the Nobel physicists meet in Lindau and the Workshop on Neutrino Bubble Chamber Physics at Tevatron Energies. Furthermore the 12.5 GeV Zero Gradient Synchrotron at the Argonne National Laboratory will close down after sixteen years of operation for high energy physics experiments. To mark the occasion a Symposium on the History of the ZGS is being organized at Argonne on 13-14 September

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, December 1983, v. 23(10)

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    1983-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A portable 8 MeV electron linac has been developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a view to applications in radiography, particularly in the area of non-destructive examinations in the construction industry. The electron beam produces X-rays from a metal target and can also provide a beam of neutrons. At Stanford, two new beamlines are to be added to the SPEAR ring to provide additional facilities for basic research using synchrotron radiation. Organized in collaboration with the University of Bergen, the 1984 CERN School of Physics will be held from 11-24 June at Loftus/ Hardanger, Norway. The School is intended for young experimental physicists with at least one year of research experience, and aims to teach various aspects of high energy physics, especially theory

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1988, v. 28(8)

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    1988-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. With $11 million in pre-construction funds for the proposed KAON Factory, a major reorganization took place at the Canadian TRIUMF laboratory in Vancouver on September 1. A EULIMA (European Light Ion Medical Accelerator) workshop on the potential value of light ion beam therapy will be held at the Centre Anthoine-Lacassagne, Nice, France, from 3-5 November. As a tribute to Viktor Weisskopf on his 80th birthday, an international colloquium 'Science, Culture and Peace' was organized by CERN and by the 'Ettore Majorana' Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, at CERN on 19 and 20 September. An advanced accelerator physics course, organized jointly by the CERN Accelerator School and Uppsala University, Sweden, and placing special emphasis on the problems of small rings, will be held from 18-29 September in Uppsala

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1988, v. 28(6)

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    1988-07-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 8th International Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, from 12-17 September. Topics will include Symmetries and Spin, Static Properties of Leptons and Hadrons, Weak Decays, Hadron and Lepton Interactions, Electron Accelerators, Hadron Beams, Hadron Sources, Hadron Polarimeters, and Targets.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1986, v. 26(1)

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    1986-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The XXIII International Conference on High Energy Physics will be held in Berkeley, California, on 16-23 July. The fifth in the topical series of 'Quark Matter' meetings is being sponsored by Berkeley's Nuclear Science Division and will be held from 13-17 April at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. The 2nd Topical Seminar on Perspectives for Experimental Apparatus at Future High Energy Machines will be held at San Miniato, Tuscany, from 5-9 May.

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1990, v. 30(5)

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    1990-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At a specially-arranged session of CERN Council on 27 April, the delegates of CERN's 14 Member States voted unanimously in favour of admitting Finland as the Organization's 15th Member State. ; In an April 19 test, the initial 5 MeV superconducting section for the injector of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility being built at Newport News, Virginia accelerated an electron beam to design energy. ; With construction of the RHIC Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider expected to get underway at Brookhaven in October 1991, preparations for the experimental programme move into top gear. ; On the initiative of Meinhard Regler from the High Energy Physics Institute in Vienna, a series of thirteen posters on accelerators and particle physics have been printed for use in schools.

  4. HTLV-1 Rex: the courier of viral messages, making use of the host vehicle

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1 is a retrovirus causing an aggressive T-cell malignancy, adult T-cell leukemia (ATL. Although HTLV-1 has a compact RNA genome, it has evolved elaborate mechanisms to maximize its coding potential. The structural proteins Gag, Pro, and Pol are encoded in the unspliced form of viral mRNA, whereas the Env protein is encoded in singly spliced viral mRNA. Regulatory and accessory proteins, such as Tax, Rex, p30II, p12, and p13, are translated only from fully spliced mRNA. For effective viral replication, translation from all forms of HTLV-1 transcripts has to be achieved in concert, although unspliced mRNA are extremely unstable in mammalian cells. It has been well recognized that HTLV-1 Rex enhances the stability of unspliced and singly spliced HTLV-1 mRNA by promoting nuclear export and thereby, removing them from the splicing site. Rex specifically binds to the highly structured Rex responsive element (RxRE located at the 3′ end of all HTLV-1 mRNA. Rex then binds to the cellular nuclear exporter, CRM1, via its nuclear export signal domain and the Rex-viral transcript complex is selectively exported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm for effective translation of the viral proteins. Yet, the mechanisms by which Rex inhibits the cellular splicing machinery and utilizes the cellular pathways beneficial to viral survival in the host cell have not been fully explored. Furthermore, physiological impacts of Rex against homeostasis of the host cell via interactions with numerous cellular proteins have been largely left uninvestigated. In this review, we focus on the biological importance of HTLV-1 Rex in the HTLV-1 life cycle by following the historical path in the literature concerning this viral post-transcriptional regulator from its discovery to this day. In addition, for future studies, we discuss recently discovered aspects of HTLV-1 Rex as a post-transcriptional regulator and its use in host cellular pathways.

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1991, v. 31(8)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) at CEBAF, a summer program in electromagnetic nuclear physics held at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, has completed its sixth year. ; With research and development work pushing ahead for the experimental programme at the proposed LHC proton collider in CERN's LEP tunnel, attention is also turning to preparations for the experiments themselves

  6. France at CERN, 11-14 March 1986. CERN Courier, May 1986, v. 26(4)

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    1986-01-01

    More firms participated in the 1986 'France at CERN' Exhibition than in the previous exhibition in 1983. This year 55 firms, including three Chambers of Commerce and Industry, took part in the exhibition which comprised 34 stands. The choice of firms was approved by the official with responsibility for CERN at the Scientific and Technical Mission of the Ministry of Research and Technology, thereby ensuring that the exhibits corresponded to CERN's immediate needs and in particular to those of LEP

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1985, v. 25(4)

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    1985-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A workshop is being arranged to discuss the potential of the CERN SPS proton-antiproton Collider for the early 90s in view of the then simultaneous operation of the Tevatron at Fermilab, LEP at CERN and HERA at DESY, and to evaluate the need for a new Collider detector.

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, March 1981, v. 21(2)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Following the first meeting held in November, the second in a series of Workshops on electron-positron physics at WO GeV was held at Cornell in January. About 75 physicists from all over the US met for three days to discuss detectors for experiments at a WO GeV electronpositron colliding ring. ; The US-USSR Joint Coordinating Committee on research on the fundamental properties of matter met in Moscow on 9-10 December. The purpose of the meeting was to seek reestablishment of collaboration on new initiatives.; One year after a study programme of heavy ion inertia/ confinement fusion was started in the Federal Republic of Germany as a collaboration of six university institutes and three national research centres, a review meeting was held at GSI Darmstadt on 4-5 December. After introductory talks on reactor design, pellet calculations and accelerator scenarios, the groups presented their progress reports on ion sources, accelerator experiments, storage ring problems, final focusing layout and pellet-related physics and computational effort.; A summer school on high energy particle accelerators will be held at Fermilab from 13 to 24 July. The school will offer lectures, seminars, and work study periods on basic physics of high energy particle accelerators and colliders

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1979, v. 19(5)

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    1979-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events, for example the Polarized Target Material Workshop. This Workshop will be concerned with the chemical and physical processes involved in the preparation and use of polarized target materials with particular reference to the possibility of developing new materials with both a higher hydrogen content and a greater resistance to radiation damage than those currently available. On 23 June CERN's 25th Anniversary Ceremony took place on the CERN site in the presence of Ministers and other important personalities from the Member States, representatives of local authorities and distinguished friends of CERN

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, March 1982, v. 22(2)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. From 3-6 May, a 'Workshop on Accelerator Orbit and Particle Tracking Programs' will be held at Brookhaven. The focus will be primarily on computer simulation of non-linear magnetic effects as they influence beam lifetime in storage rings.The 1982 CERN School of Computing will be held from 29 August to 11 September in Zinal, Valais, Switzerland. This will be the seventh such school and will cover topics of current interest in computing which are relevant to data processing needs in high energy physics. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the neutron by Sir James Chadwick. To commemorate the event, the UK Institute of Physics, in collaboration with the UK Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, is organizing an international conference at Cambridge from 13-17 September. The layout of the proposed Stanford Linear Collider SLC has been changed for environmental reasons. A workshop on physics with low energy cooled antiprotons at the new LEAR ring, currently under construction at CERN, will be held at Erice, Sicily, from 9-16 May. To stimulate interest in the problems of particle acceleration to the multi-TeV range, ECFA is organizing a meeting to review the limitations and prospects of both conventional and novel particle acceleration techniques. The 1982 CERN School of Physics will take place in Cambridge, UK, from 5-18 September

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1991, v. 31(3)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; In 1992 the XVth International Conference on High Energy Accelerators will be held from 20-24 July at the Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany. ; The 100 or so places for the CERN Accelerator School's 'Radiofrequency Engineering for Particle Accelerators' course in Oxford from 3-10 April were sold out well in advance. ; A Symposium on Quantum Physics, in memory of John Stewart Bell who died on 1 October 1990 will be held at CERN on 2-3 May

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1989, v. 29(10)

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    1989-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Friends, colleagues and admirers of Georges Charpak filled the CERN Auditorium on 30 October for a special seminar marking the formal retirement of an acknowledged master of the particle detector business. The 223 nine-metre superconducting dipoles (half of the total required) for the HERA electron-proton collider being built at the German DESY Laboratory in Hamburg will be the last superconducting magnets to be built by A sea Brown Boveri (ABB) of Mannheim. Retiring as Chairman of the Users' Organization for the US Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) to be built in Texas, Lee Pondrom of Wisconsin joked that, with no cafeteria to complain about, prospective SSC users had to discuss something else.

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1988, v. 28(7)

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    1988-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. VMEbus in Research is the title of an international conference and exhibition to be held at ETH Zurich on the 11, 12 and 13 October, covering hardware, software and systems aspects as well as developments in the applicable standards.

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1986, v. 26(6)

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    1986-07-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. This year's American Physical Society (APS) awards were distributed at the Spring meeting in Washington in April. The Fermilab Industrial Affiliates organization was established to improve university-industry research communications and to foster technology transfer from Fermilab. The Joliot-Curie School of Nuclear Physics will be held from 15-19 September at Maubuisson, France. It is aimed at all nuclear physicists, experimental and theoretical, with a special effort to cater for nonspecialists.; Recently published by Cambridge University Press in the UK is the 'Story of the W and Z', a first-hand account of the discovery at CERN in 1983 of the carriers of the weak force. Though the vision of a 'world' accelerator stays beyond the horizon, the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) does continue to provide a forum for inter regional cooperation on front line research and technology in particle physics.

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1986, v. 26(2)

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    1986-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The second Conference on the Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics will be held from 26-31 May at Lake Louise, Canada. An international workshop on Constraint Theory and Relativistic Mechanics will be held in the Physics Department of the University of Florence from 28-30 May. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Super Field Theories will be held from 25 July to 6 August at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The 1986 CERN School of Physics will be held from 8-21 June at Sandhamn, an island east of Stockholm, and organized in collaboration with the University of Stockholm. The 1986 CERN School of Computing, organized this year in collaboration with NIKHEF-H, Amsterdam, and Nijmegen, will be held from 31 August to 13 September at Renesse, Netherlands.

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1990, v. 30(1)

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    1990-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: A cryogenic electron beam ion source (CRYEBIS) came into operation last year at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory, Kansas State University, and went on to supply fully stripped argonlons for physics.

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1991, v. 31(8)

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    1991-10-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) at CEBAF, a summer program in electromagnetic nuclear physics held at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, has completed its sixth year. ; With research and development work pushing ahead for the experimental programme at the proposed LHC proton collider in CERN's LEP tunnel, attention is also turning to preparations for the experiments themselves.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1988, v. 28(4)

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    1988-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The K800 cyclotron of the US National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University has accelerated internal beams of helium 3 and carbon 12 to 165 and 660 MeV respectively. Following the Beauty Workshop recently held at Fermilab, a Computer Conference has been organized to discuss the design of a Tevatron collider experiment to explore beauty physics. The IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems will be holding a joint conference from 9-11 November at the Hyatt Orlando Hotel, Florida. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for engineers and physicists to present their work in a wide variety of topics; physics instrumentation, reactor systems, nuclear medicine instrumentation, space instrumentation, etc.

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1979, v. 19(8)

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    1979-01-01

    The article covers the celebration of the 'Journée du Personnel' (Staff Day), where over 3000 CERN staff turned up to enjoy various attractions like games, sports, sideshows, competitions, films, music and entertainment, and dancing that went on into the small hours. One highlight was the playing of 'Happy Birthday, CERN — From Fermi lab', recorded at Fermi lab. In other news, the article reports on various people, staff changes within the CERN organization and recent news updates

  20. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, BACKROUND FOR SHORT/ MEDIUM COURIER TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT

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    Full Text Available In accordance with Air Force requirements, the comparative analysis of short/medium transport aircraft comes to sustain procurement decision of short/medium transport aircraft. This paper presents, in short, the principles and the results of the comparative analysis for short/medium military transport aircraft.

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1991, v. 31(2)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; The 1991 CERN School of Computing, to be held from 23 August to 2 September, is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Physical Society's Section of Particle Physics. ; The 1991 DESY Theory Workshop will take place from 30 September - 2 October, the title being The Standard Model at High Temperature and Density'.; Noell GmbH of Wurzburg, a member of the Preussag industrial group, is extending its interests in magnet technology, and the relevant product range of ABB Mannheim was taken over at the end of last year. ; Albert Burger, one of CERN's earliest staff members, died on 20 January

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1984, v. 24(4)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The peak energy collision energy in the PETRA electron-positron ring at the German DESY Laboratory continues to be nudged higher. One of the talking points at last summer's conferences was a new measurement of the mass of the F meson by the CLEO group at the CESR electron-positron ring at Cornell, USA. The CERN Accelerator School, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) and the Italian INFN are organizing a workshop on the generation of high fields for particle acceleration to very high energies, to be held at Frascati from 25 September to 1 October. From 23 June to 13 July, a meeting is being organized at Snowmass (Colorado) for the US high energy physics community to help contribute towards the definition of the proposed Superconducting Super Collider (SSC)

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1985, v. 25(10)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CERN Accelerator School is organizing a course 'Applied Geodesy for Particle Accelerators' from 14-18 April, at CERN. An international workshop on the quark-gluon plasma and re/ativistic nuclear collisipns will be held in Kiev (USSR) from 19-24 May, organized by the Ukrainian Academy of Science. Neutrino 86, the 12th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, will be held in Sen dai, Japan, from 3-8 June

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1990, v. 30(9)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Prospects for approval of the proposed KAON Factory at the Canadian TRIUMF Laboratory in Vancouver took a further step forward in September when Premier Vander Zalm of British Columbia announced that his government would double their financial commitment to 236 million Canadian dollars. ; The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the UK Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are organizing a course on R.F. Engineering for Particle Accelerators, to be held from 3-10 April 1991 at Exeter College, Oxford, aimed at staff in accelerator laboratories, universities and manufacturing companies specializing in r.f. and microwave equipment

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1986, v. 26(3)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A Summer Study to be held in Snowmass, Colorado, from 23 June to 11 July will allow the US particle physics community to critically evaluate all aspects of the proposed US Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) in the light of conceptual design, progress in accelerator technology, new developments in collider physics, and innovations in instrumentation. Organized jointly by the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) and the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, a 'LEP 200' Workshop is being arranged from 29 September to 1 October to work out the physics objectives and experimental requirements for running LEP at around 100 GeV per beam. A four-day practical course on microelectronics is being hosted by CERN and the International School of Geneva

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, October 1983, v. 23(8)

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    1983-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The First Asia Pacific Physics Conference, held at the National University of Singapore in June, brought together about 300 specialists from many branches of physics, including the high energy and nuclear sectors. The preliminary work at Los Alamos for a Fusion Materials Irradiation Test (FMIT) facility passed an important milestone at the end of May. A beam of deuterons was successfully accelerated through a radiofrequency quadrupole (FtFQ) section to reach an energy of 2MeV. After being first across the finish line for several years, the UA 1 team only managed second place in this year's traditional relay race around the CERN site. But no wonder. The race was run while the SPS collider was operating

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1988, v. 28(2)

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    1988-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The third conference on Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics will be held in Rockport, Maine, US, from 14-19 May. As with previous meetings in the series, it will stress cooperation between particle and nuclear physics in science, technology and facilities. Isidor Isaac Rabi died in January. In addition to his significant scientific contributions, he was an eloquent communicator of the values of science and played a leading role in the creation of major scientific Laboratories

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1986, v. 26(7)

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    1986-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The next regular meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society will take place from 14-17 January 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by the Department of Physics of the University of Utah.; A meeting on Computing in High Energy Physics will be held from 2-6 February 1987 at Asilomar State Beach, Monterey, California, arranged by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics.

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1986, v. 26(3)

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    1986-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A Summer Study to be held in Snowmass, Colorado, from 23 June to 11 July will allow the US particle physics community to critically evaluate all aspects of the proposed US Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) in the light of conceptual design, progress in accelerator technology, new developments in collider physics, and innovations in instrumentation. Organized jointly by the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) and the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, a 'LEP 200' Workshop is being arranged from 29 September to 1 October to work out the physics objectives and experimental requirements for running LEP at around 100 GeV per beam. A four-day practical course on microelectronics is being hosted by CERN and the International School of Geneva.

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, June 1981, v. 21(5)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Recommendations have been made by a Committee set up by the Federal Government, under the Chairmanship of K. Pinkau, to study the various large projects in fundamental research in which Germany is involved, including those in the high energy physics and accelerator sectors.In view of the HERA electron-proton project, a workshop on physics with electron-proton facilities is being organized on 2-3 October. The Ninth International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids will be held at the Universite Claude Bernard Lyon-l, from 6-10 July

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr-May 1995, v. 35(3)

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    1995-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Spokesmen at the CDF experiment at Fermilab's tevatron protonantiproton collider serve two-year terms. Most recently Mel Shochet (Chicago) and Bill Carithers ( LBL ) were co-spokesmen. Before the recent round of elections, Mel declared that he did not want to run again, having served for six and a half years (following the departure of Roy Schwitters to the SSC). Bill Carithers (who replaced Alvin Tollestrup two years ago) did decide to run again. Through a complicated process, a long list of nominees was narrowed to six candidates and an election held via the World Wide Web. Results were announced on January 19: Bill Carithers was reelected for another term, and Giorgio Bellettini (Pisa) becomes his new cospokesman. (see Top discovery' - page 1). Career milestone - Lucien Montanet: Officially 'retiring' from CERN is Lucien Montanet, whose impressive career spans a wide range of physics interests and is characterized by his ebullient enthusiasm. Joining CERN in 1957 for cosmic ray experiments, he went on to participate in pioneer CERN investigations using bubble chambers and using antiprotons, going on in the 1960s to play a prominent role in the discovery and investigation of hadron resonances, and becoming a key figure in the international Particle Data Group. His objective review talks on the complex hadron resonance scene became a feature at international meetings. In the 1970s he pushed the development of the European Hybrid Spectrometer project and went on to join the L3 and Crystal Barrel collaborations at LEP and LEAR respectively. As well as experimental physics, he has also contributed to theoretical work (with Francis Low) and phenomenology (with Leon van Hove). In 1985 he became the CERN-Russia coordinator, a demanding responsibility now inherited by Jim Allaby as coordinator of CERN Non-Member State affairs

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep-Oct 1990, v. 30(7)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At the June meeting of CERN Council, Director General Carlo Rubbia outlined the plan for the LHC proton collider in the LEP tunnel as CERN's major project for the coming decade. ; After initial trials of injection and storage of oxygen ions last year, CERN's LEAR low energy 'antiproton' ring has electron-cooled oxygen ions, achieving momentum 'spreads' down to 4 x 10 -4 , and stacked up to 13.8 x 10 9 charges at 11.4 MeV per nucleon, with subsequent acceleration taking the ions to 408 Me V per nucleon before extraction for experiments. ; Under the North Holland Physics Publishing imprint, the History of CERN, Volume 1, became available in 1987. ; The Atlanta Conference on the SSC will be held on the 13-15 November and will focus on industrial and scientific opportunities, covering the status of the project, industry, university and laboratory participation, the development efforts now underway for major detectors and progress toward defining the initial research programme

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1991, v. 31(5)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At a recent meeting of the Australian Academy of Sciences, Bruce McKellar of Melbourne was awarded the Lyle Medal for 1991 for his work in High Energy Theory. ; An International Workshop on Electroweak Physics Beyond the Standard Model will be held in Valencia, Spain, from 2-5 October

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1986, v. 26(7)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The next regular meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society will take place from 14-17 January 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by the Department of Physics of the University of Utah.; A meeting on Computing in High Energy Physics will be held from 2-6 February 1987 at Asilomar State Beach, Monterey, California, arranged by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1984, v. 24(1)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The symbolic act of the return of the ISR key culminated the closure ceremony for the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings on 26 June. In March of this year, the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils, together with the UK Science and Engineering Research Council, set up a Review Group, chaired by Sir John Kendrew, to look at future British participation in particle physics. Protons were accelerated to 550 MeV in the Spallation Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in June. A LEAR (Low Energy Antiproton Ring) Workshop 'Physics with Low Energy Cooled Antiprotons in the ACOL Era' is being organized in La Plagne in the French Alps from 20-27 January 1985. After the successful Workshop on Laser Acceleration of Particles held at the Los Alamos Laboratory in 1982, a Second International Workshop is being hosted by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 7-18 January 1985

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1986, v. 26(8)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Already acknowledged as the world's most versatile system of particle accelerators, CERN's complex of big machines put on a spectacular performance after the short summer shutdown. On 3 September, the new LEP Injection Linac (LIL) was put through its paces and the ejection line tested in readiness for the next step. The 1986 Dirac Medals of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, have been awarded to Ybichiro Nambu and Alexander Polyakov for their important contributions to mathematical physics

  17. Physics in a spin. CERN Courier, Apr 1987, v. 27(3)

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    1987-04-15

    The biennial international high energy spin physics meetings (Lausanne, 1980; Brookhaven, 1982; Marseille, 1984) provide a useful focus of attention for the enthusiastic community of followers of a sector of physics rarely lacking in interest and where the unexpected is increasingly expected.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, April 1983, v. 23(3)

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    1983-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: The last week in February was one of the most encouraging yet in the history of Brookhaven's Colliding Beam Accelerator project. On 25 February, a full cell of the storage ring magnet lattice (consisting of six bending and two focussing magnets) was powered and reached the design field of 5.2 T, corresponding to 400 GeV beams. Luminosity in the PEP electronpositron ring at SLAC has been steadily increasing in recent months. At the end of an eight-month period with currents at 600-700/iA, the LAMPF proton linear accelerator at Los Alamos had a demonstration run with an average current up to 1.2 mA at 10.5 per cent duty factor. The accelerator easily handled the 11.4 mA peak current. 1983 started well for the new Nuclear Structure Facility (NSF) at the Daresbury Laboratory in the UK. With stable operation at 18 MV, first major experiments have been carried out by scientists from Liverpool, Manchester, Copenhagen and Daresbury. The Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory (HCL) recently treated its 2000th patient with proton beams

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1991, v. 31(9)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Following the initial acceleration of protons to 48 0 GeV on 8 October in the superconducting proton ring of the 6.3-kilometre HERA electron-proton collider at the DESY Laboratory, Hamburg, on 19 October the first electron-proton collisions occurred.; In September, an electron beam reached 3 GeV in the booster synchrotron of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble. ; The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) programme for 1992 includes courses on Magnetic Measurement and Alignment, to be held in Montreux, Switzerland, from 16- 20 March.; A Workshop on Pulsed Advanced Neutron Sources for Physics looked at the targetmoderator system required for the SIN-45 intense pulsed neutron source based on the proton beam of the kaon factory planned for the Academy's Institute for Nuclear Research

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1989, v. 29(8)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The Finnish Government has decided to begin negotiations for Finland to become a CERN Member State in a few years. A cryogenic electron beam ion source (CRYEBIS) came into operation earlier this year at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory of the University of Kansas and went on to supply fully stripped argon ions for physics experiments

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1979, v. 19(1)

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    1979-03-15

    The article reports on various achievements of CERN staff members and gives news updates on upcoming or past events, for example the First Workshop on Ultra-Relativistic Nuclear Collisions, or the CERN 25th Anniversary Celebrations.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, November 1983, v. 23(9)

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    1983-11-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The Advanced Studies Institute on Techniques and Concepts of High Energy Physics, to be held from 2-13 August 1984 in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, will be the third in a series which now seems to have become a regular feature of the particle physics calendar. A Symposium entitled Recent Developments in Computing, Processor and Software Research for High Energy Physics will be held in Guanajuato, Mexico, from 8-11 May, 1984. It will cover recent developments in reconstruction processors, lattice gauge processors, software development, beam orbit processors, etc.

