A trip down main linac lane

by Barbara Warmbein

A team at DESY has created a complete virtual-reality three-dimensional ILC. They have combined information from various computer-aided design systems and about all areas of the ILC together in one model that you can now walk through. This model can highlight problems before they become costly and is a great motivator for the owners of the individual systems.

Image of the week

European community discusses the future of particle physics

by Barbara Warmbein

LHC upgrades, linear colliders, muon colliders, neutrino experiments, even theory - the list of projects to discuss on the strategy list was long. The nearly 500 participants at CERN Council's Open Symposium on European Strategy for Particle Physics did however manage to cover all of those and more. A briefing book will summarise the results of the discussions. Read the CERN Press Release

Director's Corner

SLAC celebrates 50 years

by Barry Barish

SLAC has had a remarkable first 50 years, which were celebrated in a special event this past month. Although the theme of that event focused on the next 50 years, the achievements of the past inform the future plans and prospects. In that regard, the physics achievements of SLAC were duly noted at the event because the American Physical Society named it an APS Historic Site and awarded the lab a plaque.

Around the World

Linear collider event during IEEE symposium in Anaheim

There will be a special linear collider event during this year's IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium in Anaheim, US. Industry, accelerator experts and linear collider researchers from around the world gather to discuss technologies and possibilities.

In the News

  • from
    10 September 2012

    The announcement two months ago that physicists have discovered a particle consistent with the famous Higgs boson cleared a formal hurdle on Monday with publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

  • from Science News
    7 September 2012

    Physicists capture the long-sought Higgs particle, which explains why other particles have mass.