COMMUNITY SITE: Particle Physics Central

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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1025
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5636.1025a

Spreading the word about developments in particle physics and kindred fields is the goal of the community site, launched last week. A joint production of more than a dozen particle physics labs and organizations—such as CERN in Switzerland and Fermilab in Illinois—the site caters to everyone from scientists to students.

Visitors can peruse stories from the news media and press releases from the individual labs to get the latest on fresh discoveries, appointments, and the research-funding scene. Physicists can plan their travel with the calendar of upcoming conferences. To help teachers pep up dry lectures, the site offers a bounty of images, from snapshots of Nobel laureates to this gaudy head-on collision between lead ions. There's also a video library with tours of various accelerators, educational films on topics such as antimatter and quarks, and a handful of atomic animations.

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