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, November 1982, v. 22(9)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 11th International Symposium on Lepton-Photon Interactions at High Energies will be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from 4-9 August 1983. According to our present understanding of the quark forces acting deep inside strongly interacting particles (hadrons), these forces are communicated by the exchange of gluons. These new force carriers thus appear high up on experimenters' want lists. The contest to measure the lifetime of the positive muon to high accuracy has a new entry. A group from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, using a muon beam at the TRIUMF cyclotron in Vancouver has recently measured the positive muon lifetime to one part in 36 000. Early in September, first circulating beam was achieved in the X-ray ring of the US National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven, just over a year after the first beams were obtained in the vacuum ultraviolet ring

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar-Apr 1995, v. 35(2)

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    1995-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Khosrow Chadan, former director of Orsay's Laboratoire de Physique théorique et particules élémentaires has been nominated Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. R. Vinh Mau, main author of the 'Paris' nucleon-nucleon potential, has been nominated and promoted Officer of the French Ordre du Mérite. Tom Roser is Head of the Accelerator Division in the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron Department at Brookhaven, succeeding Bill Weng. We apologize for the unfortunate misprint in the December issue, page 27. Academician Moisei Alexandrovich Markov died on 1 October. Although basically a theorist, he made major contributions to the development and infrastructure of Russian experimental physics. After graduating from Moscow in 1930, he went on to join the new Lebedev Institute. His initial interests were in the problem of infinities in quantum field theory, carrying out pioneer work on the idea of nonlocality, a regular theme during his career. In the 1960s he turned to fundamental questions at the interface between particle physics and cosmology. With the advent of major accelerators in the post-war period, he was a staunch promoter of experiments at these machines, first for the Lebedev electron machine, and subsequently for the Dubna proton synchrotron. After milestone contributions to the study of weak interactions, he stressed the importance of underground or underwater detectors for cosmic rays and neutrinos, leading to the establishment of the Baksan neutrino observatory. From 1967-88, as head of the Nuclear Physics Department of the Academy of Sciences, he oversaw the establishment of major new projects, including the Moscow meson factory as well as Baksan, while continually providing new stimulation for the research community. For many years he was the USSR representative in the Pugwash movement which provided a useful international forum during a difficult period

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1987, v. 27(4)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The XIX General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is to be held at the US National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, from 29 September - 3 October. The theme of the scientific programme will be 'Physics in a Technological World', reflecting the IUPAP General Council's aim of emphasizing the role of industrial physics and improving relations between industrial and academic physics. The CERN Accelerator School is organizing in collaboration with BESSY (the Berlin electron synchrotron radiation centre) the second of its biennial two-week courses on advanced accelerator physics

  6. People and thing. CERN Courier, Nov 1986, v. 26(9)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The design current of 1 ampere was achieved this summer at the 750 MeV vacuum ultra-violet storage ring of the US National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven. The next International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies will be held in Hamburg, West Germany, from 27-31 July 1987. The second Lake Louise Winter Institute will be held from 16-22 February at Chateau Lake Louise, Canada.; The 32nd Scottish Universities' Summer School in Physics will be held from 9-29 August 1987 at the University of St. Andrews. Earlier this year an exhibition of photographs of great beauty was presented at CERN on the invitation of the Staff Association. Following the success of the Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Particle Physics organized jointly by CERN and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), now a regular feature of the physics international physics calendar, ESO and CERN are organizing an International School on Astro-Particle Physics at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, from 5-25 January

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1984, v. 24(1)

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    1984-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The symbolic act of the return of the ISR key culminated the closure ceremony for the CERN Intersecting Storage Rings on 26 June. In March of this year, the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils, together with the UK Science and Engineering Research Council, set up a Review Group, chaired by Sir John Kendrew, to look at future British participation in particle physics. Protons were accelerated to 550 MeV in the Spallation Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in June. A LEAR (Low Energy Antiproton Ring) Workshop 'Physics with Low Energy Cooled Antiprotons in the ACOL Era' is being organized in La Plagne in the French Alps from 20-27 January 1985. After the successful Workshop on Laser Acceleration of Particles held at the Los Alamos Laboratory in 1982, a Second International Workshop is being hosted by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 7-18 January 1985.

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, November 1980, v. 20(8)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Each year the high energy physics programme in the USA is reviewed by a subpanel of the HEPAP (High Energy Physics Advisory Panel) meeting at Woods Hole. Among the speakers at the dedication ceremony for the new PEP electron-positron collider at SLAC on 5 September was Frank Press, President Carter's advisor on science and technology; Discovering exotic nuclear behaviour is something of a speciality at ISOLDE, the CERN on-line isotope separator. From 24-26 September, Argonne National Laboratory sponsored a Conference on the subject of ternary superconductors. Two improved portable radiation monitors have been developed at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and are now being manufactured by outside industry

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1989, v. 29(5)

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    1989-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The UK Institute of Physics High Energy Physics group was formed in autumn 1985 through the initiative of Brian Foster (Bristol) and Robin Devenish (Oxford) who felt that high energy physicists should play a more prominent role in the national physics community, particularly in the wake of the Ken drew report. More than fifty years after its prediction and thirty years after its discovery, still nobody knows for sure whether neutrinos have mass - only limits exist. Thus a useful addition to the literature is 'The Physics of Massive Neutrinos', by Boris Kayser, with FranQoise Gibrat- Debu and Frederic Perrier.

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1985, v. 25(2)

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    1985-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The main decisions taken at the eleventh meeting of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) - held last October at the Leningrad Institute of Nuclear Physics, Gatchina - concerned the setting up of the four international panels which were proposed and agreed at the ICFA Seminar held at the Japanese KEK Laboratory earlier in the year. On 14 January the last of the 48 bending magnets of DESY-II, the new 9 GeV injection synchrotron for electrons and positrons, was installed in the tunnel of the 20 year-old DESY synchrotron in Hamburg. An international history symposium on 'Particle Physics in the 1950s: pions to quarks,' will be held at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois on 1-4 May 1985.

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1990, v. 30(3)

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    1990-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; In a January 31 test at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) under construction at Newport News, Virginia, a beam from the injector's 500 keV room temperature section was accelerated to 2.5 MeV in one cavity of the quarter-cryomodule containing the injector's initial superconducting accelerating cavity pair. ; To explore in detail and update the physics possibilities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project at CERN, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) is now preparing for an LHC Workshop to be held in Aachen from 5-10 October. ; The 1990 CERN School of Computing, organized in collaboration with the Inter-University Institute for High Energies, VUB-ULB, Brussels, will take place from 2-15 September at Nieuwpoort, Belgium. ; To reinforce the increased spirit of cooperation resulting from CERN's growing attraction for scientists from all over Europe and from further afield, the Laboratory embarked last year on a programme of drawing up bilateral agreements to put ongoing collaboration on a firmer footing.

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1986, v. 26(10)

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    1986-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: The recently-formed Instrumentation Panel of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), together with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, is organizing a School on Instrumentation in Particle Physics, to be held in Trieste from 8-19 June.

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1987, v. 27(5)

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    1987-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events:; An International Conference on the Physics and Astrophysics of Quark-Gluon Plasma will be held from 8-12 February 1988 at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Bombay, India. This year the Joliot-Curie School of Nuclear Physics, arranged jointly by the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) and the Institute for Fundamental Research of the French Atomic Energy Commission, will be held at Maubuisson, Gironde (France) from 14-18 September. The Europhysics Conference on Control Systems for Experimental Physics, sponsored by the European Physics Society (EPS) and CERN, and organized by the EPS Inter divisional Group on Experimental Physics Control Systems, will be held in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, from 28 September to 2 October.

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, July-August 1982, v. 22(6)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CUSB detector at Cornell's CESR electron-positron ring has seen evidence for a new upsilonlike state in the decays of the third (3S) upsilon. After six months of rebuilding and reconstruction, the DORIS electron-positron ring at DESY was switched on again on 9 May. This year's edition of the Particle Properties Data Booklet, the high energy physicists' bible for many years, marks the 25th year of the 'Particle Data Group'. Representatives of seven groups concerned with data compilation in particle physics met in April at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to discuss the present status of the numerical data services they provide for a large community of experimental and theoretical physicists

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1984, v. 24(8)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The second Jerusalem Winter School of Theoretical Physics, sponsored by Israel's Ministry of Science and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will take place form 27 December 1984 to 4 January 1985, with the title 'Physics in Higher Dimensions '. Formed this year in the University of Tokyo is ICEPP - International Centre for Elementary Particle Physics - under Masatoshi Koshiba. With sports commentators exhausted after the long grind of the British football season, the 10th UK National Bubble Chamber Fivea-Side Soccer Tournament held in London earlier this year did not attract the media coverage it deserved

  16. A cost benefit analysis in chronic medicine courier pharmacies : a case study / Christiaan Frederick Beyers

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    The South African pharmaceutical market is seen as part of the so called "pharmerging" markets, together with countries like India, China and Brazil. These "pharmerging" markets are the fastest growing markets within the global pharmaceutical industry. The distribution of chronic medicine in South Africa is a growing market, as the disease burden in South Africa continues to escalate, with the incidence of chronic conditions growing at a rapid rate. The study will focus on one of South Afr...

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr-May 1995, v. 35(3)

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    1995-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: Spokesmen at the CDF experiment at Fermilab's tevatron protonantiproton collider serve two-year terms. Most recently Mel Shochet (Chicago) and Bill Carithers ( LBL ) were co-spokesmen. Before the recent round of elections, Mel declared that he did not want to run again, having served for six and a half years (following the departure of Roy Schwitters to the SSC). Bill Carithers (who replaced Alvin Tollestrup two years ago) did decide to run again. Through a complicated process, a long list of nominees was narrowed to six candidates and an election held via the World Wide Web. Results were announced on January 19: Bill Carithers was reelected for another term, and Giorgio Bellettini (Pisa) becomes his new cospokesman. (see Top discovery' - page 1). Career milestone - Lucien Montanet: Officially 'retiring' from CERN is Lucien Montanet, whose impressive career spans a wide range of physics interests and is characterized by his ebullient enthusiasm. Joining CERN in 1957 for cosmic ray experiments, he went on to participate in pioneer CERN investigations using bubble chambers and using antiprotons, going on in the 1960s to play a prominent role in the discovery and investigation of hadron resonances, and becoming a key figure in the international Particle Data Group. His objective review talks on the complex hadron resonance scene became a feature at international meetings. In the 1970s he pushed the development of the European Hybrid Spectrometer project and went on to join the L3 and Crystal Barrel collaborations at LEP and LEAR respectively. As well as experimental physics, he has also contributed to theoretical work (with Francis Low) and phenomenology (with Leon van Hove). In 1985 he became the CERN-Russia coordinator, a demanding responsibility now inherited by Jim Allaby as coordinator of CERN Non-Member State affairs.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1991, v. 31(9)

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    1991-11-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Following the initial acceleration of protons to 48 0 GeV on 8 October in the superconducting proton ring of the 6.3-kilometre HERA electron-proton collider at the DESY Laboratory, Hamburg, on 19 October the first electron-proton collisions occurred.; In September, an electron beam reached 3 GeV in the booster synchrotron of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble. ; The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) programme for 1992 includes courses on Magnetic Measurement and Alignment, to be held in Montreux, Switzerland, from 16- 20 March.; A Workshop on Pulsed Advanced Neutron Sources for Physics looked at the targetmoderator system required for the SIN-45 intense pulsed neutron source based on the proton beam of the kaon factory planned for the Academy's Institute for Nuclear Research.

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1987, v. 27(10)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events:; The third symposium 'Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics' organized by CERN and ESO (European Southern Observatory) will be held in Bologna, Italy, from 16-18 May on the special occasion of the ninth centenary of the University of Bologna. At CERN, a prototype superconducting accelerating cavity of the type envisaged for LEP beams has been installed for tests in the SPS ring, where it helped take an electron beam to 18 GeV

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1987, v. 27(5)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events:; An International Conference on the Physics and Astrophysics of Quark-Gluon Plasma will be held from 8-12 February 1988 at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Bombay, India. This year the Joliot-Curie School of Nuclear Physics, arranged jointly by the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) and the Institute for Fundamental Research of the French Atomic Energy Commission, will be held at Maubuisson, Gironde (France) from 14-18 September. The Europhysics Conference on Control Systems for Experimental Physics, sponsored by the European Physics Society (EPS) and CERN, and organized by the EPS Inter divisional Group on Experimental Physics Control Systems, will be held in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, from 28 September to 2 October

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1979, v. 19(3)

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    1979-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news on upcoming or past events, for example the annual meeting of the High Energy Discussion Group. There will be reports of recent work at the AGS and for ISABELLE and future plans in these areas will be reviewed.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1980, v. 19(10)

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    1980-01-15

    The article reports on various accomplishments of CERN staff members and gives recent news updates on events: The first treatment of cancer patients began at TRIUMF in November using the negative pion beam from the biomedical channel. The Sixth International Conference on Experimental Meson Spectroscopy will be held at Brookhaven on 24-25 April and will cover experimental results in light and heavy quark spectroscopy, relevant theory and spectrometer systems. On 8 November at Garching, near Munich, the traditional fir-tree marking the completion of major construction work was put up on the new office building for the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

  3. Does ownership affect the variability of the production process? Evidence from international courier services

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    Hsieh, C.; Lazzarini, S.G.; Nickerson, J.A.; Laurini, M.

    2010-01-01

    A firm often must ensure that products or services it produces match customer expectations. We define variability as any deviation in a production process yielding products or services whose attributes differ from the firm's stated target specifications. Firms pursuing products marked by low

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1987, v. 27(3)

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    1987-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. On Friday February 13, bulldozers began clearing a 200 acre (80 hectare) site at Newport News, Virginia, for the proposed US Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) to provide high energy electron beams for nuclear physics. The XI International Workshop on Weak Interactions will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 14- 19 June. Discussion sessions covering current topics in weak interaction physics will allow active participation by workshop attendees. The Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society and the Central Design Group of the proposed US SSC Superconducting Supercollider are organizing a Workshop on Experiments, Detectors and Experimental Areas for the SSC, to be held at Berkeley from 7-17 July. As southern hemisphere astronomers witnessed a gigantic supernova explosion towards the end of February, underground neutrino detectors all over the world picked up bursts of particles.

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, January-February 1981, v. 21(1)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events; CERN elections and appointments; Collaboration agreement between Italian IN FN and the Sinic Academy of Sciences. In 1979, the CERN Committee of Council invited Armin Hermann of the University of Stuttgart to carry out a feasibility study, financed by the Volkswagen Foundation, on the writing of a history of CERN. On the basis of its findings, and a recdmmendation of the CERN History Advisory Committee, the Committee of Council has now authorized the history study which will be carried out by three European Science historians, led by Professor Hermann based at CERN. A few years ago the National Norwegian CERN Committee proposed that CERN might open its doors also to visitors from technical fields in the Member States. The idea is that visitors spending up to a year working in a CERN group, which is doing some front-line work in a technological field, will benefit personally and will carry further expertise back to the home country. A two-day workshop was held at Cornell in November to introduce the high energy physics community to the design of Q new 50 GeV electron- positron storage ring aimed at neutral intermediate boson physics. A very thorough polarization experiment for the direct determination of the amplitude in proton-proton elastic scattering has been carried out at the SIN cyclotron. A workshop is being held at DESY on 10-11 February to discuss the physics with the 2x5 GeV electronpositron DORIS storage ring and potential DORIS improvements; As an appropriate 'Goodwill to all men' message in this first issue of the New Year we reproduce the guidelines proposed by the International Committee for Future Accelerators for the 'interregional utilization of major regional experimental facilities for high energy particle physics research'

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1986, v. 26(1)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The XXIII International Conference on High Energy Physics will be held in Berkeley, California, on 16-23 July. The fifth in the topical series of 'Quark Matter' meetings is being sponsored by Berkeley's Nuclear Science Division and will be held from 13-17 April at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. The 2nd Topical Seminar on Perspectives for Experimental Apparatus at Future High Energy Machines will be held at San Miniato, Tuscany, from 5-9 May

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1989, v. 29(4)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. CERN's Accelerator School and Uppsala University, Sweden, are jointly organizing a course on Advanced Accelerator Physics, to be held in Uppsala from 18-29 September, Students should have a basic knowledge of accelerators, and the course is designed to highlight the problems of small rings.The new World Laboratory headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, were formally opened on 7 March

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1990, v. 30(2)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. An Institute for Nuclear Theory has been established at the University of Washington, with major funding from the US Department of Energy, which will host 3-6 month programmes on topics of current interest in nuclear physics. This year's CERN School of Physics, will be held in Mallorca from 16-29 September and aim to teach aspects of high energy physics at the most up-to-date level to young experimentalists, mainly from CERN Member States

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, June 1983, v. 23(5)

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    1983-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The Board of Directors of the LAMPF Users Group is establishing and supporting a new award, the Louis Rosen Prize. This prize, consisting of $ 1000 and a certificate, is to be awarded annually for the outstanding PhD thesis based on LAMPF research. This year sees the third US National Summer School on High Energy Particle Accelerators. The school aims to provide current knowledge and build up expertise in the area, to stimulate accelerator education in university physics, and to foster interaction between particle and accelerator physicists

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1986, v. 26(4)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. At the recent symposium on 'Perspectives in Particle Physics' at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, ICTP Director Abdus Salam presided over the first award ceremony for the Institute's Dirac Medals. The Guthrie Prize and Medal of the UK Institute of Physics this year goes to Sir Denys Wilkinson of Sussex for his many contributions to nuclear physics. The 1985 Third World Academy of Sciences Physics Prize has been awarded to E. C. G. Sudarshan from India for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of the weak nuclear force. The Academy's Mathematics Prize goes to Liao Shan Tao from China for his fundamental contributions to the periodic transformations of spheres and the qualitative theory of dynamics

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1989, v. 29(5)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The UK Institute of Physics High Energy Physics group was formed in autumn 1985 through the initiative of Brian Foster (Bristol) and Robin Devenish (Oxford) who felt that high energy physicists should play a more prominent role in the national physics community, particularly in the wake of the Ken drew report. More than fifty years after its prediction and thirty years after its discovery, still nobody knows for sure whether neutrinos have mass - only limits exist. Thus a useful addition to the literature is 'The Physics of Massive Neutrinos', by Boris Kayser, with FranQoise Gibrat- Debu and Frederic Perrier

  12. People and thing. CERN Courier, Apr 1989, v. 29(3)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Lake Shore Cryotronics of Ohio has been granted exclusive rights to market a technique developed at Los Alamos for measuring the quality of new high temperature superconductors. Home to the world's largest single application of superconductivity - the four-mile Tevatron ring - Fermilab has been granted a patent for a new cryogenic support system developed at the Laboratory providing high structural strength with excellent thermal properties. Hadron 89, the Third International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, to take place in Ajaccio, Corsica, France, from 23-27 September, will cover the important developments since Hadron 87 (KEK Japan) and look to the future

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1990, v. 30(1)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: A cryogenic electron beam ion source (CRYEBIS) came into operation last year at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory, Kansas State University, and went on to supply fully stripped argonlons for physics

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1986, v. 26(6)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. This year's American Physical Society (APS) awards were distributed at the Spring meeting in Washington in April. The Fermilab Industrial Affiliates organization was established to improve university-industry research communications and to foster technology transfer from Fermilab. The Joliot-Curie School of Nuclear Physics will be held from 15-19 September at Maubuisson, France. It is aimed at all nuclear physicists, experimental and theoretical, with a special effort to cater for nonspecialists.; Recently published by Cambridge University Press in the UK is the 'Story of the W and Z', a first-hand account of the discovery at CERN in 1983 of the carriers of the weak force. Though the vision of a 'world' accelerator stays beyond the horizon, the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) does continue to provide a forum for inter regional cooperation on front line research and technology in particle physics

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1989, v. 29(4)

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    1989-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. CERN's Accelerator School and Uppsala University, Sweden, are jointly organizing a course on Advanced Accelerator Physics, to be held in Uppsala from 18-29 September, Students should have a basic knowledge of accelerators, and the course is designed to highlight the problems of small rings.The new World Laboratory headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, were formally opened on 7 March.

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1988, v. 28(2)

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    1988-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The third conference on Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics will be held in Rockport, Maine, US, from 14-19 May. As with previous meetings in the series, it will stress cooperation between particle and nuclear physics in science, technology and facilities. Isidor Isaac Rabi died in January. In addition to his significant scientific contributions, he was an eloquent communicator of the values of science and played a leading role in the creation of major scientific Laboratories.

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1989, v. 29(2)

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    1989-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The new Summer Nuclear Institute at the Canadian TRIUMF Laboratory aims to provide short nuclear physics courses at the first or second year graduate level. This year's Institute will be held from 31 July - 11 August with core courses covering multiple scattering and the optical potential, hypernuclear physics, relativistic nuclear physics, and hadronic symmetries. The 12th International IUPAP Conference on Few Body Problems in Physics will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 2-8 July. Last year saw the 20th anniversary of the Triangle Seminar', founded by H. Pietschmann of Vienna to stimulate particle physics contact between the universities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, building on a previous tradition of joint Vienna/Bratislava seminars.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1991, v. 31(7)

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    1991-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; X-ray powder diffraction studies at the US National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven have enabled US chemists to unravel the crystal structure of K{sub 3}C{sub 60} - one of the football-shaped 'buckminsterfullerene' supermolecules whose discovery was announced last year. The material is chemically a metal and is superconducting up to 19.3K.

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1984, v. 24(3)

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    1984-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CERN Accelerator School, in collaboration with the Orsay and Saclay Laboratories, is organizing a 'General Accelerator Physics' course at the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, from 3-14 September.The Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics will be held in St. Andrews from 12 August to 1 September. This is the twenty-seventh school in a series of NATO Advanced Study Institutes organized by the Scottish Universities.From 10-14 September, Geneva University will host the first of a planned biennial series of scientific lectures, sponsored by Dudley Wright. A Conference on the Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics' will be held from 23-30 May in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. The meetings will focus on the physics interests of the many diverse groups who work in Particle and/or Nuclear Physics.

  20. People and thing. CERN Courier, Apr 1989, v. 29(3)

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    1989-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Lake Shore Cryotronics of Ohio has been granted exclusive rights to market a technique developed at Los Alamos for measuring the quality of new high temperature superconductors. Home to the world's largest single application of superconductivity - the four-mile Tevatron ring - Fermilab has been granted a patent for a new cryogenic support system developed at the Laboratory providing high structural strength with excellent thermal properties. Hadron 89, the Third International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, to take place in Ajaccio, Corsica, France, from 23-27 September, will cover the important developments since Hadron 87 (KEK Japan) and look to the future.

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1988, v. 28(1)

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    1988-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CERN history project yielded its first fruits a year ago with the publication of a volume covering the years of the creation of CERN. 17 November brought together many of the leading figures from the second period under study – covering the construction and first operation of the proton synchrotron through to the end of 1965 when the intersecting storage rings were authorized. The 3rd ESO/CERN Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics will be held at the Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna (Italy) from 16 to 20 May. New annual event, the next CERN Computing School will be in Oxford, UK, from 14-27 August: The programme covers software engineering, document preparation, communications and networks, hardware, data acquisition, computer-aided electronics design etc.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1991, v. 31(3)

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    Anon.

    1991-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; In 1992 the XVth International Conference on High Energy Accelerators will be held from 20-24 July at the Congress Centrum, Hamburg, Germany. ; The 100 or so places for the CERN Accelerator School's 'Radiofrequency Engineering for Particle Accelerators' course in Oxford from 3-10 April were sold out well in advance. ; A Symposium on Quantum Physics, in memory of John Stewart Bell who died on 1 October 1990 will be held at CERN on 2-3 May.

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1988, v. 28(8)

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    1988-10-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. With $11 million in pre-construction funds for the proposed KAON Factory, a major reorganization took place at the Canadian TRIUMF laboratory in Vancouver on September 1. A EULIMA (European Light Ion Medical Accelerator) workshop on the potential value of light ion beam therapy will be held at the Centre Anthoine-Lacassagne, Nice, France, from 3-5 November. As a tribute to Viktor Weisskopf on his 80th birthday, an international colloquium 'Science, Culture and Peace' was organized by CERN and by the 'Ettore Majorana' Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, at CERN on 19 and 20 September. An advanced accelerator physics course, organized jointly by the CERN Accelerator School and Uppsala University, Sweden, and placing special emphasis on the problems of small rings, will be held from 18-29 September in Uppsala.

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1986, v. 26(4)

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    1986-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. At the recent symposium on 'Perspectives in Particle Physics' at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, ICTP Director Abdus Salam presided over the first award ceremony for the Institute's Dirac Medals. The Guthrie Prize and Medal of the UK Institute of Physics this year goes to Sir Denys Wilkinson of Sussex for his many contributions to nuclear physics. The 1985 Third World Academy of Sciences Physics Prize has been awarded to E. C. G. Sudarshan from India for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of the weak nuclear force. The Academy's Mathematics Prize goes to Liao Shan Tao from China for his fundamental contributions to the periodic transformations of spheres and the qualitative theory of dynamics.

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1988, v. 28(3)

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    1988-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 5th Workshop on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Dynamical Systems (NEEDS '89) will be held in Kolymbari, near Chania, Crete, from 2-19 July 1989. This year's DESY Theory Workshop ('Flavor Physics') will be held in Hamburg from 28-30 September. In conjunction with Daresbury Laboratory, the CERN Accelerator School is organizing a course on synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers in Chester, UK, from 6-12 April 1989. The topic for this year's SLAC Summer Institute is 'Probing the Weak Interaction: CP Violation and Rare Decays', The dates of the Institute are July 18th - 29th, 1988. The 1988 Summer Study on High Energy Physics in the 1990s will be held in Snowmass, Colorado, from 27 June to 15 July. The aim is to examine and evaluate the opportunities for high energy physics in the 1990s, including the possibilities with existing facilities, the proposed US Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), new accelerator technology, nonaccelerator experiments, special purpose facilities, and innovations in instrumentation and detector technology.

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1989, v. 29(8)

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    1989-10-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The Finnish Government has decided to begin negotiations for Finland to become a CERN Member State in a few years. A cryogenic electron beam ion source (CRYEBIS) came into operation earlier this year at the J.R. Macdonald Laboratory of the University of Kansas and went on to supply fully stripped argon ions for physics experiments.

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1991, v. 31(2)

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    1991-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; The 1991 CERN School of Computing, to be held from 23 August to 2 September, is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Physical Society's Section of Particle Physics. ; The 1991 DESY Theory Workshop will take place from 30 September - 2 October, the title being The Standard Model at High Temperature and Density'.; Noell GmbH of Wurzburg, a member of the Preussag industrial group, is extending its interests in magnet technology, and the relevant product range of ABB Mannheim was taken over at the end of last year. ; Albert Burger, one of CERN's earliest staff members, died on 20 January.

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1991, v. 31(5)

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    1991-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At a recent meeting of the Australian Academy of Sciences, Bruce McKellar of Melbourne was awarded the Lyle Medal for 1991 for his work in High Energy Theory. ; An International Workshop on Electroweak Physics Beyond the Standard Model will be held in Valencia, Spain, from 2-5 October.

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1987, v. 27(3)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. On Friday February 13, bulldozers began clearing a 200 acre (80 hectare) site at Newport News, Virginia, for the proposed US Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) to provide high energy electron beams for nuclear physics. The XI International Workshop on Weak Interactions will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 14- 19 June. Discussion sessions covering current topics in weak interaction physics will allow active participation by workshop attendees. The Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society and the Central Design Group of the proposed US SSC Superconducting Supercollider are organizing a Workshop on Experiments, Detectors and Experimental Areas for the SSC, to be held at Berkeley from 7-17 July. As southern hemisphere astronomers witnessed a gigantic supernova explosion towards the end of February, underground neutrino detectors all over the world picked up bursts of particles

  10. People and things. CERN Courier Nov 1985, v. 25(9)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) meets in plenary session twice a year. At the meeting at CERN earlier this year, ECFA Chariman Jean Sacton described the trend towards even greater internationalization of partide physics research and how arrangement have been completed to allow the exchange of observers between meetings of Plenary ECFA and the US High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). After the success of the ESO (European Southern Observatory) CERN Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics, held at CERN in November 1983, the second Symposium is to be held at ESO, Garching bei Munchen, West Germany, from 17 to 21 March next year

  11. People and thing. CERN Courier, Nov 1986, v. 26(9)

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    1986-11-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The design current of 1 ampere was achieved this summer at the 750 MeV vacuum ultra-violet storage ring of the US National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven. The next International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies will be held in Hamburg, West Germany, from 27-31 July 1987. The second Lake Louise Winter Institute will be held from 16-22 February at Chateau Lake Louise, Canada.; The 32nd Scottish Universities' Summer School in Physics will be held from 9-29 August 1987 at the University of St. Andrews. Earlier this year an exhibition of photographs of great beauty was presented at CERN on the invitation of the Staff Association. Following the success of the Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Particle Physics organized jointly by CERN and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), now a regular feature of the physics international physics calendar, ESO and CERN are organizing an International School on Astro-Particle Physics at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, from 5-25 January.

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1984, v. 24(10)

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    1984-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. With the primary goal of exploiting the new Tevatron facilities for physics, Fermilab Director Leon Lederman has announced a management reshuffle, effective from 1 October. The first 550 MeV proton bunches have been successfully extracted from the new Spallation Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, at the first attempt.Lee Teng of Fermilab has been appointed Director of Taiwan's recently founded $30 million Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre, the island's first major large scale research project. A Protocol on cooperation between CERN and the Chinese Academy of Sciences was signed at CERN on 18 October by Zhao Guangzhao, a Vice-President of the Academy, and CERN Director General Herwig Schopper. The next Particle Accelerator Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 13-16 May 1985, organized by the TRIUMF Laboratory. Following the 1983 Santa Fe Conference, it will be the 11th in this biennial series devoted to all aspects of accelerator science, engineering and technology. From 3-14 September, the CERN Accelerator School organized (jointly with the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire, Orsay and the Laboratoire National Saturne, Saclay) a course on General Accelerator Physics at the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, Gif-sur-Yvette.

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1985, v. 25(5)

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    1985-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. To honour one of the greatest physicists of the century, who died last October, and a staunch friend, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste has announced the Paul Adrien Dirac Gold Medal Award, to be given annually for highest achievement in theoretical physics. The International Committee for Future Accelerators, ICFA, held its twelfth meeting at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, on 10 April. The CERN Accelerator School was greatly encouraged by the response to the General Accelerator Physics Course organized last year in collaboration with the Orsay and Saclay Laboratories in France. On 11 March, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste paid tribute to the memory of Alfred Kastler, Nobel Laureate for Physics 1966 and Chairman of the ICTP Scientific Council from 1970 to 1982, who died on 7 January 1984.

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1979, v. 19(7)

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    1979-10-15

    The article describes achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates: The booster of the Synchrotron Radiation Source under construction at Daresbury Laboratory is in operation and already providing electron beams that would be adequate to fill the storage ring in a few minutes.

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1985, v. 25(8)

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    1985-10-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Commemorating the special association of the late Paul Dirac with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, the Centre has instituted Dirac medals, awarded yearly on 5 August - Dirac's birthday - for contributions to theoretical physics. The big radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) at the Institute for Nuclear Study, Tokyo, recently accelerated its first proton beam. One highlight of the now traditional meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau was a round table discussion. The theme was the present state of high energy physics and possible developments in theory, technology and experiment.

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1984, v. 24(4)

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    1984-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The peak energy collision energy in the PETRA electron-positron ring at the German DESY Laboratory continues to be nudged higher. One of the talking points at last summer's conferences was a new measurement of the mass of the F meson by the CLEO group at the CESR electron-positron ring at Cornell, USA. The CERN Accelerator School, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) and the Italian INFN are organizing a workshop on the generation of high fields for particle acceleration to very high energies, to be held at Frascati from 25 September to 1 October. From 23 June to 13 July, a meeting is being organized at Snowmass (Colorado) for the US high energy physics community to help contribute towards the definition of the proposed Superconducting Super Collider (SSC)

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1987, v. 27(9)

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    1987-11-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 1988 CERN School of Physics will be organized jointly by the Nuclear Research Centre 'Demokritos', Athens and CERN. Its basic aim is to teach various aspects of high energy physics, but especially theoretical physics, to young experimental physicists, mainly from the Member States of CERN. It will be held in Lefkada, Greece, from 18 September to 1 October 1988. The first and highly successful Asia-Pacific Workshop on High Energy Physics, devoted to Superstrings, Anomalies and Field Theory, was held in Singapore this summer.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1984, v. 24(5)

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    1984-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: In our report of physics from the Mark III detector at Stanford's SPEAR electron-positron ring, a few unfortunate errors crept in. The detector has been looking at the radiative decays of J/psi particles, mesons composed of a charmed quark and antiquark.

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1984, v. 24(8)

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    1984-10-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The second Jerusalem Winter School of Theoretical Physics, sponsored by Israel's Ministry of Science and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will take place form 27 December 1984 to 4 January 1985, with the title 'Physics in Higher Dimensions '. Formed this year in the University of Tokyo is ICEPP - International Centre for Elementary Particle Physics - under Masatoshi Koshiba. With sports commentators exhausted after the long grind of the British football season, the 10th UK National Bubble Chamber Fivea-Side Soccer Tournament held in London earlier this year did not attract the media coverage it deserved.

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1987, v. 27(4)

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    1987-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The XIX General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) is to be held at the US National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, from 29 September - 3 October. The theme of the scientific programme will be 'Physics in a Technological World', reflecting the IUPAP General Council's aim of emphasizing the role of industrial physics and improving relations between industrial and academic physics. The CERN Accelerator School is organizing in collaboration with BESSY (the Berlin electron synchrotron radiation centre) the second of its biennial two-week courses on advanced accelerator physics.

  1. People and things. CERN Courier Nov 1985, v. 25(9)

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    1985-11-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) meets in plenary session twice a year. At the meeting at CERN earlier this year, ECFA Chariman Jean Sacton described the trend towards even greater internationalization of partide physics research and how arrangement have been completed to allow the exchange of observers between meetings of Plenary ECFA and the US High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP). After the success of the ESO (European Southern Observatory) CERN Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics, held at CERN in November 1983, the second Symposium is to be held at ESO, Garching bei Munchen, West Germany, from 17 to 21 March next year.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1985, v. 25(6)

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    1985-06-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Under the chairmanship of Carlo Rubbia, a 'Working Group on the Scientific and Technological Longterm Future of CERN' has been set up 'to explore various options for the long-term future of CERN. ATLAS, short for Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System and the world's first superconducting heavy ion accelerator, was dedicated at the US Argonne National Laboratory on 3 June.

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1990, v. 30(6)

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    1990-07-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; An Oxford Instruments superconducting solenoid magnet which has exceeded 20 Tesla is now available commercially. ; This year's Joint US-CERN School on Particle Accelerators, organized jointly by the CERN Accelerator School and the US Particle Accelerator School, is from 7-14 November and will be hosted by CEBAF. ; The 4th Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics, organized jointly by CERN and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and the 15th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics are being combined in a joint Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium to be held in Brighton, UK, from 16-21 December.

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1985, v. 25(1)

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    1985-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) met in Trieste in October. At this meeting the People 's Republic of China became a full member of IUPAP. Last year, voting took place for the new Executive Committee of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. A NATO Advanced Study Institute 'New Vistas in Electro-Nuclear Physics' will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, from 22 August to 4 September. The 1985 International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies is being held in Kyoto from 19-24 August. A conference on Computing in High Energy Physics will be held at Amsterdam, the Netherlands University of Amsterdam and will be devoted mainly to three subjects: networking, embedded systems and vector and parallel processing. The 1985 CERN/Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, USSR) School of Physics, the ninth in the series, will be held from 1-14 September at Urbino, Italy. The basic aim of these schools is to teach various aspects of high energy physics, especially theoretical, to young experimentalists drawn mainly from CERN and JINR Member States.

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1985, v.25(3)

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    1985-04-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Austria's joining CERN and the forming of the first high energy physics group in the country, a celebration took place last November in the Auditorium of the old University of Vienna. From 25-28 February next year, another (the fourth) Vienna Wire Chamber Conference will take place. The fifth US Summer School on High Energy Particle Accelerators is to be held at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center from 15-26 July.

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1989, v.29(1)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Jointly sponsored by Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science, the 9th International Conference 'Physics in Collision ' will take place in the Kibbutz Ma'ale Hahamisha on the outskirts of Jerusalem from June 19-22. A Users' Meeting of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) will be held in Grenoble from 20-23 March. An Eloisatron Project Research Workshop 'Higgs Particle(s) - Physics Issues and Search Strategies in High Energy Collisions ' will be held at the Ettore Majorana Centre, Erice, Sicily, from 15-26 July. On November 17 a beam of carbon-12 6+ ions at an energy of 73 MeV was successfully electron cooled at the Test Storage Ring TSR of the Max Planck Institut fur Kernphysik in Heidelberg. On 13 November 1988 Erhard Fischer died from cancer. After joining CERN in 1958 he began basic R and D on ultrahigh vacuum problems for the proposed CESAR storage ring's

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1984, v. 24(1)

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    1984-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. 31 October 1983 saw the official groundbreaking for the new Stanford Linear Collider (SLC). This year's International Conference on High Energy Physics takes place in Leipzig, East Germany, from 19-25 July. The sixth international symposium on high energy spin physics will be held at the University of Luminy, Marseille, from 12-19 September. Bare uranium nuclei - uranium atoms with all 92 electrons removed — have been produced at the Berkeley Bevalac. A Workshop will be held from 26-30 March at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. It will focus on the requirements for the next generation of detectors that will be needed to search for the production of the quark-giuon plasma in central high energy nucleus-nucleus collisions.

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1991, v. 31(10)

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    1991-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; The pulsed muon facility at the UK Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's ISIS neutron source is to be substantially upgraded under the European Commission's Large Installations Plan. ; On 1 November at CERN, a cooperation agreement was signed which provides a framework for Australia and CERN to develop reciprocal scientific and technical cooperation.

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1991, v. 31(6)

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    1991-07-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; The Third European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC92) will take place in the reunified city of Berlin, at the Technical University of Berlin, from 24-28 March 1992. ; A special symposium, held at CERN on 2-3 May in memory of distinguished CERN theorist John Bell who died on 1 October last year, attracted prominent physicists from all over the world.

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1988, v. 28(1)

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    1988-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CERN history project yielded its first fruits a year ago with the publication of a volume covering the years of the creation of CERN. 17 November brought together many of the leading figures from the second period under study – covering the construction and first operation of the proton synchrotron through to the end of 1965 when the intersecting storage rings were authorized. The 3rd ESO/CERN Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics will be held at the Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna (Italy) from 16 to 20 May. New annual event, the next CERN Computing School will be in Oxford, UK, from 14-27 August: The programme covers software engineering, document preparation, communications and networks, hardware, data acquisition, computer-aided electronics design etc

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1985, v. 25(1)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) met in Trieste in October. At this meeting the People 's Republic of China became a full member of IUPAP. Last year, voting took place for the new Executive Committee of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. A NATO Advanced Study Institute 'New Vistas in Electro-Nuclear Physics' will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, from 22 August to 4 September. The 1985 International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies is being held in Kyoto from 19-24 August. A conference on Computing in High Energy Physics will be held at Amsterdam, the Netherlands University of Amsterdam and will be devoted mainly to three subjects: networking, embedded systems and vector and parallel processing. The 1985 CERN/Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, USSR) School of Physics, the ninth in the series, will be held from 1-14 September at Urbino, Italy. The basic aim of these schools is to teach various aspects of high energy physics, especially theoretical, to young experimentalists drawn mainly from CERN and JINR Member States

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1986, v. 26(2)

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    1986-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The second Conference on the Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics will be held from 26-31 May at Lake Louise, Canada. An international workshop on Constraint Theory and Relativistic Mechanics will be held in the Physics Department of the University of Florence from 28-30 May. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Super Field Theories will be held from 25 July to 6 August at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. The 1986 CERN School of Physics will be held from 8-21 June at Sandhamn, an island east of Stockholm, and organized in collaboration with the University of Stockholm. The 1986 CERN School of Computing, organized this year in collaboration with NIKHEF-H, Amsterdam, and Nijmegen, will be held from 31 August to 13 September at Renesse, Netherlands

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1989, v. 29(10)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Friends, colleagues and admirers of Georges Charpak filled the CERN Auditorium on 30 October for a special seminar marking the formal retirement of an acknowledged master of the particle detector business. The 223 nine-metre superconducting dipoles (half of the total required) for the HERA electron-proton collider being built at the German DESY Laboratory in Hamburg will be the last superconducting magnets to be built by A sea Brown Boveri (ABB) of Mannheim. Retiring as Chairman of the Users' Organization for the US Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) to be built in Texas, Lee Pondrom of Wisconsin joked that, with no cafeteria to complain about, prospective SSC users had to discuss something else

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, September 1981, v. 21(7)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: The King of Belgium recently paid a state visit to the People's Republic of China and invited four Belgian scientists to accompany him — M. Engelborghs-Bertelsr P. Melchior (Royal Observatory of Brussels and Louvain), J. van der Veken (Louvain) and Y. Go/dschmidt-Clermont (Brussels and CERN). Yves Goldschmidt- Clermont provided us with the following report. Italian physicists are presently developing a large modular track detector to be installed in the future Gran Sasso underground laboratory. Such a 'Giant Underground track- Detector' (GUD), up to 10 Kt in mass, should be capable of investigating nucleon decay and the interactions of high energy cosmic neutrinos. An International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions will be held at Michigan State University from 26 September to 1 October, 1982

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, October 1982, v. 22(8)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Some two hundred delegates from several different countries met for the History of Particle Physics Colloquium held in Paris in the old Ecole Polytechnique building from 21-23 July 1982. The fourth meeting of the USA/ Japan Committee on High Energy Physics was held on 24-25 May in the Fuji Institute of Education and Training in the foothills of Mt. Fuji. Earlier this year, a seminar entitled Trends in Particle Acceleration Techniques' was held in Capri, Italy.The 1983 Particle Accelerator Conference on Accelerator Engineering and Technology will be held from 21-23 March at Santa Fe, New Mexico, organized by Los Alamos National Laboratory. A Workshop on SPS Fixed Target Physics for the years 1984-89 will be held at CERN from 6-10 December. Data from recent deuterium fills of the BEBC bubble chamber at CERN and the Fermilab 15 foot chamber, exposed to wideband neutrino beams, has provided information on the coupling of the weak neutral current to neutrons. The results are in tune with electroweak predictions

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1989, v. 29(2)

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    1989-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The new Summer Nuclear Institute at the Canadian TRIUMF Laboratory aims to provide short nuclear physics courses at the first or second year graduate level. This year's Institute will be held from 31 July - 11 August with core courses covering multiple scattering and the optical potential, hypernuclear physics, relativistic nuclear physics, and hadronic symmetries. The 12th International IUPAP Conference on Few Body Problems in Physics will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 2-8 July. Last year saw the 20th anniversary of the Triangle Seminar', founded by H. Pietschmann of Vienna to stimulate particle physics contact between the universities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, building on a previous tradition of joint Vienna/Bratislava seminars

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1990, v.30(4)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Implications for 'dark matter' - the invisible mass of the Universe - were a talking point at the recent astrophysics workshop in the Moriond series, and a focus of the meeting 'LEP and the Universe' at CERN. ; This year's DESY Theory Workshop from 1-3 October will be on 'Waiting for the Top Quark'. ; To explore in detail and update the physics possibilities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project at CERN, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) is now preparing for an LHC Workshop to be held in Aachen from 4-9 October. ; An important milestone for the HERA electron-proton collider being built at the German DESY Laboratory in Hamburg was passed early in April when the turbines of the HERA refrigeration plant were switched on to cool down the first octant of the superconducting proton ring

  18. Physics in a spin. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1985, v. 25(1)

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    1985-01-01

    About two hundred physicists travelled to Marseille in September to attend the 6th International Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics, it gathered specialists in polarization physics from all over the world. The meeting reflected optimism about the future of spin physics, an optimism clearly driven by the successful start-up of many new polarized beam projects and by the discovery of several new spin effects. The topics covered included spin effects at large transverse momentum, hyperon polarization, analysing power in elastic processes, and experiments at intermediate energies including dibaryon resonances. There were reports on new polarized beam developments at many Laboratories and on perspectives, plans, and theoretical predictions for the spin physics in future machines

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1980, v. 19(10)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on various accomplishments of CERN staff members and gives recent news updates on events: The first treatment of cancer patients began at TRIUMF in November using the negative pion beam from the biomedical channel. The Sixth International Conference on Experimental Meson Spectroscopy will be held at Brookhaven on 24-25 April and will cover experimental results in light and heavy quark spectroscopy, relevant theory and spectrometer systems. On 8 November at Garching, near Munich, the traditional fir-tree marking the completion of major construction work was put up on the new office building for the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1984, v. 24(10)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. With the primary goal of exploiting the new Tevatron facilities for physics, Fermilab Director Leon Lederman has announced a management reshuffle, effective from 1 October. The first 550 MeV proton bunches have been successfully extracted from the new Spallation Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, at the first attempt.Lee Teng of Fermilab has been appointed Director of Taiwan's recently founded $30 million Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre, the island's first major large scale research project. A Protocol on cooperation between CERN and the Chinese Academy of Sciences was signed at CERN on 18 October by Zhao Guangzhao, a Vice-President of the Academy, and CERN Director General Herwig Schopper. The next Particle Accelerator Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 13-16 May 1985, organized by the TRIUMF Laboratory. Following the 1983 Santa Fe Conference, it will be the 11th in this biennial series devoted to all aspects of accelerator science, engineering and technology. From 3-14 September, the CERN Accelerator School organized (jointly with the Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire, Orsay and the Laboratoire National Saturne, Saclay) a course on General Accelerator Physics at the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, Gif-sur-Yvette

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1985, v. 25(10)

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    1985-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CERN Accelerator School is organizing a course 'Applied Geodesy for Particle Accelerators' from 14-18 April, at CERN. An international workshop on the quark-gluon plasma and re/ativistic nuclear collisipns will be held in Kiev (USSR) from 19-24 May, organized by the Ukrainian Academy of Science. Neutrino 86, the 12th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, will be held in Sen dai, Japan, from 3-8 June.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1990, v. 30(2)

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    1990-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. An Institute for Nuclear Theory has been established at the University of Washington, with major funding from the US Department of Energy, which will host 3-6 month programmes on topics of current interest in nuclear physics. This year's CERN School of Physics, will be held in Mallorca from 16-29 September and aim to teach aspects of high energy physics at the most up-to-date level to young experimentalists, mainly from CERN Member States.

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1987, v. 27(2)

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    1987-03-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A symposium to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of T. D. Lee and to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the discovery of parity (left-right symmetry) nonconservation was held at Columbia in November. Last year's traditional annual summer Workshop on High Energy Physics and Field Theory was held in Protvino near Serpukhov, USSR, under the sponsorship of the Institute for High Energy Physics. A special symposium at the University of Timisoara, Roumania, in November marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark contributions to the physics of vector fields by the Roumanian theoretician Alexandru Proca (1897-1955). The Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Technical Committee of the Nuclear and Plasma Physics Society, US Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has set up a new individual award 'for outstanding professional contributions to the profession of using computers in nuclear and/or plasma scientific research', regardless of nationality.

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1979, v. 19(9)

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    1979-12-15

    The article reports on various accomplishments of CERN staff members and gives recent news updates: a Users Support Center has been established by the Accelerator Research Facilities Division of Argonne National Laboratory. Its purpose is to continue to make available expertise and facilities which have been developed at Argonne during the lifetime of the Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS) to high energy physics users (particularly University user groups) who do not normally have access to them. The Universities Research Association, which operates Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, is preparing a proposal in collaboration with astronomers to locate a Space Telescope Science Institute at Fermilab. The article also includes advertisements on molecule reactors, mass spectrometers, generators, motors, amplifiers etc.

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1982, v. 22(4)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 1982 Summer Workshop on Proton Decay Experiments will be held from 7-11 June at Argonne National Laboratory. Its purpose is to bring together experimenters and theorists with an active interest in the next generation of proton decay experiments. A workshop will be held at Los Alamos from 19-22 July to discuss the LAMPF II project for a rapid cycling 16 GeV synchrotron providing 10 13 protons per pulse. 'The challenge of attaining ultra high energies' - This is the title of a meeting to review limitations and possibilities in particle acceleration to ultra high energies, organized jointly by ECFA and the Rutherford Laboratory. The topics for discussion will include the use of high electric fields generated in plasmas, external fields in short wave r.f. linacs, and laser illuminated gratings

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1987, v. 27(1)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The search goes on for gravitational radiation, the existence of such waves was implied by the first formulations of general relativity some sixty years ago, but their detection has taxed the ingenuity of experimenters. Any signals would be easily screened by seismic noise, etc. In an effort to eliminate this background, a network of three highly sensitive cryogenic detectors was set up – one at CERN, used by a Rome group, another at Stanford and a third at Louisiana State. The 1987 JINR-CERN School of Physics is the tenth in a series organized by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, USSR) and CERN. The aim is to teach various aspects of high energy physics, especially theoretical, to young experimentalists with at least one year's research experience, coming mainly from Member States of JINR and CERN. The fourth workshop to discuss physics at CERN's LEAR Low Energy Antiproton Ring will be held at Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, from 6-13 September

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1988, v. 28(6)

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    1988-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 8th International Symposium on High Energy Spin Physics will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, from 12-17 September. Topics will include Symmetries and Spin, Static Properties of Leptons and Hadrons, Weak Decays, Hadron and Lepton Interactions, Electron Accelerators, Hadron Beams, Hadron Sources, Hadron Polarimeters, and Targets

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1991, v. 31(7)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; X-ray powder diffraction studies at the US National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven have enabled US chemists to unravel the crystal structure of K 3 C 60 - one of the football-shaped 'buckminsterfullerene' supermolecules whose discovery was announced last year. The material is chemically a metal and is superconducting up to 19.3K

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1979, v. 19(7)

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    1979-01-01

    The article describes achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates: The booster of the Synchrotron Radiation Source under construction at Daresbury Laboratory is in operation and already providing electron beams that would be adequate to fill the storage ring in a few minutes

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1979, v. 19(4)

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    1979-01-01

    On 1 April, six months ahead of schedule, electrons were injected into the 8 GeV electron-positron storage ring, CESR, at Cornell. Two weeks later beam was accumulated at an energy of 5.5 GeV. The contract for the management and construct/on of the conventional facilities of the ISABELLE 400 GeV proton storage rings to be built at the Brookhaven Laboratory has been awarded to the New York firm of Ammann and Whitney. Greatly helped by the quality of the beams from the new linac, the CERN 800 MeV four-ring Booster has achieved several new records which bode well for the role it has to play with the PS in feeding the high energy machines in the coming years

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1991, v. 31(10)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; The pulsed muon facility at the UK Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's ISIS neutron source is to be substantially upgraded under the European Commission's Large Installations Plan. ; On 1 November at CERN, a cooperation agreement was signed which provides a framework for Australia and CERN to develop reciprocal scientific and technical cooperation

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1990, v. 30(6)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; An Oxford Instruments superconducting solenoid magnet which has exceeded 20 Tesla is now available commercially. ; This year's Joint US-CERN School on Particle Accelerators, organized jointly by the CERN Accelerator School and the US Particle Accelerator School, is from 7-14 November and will be hosted by CEBAF. ; The 4th Symposium on Cosmology, Astronomy and Fundamental Physics, organized jointly by CERN and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and the 15th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics are being combined in a joint Texas/ESO-CERN Symposium to be held in Brighton, UK, from 16-21 December

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1987, v. 27(1)

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    1987-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The search goes on for gravitational radiation, the existence of such waves was implied by the first formulations of general relativity some sixty years ago, but their detection has taxed the ingenuity of experimenters. Any signals would be easily screened by seismic noise, etc. In an effort to eliminate this background, a network of three highly sensitive cryogenic detectors was set up – one at CERN, used by a Rome group, another at Stanford and a third at Louisiana State. The 1987 JINR-CERN School of Physics is the tenth in a series organized by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, USSR) and CERN. The aim is to teach various aspects of high energy physics, especially theoretical, to young experimentalists with at least one year's research experience, coming mainly from Member States of JINR and CERN. The fourth workshop to discuss physics at CERN's LEAR Low Energy Antiproton Ring will be held at Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, from 6-13 September.

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1984, v. 24(3)

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    1984-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The CERN Accelerator School, in collaboration with the Orsay and Saclay Laboratories, is organizing a 'General Accelerator Physics' course at the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, from 3-14 September.The Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics will be held in St. Andrews from 12 August to 1 September. This is the twenty-seventh school in a series of NATO Advanced Study Institutes organized by the Scottish Universities.From 10-14 September, Geneva University will host the first of a planned biennial series of scientific lectures, sponsored by Dudley Wright. A Conference on the Intersections between Particle and Nuclear Physics' will be held from 23-30 May in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. The meetings will focus on the physics interests of the many diverse groups who work in Particle and/or Nuclear Physics

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, November 1983, v. 23(9)

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    1983-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The Advanced Studies Institute on Techniques and Concepts of High Energy Physics, to be held from 2-13 August 1984 in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, will be the third in a series which now seems to have become a regular feature of the particle physics calendar. A Symposium entitled Recent Developments in Computing, Processor and Software Research for High Energy Physics will be held in Guanajuato, Mexico, from 8-11 May, 1984. It will cover recent developments in reconstruction processors, lattice gauge processors, software development, beam orbit processors, etc

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, April 1982, v. 22(3)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Now that the LEP electron-positron collider project is under way at CERN, decisions have been taken on the management of the machine construction and on preparations for the experimental programme.In bad shape with the 1982 budget inherited from the previous administration, the US high energy physics funding has been reviewed by the Reagan administration in the light of the current US economic situation. In the meantime the US High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) formed a committee under the chairmanship of George Trilling to look at the implications of different possible funding levels for the long range planning of US high energy physics. Work on the 3.8 km circumference ISABELLE tunnel began in 1978 and is now largely complete. The Tevatron II project at Fermilab to convert the Energy Saver to full 1000 GeV experimental operation has received US government authorization. Some 150 physicists met at SLAC recently to discuss reports on the experimental prospects at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC). This meeting concluded the first phase of study for the SLC physics programme. More news from the CESR electron-positron ring at Cornell to update our recent story. After further operation with the new mini-beta insertions, normal operating luminosity has been improved by a factor of three

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1985, v. 25(2)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The main decisions taken at the eleventh meeting of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) - held last October at the Leningrad Institute of Nuclear Physics, Gatchina - concerned the setting up of the four international panels which were proposed and agreed at the ICFA Seminar held at the Japanese KEK Laboratory earlier in the year. On 14 January the last of the 48 bending magnets of DESY-II, the new 9 GeV injection synchrotron for electrons and positrons, was installed in the tunnel of the 20 year-old DESY synchrotron in Hamburg. An international history symposium on 'Particle Physics in the 1950s: pions to quarks,' will be held at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois on 1-4 May 1985

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1985, v.25(3)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Austria's joining CERN and the forming of the first high energy physics group in the country, a celebration took place last November in the Auditorium of the old University of Vienna. From 25-28 February next year, another (the fourth) Vienna Wire Chamber Conference will take place. The fifth US Summer School on High Energy Particle Accelerators is to be held at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center from 15-26 July

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1987, v. 27(9)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 1988 CERN School of Physics will be organized jointly by the Nuclear Research Centre 'Demokritos', Athens and CERN. Its basic aim is to teach various aspects of high energy physics, but especially theoretical physics, to young experimental physicists, mainly from the Member States of CERN. It will be held in Lefkada, Greece, from 18 September to 1 October 1988. The first and highly successful Asia-Pacific Workshop on High Energy Physics, devoted to Superstrings, Anomalies and Field Theory, was held in Singapore this summer

  20. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1979, v. 19(5)

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    1979-07-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events, for example the Polarized Target Material Workshop. This Workshop will be concerned with the chemical and physical processes involved in the preparation and use of polarized target materials with particular reference to the possibility of developing new materials with both a higher hydrogen content and a greater resistance to radiation damage than those currently available. On 23 June CERN's 25th Anniversary Ceremony took place on the CERN site in the presence of Ministers and other important personalities from the Member States, representatives of local authorities and distinguished friends of CERN.

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1986, v. 26(8)

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    1986-10-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Already acknowledged as the world's most versatile system of particle accelerators, CERN's complex of big machines put on a spectacular performance after the short summer shutdown. On 3 September, the new LEP Injection Linac (LIL) was put through its paces and the ejection line tested in readiness for the next step. The 1986 Dirac Medals of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, have been awarded to Ybichiro Nambu and Alexander Polyakov for their important contributions to mathematical physics.

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Jan-Feb 1989, v.29(1)

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    1989-01-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Jointly sponsored by Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science, the 9th International Conference 'Physics in Collision ' will take place in the Kibbutz Ma'ale Hahamisha on the outskirts of Jerusalem from June 19-22. A Users' Meeting of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) will be held in Grenoble from 20-23 March. An Eloisatron Project Research Workshop 'Higgs Particle(s) - Physics Issues and Search Strategies in High Energy Collisions ' will be held at the Ettore Majorana Centre, Erice, Sicily, from 15-26 July. On November 17 a beam of carbon-12 6+ ions at an energy of 73 MeV was successfully electron cooled at the Test Storage Ring TSR of the Max Planck Institut fur Kernphysik in Heidelberg. On 13 November 1988 Erhard Fischer died from cancer. After joining CERN in 1958 he began basic R and D on ultrahigh vacuum problems for the proposed CESAR storage ring's.

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep-Oct 1990, v. 30(7)

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    1990-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At the June meeting of CERN Council, Director General Carlo Rubbia outlined the plan for the LHC proton collider in the LEP tunnel as CERN's major project for the coming decade. ; After initial trials of injection and storage of oxygen ions last year, CERN's LEAR low energy 'antiproton' ring has electron-cooled oxygen ions, achieving momentum 'spreads' down to 4 x 10{sup -4} , and stacked up to 13.8 x 10{sup 9} charges at 11.4 MeV per nucleon, with subsequent acceleration taking the ions to 408 Me V per nucleon before extraction for experiments. ; Under the North Holland Physics Publishing imprint, the History of CERN, Volume 1, became available in 1987. ; The Atlanta Conference on the SSC will be held on the 13-15 November and will focus on industrial and scientific opportunities, covering the status of the project, industry, university and laboratory participation, the development efforts now underway for major detectors and progress toward defining the initial research programme.

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, Nov 1979, v. 19(8)

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    1979-11-15

    The article covers the celebration of the 'Journée du Personnel' (Staff Day), where over 3000 CERN staff turned up to enjoy various attractions like games, sports, sideshows, competitions, films, music and entertainment, and dancing that went on into the small hours. One highlight was the playing of 'Happy Birthday, CERN — From Fermi lab', recorded at Fermi lab. In other news, the article reports on various people, staff changes within the CERN organization and recent news updates.

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1987, v. 27(10)

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    1987-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events:; The third symposium 'Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics' organized by CERN and ESO (European Southern Observatory) will be held in Bologna, Italy, from 16-18 May on the special occasion of the ninth centenary of the University of Bologna. At CERN, a prototype superconducting accelerating cavity of the type envisaged for LEP beams has been installed for tests in the SPS ring, where it helped take an electron beam to 18 GeV.

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1990, v.30(4)

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    1990-05-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Implications for 'dark matter' - the invisible mass of the Universe - were a talking point at the recent astrophysics workshop in the Moriond series, and a focus of the meeting 'LEP and the Universe' at CERN. ; This year's DESY Theory Workshop from 1-3 October will be on 'Waiting for the Top Quark'. ; To explore in detail and update the physics possibilities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project at CERN, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) is now preparing for an LHC Workshop to be held in Aachen from 4-9 October. ; An important milestone for the HERA electron-proton collider being built at the German DESY Laboratory in Hamburg was passed early in April when the turbines of the HERA refrigeration plant were switched on to cool down the first octant of the superconducting proton ring.

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, April 1980, v. 20(2)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: On 22 May Brookhaven National Laboratory will celebrate the twentieth year of operation of the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron; Japanese scientists are becoming involved in extensive collaborations at US high energy physics Laboratories (Argonne, Berkeley, Brookhaven, Fermi lab and Stanford)

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1979, v. 19(6)

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    1979-09-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news on upcoming or past events, for example the start of construction of the Fermilab Energy Saver, the Nobel physicists meet in Lindau and the Workshop on Neutrino Bubble Chamber Physics at Tevatron Energies. Furthermore the 12.5 GeV Zero Gradient Synchrotron at the Argonne National Laboratory will close down after sixteen years of operation for high energy physics experiments. To mark the occasion a Symposium on the History of the ZGS is being organized at Argonne on 13-14 September.

  9. People and things. CERN Courier, June 1980, v. 20(4)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: On 25th April at a specially convened session of the CERN Council delegates of the twelve CERN Member States unanimously appointed Professor Herwig Schopper as Director General of CERN for the five years 1981-85; On 1 April, His Royal Highness Prince Charles went on a short tour of the TRIUMF site during a visit to Vancouver; An International Symposium on the History of Particle Physics was held at Fermilab from 28-31 May. It concentrated on the origins of particle physics back in the 1930s and 40s before the advent of the big particle accelerators; The Regents of the University of California have approved the formation of a new Institute for Particle Physics on its Santa Cruz Campus. Acronymed SCIPP (the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics I it builds on the strength of existing groups of theoretical and experimental particle physicists; On 18 April, Fermilab brought into operation the world's largest helium liquefier plant; During a few shifts devoted to machine developments on 20 April, the stored beam of PETRA reached the design energy of 19 GeV. ; Earlier this year, a high energy physics meeting, organized by the Academia Sinica, was held in the pleasant winter climate of Guangzhou, Canton.; At a Physics Congress in Ulm the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Helmut Schmidt, voiced his unambiguous support for fundamental research

  10. People and things. CERN Courier, Jun 1979, v. 19(4)

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    1979-06-15

    On 1 April, six months ahead of schedule, electrons were injected into the 8 GeV electron-positron storage ring, CESR, at Cornell. Two weeks later beam was accumulated at an energy of 5.5 GeV. The contract for the management and construct/on of the conventional facilities of the ISABELLE 400 GeV proton storage rings to be built at the Brookhaven Laboratory has been awarded to the New York firm of Ammann and Whitney. Greatly helped by the quality of the beams from the new linac, the CERN 800 MeV four-ring Booster has achieved several new records which bode well for the role it has to play with the PS in feeding the high energy machines in the coming years.

  11. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1987, v. 27(7)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A Generic Detector Research and Development Coordinating Office for the proposed US Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) has been set up to focus the national effort. Suggestions that there might be a difference between the strength of gravity measured in geophysical studies and in laboratory experiments have fired speculation about a possible fifth force in nature. New information should come from a US team lowering a gravity meter into a 6700 foot borehole in the Greenland ice cap

  12. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep 1988, v. 28(7)

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    1988-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. VMEbus in Research is the title of an international conference and exhibition to be held at ETH Zurich on the 11, 12 and 13 October, covering hardware, software and systems aspects as well as developments in the applicable standards

  13. People and things. CERN Courier, January-February 1982, v. 22(1)

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    1982-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The project to build a large electron- positron storage ring, LEP, at CERN already had the backing of the twelve CERN Member States, but three votes remained subject to conditions. At a CERN Council meeting in December this 'ad referendum' was lifted by the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The LEP project thus has the unconditional support of all Member States.New members of the IUPAP International Commission on Particles and Fields have been elected. The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) held its sixth meeting at Protvino, USSR, on the occasion of the ICFA Workshop on very high field (10 Tesla) superconducting magnets

  14. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1979, v. 19(1)

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    1979-01-01

    The article reports on various achievements of CERN staff members and gives news updates on upcoming or past events, for example the First Workshop on Ultra-Relativistic Nuclear Collisions, or the CERN 25th Anniversary Celebrations

  15. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1991, v. 31(6)

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    1991-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; The Third European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC92) will take place in the reunified city of Berlin, at the Technical University of Berlin, from 24-28 March 1992. ; A special symposium, held at CERN on 2-3 May in memory of distinguished CERN theorist John Bell who died on 1 October last year, attracted prominent physicists from all over the world

  16. People and things. CERN Courier, July-August 1980, v. 20(5)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: In 1979, the USA Department of Energy set up a sub panel of HEPAP to review the overall quality and scope of the high energy accelerator research and development effort in the USA high energy physics programme; 'Open Days' at the Rutherford and App/eton Laboratories are scheduled for 8-12 July under the theme 'Quarks to Quasars'; The SPS Experimental Committee (SPSC) is to hold a meeting at Cogne, Val d'Aosta, from 8 to 12 September preceded by an open meeting at CERN on 5 September. The meeting will review the experimental programme at the CERN accelerator and establish guidelines for the programme after the long shutdown during which the SPS will be prepared for proton-antiproton physics; The first measurement of the production rate of omega minus antiparticles comes from a Bristol/ Geneva/Heidelberg/Orsay/Rutherford/ Strasbourg collaboration using the charged hyperon beam at the CERN SP; The annual Woods Hole meeting of the US HEPAP subpanel in early June, which surveys the US high energy physics scene, received a submission from Canadian physicists for the construction of an electron machine at Fermilab to make electron-proton colliding beam physics possible

  17. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1990, v. 30(3)

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    1990-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; In a January 31 test at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) under construction at Newport News, Virginia, a beam from the injector's 500 keV room temperature section was accelerated to 2.5 MeV in one cavity of the quarter-cryomodule containing the injector's initial superconducting accelerating cavity pair. ; To explore in detail and update the physics possibilities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project at CERN, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) is now preparing for an LHC Workshop to be held in Aachen from 5-10 October. ; The 1990 CERN School of Computing, organized in collaboration with the Inter-University Institute for High Energies, VUB-ULB, Brussels, will take place from 2-15 September at Nieuwpoort, Belgium. ; To reinforce the increased spirit of cooperation resulting from CERN's growing attraction for scientists from all over Europe and from further afield, the Laboratory embarked last year on a programme of drawing up bilateral agreements to put ongoing collaboration on a firmer footing

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, October 1980, v. 20(7)

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    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Now available is the first volume to be published of Pauli's scientific correspondence. It contains some 240 letters written to or by Wolfgang Pauli during the years 1919-1929. It is based on the Pauli Letter Collection of over 2000 originals or copies gathered together largely through the initiative of Mrs. Pauli, with the support of colleagues, and which is now held at CERN. In the July/August edition of 'Europhysics News', J. Lemonne, past President of the Belgian Physical Society and Belgian delegate to the CERN Council, reviews physics activities in Belgium to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Society

  19. People and things. CERN Courier, Mar 1987, v. 27(2)

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    1987-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A symposium to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of T. D. Lee and to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the discovery of parity (left-right symmetry) nonconservation was held at Columbia in November. Last year's traditional annual summer Workshop on High Energy Physics and Field Theory was held in Protvino near Serpukhov, USSR, under the sponsorship of the Institute for High Energy Physics. A special symposium at the University of Timisoara, Roumania, in November marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark contributions to the physics of vector fields by the Roumanian theoretician Alexandru Proca (1897-1955). The Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Technical Committee of the Nuclear and Plasma Physics Society, US Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has set up a new individual award 'for outstanding professional contributions to the profession of using computers in nuclear and/or plasma scientific research', regardless of nationality

  20. France at CERN, 11-14 March 1986. CERN Courier, May 1986, v. 26(4)

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    Anon.

    1986-05-15

    More firms participated in the 1986 'France at CERN' Exhibition than in the previous exhibition in 1983. This year 55 firms, including three Chambers of Commerce and Industry, took part in the exhibition which comprised 34 stands. The choice of firms was approved by the official with responsibility for CERN at the Scientific and Technical Mission of the Ministry of Research and Technology, thereby ensuring that the exhibits corresponded to CERN's immediate needs and in particular to those of LEP.

  1. People and things. CERN Courier, July-August 1980, v. 21(6)

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    1981-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Over the last several years a new 'language', MULTI, has made a major hit at Fermilab. MULTI is a program that can flexibly handle interactive on-line computing from widely differing experimental CAMAC configurations. By now twothirds of the running experiments at Fermilab are using the system. It is literally true that an on-line system can be put into practical operation over a weekend. The demands of particle accelerator builders frequently stretch modern technology to the full. Recently a new possibility has emerged, using the technique of non-evaporable 'getters' - NEG. Getters are substances capable of absorbing gas molecules, so setting up a pumping action; The workshop for electron-proton physics at the proposed HERA machine will take place at the University of Wuppertal (Federal Republic of Germany) on 2-3 October. There will be reviews on the physics potential of electron-proton collisions, on the different electron-proton collider projects, on detectors and on polarization.One of CERN's annual sporting high lights is the 3.9 km relay race around the Meyrin site. This year some 40 runners lined up at the start

  2. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1979, v. 19(9)

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    1979-01-01

    The article reports on various accomplishments of CERN staff members and gives recent news updates: a Users Support Center has been established by the Accelerator Research Facilities Division of Argonne National Laboratory. Its purpose is to continue to make available expertise and facilities which have been developed at Argonne during the lifetime of the Zero Gradient Synchrotron (ZGS) to high energy physics users (particularly University user groups) who do not normally have access to them. The Universities Research Association, which operates Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, is preparing a proposal in collaboration with astronomers to locate a Space Telescope Science Institute at Fermilab. The article also includes advertisements on molecule reactors, mass spectrometers, generators, motors, amplifiers etc

  3. People and things. CERN Courier, Apr 1988, v. 28(3)

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    1988-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. The 5th Workshop on Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Dynamical Systems (NEEDS '89) will be held in Kolymbari, near Chania, Crete, from 2-19 July 1989. This year's DESY Theory Workshop ('Flavor Physics') will be held in Hamburg from 28-30 September. In conjunction with Daresbury Laboratory, the CERN Accelerator School is organizing a course on synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers in Chester, UK, from 6-12 April 1989. The topic for this year's SLAC Summer Institute is 'Probing the Weak Interaction: CP Violation and Rare Decays', The dates of the Institute are July 18th - 29th, 1988. The 1988 Summer Study on High Energy Physics in the 1990s will be held in Snowmass, Colorado, from 27 June to 15 July. The aim is to examine and evaluate the opportunities for high energy physics in the 1990s, including the possibilities with existing facilities, the proposed US Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), new accelerator technology, nonaccelerator experiments, special purpose facilities, and innovations in instrumentation and detector technology

  4. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1979, v. 19(3)

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    1979-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news on upcoming or past events, for example the annual meeting of the High Energy Discussion Group. There will be reports of recent work at the AGS and for ISABELLE and future plans in these areas will be reviewed

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Jul-Aug 1985, v. 25(6)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Under the chairmanship of Carlo Rubbia, a 'Working Group on the Scientific and Technological Longterm Future of CERN' has been set up 'to explore various options for the long-term future of CERN. ATLAS, short for Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System and the world's first superconducting heavy ion accelerator, was dedicated at the US Argonne National Laboratory on 3 June

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1985, v. 25(8)

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    1985-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. Commemorating the special association of the late Paul Dirac with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, the Centre has instituted Dirac medals, awarded yearly on 5 August - Dirac's birthday - for contributions to theoretical physics. The big radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) at the Institute for Nuclear Study, Tokyo, recently accelerated its first proton beam. One highlight of the now traditional meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau was a round table discussion. The theme was the present state of high energy physics and possible developments in theory, technology and experiment

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, March 1980, v. 20(1)

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    Anon.

    1980-01-01

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events, like the Europhysics Study Conference on the Unification of Fundamental Interactions in Sicily, or the International Conference on Experimentation at LEP in Uppsala. In other news it has been decided at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center to put money into research and development for the Single Pass Collider Project

  8. People and things. CERN Courier, Dec 1990, v. 30(9)

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    Anon.

    1990-12-15

    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Prospects for approval of the proposed KAON Factory at the Canadian TRIUMF Laboratory in Vancouver took a further step forward in September when Premier Vander Zalm of British Columbia announced that his government would double their financial commitment to 236 million Canadian dollars. ; The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the UK Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are organizing a course on R.F. Engineering for Particle Accelerators, to be held from 3-10 April 1991 at Exeter College, Oxford, aimed at staff in accelerator laboratories, universities and manufacturing companies specializing in r.f. and microwave equipment.

  9. Perceptions of Time and Long Time Intervals

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    Drottz-Sjoeberg, Britt-Marie [Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway). Dept. of Psychology

    2006-09-15

    There are certainly many perspectives presented in the literature on time and time perception. This contribution has focused on perceptions of the time frames related to risk and danger of radiation from a planned Swedish repository for spent nuclear fuel. Respondents from two municipalities judged SSI's reviews of the entrepreneur's plans and work of high importance, and more important the closer to our time the estimate was given. Similarly were the consequences of potential leakage from a repository perceived as more serious the closer it would be to our time. Judgements of risks related to the storage of spent nuclear fuel were moderately large on the used measurement scales. Experts are experts because they have more knowledge, and in this context they underlined e.g. the importance of reviews of the radiation situation of time periods up to 100,000 years. It was of interest to note that 55% of the respondents from the municipalities did not believe that the future repository would leak radioactivity. They were much more pessimistic with respect to world politics, i.e. a new world war. However, with respect to the seriousness of the consequences given a leakage from the repository, the public group consistently gave high risk estimates, often significantly higher than those of the expert group. The underestimations of time estimates, as seen in the tasks of pinpointing historic events, provide examples of the difficulty of making estimations involving long times. Similar results showed that thinking of 'the future' most often involved about 30 years. On average, people reported memories of about 2.5 generations back in time, and emotional relationships stretching approximately 2.5 generations into the future; 94% of the responses, with respect to how many future generations one had an emotional relationship, were given in the range of 1-5 generations. Similarly, Svenson and Nilsson found the opinion that the current generations

  10. Perceptions of Time and Long Time Intervals

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    Drottz-Sjoeberg, Britt-Marie

    2006-01-01

    There are certainly many perspectives presented in the literature on time and time perception. This contribution has focused on perceptions of the time frames related to risk and danger of radiation from a planned Swedish repository for spent nuclear fuel. Respondents from two municipalities judged SSI's reviews of the entrepreneur's plans and work of high importance, and more important the closer to our time the estimate was given. Similarly were the consequences of potential leakage from a repository perceived as more serious the closer it would be to our time. Judgements of risks related to the storage of spent nuclear fuel were moderately large on the used measurement scales. Experts are experts because they have more knowledge, and in this context they underlined e.g. the importance of reviews of the radiation situation of time periods up to 100,000 years. It was of interest to note that 55% of the respondents from the municipalities did not believe that the future repository would leak radioactivity. They were much more pessimistic with respect to world politics, i.e. a new world war. However, with respect to the seriousness of the consequences given a leakage from the repository, the public group consistently gave high risk estimates, often significantly higher than those of the expert group. The underestimations of time estimates, as seen in the tasks of pinpointing historic events, provide examples of the difficulty of making estimations involving long times. Similar results showed that thinking of 'the future' most often involved about 30 years. On average, people reported memories of about 2.5 generations back in time, and emotional relationships stretching approximately 2.5 generations into the future; 94% of the responses, with respect to how many future generations one had an emotional relationship, were given in the range of 1-5 generations. Similarly, Svenson and Nilsson found the opinion that the current generations' general responsibility for

  11. Time in quantum mechanics

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    Mayato, R; Egusquiza, I

    2002-01-01

    The treatment of time in quantum mechanics is still an important and challenging open question in the foundation of the theory. This book describes the problems, and the attempts and achievements in defining, formalizing and measuring different time quantities in quantum theory, such as the parametric (clock) time, tunneling times, decay times, dwell times, delay times, arrival times or jump times. This multiauthored book, written as an introductory guide for the non-initiated as well as a useful source of information for the expert, covers many of the open questions. A brief historical overview is to be found in the introduction. It is followed by 12 chapters devoted to conceptual and theoretical investigations as well as experimental issues in quantum-mechanical time measurements. This unique monograph should attract physicists as well as philosophers of science working in the foundations of quantum physics.

  12. Cosmology and time

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    Balbi Amedeo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Time has always played a crucial role in cosmology. I review some of the aspects of the present cosmological model which are more directly related to time, such as: the definition of a cosmic time; the existence of typical timescales and epochs in an expanding universe; the problem of the initial singularity and the origin of time; the cosmological arrow of time.

  13. ITC FOR TIME MANAGEMENT

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    MARES VALERICA; MARES MARIUS DANIEL

    2014-01-01

    The efficient management of time is essential in any profession and in any activity domain. Anybody can increase his capacity to organize his time and get important benefits from it. The way in which one organizes his time will always have a direct impact on the objects of his work (resources and activities), so that it is worth allocating time for developing some instruments and techniques that could help planning and organizing time efficiently and attaining the objectives while meeting the...

  14. Time and timing in vehicle routing problems

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    Jabali, O.

    2010-01-01

    The distribution of goods to a set of geographically dispersed customers is a common problem faced by carrier companies, well-known as the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP). The VRP consists of finding an optimal set of routes that minimizes total travel times for a given number of vehicles with a fixed

  15. The direction of time

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    Reichenbach, Hans

    1999-01-01

    Ever a source of philosophical conjecture and debate, the concept of time represents the beating heart of physics. This final work by the distinguished physicist Hans Reichenbach represents the culmination and integration of a lifetime's philosophical contributions and inquiries into the analysis of time. The result is an outstanding overview of such qualitative, or topological, attributes of time as order and direction.Beginning with a discussion of the emotive significance of time, Reichenbach turns to an examination of the time order of mechanics, the time direction of thermodynamics and m

  16. Children, Time, and Play

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    Elkind, David; Rinaldi, Carla; Flemmert Jensen, Anne

    Proceedings from the conference "Children, Time, and Play". Danish University of Education, January 30th 2003.......Proceedings from the conference "Children, Time, and Play". Danish University of Education, January 30th 2003....

  17. Time Discretization Techniques

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    Gottlieb, S.; Ketcheson, David I.

    2016-01-01

    The time discretization of hyperbolic partial differential equations is typically the evolution of a system of ordinary differential equations obtained by spatial discretization of the original problem. Methods for this time evolution include

  18. Timing system observations

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    Winans, J.

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to augment Synchronized Time Stamp Support authored by Jim Kowalkowski. This document provides additional documentation to clarify and explain software involved in timing operations of the accelerator

  19. Quantum tunneling time

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    Wang, Z.S.; Lai, C.H.; Oh, C.H.; Kwek, L.C.

    2004-01-01

    We present a calculation of quantum tunneling time based on the transition duration of wave peak from one side of a barrier to the other. In our formulation, the tunneling time comprises a real and an imaginary part. The real part is an extension of the phase tunneling time with quantum corrections whereas the imaginary time is associated with energy derivatives of the probability amplitudes

  20. Successful time management

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    Forsyth, Patrick

    2016-01-01

    Packed with tips and techniques, Successful Time Management serves as a guide to reviewing and assessing new work practices to improve time management. It includes great time-saving ideas, practical solutions, checklists, and advice on controlling paperwork, delegating and working with others, prioritizing to focus on key issues, and getting and staying organized. This new third edition contains new practical tips on using email in a time effective manner and dealing with other internet-based tools and apps to help productivity.

  1. Time management and procrastination

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    van Eerde, W.; Mumford, M.D.; Frese, M.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter combines the topics time management and procrastination. Time management is an overarching term derived from popular notions on how to be effective at work. Procrastination has been mainly researched from a personality perspective, addressing the emotional and psychological issues of the phenomenon in more detail. First, I describe time management and procrastination, and next I address interventions that may help people in overcoming procrastination. Studies on time management s...

  2. Measuring Business Cycle Time.

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    Stock, James H

    1987-01-01

    The business cycle analysis of Arthur F. Burns and Wesley C. Mitchell and the National Bureau of Economic Research presumed that aggregate economic variables evolve on a time scale defined by business cycle turning points rather than by months or quarters. Do macroeconomic variables appear to evolve on an economic rather than a calendar time scale? Evidence presented here suggests that they do. However, the estimated economic time scales are only weakly related to business cycle time scales, ...

  3. Buying time promotes happiness

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    Whillans, Ashley; Dunn, Elizabeth; Smeets, Paul M.; Bekkers, R.H.F.P.; Norton, M.I.

    2017-01-01

    Around the world, increases in wealth have produced an unintended consequence: a rising sense of time scarcity. We provide evidence that using money to buy time can provide a buffer against this time famine, thereby promoting happiness. Using large, diverse samples from the United States, Canada,

  4. Pushing for Part Time.

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    Geber, Beverly

    1987-01-01

    More employees are choosing to work part time. Although this trend started because of working women, some men are choosing part-time positions. Part-time employees forfeit salary and promotion potential, yet most feel the trade is fair and that they are more productive during their working hours. (CH)

  5. Value of travel time.

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    2016-08-01

    Knowingly or not, people generally place economic value on their time. Wage workers are paid a rate per hour, and service providers may charge per hour of their time. In the transportation realm, travelers place a value on their travel time and have ...

  6. Construction time of PWRs

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    Moreira, João M.L.; Gallinaro, Bruno; Carajilescov, Pedro

    2013-01-01

    The construction time of PWRs is studied considering published data about nuclear power plants in the world. For the 268 PWRs in operation in 2010, the mode of the construction time distribution is around 5–6 years, and 80% of the plants were built in less than 120 months. To circumvent the problem of comparing plants with different size we normalized the construction time to plants with 1 GW. We restricted the analysis to 201 PWRs which suffered less from external factors that were beyond the control of the management from 1965 to 2010. The results showed that the normalized construction time did not increase over the years and nor with the plants’ gross power level. The learning rate of the industry regarding normalized construction times showed a reduction with 95% confidence level of about 0.56±0.07 months for each 10 GW of installed capacity. Over the years the normalized construction time decreased and became more predictable. The data showed that countries with more centralized regulatory, construction and operation environments were able to build PWRs in shorter times. Countries less experienced with the nuclear technology built PWRs in longer times. - Highlights: ► The construction time of PWRs is analyzed based on historical data. ► Different factors affecting construction time are considered in the analyses. ► The normalized construction time of PWRs decreased with time and gross power level. ► Countries with more centralized institutions built PWRs more quickly

  7. Time Management for Educators.

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    Burden, Paul R.

    Time management principles can help teachers become more aware of ways in which time can be used to the greatest advantage. An exploration of personal time perspectives is a step toward establishing effective patterns of behavior. Productivity may be high in the morning and low in the late afternoon, for example, and organizing some activities to…

  8. Modelling urban travel times

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    Zheng, F.

    2011-01-01

    Urban travel times are intrinsically uncertain due to a lot of stochastic characteristics of traffic, especially at signalized intersections. A single travel time does not have much meaning and is not informative to drivers or traffic managers. The range of travel times is large such that certain

  9. Thomas precession in time

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    Strnad, J.

    1983-01-01

    A Thomas precession mechanism is described which would become effective in a symmetric six-dimensional space-time if the time vector of a particle would rotate uniformly. For the effect a discrepancy of the decay time of particles in flight, proportional to their kinetic energy would be characteristic

  10. ITC FOR TIME MANAGEMENT

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    MARES VALERICA

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The efficient management of time is essential in any profession and in any activity domain. Anybody can increase his capacity to organize his time and get important benefits from it. The way in which one organizes his time will always have a direct impact on the objects of his work (resources and activities, so that it is worth allocating time for developing some instruments and techniques that could help planning and organizing time efficiently and attaining the objectives while meeting the deadlines.

  11. Time and man

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    Elton, L. R. B

    1978-01-01

    Time and Man focuses on the endeavors of humans to probe the mysteries of time and to elucidate its properties. The discussions are both philosophical and factual in nature and encompass science as well as the physical sciences, biology and related disciplines (for example, evolution), and the humanities (for example, religion). Factual information is presented to help the reader gain a better understanding of the concepts associated with time.Comprised of nine chapters, this volume first considers the passage of time and the experiences which humans associate with the concept of time before r

  12. Real Time Revisited

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    Allen, Phillip G.

    1985-12-01

    The call for abolishing photo reconnaissance in favor of real time is once more being heard. Ten years ago the same cries were being heard with the introduction of the Charge Coupled Device (CCD). The real time system problems that existed then and stopped real time proliferation have not been solved. The lack of an organized program by either DoD or industry has hampered any efforts to solve the problems, and as such, very little has happened in real time in the last ten years. Real time is not a replacement for photo, just as photo is not a replacement for infra-red or radar. Operational real time sensors can be designed only after their role has been defined and improvements made to the weak links in the system. Plodding ahead on a real time reconnaissance suite without benefit of evaluation of utility will allow this same paper to be used ten years from now.

  13. Buying time promotes happiness.

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    Whillans, Ashley V; Dunn, Elizabeth W; Smeets, Paul; Bekkers, Rene; Norton, Michael I

    2017-08-08

    Around the world, increases in wealth have produced an unintended consequence: a rising sense of time scarcity. We provide evidence that using money to buy time can provide a buffer against this time famine, thereby promoting happiness. Using large, diverse samples from the United States, Canada, Denmark, and The Netherlands ( n = 6,271), we show that individuals who spend money on time-saving services report greater life satisfaction. A field experiment provides causal evidence that working adults report greater happiness after spending money on a time-saving purchase than on a material purchase. Together, these results suggest that using money to buy time can protect people from the detrimental effects of time pressure on life satisfaction.

  14. Simulating detectors dead time

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    Rustom, Ibrahim Farog Ibrahim

    2015-06-01

    Nuclear detectors are used in all aspects of nuclear measurements. All nuclear detectors are characterized by their dead time i.e. the time needed by a detector to recover from a previous incident. A detector dead time influences measurements taken by a detector and specially when measuring high decay rate (>) where is the detector dead time. Two models are usually used to correct for the dead time effect: the paralayzable and the non-paralayzable models. In the current work we use Monte Carlo simulation techniques to simulate radioactivity and the effect of dead time and the count rate of a detector with a dead time =5x10 - 5s assuming the non-paralayzable model. The simulation indicates that assuming a non -paralayzable model could be used to correct for decay rate measured by a detector. The reliability of the non-paralayzable model to correct the measured decay rate could be gauged using the Monte Carlo simulation. (Author)

  15. Where Times Meet

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    Theodore R. Schatzki

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay pursues two goals: (1 to argue that two fundamental types of time—the time of objective reality and “the time of the soul”—meet in human activity and history and (2 to defend the legitimacy of calling a particular version of the second type a kind of time. The essay begins by criticizing Paul Ricoeur’s version of the claim that times of these two sorts meet in history. It then presents an account of human activity based on Heidegger’s Being and Time, according to which certain times of the two types—existential temporality and succession—meet in human activity. The legitimacy of calling existential temporality a kind of time is then defended via an expanded analysis of activity that examines where the two times meet there. The concluding section briefly considers a conception of historical time due to David Carr before showing why history is a broader domain encompassing human activity where the two times meet.

  16. On Time Performance Pressure

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    Connell, Linda; Wichner, David; Jakey, Abegael

    2013-01-01

    Within many operations, the pressures for on-time performance are high. Each month, on-time statistics are reported to the Department of Transportation and made public. There is a natural tendency for employees under pressure to do their best to meet these objectives. As a result, pressure to get the job done within the allotted time may cause personnel to deviate from procedures and policies. Additionally, inadequate or unavailable resources may drive employees to work around standard processes that are seen as barriers. However, bypassing practices to enable on-time performance may affect more than the statistics. ASRS reports often highlight on-time performance pressures which may result in impact across all workgroups in an attempt to achieve on-time performance. Reporters often provide in-depth insights into their experiences which can be used by industry to identify and focus on the implementation of systemic fixes.

  17. Peircean diagrams of time

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    Øhrstrøm, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Some very good arguments can be given in favor of the Augustinean wisdom, according to which it is impossible to provide a satisfactory definition of the concept of time. However, even in the absence of a proper definition, it is possible to deal with conceptual problems regarding time. It can...... be done in terms of analogies and metaphors. In particular, it is attractive to make use of Peirce's diagrams by means of which various kinds of conceptual experimentation can be carried out. This paper investigates how Peircean diagrams can be used within the study of time. In particular, we discuss 1......) the topological properties of time, 2) the implicative structure in tense logic, 3) the notions of open future and branching time models, and finally 4) tenselogical alternatives to branching time models....

  18. When time matters.

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    Theadore, Jason C

    2011-01-01

    The most important organizational resource is energy. The most important resource in time management is energy. Managing energy, not time, can help create encouraging time management skills and appropriate work life balance. Once a leader understands that time should be spent on things that are important instead of everything that is urgent, you can begin to develop a balance that will support your values, your family, and your organization. When leaders find meaningful ways to add a sense of purpose to their work they can personally improve themselves and their organizations. If your personal values do not align with the values of your organization you will never work with a true sense of purpose. Make the time to manage your energy. You will be surprised how much free time you find.

  19. Intrinsic Time Quantum Geometrodynamics

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    Ita III, Eyo Eyo; Soo, Chopin; Yu, Hoi-Lai

    2015-01-01

    Quantum Geometrodynamics with intrinsic time development and momentric variables is presented. An underlying SU(3) group structure at each spatial point regulates the theory. The intrinsic time behavior of the theory is analyzed, together with its ground state and primordial quantum fluctuations. Cotton-York potential dominates at early times when the universe was small; the ground state naturally resolves Penrose's Weyl Curvature Hypothesis, and thermodynamic and gravitational `arrows of tim...

  20. Time functions revisited

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    Fathi, Albert

    2015-07-01

    In this paper we revisit our joint work with Antonio Siconolfi on time functions. We will give a brief introduction to the subject. We will then show how to construct a Lipschitz time function in a simplified setting. We will end with a new result showing that the Aubry set is not an artifact of our proof of existence of time functions for stably causal manifolds.

  1. Time Dependent Quantum Mechanics

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    Morrison, Peter G.

    2012-01-01

    We present a systematic method for dealing with time dependent quantum dynamics, based on the quantum brachistochrone and matrix mechanics. We derive the explicit time dependence of the Hamiltonian operator for a number of constrained finite systems from this formalism. Once this has been achieved we go on to calculate the wavevector as a function of time, in order to demonstrate the use of matrix methods with respect to several concrete examples. Interesting results are derived for elliptic ...

  2. Wait times in Canada.

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    MacKinnon, Janice Christine

    2017-07-01

    A significant barrier to accessing healthcare in Canada is long waiting lists, which can be linked to the way that Medicare was structured. After significant pressure, provincial governments began to address wait times. An example of a successful strategy to reduce wait times for elective surgery is the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, which saw wait times in the province change from being among the longest in Canada to the shortest.

  3. TIME MANAGEMENT FOR ACCOUNTANTS

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    Cristina Elena BIGIOI

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Time is money. Every accountant knows that. In our country, the taxes are changing frequently. The accountants have to update their fiscal knowledge. The purpose of the article is to find how the accountants manage their time, taking into consideration the number of fiscal declarations and the fiscal changes. In this article we present some ways to improve time management for accountants.

  4. The TRISTAN timing system

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    Urakawa, Junji; Ishii, Kazuhiro; Kadokura, Eiichi; Kawamoto, Takashi; Kikuchi, Mitsuo; Kikutani, Eiji

    1990-01-01

    The TRISTAN accelerator complex comprises four accelerators: a 200 MeV electron linac for positron production, a 2.5 GeV linac, an 8 GeV accumulation ring (AR) and a 30 GeV main ring (MR). The TRISTAN timing system is divided into fast and slow timing systems. The fast timing system supplies timing signals (fast timing) for devices whose operation is synchronized with bunched beams from either the linac or the AR. These signals are also used in various beam monitors and beam feedback systems. The slow timing system generates trigger signals (slow timing) in order to achieve synchronization between the magnetic field and the rf accelerating voltage of the AR or MR. These triggers are also used for the automatic operation of machines. The TRISTAN timing system fulfills the following features with the required flexibility and extensibility while in the operation mode: (1) the linac gun trigger signals and the AR revolution clock are synchronized within ≅ 100 ps in timing accuracy, and a short pulse (≅ 1.5 ns) from the linac is injected and accumulated into an arbitrarily selected bucket of AR for a long time; (2) bucket matching between the AR and MR is achieved within ±6 ps in timing accuracy and a single bunched beam from the AR is injected into an arbitrarily selected bucket of the MR; (3) the slow timing system manages the operation mode of the AR and MR with both flexibility and extensibility; (4) the synchronization signals are transmitted through coaxial cables over a circumference of 3 km from the main control room. (orig.)

  5. Time-varying BRDFs.

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    Sun, Bo; Sunkavalli, Kalyan; Ramamoorthi, Ravi; Belhumeur, Peter N; Nayar, Shree K

    2007-01-01

    The properties of virtually all real-world materials change with time, causing their bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDFs) to be time varying. However, none of the existing BRDF models and databases take time variation into consideration; they represent the appearance of a material at a single time instance. In this paper, we address the acquisition, analysis, modeling, and rendering of a wide range of time-varying BRDFs (TVBRDFs). We have developed an acquisition system that is capable of sampling a material's BRDF at multiple time instances, with each time sample acquired within 36 sec. We have used this acquisition system to measure the BRDFs of a wide range of time-varying phenomena, which include the drying of various types of paints (watercolor, spray, and oil), the drying of wet rough surfaces (cement, plaster, and fabrics), the accumulation of dusts (household and joint compound) on surfaces, and the melting of materials (chocolate). Analytic BRDF functions are fit to these measurements and the model parameters' variations with time are analyzed. Each category exhibits interesting and sometimes nonintuitive parameter trends. These parameter trends are then used to develop analytic TVBRDF models. The analytic TVBRDF models enable us to apply effects such as paint drying and dust accumulation to arbitrary surfaces and novel materials.

  6. eTime

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    Singh J P

    2000-01-01

    The paper examines various measures of time and argues that none of the measures meet the needs of commerce and law for transactions carried out in the cyberspace. It therefore suggests that a new measure of the time and epoch, called eTime be introduced. The paper further suggests that the assumed zero of eTime should be the epoch of signing ‘A Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’, i.e. Fri, Feb 9, 1996 17:16:35 +0100 at Davos, Switzerland.

  7. Time Functions as Utilities

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    Minguzzi, E.

    2010-09-01

    Every time function on spacetime gives a (continuous) total preordering of the spacetime events which respects the notion of causal precedence. The problem of the existence of a (semi-)time function on spacetime and the problem of recovering the causal structure starting from the set of time functions are studied. It is pointed out that these problems have an analog in the field of microeconomics known as utility theory. In a chronological spacetime the semi-time functions correspond to the utilities for the chronological relation, while in a K-causal (stably causal) spacetime the time functions correspond to the utilities for the K + relation (Seifert’s relation). By exploiting this analogy, we are able to import some mathematical results, most notably Peleg’s and Levin’s theorems, to the spacetime framework. As a consequence, we prove that a K-causal (i.e. stably causal) spacetime admits a time function and that the time or temporal functions can be used to recover the K + (or Seifert) relation which indeed turns out to be the intersection of the time or temporal orderings. This result tells us in which circumstances it is possible to recover the chronological or causal relation starting from the set of time or temporal functions allowed by the spacetime. Moreover, it is proved that a chronological spacetime in which the closure of the causal relation is transitive (for instance a reflective spacetime) admits a semi-time function. Along the way a new proof avoiding smoothing techniques is given that the existence of a time function implies stable causality, and a new short proof of the equivalence between K-causality and stable causality is given which takes advantage of Levin’s theorem and smoothing techniques.

  8. Time Here, Time There, Time Everywhere: Teaching Young Children Time through Daily Routine

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    Lee, Joohi; Lee, Joo Ok; Fox, Jill

    2009-01-01

    According to Piaget, 5- or 6-year-old children gradually acquire the concept of time based on events (Piaget, 1969). In his experiment of investigating children's time concepts, Piaget found that children of these ages were able to place pictures based on sequential events with some errors; the younger children made more errors. The National…

  9. Validating Timed Component Contracts

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    Le Guilly, Thibaut; Liu, Shaoying; Olsen, Petur

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a technique for testing software components with contracts that specify functional behavior, synchronization, as well as timing behavior. The approach combines elements from unit testing with model-based testing techniques for timed automata. The technique is implemented...... in an online testing tool, and we demonstrate its use on a concrete use case....

  10. Time - A Traveler's Guide

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    Pickover, Clifford A.

    1999-09-01

    "Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time?In Time: A Traveler's Guide , Pickover takes readers to the forefront of science as he illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself. Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning and an end? What is eternity? Pickover's book offers a stimulating blend of Chopin, philosophy, Einstein, and modern physics, spiced with diverting side-trips to such topics as the history of clocks, the nature of free will, and the reason gold glitters. Numerous diagrams ensure readers will have no trouble following along.By the time we finish this book, we understand a wide variety of scientific concepts pertaining to time. And most important, we will understand that time travel is, indeed, possible.

  11. Shackle in Time

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    Madsen, Mogens Ove

    2016-01-01

    GLS Shackle got much and the crucial inspiration from John Maynard Keynes. But that’s not all. He took a number of further consequences of Keynes’ thoughts. This implies for example ideal claims to economists — having to deal with both mechanical time and expectational time. In consequence the idea...

  12. Time Will Tell

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    Dalsgård, Anne Line

    2017-01-01

    in the neighbourhood, as credit credit cards are locked in a punctuated time, where dates are crucial. Using an episode that I happened to be part of as point of departure, I argue that decepção is the estrangement experienced, when a moment of trust is thrown back upon you, distorted by the process of time....

  13. The metrology of time.

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    Arias, Elisa Felicitas

    2005-09-15

    Measuring time is a continuous activity, an international and restless enterprise hidden in time laboratories spread all over the planet. The Bureau International des Poids et Mesures is charged with coordinating activities for international timekeeping and it makes use of the world's capacity to produce a remarkably stable and accurate reference time-scale. Commercial atomic clocks beating the second in national laboratories can reach a stability of one part in 10(14) over a 5 day averaging time, compelling us to research the most highly performing methods of remote clock comparison. The unit of the international time-scale is the second of the International System of Units, realized with an uncertainty of the order 10(-15) by caesium fountains. Physicists in a few time laboratories are making efforts to gain one order of magnitude in the uncertainty of the realization of the second, and more refined techniques of time and frequency transfer are in development to accompany this progress. Femtosecond comb technology will most probably contribute in the near future to enhance the definition of the second with the incorporation of optical clocks. We will explain the evolution of the measuring of time, current state-of-the-art measures and future challenges.

  14. Real Time Systems

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    Christensen, Knud Smed

    2000-01-01

    Describes fundamentals of parallel programming and a kernel for that. Describes methods for modelling and checking parallel problems. Real time problems.......Describes fundamentals of parallel programming and a kernel for that. Describes methods for modelling and checking parallel problems. Real time problems....

  15. Time and Teaching

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    Zielinski, Theresa Julia; Brooks, David W.; Crippen, Kent J.; March, Joe L.

    2001-06-01

    Time management is an important issue for teachers and students. This article discusses teachers' use of time from the perspective of curriculum and instruction. Average high school students spend fewer than 5 hours per week in outside-of-class study; average college students spend about 20 hours. Procrastination, often viewed in a negative light by teachers, usually pays off so well for college students that seniors become better at it than freshmen. Three suggestions for designing instruction are: test early and often; do not waste the best students' time in an effort to improve overall performance; and use engaging activities that motivate students to give of their time. The impact of computers on curricula is a double-edged sword. Time must be devoted to teaching the use of applications, but the programs reduce busywork. Will this turn out to be a simple tradeoff, or will the programs make us much more efficient so that less time is required? Will computer programs ultimately lead to an expanded criterion for expertise, thus demanding even more time to become an expert? These issues are described and suggestions for controlling time during instruction are provided.

  16. Time management and procrastination

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    van Eerde, W.; Mumford, M.D.; Frese, M.

    2015-01-01

    This chapter combines the topics time management and procrastination. Time management is an overarching term derived from popular notions on how to be effective at work. Procrastination has been mainly researched from a personality perspective, addressing the emotional and psychological issues of

  17. Time-interpolator

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    Blok, M. de; Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica

    1990-01-01

    This report describes a time-interpolator with which time differences can be measured using digital and analog techniques. It concerns a maximum measuring time of 6.4 μs with a resolution of 100 ps. Use is made of Emitter Coupled Logic (ECL) and analogues of high-frequency techniques. The difficulty which accompanies the use of ECL-logic is keeping as short as possible the mutual connections and closing properly the outputs in order to avoid reflections. The digital part of the time-interpolator consists of a continuous running clock and logic which converts an input signal into a start- and stop signal. The analog part consists of a Time to Amplitude Converter (TAC) and an analog to digital converter. (author). 3 refs.; 30 figs

  18. Leisure Time Invention

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    Davis, Lee N.; Davis, Jerome D.; Hoisl, Karin

    2013-01-01

    the employee is away from the workplace. We build on existing theory in the fields of organizational creativity and knowledge recombination, especially work relating context to creativity. The paper’s main theoretical contribution is to extend our understanding of the boundaries of employee creativity......This paper studies the contextual factors that influence whether invention occurs during work time or leisure time. Leisure time invention, a potentially important but thus far largely unexplored source of employee creativity, refers to invention where the main underlying idea occurs while...... by adding to the discussion of how access to and exploitation of different types of resources—during work hours or during leisure time — may affect creativity. Based on survey data from more than 3,000 inventions from German employee inventors, we find that leisure time inventions are more frequently...

  19. Fast timing discriminator

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    Lo, C.C.

    1977-01-01

    The processing of pulses with very fast risetimes for timing purposes involves many problems because of the large equivalent bandwidths involved. For pulses with risetimes in the 150 ps range (and full widths at half maximum (FWHM) of 400 ps) bandwidths in excess of 1GHz are required. Furthermore, these very narrow pulses with current amplitudes as small as 1 mA carry very small charges ( -12 coulomb), therefore, requiring very sensitive trigger circuits. The difficulty increases when timing characteristics in the picosecond range are sought especially when a wide input signal amplitude range causes a time-walk problem. The fast timing discriminator described has a time-walk of approximately +-75 ps over the input signal range from 80 mV to 3V. A schematic of the discriminator is included, and operation and performance are discussed

  20. Time, money, and morality.

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    Gino, Francesca; Mogilner, Cassie

    2014-02-01

    Money, a resource that absorbs much daily attention, seems to be involved in much unethical behavior, which suggests that money itself may corrupt. This research examined a way to offset such potentially deleterious effects-by focusing on time, a resource that tends to receive less attention than money but is equally ubiquitous in daily life. Across four experiments, we examined whether shifting focus onto time can salvage individuals' ethicality. We found that implicitly activating the construct of time, rather than money, leads individuals to behave more ethically by cheating less. We further found that priming time reduces cheating by making people reflect on who they are. Implications for the use of time primes in discouraging dishonesty are discussed.

  1. Modeling Complex Time Limits

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    Oleg Svatos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we analyze complexity of time limits we can find especially in regulated processes of public administration. First we review the most popular process modeling languages. There is defined an example scenario based on the current Czech legislature which is then captured in discussed process modeling languages. Analysis shows that the contemporary process modeling languages support capturing of the time limit only partially. This causes troubles to analysts and unnecessary complexity of the models. Upon unsatisfying results of the contemporary process modeling languages we analyze the complexity of the time limits in greater detail and outline lifecycles of a time limit using the multiple dynamic generalizations pattern. As an alternative to the popular process modeling languages there is presented PSD process modeling language, which supports the defined lifecycles of a time limit natively and therefore allows keeping the models simple and easy to understand.

  2. Forbidden time travel

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    Nøjgaard, Nikolai; Geiß, Manuela; Merkle, Daniel

    2017-01-01

    tree T with a species trees S, relative to the reconciliation problem without prior knowledge of the event types. It is well-known that optimal reconciliations in the unlabeled case may violate time-consistency and thus are not biologically feasible. Here we investigate the mathematical structure...... of the event labeled reconciliation problem with horizontal transfer. Results: We investigate the issue of time-consistency for the event-labeled version of the reconciliation problem, provide a convenient axiomatic framework, and derive a complete characterization of time-consistent reconciliations....... This characterization depends on certain weak conditions on the event-labeled gene trees that reflect conditions under which evolutionary events are observable at least in principle. We give an O(|V (T)| log(|V (S)|))-time algorithm to decide whether a time-consistent reconciliation map exists. It does not require...

  3. Time in Quantum Mechanics

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    Reznik, B.

    1999-01-01

    Time plays an unusual role in quantum theory, and the measurement of time is very different from the measurement of other physical qualities associated with a particle. As an example, the measurability of when something occurred is conceptually fraught with difficulties within the theory. Time must be measured by clocks, and one must somehow cause the occurrence of the event of interest to interact with a clock to record when that event occurred. But that interaction carries with it an inevitable perturbation of the event itself. I will argue that in addition to the usual ΔtΔE > ℎ associated with the accuracy of any clock, there is an additional ΔtE > ℎ uncertainty in the measurement of the time of arrival of a particle. Furthermore this constraint arises because the timing device can itself prevent the event from ever occurring at all. I will compare time measurements involving physical clocks, with attempts to construct a time operator and describe new difficulties associated with the latter approach

  4. Real time expert systems

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    Asami, Tohru; Hashimoto, Kazuo; Yamamoto, Seiichi

    1992-01-01

    Recently, aiming at the application to the plant control for nuclear reactors and traffic and communication control, the research and the practical use of the expert system suitable to real time processing have become conspicuous. In this report, the condition for the required function to control the object that dynamically changes within a limited time is presented, and the technical difference between the real time expert system developed so as to satisfy it and the expert system of conventional type is explained with the actual examples and from theoretical aspect. The expert system of conventional type has the technical base in the problem-solving equipment originating in STRIPS. The real time expert system is applied to the fields accompanied by surveillance and control, to which conventional expert system is hard to be applied. The requirement for the real time expert system, the example of the real time expert system, and as the techniques of realizing real time processing, the realization of interruption processing, dispersion processing, and the mechanism of maintaining the consistency of knowledge are explained. (K.I.)

  5. Time Asymmetric Quantum Mechanics

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    Arno R. Bohm

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The meaning of time asymmetry in quantum physics is discussed. On the basis of a mathematical theorem, the Stone-von Neumann theorem, the solutions of the dynamical equations, the Schrödinger equation (1 for states or the Heisenberg equation (6a for observables are given by a unitary group. Dirac kets require the concept of a RHS (rigged Hilbert space of Schwartz functions; for this kind of RHS a mathematical theorem also leads to time symmetric group evolution. Scattering theory suggests to distinguish mathematically between states (defined by a preparation apparatus and observables (defined by a registration apparatus (detector. If one requires that scattering resonances of width Γ and exponentially decaying states of lifetime τ=h/Γ should be the same physical entities (for which there is sufficient evidence one is led to a pair of RHS's of Hardy functions and connected with it, to a semigroup time evolution t_0≤t<∞, with the puzzling result that there is a quantum mechanical beginning of time, just like the big bang time for the universe, when it was a quantum system. The decay of quasi-stable particles is used to illustrate this quantum mechanical time asymmetry. From the analysis of these processes, we show that the properties of rigged Hilbert spaces of Hardy functions are suitable for a formulation of time asymmetry in quantum mechanics.

  6. Construction time of PWRs

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    Carajilescov, Pedro; Moreira, Joao M.L., E-mail: pedro.carajilescov@ufabc.edu.b, E-mail: joao.moreira@ufabc.edu.b [Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Santo Andre, SP (Brazil). Center of Engineering, Modeling and Applied Social Sciences

    2011-07-01

    The cost of electricity generated by nuclear power is greatly affected by the capital cost, which is dependent on the construction time of the plant. This work analyses the construction time of PWRs in several countries with different market structure and licensing experience. Countries which succeeded to establish a more collaborative environment among utilities, constructors, regulators, and energy planners through effective partnerships were able to build PWRs in shorter times. The construction time in Germany, France and Russia was around 80 months and in Japan, about 60 months. The envelope of 95% of the cases includes a range between 50 and 250 months of construction time. The evaluations show that construction time of PWRs has been longer for countries that did not hold the technology to build their own reactors, and depended on contracts with foreign suppliers. The nominal power of the reactors was considered a measure of plant size, technology complexity and standardization. Countries with standardized reactor designs (France, Japan and Russia) were able to build plants in shorter times. (author)

  7. Values in Time Discounting.

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    Heilmann, Conrad

    2017-10-01

    Controversies about time discounting loom large in decisions about climate change. Prominently, a particularly controversial debate about time discounting in climate change decision-making has been conducted within climate economics, between the authors of Stern et al. (Stern review on the economics of climate change, 2006) and their critics (most prominently Dasgupta in Comments on the Stern review's economics of climate change, 2006; Tol in Energy Environ 17(6):977-981, 2006; Weitzman in J Econ Lit XLV:703-724, 2007; Nordhaus in J Econ Lit XLV:686-702, 2007). The article examines the role of values in this debate. Firstly, it is shown that time discounting is a case in which values are key because it is at heart an ethical problem. Secondly, it is argued that time discounting in climate economics is a case of economists making frequent and routine references to ethical values and indeed conduct ethical debates with each other. Thirdly, it is argued that there is evidence for deep and pervasive entanglement between facts and values in the prevalent methodologies for time discounting. Finally, it is argued that this means that economists have given up the 'value-free ideal' concerning time discounting, and discussed how the current methodology of time discounting in economics can be improved.

  8. Construction time of PWRs

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    Carajilescov, Pedro; Moreira, Joao M.L.

    2011-01-01

    The cost of electricity generated by nuclear power is greatly affected by the capital cost, which is dependent on the construction time of the plant. This work analyses the construction time of PWRs in several countries with different market structure and licensing experience. Countries which succeeded to establish a more collaborative environment among utilities, constructors, regulators, and energy planners through effective partnerships were able to build PWRs in shorter times. The construction time in Germany, France and Russia was around 80 months and in Japan, about 60 months. The envelope of 95% of the cases includes a range between 50 and 250 months of construction time. The evaluations show that construction time of PWRs has been longer for countries that did not hold the technology to build their own reactors, and depended on contracts with foreign suppliers. The nominal power of the reactors was considered a measure of plant size, technology complexity and standardization. Countries with standardized reactor designs (France, Japan and Russia) were able to build plants in shorter times. (author)

  9. Josephson comparator switching time

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    Herr, Quentin P; Miller, Donald L; Przybysz, John X [Northrop Grumman, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2006-05-15

    Comparator performance can be characterized in terms of both sensitivity and decision time. Delta-sigma analogue-to-digital converters are tolerant of sensitivity errors but require short decision time due to feedback. We have analysed the Josephson comparator using the numerical solution of the Fokker-Planck equation, which describes the time evolution of the ensemble probability distribution. At balance, the result is essentially independent of temperature in the range 5-20 K. There is a very small probability, 1 x 10{sup -14}, that the decision time will be longer than seven single-flux-quantum pulse widths, defined as Phi{sub 0}/(I{sub c}R{sub n}). For junctions with a critical current density of 4.5 kA, this decision time is only 20 ps. Decision time error probability decreases rapidly with lengthening time interval, at a rate of two orders of magnitude per pulse width. We conclude that Josephson comparator performance is quite favourable for analogue-to-digital converter applications.

  10. Real-time shadows

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    Eisemann, Elmar; Assarsson, Ulf; Wimmer, Michael

    2011-01-01

    Important elements of games, movies, and other computer-generated content, shadows are crucial for enhancing realism and providing important visual cues. In recent years, there have been notable improvements in visual quality and speed, making high-quality realistic real-time shadows a reachable goal. Real-Time Shadows is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of real-time shadow techniques. It covers a large variety of different effects, including hard, soft, volumetric, and semi-transparent shadows.The book explains the basics as well as many advanced aspects related to the domain

  11. Real-time specifications

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    David, A.; Larsen, K.G.; Legay, A.

    2015-01-01

    A specification theory combines notions of specifications and implementations with a satisfaction relation, a refinement relation, and a set of operators supporting stepwise design. We develop a specification framework for real-time systems using Timed I/O Automata as the specification formalism......, with the semantics expressed in terms of Timed I/O Transition Systems. We provide constructs for refinement, consistency checking, logical and structural composition, and quotient of specifications-all indispensable ingredients of a compositional design methodology. The theory is implemented in the new tool Ecdar...

  12. Evolution of Time Scales

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    2006-12-01

    as the fundamental unit of time in the International System of Units. It was defined as ( Metrologia , 1968) “the duration of 9 192 631 770 periods of...atomic time equivalent to the second of ET in principle. The Comité Consultatif pour la Définition de la Seconde (CCDS) of the CIPM recommended...with the definition of the second, the unit of time of the Inter- national System of Units” ( Metrologia , 1971). The CCDS (BIPM Com. Cons. Déf. Seconde

  13. Time-dependent embedding

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    Inglesfield, J. E.

    2007-01-01

    A method of solving the time-dependent Schr\\"odinger equation is presented, in which a finite region of space is treated explicitly, with the boundary conditions for matching the wave-functions on to the rest of the system replaced by an embedding term added on to the Hamiltonian. This time-dependent embedding term is derived from the Fourier transform of the energy-dependent embedding potential, which embeds the time-independent Schr\\"odinger equation. Results are presented for a one-dimensi...

  14. Identity/Time

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    Nancy J. Knauer

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper engages the unspoken fourth dimension of intersectionality—time. Using the construction of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT identities as an example, it establishes that identity, as it is lived and experienced, is not only multivalent, but also historically contingent. It then raises a number of points regarding the temporal locality of identity—the influence of time on issues of identity and understanding, its implications for legal interventions, social movement building, and paradigms of progressive change. As the title suggests, the paper asks us to consider the frame of identity over time.

  15. The relaxation time approximation

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    Gairola, R.P.; Indu, B.D.

    1991-01-01

    A plausible approximation has been made to estimate the relaxation time from a knowledge of the transition probability of phonons from one state (r vector, q vector) to other state (r' vector, q' vector), as a result of collision. The relaxation time, thus obtained, shows a strong dependence on temperature and weak dependence on the wave vector. In view of this dependence, relaxation time has been expressed in terms of a temperature Taylor's series in the first Brillouin zone. Consequently, a simple model for estimating the thermal conductivity is suggested. the calculations become much easier than the Callaway model. (author). 14 refs

  16. Time in physics

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    Stupar, Sandra

    2017-01-01

    One of the most important questions concerning the foundations of physics, especially since the discovery of relativity and quantum theory, is the nature and role of time. In this book we bring together researchers from different areas of physics, mathematics, computer science and philosophy to discuss the role time plays in physics. There have been few books on this topic to date, and two of the key aims of the workshop and this book are to encourage more researchers to explore this area, and to pique students’ interest in the different roles time plays in physics.

  17. Time and frequency applications.

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    Hellwig, H

    1993-01-01

    An overview is given of the capabilities of atomic clocks and quartz crystal oscillators in terms of available precision of time and frequency signals. The generation, comparison, and dissemination of time and frequency is then discussed. The principal focus is to survey uses of time and frequency in navigation, communication, and science. The examples given include the Global Positioning System, a satellite-based global navigation system, and general and dedicated communication networks, as well as experiments in general relativity and radioastronomy. The number of atomic clocks and crystal oscillators that are in actual use worldwide is estimated.

  18. Priced Timed Automata

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    Behrmann, Gerd; Larsen, Kim Guldstrand; Rasmussen, Jacob Illum

    2004-01-01

    This contribution reports on the considerable effort made recently towards extending and applying well-established timed automata technology to optimal scheduling and planning problems. The effort of the authors in this direction has to a large extent been carried out as part of the European...... projects VHS [22] and AMETIST [17] and are available in the recently released UPPAAL CORA [12], a variant of the real-time verification tool UPPAAL [20,5] specialized for cost-optimal reachability for the extended model of priced timed automata....

  19. Accelerating time to benefit

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    Svejvig, Per; Geraldi, Joana; Grex, Sara

    Despite the ubiquitous pressure for speed, our approaches to accelerate projects remain constrained to the old-fashioned understanding of the project as a vehicle to deliver products and services, not value. This article explores an attempt to accelerate time to benefit. We describe and deconstruct...... of the time. Although all cases valued speed and speed to benefit, and implemented most practices proposed by the methodology, only three of the five projects were more successful in decreasing time to speed. Based on a multi-case study comparison between these five different projects and their respective...

  20. Optimising Lecture Time

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    Holst-Christensen, Bo

    interest in getting a degree, they prefer the educators to do the work for them. The focus of my experiments have therefore been to develop teaching techniques that ensures that the students study efficiently and at the same time moves the task of identifying which parts of the subjects that are giving...... the students problems from the educator to the students. By using techniques that put more weight on student participation, cooperation and preparation, I have been able to cut significantly down on the time used for lecturing, allowing more time for student work and reflection. As an example by getting...... the students to identify the parts of the subjects that need further explanation, I get the students to take ownership of the learning task and at the same time give me a more direct feedback. By creating teaching materials and exercises that can be used in a number of different ways, it is possible to involve...

  1. Classical time machine

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    Kapuscik, E.

    1992-02-01

    Generalizing concepts of the Einstein radiolocation method and, as a consequence, special relativity transformation rules we get that the time flow in the moving system depends on the direction of motion. 3 refs. (author)

  2. Analysing Stable Time Series

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    Adler, Robert

    1997-01-01

    We describe how to take a stable, ARMA, time series through the various stages of model identification, parameter estimation, and diagnostic checking, and accompany the discussion with a goodly number...

  3. Drug Retention Times

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    2007-05-01

    The purpose of this monograph is to provide information on drug retention times in the human body. The information provided is based on plausible illegal drug use activities that might be engaged in by a recreational drug user.

  4. How emotions change time

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Experimental evidence suggests that emotions can both speed-up and slow-down the internal clock. Speeding-up has been observed for to-be-timed emotional stimuli that have the capacity to sustain attention, whereas slowing-down has been observed for to-be-timed neutral stimuli that are presented in the context of emotional distractors. These effects have been explained by mechanisms that involve changes in bodily arousal, attention or sentience. A review of these mechanisms suggests both merits and difficulties in the explanation of the emotion-timing link. Therefore, a hybrid mechanism involving stimulus-specific sentient representations is proposed as a candidate for mediating emotional influences on time. According to this proposal, emotional events enhance sentient representations, which in turn support temporal estimates. Emotional stimuli with a larger share in ones sentience are then perceived as longer than neutral stimuli with a smaller share.

  5. Finding Time for Fitness

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    ... with friends. Get social. Try a dance club, hiking group or golf league. Encouragement from others can ... quickly alternating activity produces many of the same benefits of continuous moderate-intensity exercise in less time. ...

  6. Multivariate Time Series Search

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Multivariate Time-Series (MTS) are ubiquitous, and are generated in areas as disparate as sensor recordings in aerospace systems, music and video streams, medical...

  7. A Dialogue on Time

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    Kofod, Julie Lundbak

    This master thesis examines the distinction between tense logic and first order logic concerning time. In particular it studies whether this distinction exists in physics or not. Firstly a general test is made: translating sentences concern- ing time from physics into the two logics. The results...... here are inconclusive, as it is possible for both logics to represent the sen- tences, so this experiment does not reveal a similar distinction in physics. However this test also reveals some properties of the logics: tense logic holds a local view on time while first order logic holds a global view...... logic and reversibility in physics and tense logic and irreversibility in physics. Through this study it is concluded that it is not possible to see this correspondence with the tested property; time symmetry, since symmetry seems to concern the underlying structures, not the logic itself. It is...

  8. Accelerator-timing system

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    Timmer, E.; Heine, E.

    1985-01-01

    Along the NIKHEF accelerator in Amsterdam (Netherlands), at several places a signal is needed for the sychronisation of all devices with the acceleration process. In this report, basic principles and arrangements of this timing system are described

  9. ALICE Time Projection Chamber

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    Lippmann, C

    2013-01-01

    The Time Projection Chamber (TPC) is the main device in the ALICE 'central barrel' for the tracking and identification (PID) of charged particles. It has to cope with unprecedented densities of charges particles.

  10. Time versus money.

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    Monga, Ashwani; Zor, Ozum

    2018-04-21

    Consumers are known to spend both time and money. These two resources are often seen as economically comparable because the value of one's time can be equated to a monetary amount, such as one's wage rate. Recent research suggests that even when time and money are economically equivalent, they are psychologically different. We discuss how time (versus money) leads to decision making that is more heuristic rather than systematic, to an orientation that is more emotional rather than value-maximizing, to a thinking process that is more holistic rather than analytic, and to a mindset that is more abstract rather than concrete. Implications arise for a variety of domains such as consumer search, happiness, product evaluation, and charitable giving. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Time-predictable architectures

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    Rochange, Christine; Uhrig , Sascha

    2014-01-01

    Building computers that can be used to design embedded real-time systems is the subject of this title. Real-time embedded software requires increasingly higher performances. The authors therefore consider processors that implement advanced mechanisms such as pipelining, out-of-order execution, branch prediction, cache memories, multi-threading, multicorearchitectures, etc. The authors of this book investigate the timepredictability of such schemes.

  12. LEADERSHIP AND TIME MANAGEMENT

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    NIKEZIC Srdan; BATAVELJIC Dragan; NIKEZIC Stefan; BATAVELJIC Branka

    2014-01-01

    When it comes to resources, it is primarily referred to material and financial and rarely human. It is assumed that human resources are used in the right way that their involvement, measured in time and intensity, is properly set to goals and tasks. Practice, unfortunately disproves this assumption. Employees spend too much time for unnecessary and low-priority activities, not realizing that the implementation of certain, key activities the requirement for achieving the ...

  13. Timing system for PLS

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    Chang, S.S.; Kim, M.S.; Won, S.C.; Choi, S.J.

    1991-01-01

    The PLS timing system consists of a master oscillator, a repetition rate pulse generator, a storage ring rf synchronizing system, and a rf driver and kicker trigger system composed of a fixed delay module and variable delay modules. All the timing modules are installed in the VME crates and controlled by the 32 bit microprocessors, and communicating with the Host computer via Ethernet. This paper describes the architectural design of this system as well as the requirements of performance

  14. Long time series

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    Hisdal, H.; Holmqvist, E.; Hyvärinen, V.

    Awareness that emission of greenhouse gases will raise the global temperature and change the climate has led to studies trying to identify such changes in long-term climate and hydrologic time series. This report, written by the......Awareness that emission of greenhouse gases will raise the global temperature and change the climate has led to studies trying to identify such changes in long-term climate and hydrologic time series. This report, written by the...

  15. Time management a prokrastinace

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    Šarmandžijeva, Cagan

    2017-01-01

    The theoretical part of this thesis is focused on time management, its history and importance of the goals and tools, which allow us to organize our time. It will also focus on the issue of procrastination, its origin and occurrence in the history, definition of analysis paralysis and people's attitude towards motivation and self-confrontation. It will also introduce us to several tools used in fight against procrastination. The methodological and practical parts will elaborate on a qualitati...

  16. Hygiene habits through time

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    Kalan, Petra

    2013-01-01

    In this work I did a research about hygiene habits of people and their home environment. The work presents how the hygiene habits changed in people home environment through time. The work presents changes of the body hygiene standards adopted by people from the middle ages onward. Todays customs are quite different from the ones we had some time ago. Moreover, hygiene of living environment has also changes which resulted into lower death rate and death illness related to bad hygiene among pop...

  17. BIPM Time Activities Update

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    2009-11-01

    VNIIFTRI and the PTB [7]. GPS time transfer represents today about 85% of the time links for TAI; in this technique, we make use of different types...campaign visited the PTB, the VNIIFTRI , and the AOS [8]. Already in 1996, the use of GLONASS in standard CGGTTS Common-View mode was proposed, but...are compared on regular basis to GPS and TWSTFT methods [16]. Also, with the agreement of the CCTF (2009), the link between the PTB and VNIIFTRI

  18. Spectral Eclipse Timing

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    Dobbs-Dixon, Ian; Agol, Eric; Deming, Drake

    2015-12-01

    We utilize multi-dimensional simulations of varying equatorial jet strength to predict wavelength-dependent variations in the eclipse times of gas-giant planets. A displaced hot spot introduces an asymmetry in the secondary eclipse light curve that manifests itself as a measured offset in the timing of the center of eclipse. A multi-wavelength observation of secondary eclipse, one probing the timing of barycentric eclipse at short wavelengths and another probing at longer wavelengths, will reveal the longitudinal displacement of the hot spot and break the degeneracy between this effect and that associated with the asymmetry due to an eccentric orbit. The effect of time offsets was first explored in the IRAC wavebands by Williams et al. Here we improve upon their methodology, extend to a broad range of wavelengths, and demonstrate our technique on a series of multi-dimensional radiative-hydrodynamical simulations of HD 209458b with varying equatorial jet strength and hot-spot displacement. Simulations with the largest hot-spot displacement result in timing offsets of up to 100 s in the infrared. Though we utilize a particular radiative hydrodynamical model to demonstrate this effect, the technique is model independent. This technique should allow a much larger survey of hot-spot displacements with the James Webb Space Telescope than currently accessible with time-intensive phase curves, hopefully shedding light on the physical mechanisms associated with thermal energy advection in irradiated gas giants.

  19. SPECTRAL ECLIPSE TIMING

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    Dobbs-Dixon, Ian; Agol, Eric; Deming, Drake

    2015-01-01

    We utilize multi-dimensional simulations of varying equatorial jet strength to predict wavelength-dependent variations in the eclipse times of gas-giant planets. A displaced hot spot introduces an asymmetry in the secondary eclipse light curve that manifests itself as a measured offset in the timing of the center of eclipse. A multi-wavelength observation of secondary eclipse, one probing the timing of barycentric eclipse at short wavelengths and another probing at longer wavelengths, will reveal the longitudinal displacement of the hot spot and break the degeneracy between this effect and that associated with the asymmetry due to an eccentric orbit. The effect of time offsets was first explored in the IRAC wavebands by Williams et al. Here we improve upon their methodology, extend to a broad range of wavelengths, and demonstrate our technique on a series of multi-dimensional radiative-hydrodynamical simulations of HD 209458b with varying equatorial jet strength and hot-spot displacement. Simulations with the largest hot-spot displacement result in timing offsets of up to 100 s in the infrared. Though we utilize a particular radiative hydrodynamical model to demonstrate this effect, the technique is model independent. This technique should allow a much larger survey of hot-spot displacements with the James Webb Space Telescope than currently accessible with time-intensive phase curves, hopefully shedding light on the physical mechanisms associated with thermal energy advection in irradiated gas giants

  20. SPECTRAL ECLIPSE TIMING

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    Dobbs-Dixon, Ian [Department of Physics, NYU Abu Dhabi P.O. Box 129188 Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates); Agol, Eric [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195 (United States); Deming, Drake [NASA Astrobiology Institute Virtual Planet Laboratory (United States)

    2015-12-10

    We utilize multi-dimensional simulations of varying equatorial jet strength to predict wavelength-dependent variations in the eclipse times of gas-giant planets. A displaced hot spot introduces an asymmetry in the secondary eclipse light curve that manifests itself as a measured offset in the timing of the center of eclipse. A multi-wavelength observation of secondary eclipse, one probing the timing of barycentric eclipse at short wavelengths and another probing at longer wavelengths, will reveal the longitudinal displacement of the hot spot and break the degeneracy between this effect and that associated with the asymmetry due to an eccentric orbit. The effect of time offsets was first explored in the IRAC wavebands by Williams et al. Here we improve upon their methodology, extend to a broad range of wavelengths, and demonstrate our technique on a series of multi-dimensional radiative-hydrodynamical simulations of HD 209458b with varying equatorial jet strength and hot-spot displacement. Simulations with the largest hot-spot displacement result in timing offsets of up to 100 s in the infrared. Though we utilize a particular radiative hydrodynamical model to demonstrate this effect, the technique is model independent. This technique should allow a much larger survey of hot-spot displacements with the James Webb Space Telescope than currently accessible with time-intensive phase curves, hopefully shedding light on the physical mechanisms associated with thermal energy advection in irradiated gas giants.

  1. Using Python to Program LEGO MINDSTORMS® Robots: The PyNXC Project

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    Times New Roman'; margin: 0px">LEGO MINDSTORMS® NXT (Lego Group, 2006 is a perfect platform for introducing programming concepts, and is generally targeted toward children from age 8-14.  The language which ships with the MINDSTORMS®, called NXTg, is a graphical language based on LabVIEW (Jeff Kodosky, 2010.  Although there is much value in graphical languages, such as LabVIEW, a text-based alternative can be targeted at an older audiences and serve as part of a more general introduction to modern computing.  Other languages, such as NXC (Not Exactly C (Hansen, 2010 and PbLua (Hempel, 2010, fit this description.  Here we introduce PyNXC, a subset of the Python language which can be used to program the NXT MINDSTORMS®.  We present results using PyNXC, comparisons with other languages, and some challenges and future possible extensions.


     

  2. Time-resolved studies

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    Mills, D.M.

    1992-01-01

    When new or more powerful probes become available that offer both shorter data-collection times and the opportunity to apply innovative approaches to established techniques, it is natural that investigators consider the feasibility of exploring the kinetics of time-evolving systems. This stimulating area of research not only can lead to insights into the metastable or excited states that a system may populate on its way to a ground state, but can also lead to a better understanding of that final state. Synchrotron radiation, with its unique properties, offers just such a tool to extend X-ray measurements from the static to the time-resolved regime. The most straight-forward application of synchrotron radiation to the study of transient phenomena is directly through the possibility of decreased data-collection times via the enormous increase in flux over that of a laboratory X-ray system. Even further increases in intensity can be obtained through the use of novel X-ray optical devices. Widebandpass monochromators, e.g., that utilize the continuous spectral distribution of synchrotron radiation, can increase flux on the sample several orders of magnitude over conventional X-ray optical systems thereby allowing a further shortening of the data-collection time. Another approach that uses the continuous spectral nature of synchrotron radiation to decrease data-collection times is the open-quote parallel data collectionclose quotes method. Using this technique, intensities as a function of X-ray energy are recorded simultaneously for all energies rather than sequentially recording data at each energy, allowing for a dramatic decrease in the data-collection time

  3. Time to audit.

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    Smyth, L G; Martin, Z; Hall, B; Collins, D; Mealy, K

    2012-09-01

    Public and political pressures are increasing on doctors and in particular surgeons to demonstrate competence assurance. While surgical audit is an integral part of surgical practice, its implementation and delivery at a national level in Ireland is poorly developed. Limits to successful audit systems relate to lack of funding and administrative support. In Wexford General Hospital, we have a comprehensive audit system which is based on the Lothian Surgical Audit system. We wished to analyse the amount of time required by the Consultant, NCHDs and clerical staff on one surgical team to run a successful audit system. Data were collected over a calendar month. This included time spent coding and typing endoscopy procedures, coding and typing operative procedures, and typing and signing discharge letters. The total amount of time spent to run the audit system for one Consultant surgeon for one calendar month was 5,168 min or 86.1 h. Greater than 50% of this time related to work performed by administrative staff. Only the intern and administrative staff spent more than 5% of their working week attending to work related to the audit. An integrated comprehensive audit system requires a very little time input by Consultant surgeons. Greater than 90% of the workload in running the audit was performed by the junior house doctors and administrative staff. The main financial implications for national audit implementation would relate to software and administrative staff recruitment. Implementation of the European Working Time Directive in Ireland may limit the time available for NCHD's to participate in clinical audit.

  4. The Time of Materiality

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    Estrid Sørensen

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available While time and space form a classic duality in social science, this article demonstrates a perspective on time, space and materiality as a core trinity. As a prominent figure in contemporary discussions on materiality in the social sciences Science and Technology Studies (STS emphasizes relational approaches. STS however lacks a clear relational definition of materiality and tends instead to focus on the agency of entities, on for instance material agency. The article suggests a relational definition of materiality and notes that this move implies turning the question of the time of materiality into an empirical question. It is argued that relational materiality must be studied spatially, and thus a spatial approach describing patterns of relations is presented. Based on field work in a primary school classroom and computer lab, three materials are analyzed: the blackboard, a bed-loft and an online 3D virtual environment. The empirical descriptions depict three different materialities, and it is shown how time is formed differently in each of them. Time, it is argued, is an emergent and characterizing aspect of materialities as spatial formations. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs070122

  5. Time travel a history

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    Gleick, James

    2016-01-01

    From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book and an international sensation: The Time Machine. It was an era when a host of forces was converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological: the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. James Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea that becomes part of contemporary culture—from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen. He investigates the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that...

  6. SNS Diagnostics Timing Integration

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    Long, Cary D; Murphy, Darryl J; Pogge, James; Purcell, John D; Sundaram, Madhan

    2005-01-01

    The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator systems will deliver a 1.0 GeV, 1.4 MW proton beam to a liquid mercury target for neutron scattering research. The accelerator complex consists of a 1 GeV linear accelerator, an accumulator ring and associated transport lines. The SNS diagnostics platform is PC-based running Windows XP Embedded for its OS and LabVIEW as its programming language. Coordinating timing among the various diagnostics instruments with the generation of the beam pulse is a challenging task that we have chosen to divide into three phases. First, timing was derived from VME based systems. In the second phase, described in this paper, timing pulses are generated by an in house designed PCI timing card installed in ten diagnostics PCs. Using fan-out modules, enough triggers were generated for all instruments. This paper describes how the Timing NAD (Network Attached Device) was rapidly developed using our NAD template, LabVIEW's PCI driver wizard, and LabVIEW Channel Access library. The NAD...

  7. Modelling bursty time series

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    Vajna, Szabolcs; Kertész, János; Tóth, Bálint

    2013-01-01

    Many human-related activities show power-law decaying interevent time distribution with exponents usually varying between 1 and 2. We study a simple task-queuing model, which produces bursty time series due to the non-trivial dynamics of the task list. The model is characterized by a priority distribution as an input parameter, which describes the choice procedure from the list. We give exact results on the asymptotic behaviour of the model and we show that the interevent time distribution is power-law decaying for any kind of input distributions that remain normalizable in the infinite list limit, with exponents tunable between 1 and 2. The model satisfies a scaling law between the exponents of interevent time distribution (β) and autocorrelation function (α): α + β = 2. This law is general for renewal processes with power-law decaying interevent time distribution. We conclude that slowly decaying autocorrelation function indicates long-range dependence only if the scaling law is violated. (paper)

  8. Timing in a FLASH

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    Hoek, M.; Cardinali, M.; Corell, O.; Dickescheid, M.; Ferretti B., M. I.; Lauth, W.; Schlimme, B. S.; Sfienti, C.; Thiel, M.

    2017-12-01

    A prototype detector, called FLASH (Fast Light Acquiring Start Hodoscope), was built to provide precise Time-of-Flight (TOF) measurements and reference timestamps for detector setups at external beam lines. Radiator bars, made of synthetic fused silica, were coupled to a fast MCP-PMT with 64 channels and read out with custom electronics using Time-over-Threshold (TOT) for signal characterization. The TRB3 system, a high-precision TDC implemented in an FPGA, was used as data acquisition system. The performance of a system consisting of two FLASH units was investigated at a dedicated test experiment at the Mainz Microtron (MAMI) accelerator using its 855 MeV electron beam. The TOT measurement enabled time walk corrections and an overall TOF resolution of ∼70 ps could be achieved which translates into a resolution of ∼50 ps per FLASH unit. The intrinsic resolution of the frontend electronics including the TDC was measured to be less than 25 ps.

  9. Real-time radiography

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    Bossi, R.H.; Oien, C.T.

    1981-01-01

    Real-time radiography is used for imaging both dynamic events and static objects. Fluorescent screens play an important role in converting radiation to light, which is then observed directly or intensified and detected. The radiographic parameters for real-time radiography are similar to conventional film radiography with special emphasis on statistics and magnification. Direct-viewing fluoroscopy uses the human eye as a detector of fluorescent screen light or the light from an intensifier. Remote-viewing systems replace the human observer with a television camera. The remote-viewing systems have many advantages over the direct-viewing conditions such as safety, image enhancement, and the capability to produce permanent records. This report reviews real-time imaging system parameters and components

  10. Time for memory

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    Murakami, Kyoko

    2012-01-01

    This article is a continuous dialogue on memory triggered by Brockmeier’s (2010) article. I drift away from the conventionalization of the archive as a spatial metaphor for memory in order to consider the greater possibility of “time” for conceptualizing memory. The concept of time is central...... in terms of autobiographical memory. The second category of time is discussed, drawing on Augustine and Bergson amongst others. Bergson’s notion of duration has been considered as a promising concept for a better understanding of autobiographical memory. Psychological phenomena such as autobiographical...... memory should embrace not only spatial dimension, but also a temporal dimension, in which a constant flow of irreversible time, where multiplicity, momentarily, dynamic stability and becoming and emergence of novelty can be observed....

  11. Drug Retention Times

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    2007-05-01

    The purpose of this monograph is to provide information on drug retention times in the human body. The information provided is based on plausible illegal drug use activities that might be engaged in by a recreational drug user. Based on anecdotal evidence, most people “party” during extended time away from the work environment. Therefore, the following scenarios were envisioned: (1) a person uses an illicit drug at a party on Saturday night (infrequent user); (2) a person uses a drug one time on Friday night and once again on Saturday night (infrequent user); and (3) a person uses a drug on Friday night, uses a drug twice on Saturday night, and once again on Sunday (frequent user).

  12. Agency, time and causality

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Cognitive Scientists interested in causal cognition increasingly search for evidence from non-WEIRD people but find only very few cross-cultural studies that specifically target causal cognition. This article suggests how information about causality can be retrieved from ethnographic monographs, specifically from ethnographies that discuss agency and concepts of time. Many apparent cultural differences with regard to causal cognition dissolve when cultural extensions of agency and personhood to non-humans are taken into account. At the same time considerable variability remains when we include notions of time, linearity and sequence. The article focuses on ethnographic case studies from Africa but provides a more general perspective on the role of ethnography in research on the diversity and universality of causal cognition.

  13. Visual time series analysis

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    Fischer, Paul; Hilbert, Astrid

    2012-01-01

    We introduce a platform which supplies an easy-to-handle, interactive, extendable, and fast analysis tool for time series analysis. In contrast to other software suits like Maple, Matlab, or R, which use a command-line-like interface and where the user has to memorize/look-up the appropriate...... commands, our application is select-and-click-driven. It allows to derive many different sequences of deviations for a given time series and to visualize them in different ways in order to judge their expressive power and to reuse the procedure found. For many transformations or model-ts, the user may...... choose between manual and automated parameter selection. The user can dene new transformations and add them to the system. The application contains efficient implementations of advanced and recent techniques for time series analysis including techniques related to extreme value analysis and filtering...

  14. Into the Wild Time

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    Berg Johansen, Christina

    2018-01-01

    I want to feel the temporalities I am theorizing and writing about. To feel, explore, be moved through, tugged under by my research subject, to not know where my explorations will take me. How does time appear when I take responsibility for it instead of placing it as and with the Other? Can my...... temporal research emerge in symbiotic play with other human and non-human entities? In this essay, I will share how a methodological breakdown opened to me a net of (auto-)ethnographic wo/anderings, dialogical interviews and performative time-laboratories. I do not know where I am headed, but every...... sensuous memory lies in store, waiting for its time....

  15. Time Domain Induced Polarization

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    Fiandaca, Gianluca; Auken, Esben; Christiansen, Anders Vest

    2012-01-01

    Time-domain-induced polarization has significantly broadened its field of reference during the last decade, from mineral exploration to environmental geophysics, e.g., for clay and peat identification and landfill characterization. Though, insufficient modeling tools have hitherto limited the use...... of time-domaininduced polarization for wider purposes. For these reasons, a new forward code and inversion algorithm have been developed using the full-time decay of the induced polarization response, together with an accurate description of the transmitter waveform and of the receiver transfer function......, to reconstruct the distribution of the Cole-Cole parameters of the earth. The accurate modeling of the transmitter waveform had a strong influence on the forward response, and we showed that the difference between a solution using a step response and a solution using the accurate modeling often is above 100...

  16. Creating Space and Time

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    Sandvik, Kjetil; Refslund Christensen, Dorthe

    referred to through accounts of ‘how death occurred’; second, a present time constituted by emotional and social stress and, thirdly, a wishful time or subjunctive mode articulating relational potentialities of these children and inventing memories with them (“I wish you would have lived to….”). We analyze......This paper explores relations between ritualized spatiality and the conceptions of time reflected in memorial websites such as the Danish site Mindet.dk, a narrowly framed, socially protective online community in which individuals can perform their grief through design of individual entries...... (‘memories’) for their deceased loved ones and get personal, social support in their mourning processes through communication with other mourners, through mutual appreciation of each other’s postings and through emotional labor reflected on the individual sites. The main focus in this paper is how online...

  17. Time Discretization Techniques

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    Gottlieb, S.

    2016-10-12

    The time discretization of hyperbolic partial differential equations is typically the evolution of a system of ordinary differential equations obtained by spatial discretization of the original problem. Methods for this time evolution include multistep, multistage, or multiderivative methods, as well as a combination of these approaches. The time step constraint is mainly a result of the absolute stability requirement, as well as additional conditions that mimic physical properties of the solution, such as positivity or total variation stability. These conditions may be required for stability when the solution develops shocks or sharp gradients. This chapter contains a review of some of the methods historically used for the evolution of hyperbolic PDEs, as well as cutting edge methods that are now commonly used.

  18. Fragments of Time

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    Christiansen, Steen Ledet

    Time travel films necessarily fragment linear narratives, as scenes are revisited with differences from the first time we saw it. Popular films such as Back to the Future mine comedy from these visitations, but there are many different approaches. One extreme is Chris Marker's La Jetée - a film...... made almost completely of still images, recounting the end of the world. These stills can be viewed as fragments that have survived the end of the world and now provide the only access to the events that occured. Shane Carruth's Primer has a different approach to time travel, the narrative diegesis...... that is presented; how do we understand such films and to what extent is it even possible to make sense of a film that has no real beginning, middle or end?...

  19. Relational time in physics

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    Assis, A.K.T.

    2011-01-01

    Full text: Isaac Newton (1642-1727) defended in his book Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, also know as Principia, published in 1687, the utilization of absolute time in physics. According to him 'absolute, true, and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably without relation to anything external'. Leibniz (1646-1716), on the other hand, was against this concept and proposed relative time to replace it: 'As for my opinion, I have said more than once, that I hold space to be something merely relative, as time is; that I hold it to be an order of coexistence, as time is an order of successions'. Leibniz ideas were accepted and developed by Ernst Mach (1838-1916) in his book The Science of Mechanics, published in 1883. In this work we consider the implementation of relational time, as proposed by Leibniz and Mach, and the consequences this implementation will mean for physics as a whole. We consider some specific examples related to mechanics (Newton's bucket experiment, the flattening of the Earth, Foucault's pendulum experiment) and to electromagnetism (Ampere's force between current carrying wires, an electric charge describing a Larmor radius due to a nearby large magnet, two charges orbiting around one another). We generalize these ideas considering the principle of physical proportions (PPP), according to which no absolute magnitudes should appear in the laws of physics. We present some laws satisfying this principle and others which do not comply with it. The laws which do not satisfy the PPP should be based upon incomplete theories. We present the consequences of complete theories complying with this fundamental principle of nature. (author)

  20. Relational time in physics

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    Assis, A.K.T. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    Full text: Isaac Newton (1642-1727) defended in his book Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, also know as Principia, published in 1687, the utilization of absolute time in physics. According to him 'absolute, true, and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably without relation to anything external'. Leibniz (1646-1716), on the other hand, was against this concept and proposed relative time to replace it: 'As for my opinion, I have said more than once, that I hold space to be something merely relative, as time is; that I hold it to be an order of coexistence, as time is an order of successions'. Leibniz ideas were accepted and developed by Ernst Mach (1838-1916) in his book The Science of Mechanics, published in 1883. In this work we consider the implementation of relational time, as proposed by Leibniz and Mach, and the consequences this implementation will mean for physics as a whole. We consider some specific examples related to mechanics (Newton's bucket experiment, the flattening of the Earth, Foucault's pendulum experiment) and to electromagnetism (Ampere's force between current carrying wires, an electric charge describing a Larmor radius due to a nearby large magnet, two charges orbiting around one another). We generalize these ideas considering the principle of physical proportions (PPP), according to which no absolute magnitudes should appear in the laws of physics. We present some laws satisfying this principle and others which do not comply with it. The laws which do not satisfy the PPP should be based upon incomplete theories. We present the consequences of complete theories complying with this fundamental principle of nature. (author)

  1. Time and language.

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    Scharf, J H

    1982-01-01

    It is very interesting question whether time if a priori in mankind's thinking or whether it is a category which results from experience. Each human being has a memory so that he is able to distinguish between the past and the present, but not every language has a word expressing the common idea of time. In hunting and gathering populations such as Bushmen and Yumbri no one can state his own age. In chronobiology, the most important zeitgebers are the sun and the moon. Certain peasant peoples, such as the Santals and Mundas in India, even today use the same word to express sun, Sun-God, daylight, day, day-time, and hour. The first generalized idea of "time" seems to have arisen in the civilization of Old Mesopotamia. While the general meaning was still unknown to Sumerian, Accadian priest-astronomers presumably created the conception by generalization of the (Sumerian) foreign word itu(d) "mouth" and its mingling with the Accadian ittu(m) "sign (as an eclipse, monstrous birth, etc.), term, moment". We find the same root in the Etruscan itus "ides" from which it came as a loan-word into Latin (idus "ides"). Newton's term duratio can be found in earliest Iranian as yav- "yoke" and Vedic Indian as yugam "yoke" (i.e., a "bound" time). Some remarks are made concerning mankind's earliest chronobiological thinking where menstruation serves as a model. West African Kwa languages (predominantly Ewe), Old Indian, and early-classical chinese are evaluated. A brief survey is given of prehistoric peoples' migrations in terms of languages. The presentation concludes with an attempt to define time as an abstraction of abstractions, a fussy set (of ideas and definitions) in terms of post-classical set theory.

  2. Science of Time

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    Vedavyas

    A Multi-disciplinary Research into the Chronologies of Ancient Nations -- like the Vedas of India Rishies, the Chaldeans, Babylonians, Egyptians and the Chinese. Which traces how the "Measurement of Time" -- which began with the observations of sunrise and Sunset, Full-Moons, eclipses, the movement of stars and the Discovery of the Zodiac that starry pathway of sun in his annual Cycle of the 12-Zodiacal months, the Measurement of Time by planetary Cycles the Discovery of Astronomy and Symbolic or Kabalistic Astrology of the Bible's Old Testament; the Epics of Babylonians and 'Cosmic Cycles' of Chaldeans and Egyptians also the Ancient "Four Yugas" or Hindu Vedic Cycles.

  3. Time Series Momentum

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    Moskowitz, Tobias J.; Ooi, Yao Hua; Heje Pedersen, Lasse

    2012-01-01

    We document significant “time series momentum” in equity index, currency, commodity, and bond futures for each of the 58 liquid instruments we consider. We find persistence in returns for one to 12 months that partially reverses over longer horizons, consistent with sentiment theories of initial...... under-reaction and delayed over-reaction. A diversified portfolio of time series momentum strategies across all asset classes delivers substantial abnormal returns with little exposure to standard asset pricing factors and performs best during extreme markets. Examining the trading activities...

  4. Applied time series analysis

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    Woodward, Wayne A; Elliott, Alan C

    2011-01-01

    ""There is scarcely a standard technique that the reader will find left out … this book is highly recommended for those requiring a ready introduction to applicable methods in time series and serves as a useful resource for pedagogical purposes.""-International Statistical Review (2014), 82""Current time series theory for practice is well summarized in this book.""-Emmanuel Parzen, Texas A&M University""What an extraordinary range of topics covered, all very insightfully. I like [the authors'] innovations very much, such as the AR factor table.""-David Findley, U.S. Census Bureau (retired)""…

  5. Predicting chaotic time series

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    Farmer, J.D.; Sidorowich, J.J.

    1987-01-01

    We present a forecasting technique for chaotic data. After embedding a time series in a state space using delay coordinates, we ''learn'' the induced nonlinear mapping using local approximation. This allows us to make short-term predictions of the future behavior of a time series, using information based only on past values. We present an error estimate for this technique, and demonstrate its effectiveness by applying it to several examples, including data from the Mackey-Glass delay differential equation, Rayleigh-Benard convection, and Taylor-Couette flow

  6. Competitive Moves over Time

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    Antero, Michelle; Hedman, Jonas; Henningsson, Stefan

    2014-01-01

    its viability to survive in the marketplace. The study begins with a review of sourcing literature to position the Red Queen theory within the sourcing literature. It subsequently applies the framework to a case study of SAP AG to illustrate how sourcing strategies changed over time in response...... the firm; (c) organizations are reflexive and over time develop competitive hysteresis which allows them to become stronger competitors. In the case of SAP AG, various sourcing arrangements were selected over its 40-year history to respond to technological and market changes....

  7. Discounting in Time

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    Fahrenberg, Uli; Larsen, Kim Guldstrand

    2009-01-01

    This paper deals with the issue of discounting in weighted timed transition systems. Discounting provides a way to model optimal-cost problems for infinite runs and has applications in optimal scheduling and other areas. We show that when postulating a certain natural additivity property for the ......This paper deals with the issue of discounting in weighted timed transition systems. Discounting provides a way to model optimal-cost problems for infinite runs and has applications in optimal scheduling and other areas. We show that when postulating a certain natural additivity property...

  8. Where Are They Now?

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    Provenzano, Dominic

    1987-01-01

    Describes the current activities of 11 individuals who were prominent in the information industry at the time of Online Magazine's debut. Included are the founders of Congressional Information Service, New York Times Information Bank, Data Courier, Inc., Predicasts, Bibliographic Retrieval Services, Dialog, LEXIS and NEXIS. (EM)

  9. 31 CFR 541.703 - Response to prepenalty notice; informal settlement.

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    ... submit a response to the prepenalty notice. The failure to submit a response within the applicable time... transmitted to OFAC by courier) on or before the 30th day after the postmark date on the envelope in which the...) Failure to respond. Where OFAC receives no response to a prepenalty notice within the applicable time...

  10. Discrete-Time Systems

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    We also describe discrete-time systems in terms of difference ... A more modern alternative, especially for larger systems, is to convert ... In other words, ..... picture?) State-variable equations are also called state-space equations because the ...

  11. Time-Darts

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    Jørgensen, Kenneth Yrke; Larsen, Kim Guldstrand; Srba, Jiri

    2012-01-01

    Symbolic data structures for model checking timed systems have been subject to a significant research, with Difference Bound Matrices (DBMs) still being the preferred data structure in several mature verification tools. In comparison, discretization offers an easy alternative, with all operations...

  12. Time and Logic

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    Øhrstrøm, Peter

    2009-01-01

    's notion of branching time is analysed. It is argued that Prior can be criticized for identifying 'plain future'. Finally, Prior's four grades of tense-logical involvement are introduced and discussed. It is argued that the third grade is the most attractive form a philosophical point of view....

  13. Time in the Making

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    Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Katrine Remmen

    ? These are research questions Katrine Dirckinck - Holmfeld explores in the artistic research project Time in the Making: Rehearsing Reparative Critical Practices. Through the development of video installations Leap into Colour (20 12 - 2015) and movement (2012) and in dialogue with the work of artists Rania & Raed...

  14. Space-time structure

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    Schrödinger, Erwin

    1985-01-01

    In response to repeated requests this classic book on space-time structure by Professor Erwin Schrödinger is now available in the Cambridge Science Classics series. First published in 1950, and reprinted in 1954 and 1960, this lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation still provides valuable reading for students and research workers in the field.

  15. Hard times; Schwere Zeiten

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    Grunwald, Markus

    2012-10-02

    The prices of silicon and solar wafers keep dropping. According to market research specialist IMS research, this is the result of weak traditional solar markets and global overcapacities. While many manufacturers are facing hard times, big producers of silicon are continuing to expand.

  16. Time reversal communication system

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    Candy, James V.; Meyer, Alan W.

    2008-12-02

    A system of transmitting a signal through a channel medium comprises digitizing the signal, time-reversing the digitized signal, and transmitting the signal through the channel medium. The channel medium may be air, earth, water, tissue, metal, and/or non-metal.

  17. Smartphones and Time Zones

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    Baird, William; Secrest, Jeffery; Padgett, Clifford; Johnson, Wayne; Hagrelius, Claire

    2016-01-01

    Using the Sun to tell time is an ancient idea, but we can take advantage of modern technology to bring it into the 21st century for students in astronomy, physics, or physical science classes. We have employed smartphones, Google Earth, and 3D printing to find the moment of local noon at two widely separated locations. By reviewing GPS…

  18. Biophase equilibration times.

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    Veng-Pedersen, P; Mandema, J W; Danhof, M

    1991-09-01

    Various methods for describing how quickly a drug equilibrates at the biophase are proposed. The biophase equilibration time (BET) is the time it takes the biophase drug level to reach a given percentage (p) of its predicted steady state in a drug administration that leads to a steady-state condition. The time to reach biophase equilibrium may be defined as the BET value for p = 95, and the 50% biophase equilibration time is obtained when p = 50. Biophase equilibration profiles (BEPs), obtained by plotting p versus BET, give a dynamic representation of the approach to equilibrium and may serve as an indicator of the rate of drug delivery to the biophase. A pharmacodynamic system analysis method is proposed to determine BETs and BEPs from the biophase conduction function. The approach is demonstrated using pharmacodynamic data from the CNS effect of amobarbital evaluated by an aperiodic analysis of EEG recordings. The relevance of the BET and/or BEP principles in optimal computer-controlled drug infusion, drug design, and evaluation of targeted drug delivery is discussed. Both vascular and extravascular drug administrations are considered in the analysis.

  19. Czechs and Leisure Time

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    Šamanová, Gabriela; Červenka, Jan

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 9, 7-8 (2011), s. 1-3 ISSN 1214-1720 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : public opinion * leisure time Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography http://www.socioweb.cz/upl/editorial/download/192_SOCIOWEB_07_08_2011.pdf

  20. Aid Supplies Over Time

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    Jones, Edward Samuel

    2015-01-01

    of data spanning nearly 50 years, this paper uses panel cointegration techniques to consider these issues. The analysis provides clear evidence for heterogeneity both between donors and over time, bandwagon effects, and a growing influence of security considerations in aid provision. Domestic...... macroeconomic shocks have a moderate but delayed effect on aid disbursements....

  1. Sedentary Time in Children

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    Atkin, Andrew J; Ekelund, Ulf; Møller, Niels Christian

    2013-01-01

    PURPOSE: Accelerometry is increasingly being used to assess sedentary time in epidemiological studies, yet the most appropriate means of processing this data remains uncertain. This cross-sectional study examined the influence of selected accelerometer cutpoints and non-wear criteria on associati...

  2. The dance of time

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    Aparici, Irene; Brokenbrow, Jon

    2014-01-01

    Winner at the 2014 Living Now Book Awards The Dance of Time is a book full of imagination and information, which will be useful for parents and teachers looking to accompany children on a different kind of journey through our solar system. Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 830L.

  3. Scheduling with Time Lags

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    X. Zhang (Xiandong)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractScheduling is essential when activities need to be allocated to scarce resources over time. Motivated by the problem of scheduling barges along container terminals in the Port of Rotterdam, this thesis designs and analyzes algorithms for various on-line and off-line scheduling problems

  4. Keeping time - Performing Place

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    Dvinge, Anne Christine

    2012-01-01

    Candace Allen’s novel Valaida (2004) illustrates the migratory patterns of early 20th century jazz music and musicians, positing the art form and its performers as “heterotopians”; simultaneously in and outside of the power relations of hegemonic time-space compression, travelling in an alternate...

  5. In Time of War.

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    Becker, Patti Clayton

    2003-01-01

    Examines the role of libraries, particularly public libraries, in times of war. Discusses similarities between responses after World War Two and the September 11, 2001 attacks; government restrictions on information; American Library Association responses, including propaganda and libraries; and the library and the community. (LRW)

  6. Make time to move

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    ... or after work. Schedule your exercise. Make getting exercise just as important as your other appointments. Set aside time in ... update 04-02-18. Related MedlinePlus Health Topics ... among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn ...

  7. DELPHI time projection chamber

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    1989-01-01

    The time projection chamber is inserted inside the central detector of the DELPHI experiment. Gas is ionised in the chamber as a charged particle passes through, producing an electric signal from which the path of the particle can be found. DELPHI, which ran from 1989 to 2000 on the LEP accelerator, was primarily concerned with particle identification.

  8. On Space and Time

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    Majid, Shahn; Polkinghorne, With contributions by John; Penrose, Roger; Taylor, Andrew; Connes, Alain; Heller, Michael

    2012-03-01

    Preface; 1. The dark universe A. N. Taylor; 2. Quantum spacetime and physical reality S. Majid; 3. Causality, quantum theory and cosmology R. Penrose; 4. On the fine structure of spacetime A. Connes; 5. Where physics meets metaphysics M. Heller; 6. The nature of time J. C. Polkinghorne; Index.

  9. Travel time reliability modeling.

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    2011-07-01

    This report includes three papers as follows: : 1. Guo F., Rakha H., and Park S. (2010), "A Multi-state Travel Time Reliability Model," : Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, n 2188, : pp. 46-54. : 2. Park S.,...

  10. Time processing in dyscalculia

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    marinella eCappelletti

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available To test whether atypical number development may affect other types of quantity processing, we investigated temporal discrimination in adults with developmental dyscalculia (DD. This also allowed us to test whether (1 number and time may be sub-served by a common quantity system or decision mechanisms –in which case they may both be impaired, or (2 whether number and time are distinct –and therefore they may dissociate. Participants judged which of two successively presented horizontal lines was longer in duration, the first line being preceded by either a small or a large number prime (‘1’ or ‘9’ or by a neutral symbol (‘#’, or in third task decide which of two Arabic numbers (either ‘1’, ‘5’, ’9’ lasted longer. Results showed that (i DD’s temporal discriminability was normal as long as numbers were not part of the experimental design even as task-irrelevant stimuli; however (ii task-irrelevant numbers dramatically disrupted DD’s temporal discriminability, the more their salience increased, though the actual magnitude of the numbers had no effect; and in contrast (iii controls’ time perception was robust to the presence of numbers but modulated by numerical quantity such that small number primes or numerical stimuli made durations appear shorter than veridical and the opposite for larger numerical prime or numerical stimuli. This study is the first to investigate continuous quantity as time in a population with a congenital number impairment and to show that atypical development of numerical competence leaves continuous quantity processing spared. Our data support the idea of a partially shared quantity system across numerical and temporal dimensions, which allows dissociations and interactions among dimensions; furthermore, they suggest that impaired number in DD is unlikely to originate from systems initially dedicated to continuous quantity processing like time.

  11. Stop wasting valuable time.

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    Mankins, Michael C

    2004-09-01

    Companies routinely squander their most precious resource--the time of their top executives. In the typical company, senior executives meet to discuss strategy for only three hours a month. And that time is poorly spent in diffuse discussions never even meant to result in any decision. The price of misused executive time is high. Delayed strategic decisions lead to overlooked waste and high costs, harmful cost reductions, missed new product and business development opportunities, and poor long-term investments. But a few deceptively simple changes in the way top management teams set agendas and structure team meetings can make an enormous difference in their effectiveness. Efficient companies use seven techniques to make the most of the time their top executives spend together. They keep strategy meetings separate from meetings focused on operations. They explore issues through written communications before they meet, so that meeting time is used solely for reaching decisions. In setting agendas, they rank the importance of each item according to its potential to create value for the company. They seek to get issues not only on, but also off, the agenda quickly, keeping to a clear implementation timetable. They make sure they have considered all viable alternatives before deciding a course of action. They use a common language and methodology for reaching decisions. And they insist that, once a decision is made, they stick to it--that there be no more debate or mere grudging compliance. Once leadership teams get the basics right, they can make more fundamental changes in the way they work together. Strategy making can be transformed from a series of fragmented and unproductive events into a streamlined, effective, and continuing management dialogue. In companies that have done this, management meetings aren't a necessary evil; they're a source of real competitive advantage.

  12. Tracking change over time

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    2011-01-01

    Landsat satellites capture images of Earth from space-and have since 1972! These images provide a long-term record of natural and human-induced changes on the global landscape. Comparing images from multiple years reveals slow and subtle changes as well as rapid and devastating ones. Landsat images are available over the Internet at no charge. Using the free software MultiSpec, students can track changes to the landscape over time-just like remote sensing scientists do! The objective of the Tracking Change Over Time lesson plan is to get students excited about studying the changing Earth. Intended for students in grades 5-8, the lesson plan is flexible and may be used as a student self-guided tutorial or as a teacher-led class lesson. Enhance students' learning of geography, map reading, earth science, and problem solving by seeing landscape changes from space.

  13. Route around real time

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    Terrier, Francois

    1996-01-01

    The greater and greater autonomy and complexity asked to the control and command systems lead to work on introducing techniques such as Artificial Intelligence or concurrent object programming in industrial applications. However, while the critical feature of these systems impose to control the dynamics of the proposed solutions, their complexity often imposes a high adaptability to a partially modelled environment. The studies presented start from low level control and command systems to more complex applications at higher levels, such as 'supervision systems'. Techniques such as temporal reasoning and uncertainty management are proposed for the first studies, while the second are tackled with programming techniques based on the real time object paradigm. The outcomes of this itinerary crystallize on the ACCORD project which targets to manage - on the whole life cycle of a real time application - these two problematics, sometimes antagonistic: control of the dynamics and adaptivity. (author) [fr

  14. Time Use on Trains

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    Bjørner, Thomas

    2016-01-01

    . The passengers create a travel space in which they make dynamic shifts in different kinds of activities: media use, media non-use, social interactions and non-social interactions. Passengers expect the train operator to provide the travel space for different activities (including the possibility of mobile......This study explores how travel time is used and how passengers conceptualise travel time in Danish intercity trains and intercity fast trains. The new contribution to the literature this study can offer is in the inclusion of all kinds of passengers in the different compartments to understand train...... travel as a dynamic act of moving with shifts in activities. A mixed-method approach is used with self-completed questionnaires, frequency observations, shadowing observations and interviews. The findings reveal that the train passengers’ acts on the move are framed by both macro- and microstructures...

  15. This time it's different

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    Leder, Frederic; Shapiro, Judith N.

    2008-01-01

    There is virtual agreement among geologists that world production of conventional oil will peak at some point in the future. Oil, after all, is a finite resource, while demand will only grow over time. Geologists disagree, however, exactly when the peak will occur. Using data from the International Energy Agency, the US Department of Energy, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, and petroleum industry sources, we argue that conventional oil production will reach a worldwide maximum within the next 5-10 years, earlier than generally estimated, thus leaving a very short time frame within which to plan for conversion to alternative sources of energy. Unless planning is initiated immediately, the United States and other Western democracies will see their positions in the global economy undercut as military conflicts over limited energy resources increase, and wealth and power are shifted to authoritarian regimes in Russia, Venezuela, Africa and the Middle East

  16. JKJ accelerator timing system

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    Ohmori, C.; Mori, Y.; Yoshii, M.; Yamamoto, M.

    2001-01-01

    The JKJ (JAERl-KEK Joint Project) accelerator complex consists of the linear accelerator, 3 GeV and 50 GeV synchrotrons. To minimize the beam loss during the beam transfer from the 3 GeV synchrotron to the 50 GeV one, the synchronization of the two RF system of the rings is very important. To reduce the background from the high and low momentum neutron, the neutron beam chopper will be employed. The 3 GeV RF will be also synchronized to the chopper timing when the beam goes to the neutron facility. The whole timing control system of these accelerators and chopper will be described. (author)

  17. No sliding in time

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    Shtengel, Kirill; Nayak, Chetan; Bishara, Waheb; Chamon, Claudio

    2005-01-01

    In this letter, we analyse the following apparent paradox: as has been recently proved by Hastings (2004 Phys. Rev. 69 104431), under a general set of conditions, if a local Hamiltonian has a spectral gap above its (unique) ground state (GS), all connected equal-time correlation functions of local operators decay exponentially with distance. On the other hand, statistical mechanics provides us with examples of 3D models displaying so-called sliding phases (O'Hern et al 1999 Phys. Rev. Lett. 83 2745) which are characterized by the algebraic decay of correlations within 2D layers and exponential decay in the third direction. Interpreting this third direction as time would imply a gap in the corresponding (2+1)D quantum Hamiltonian which would seemingly contradict Hastings' theorem. The resolution of this paradox lies in the non-locality of such a quantum Hamiltonian. (letter to the editor)

  18. Multiple time scale dynamics

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    Kuehn, Christian

    2015-01-01

    This book provides an introduction to dynamical systems with multiple time scales. The approach it takes is to provide an overview of key areas, particularly topics that are less available in the introductory form.  The broad range of topics included makes it accessible for students and researchers new to the field to gain a quick and thorough overview. The first of its kind, this book merges a wide variety of different mathematical techniques into a more unified framework. The book is highly illustrated with many examples and exercises and an extensive bibliography. The target audience of this  book are senior undergraduates, graduate students as well as researchers interested in using the multiple time scale dynamics theory in nonlinear science, either from a theoretical or a mathematical modeling perspective. 

  19. The Best of Times.

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    Dwyer, Johanna T

    2017-08-21

    I came of age as a nutrition scientist during the best of times-years that spanned a rapidly changing world of food and nutrition science, politics, and policy that greatly broadened the specialty and its influence on public affairs. I followed the conventional route in academe, working my way up the academic ladder in Boston from a base first in a school of public health and later in a teaching hospital and medical school, interspersed with stints in Washington, DC. Thus I tell a tale of two cities. Those were the best of times because nutrition science and policy converged and led to important policies and programs that shaped the field for the next 50 years.

  20. Real time production optimization

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    Saputelli, Luigi; Otavio, Joao; Araujo, Turiassu; Escorcia, Alvaro [Halliburton, Houston, TX (United States). Landmark Division

    2004-07-01

    Production optimization encompasses various activities of measuring, analyzing, modeling, prioritizing and implementing actions to enhance productivity of a field. We present a state-of-the-art framework for optimizing production on a continuous basis as new sensor data is acquired in real time. Permanently acquired data is modeled and analyzed in order to create predictive models. A model based control strategy is used to regulate well and field instrumentation. The optimum field operating point, which changes with time, satisfies the maximum economic return. This work is a starting point for further development in automatic, intelligent reservoir technologies which get the most out of the abilities of permanent, instrumented wells and remotely activated downhole completions. The strategy, tested with history-matched data from a compartmentalised giant field, proved to reduce operating costs while increasing oil recovery by 27% in this field. (author)

  1. [Time, cultures, and coexistence].

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    Elchardus, M; Glorieux, I; Scheys, M

    1987-06-01

    "In this essay, the authors try to illustrate the relevance of the sociology of time for the study of migration and inter-cultural relations. It is argued that by taking the time-dimension more explicitly into account, our insights in the dynamics of these relations can be [improved].... In connection with international migration processes, this relationship appears to be influenced by at least six different factors: 1) the sudden transition from a rural to an urban, industrial environment; 2) the perspective of the return to the homeland; 3) the confrontation with the culture of the host country and with other migrants' cultures; 4) the religious, ideological and political developments in the homeland; 5) the reactions of the host country and the problems these create; 6) the minority position of the migrants." (SUMMARY IN ENG) excerpt

  2. Real time urbanism

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    Ana Ruiz Varona

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays, given the technological revolution of the society of information, the administrative management of the cities faces a new problem not as related to the projection of the urban space as to the capacity of controlling and measuring the process of direct and centralized production of the cities by part of some non-homogeneous social multitudes, in a hyper-accelerated time towards instantaneity. Against libertarian apologies of the new “participative urbanisms”, the article puts forward a discourse that shows the lost associated to the new problem of temporal instantaneity. In this regard we claim new process of mediation that allow administrations and urbanist monitoring the production of the city. To that end, a previous and necessary step will be the redefinition of the role of a new real time urbanist.

  3. Gravity, Time, and Lagrangians

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    Huggins, Elisha

    2010-01-01

    Feynman mentioned to us that he understood a topic in physics if he could explain it to a college freshman, a high school student, or a dinner guest. Here we will discuss two topics that took us a while to get to that level. One is the relationship between gravity and time. The other is the minus sign that appears in the Lagrangian. (Why would one…

  4. Real time falling leaves

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    Vázquez Alcocer, Pere Pau; Balsa, Marcos

    2007-01-01

    There is a growing interest in simulating natural phenomena in computer graphics applications. Animating natural scenes in real time is one of the most challenging problems due to the inherent complexity of their structure, formed by millions of geometric entities, and the interactions that happen within. An example of natural scenario that is needed for games or simulation programs are forests. Forests are difficult to render because the huge amount of geometric entities and the large amount...

  5. Uniqueness in time measurement

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    Lorenzen, P.

    1981-01-01

    According to P. Janich a clock is defined as an apparatus in which a point ( hand ) is moving uniformly on a straight line ( path ). For the definition of uniformly first the scaling (as a constant ratio of velocities) is defined without clocks. Thereafter the uniqueness of the time measurement can be proved using the prove of scaling of all clocks. But the uniqueness can be defined without scaling, as it is pointed out here. (orig.) [de

  6. Time dependent accessibility

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    Kaza, Nikhil

    2015-01-01

    Many place based accessibility studies ignore the time component. Relying on theoretical frameworks that treat distance between two fixed points as constant, these methods ignore the diurnal and seasonal changes in accessibility. Network distances between two nodes are dependent on the network structure and weight distribution on the edges. These weights can change quite frequently and the network structure itself is subject to modification because of availability and unavailability of links ...

  7. Time to move on?

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    Ellis, John

    2017-01-01

    Cosmology and particle physics have long been dominated by theoretical paradigms: Einstein's general theory of relativity in cosmology and the Standard Model of particle physics. The time may have come for paradigm shifts. Does cosmological inflation require a modification of Einstein's gravity? Have experiments at the LHC discovered a new particle beyond the Standard Model? It is premature to answer these questions, but we theorists can dream about the possibilities.

  8. Galileo Timing Applications

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    2007-11-01

    public bodies like university and research institutes. The user community analysis also includes a market analysis performed by a specialized company to... companies and public institutions (e.g., universities, research laboratories) that work in several different application domains in order to virtually...Summary of application domains for the use of time in cryptography. B2G B2B B2C Applications Military waypoints, judicial reports, construction

  9. Making time to talk.

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    2016-09-01

    NHS Employers has updated its people performance management toolkit, which now includes links to new guidance and resources. The toolkit encourages managers to 'make time to talk' about performance with staff, provides practical support, increases managers' knowledge about what good performance management is, and aims to increase their confidence in dealing with associated challenges, such as what to do if a team member is underperforming and how to give constructive feedback.

  10. Real Time Strategy Language

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    Hayes, Roy; Beling, Peter; Scherer, William

    2014-01-01

    Real Time Strategy (RTS) games provide complex domain to test the latest artificial intelligence (AI) research. In much of the literature, AI systems have been limited to playing one game. Although, this specialization has resulted in stronger AI gaming systems it does not address the key concerns of AI researcher. AI researchers seek the development of AI agents that can autonomously interpret learn, and apply new knowledge. To achieve human level performance, current AI systems rely on game...

  11. Real Time Baseball Database

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    Fukue, Yasuhiro

    The author describes the system outline, features and operations of "Nikkan Sports Realtime Basaball Database" which was developed and operated by Nikkan Sports Shimbun, K. K. The system enables to input numerical data of professional baseball games as they proceed simultaneously, and execute data updating at realtime, just-in-time. Other than serving as supporting tool for prepareing newspapers it is also available for broadcasting media, general users through NTT dial Q2 and others.

  12. Real Time Processing

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    CERN. Geneva; ANDERSON, Dustin James; DOGLIONI, Caterina

    2015-01-01

    The LHC provides experiments with an unprecedented amount of data. Experimental collaborations need to meet storage and computing requirements for the analysis of this data: this is often a limiting factor in the physics program that would be achievable if the whole dataset could be analysed. In this talk, I will describe the strategies adopted by the LHCb, CMS and ATLAS collaborations to overcome these limitations and make the most of LHC data: data parking, data scouting, and real-time analysis.

  13. Strange science takes time

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    2008-01-01

    The late astronomer Carl Sagan popularized the saying that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence," in reference to reports of alien visitations. Generating low-cost commercial fusion power, isolating antimatter and tracing reverse-time causality aren't as far out there as UFOs, but a similar rule might well apply: Extraordinary science requires extraordinary effort. With that in mind, here's a progress report on three extraordinary science projects that have popped up in the news...

  14. Space, time and causality

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    Lucas, J.R.

    1984-01-01

    Originating from lectures given to first year undergraduates reading physics and philosophy or mathematics and philosophy, formal logic is applied to issues and the elucidation of problems in space, time and causality. No special knowledge of relativity theory or quantum mechanics is needed. The text is interspersed with exercises and each chapter is preceded by a suggested 'preliminary reading' and followed by 'further reading' references. (U.K.)

  15. Time processing in dyscalculia.

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    Cappelletti, Marinella; Freeman, Elliot D; Butterworth, Brian L

    2011-01-01

    To test whether atypical number development may affect other types of quantity processing, we investigated temporal discrimination in adults with developmental dyscalculia (DD). This also allowed us to test whether number and time may be sub-served by a common quantity system or decision mechanisms: if they do, both should be impaired in dyscalculia, but if number and time are distinct they should dissociate. Participants judged which of two successively presented horizontal lines was longer in duration, the first line being preceded by either a small or a large number prime ("1" or "9") or by a neutral symbol ("#"), or in a third task participants decided which of two Arabic numbers (either "1," "5," "9") lasted longer. Results showed that (i) DD's temporal discriminability was normal as long as numbers were not part of the experimental design, even as task-irrelevant stimuli; however (ii) task-irrelevant numbers dramatically disrupted DD's temporal discriminability the more their salience increased, though the actual magnitude of the numbers had no effect; in contrast (iii) controls' time perception was robust to the presence of numbers but modulated by numerical quantity: therefore small number primes or numerical stimuli seemed to make durations appear shorter than veridical, but longer for larger numerical prime or numerical stimuli. This study is the first to show spared temporal discrimination - a dimension of continuous quantity - in a population with a congenital number impairment. Our data reinforce the idea of a partially shared quantity system across numerical and temporal dimensions, which supports both dissociations and interactions among dimensions; however, they suggest that impaired number in DD is unlikely to originate from systems initially dedicated to continuous quantity processing like time.

  16. About tunnelling times

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    Olkhovsky, V.S.; Recami, E.

    1991-08-01

    In this paper, first we critically analyse the main theoretical definitions and calculations of the sub-barrier tunnelling and reflection times. Secondly, we propose a new, physically sensible definition of such durations, on the basis of a recent general formalism (already tested for other types of quantum collisions). At last, we discuss some results regarding temporal evolution of the tunnelling processes, and in particular the ''particle'' speed during tunnelling. (author). 36 refs, 1 fig

  17. Timing Foreign Exchange Markets

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    Samuel W. Malone

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available To improve short-horizon exchange rate forecasts, we employ foreign exchange market risk factors as fundamentals, and Bayesian treed Gaussian process (BTGP models to handle non-linear, time-varying relationships between these fundamentals and exchange rates. Forecasts from the BTGP model conditional on the carry and dollar factors dominate random walk forecasts on accuracy and economic criteria in the Meese-Rogoff setting. Superior market timing ability for large moves, more than directional accuracy, drives the BTGP’s success. We explain how, through a model averaging Monte Carlo scheme, the BTGP is able to simultaneously exploit smoothness and rough breaks in between-variable dynamics. Either feature in isolation is unable to consistently outperform benchmarks throughout the full span of time in our forecasting exercises. Trading strategies based on ex ante BTGP forecasts deliver the highest out-of-sample risk-adjusted returns for the median currency, as well as for both predictable, traded risk factors.

  18. Digital time-interpolator

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    Schuller, S.; Nationaal Inst. voor Kernfysica en Hoge-Energiefysica

    1990-01-01

    This report presents a description of the design of a digital time meter. This time meter should be able to measure, by means of interpolation, times of 100 ns with an accuracy of 50 ps. In order to determine the best principle for interpolation, three methods were simulated at the computer with a Pascal code. On the basis of this the best method was chosen and used in the design. In order to test the principal operation of the circuit a part of the circuit was constructed with which the interpolation could be tested. The remainder of the circuit was simulated with a computer. So there are no data available about the operation of the complete circuit in practice. The interpolation part however is the most critical part, the remainder of the circuit is more or less simple logic. Besides this report also gives a description of the principle of interpolation and the design of the circuit. The measurement results at the prototype are presented finally. (author). 3 refs.; 37 figs.; 2 tabs

  19. The sun in time

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    Sonett, C.P.; Giampapa, M.S.; Matthews, M.S.

    1991-01-01

    Various papers on solar science are presented. The topics considered include: variability of solar irradiance, sunspot number, solar diameter, and solar wind properties; theory of luminosity and radius variations; standard solar models; the sun and the IMF; variations of cosmic-ray flux with time; accelerated particles in solar flares; solar cosmic ray fluxes during the last 10 million yrs; solar neutrinos and solar history; time variations of Be-10 and solar activity; solar and terrestrial components of the atmospheric C-14 variation spectrum; solar flare heavy-ion tracks in extraterrestrial objects. Also addressed are: the faint young sun problem; atmospheric responses to solar irradiation; quaternary glaciations; solar-terrestrial relationships in recent sea sediments; magnetic history of the sun; pre- and main-sequence evolution of solar activity; magnetic activity in pre-main-sequence stars; classical T Tauri stars; relict magnetism of meteorites; luminosity variability of solar-type stars; evolution of angular momentum in solar-mass stars; time evolution of magnetic fields on solarlike stars

  20. Extending over time

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    Christensen, Tanya Karoli; Jensen, Torben Juel; Christensen, Marie Herget

    recorded twice (in the 1980s and again in the 2000s). This allows us to study language change in three ways: in apparent time and in real time as both panel and trend studies. The study is based on a 1,3 M word corpus of spoken Danish, comprising 125 recordings with 84 Co-penhagen speakers, born 1942......-speakers’ treatment of the utterance with respect to conversational turn taking. This coding allows us to follow grammaticalization processes of the different GE types based on distribu-tional and mixed models analyses. A marked difference between Danish and English is the fact that very few variants are headed...... that variants with sådan noget, though prevalent across the board, may be stigmatized, since they are produced mainly by young WC males, and exhibit an overall drop in frequency over time. In our paper, we will use GEs in Danish as a case study for evaluating prevailing assumptions about the relationship...