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Jialin Xie wins China’s top science award

and | 23 February 2012 Jialin Xie, a 92-year-old specialist in particle accelerators, was awarded the State Top Scientific and Technological Award by President Jintao Hu at a ceremony held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 14 February. Xie is best known for helping China build its first high-energy electron linear accelerator in 1964 and for contributing to the research and design of the Beijing Electron Positron Collider in the 1980s. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Advancing superconducting accelerating technology

| 5 January 2012 Last month, the biannual TESLA Technology Collaboration, hosted by the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences together with Peking University and Tsinghua University, was held at IHEP in Beijing. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

The pursuit of polarised positrons

| 8 September 2011 Researchers gather in Beijing to discuss the latest and future research on positron sources for a next-generation linear collider at this year’s POSIPOL workshop. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

ILC positron collaboration meeting held in Beijing

| 1 September 2011 Scientists working on the positron source for a future linear collider gather in Beijing to discuss R&D and accelerator design. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

A laboratory without walls

and | 14 April 2011 The France-China Particle Physics Laboratory is a lab without walls, enabling Chinese and French particle and accelerator scientists to work together towards the new energy frontier with experiments such as the LHC and the ILC. Its fourth annual workshop took place in Shandong University, Jinan, China from 7 to 9 April 2011. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

A niobium company visit in Ningxia, China

| 24 February 2011 On 18 February 2011, a delegation of Global Design Effort representatives visited the Orient Tantalum Industry Co. Ltd (OTIC), Ningxia, a leading niobium company in China. The group consisted of ILC project managers Akira Yamamoto and Marc Ross, together with Robert Rimmer of Thomas Jefferson Laboratory in the US, accompanied by Asian Linear Collider Steering Committee Chairman Jie Gao and ILC group member Jiyuan Zhai of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

New start, new hope

| 6 January 2011 From 7 to 8 December 2010, the IHEP-KEK 1.3-gigahertz superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technology collaboration meeting was held at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. This was the third in a series of meetings held regularly since 2009. Eight high-energy accelerator experts from KEK and Kyoto University and nearly thirty researchers from IHEP participated. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

First gathering in Beijing

| 4 November 2010 Just a week after the International Workshop on Linear Colliders (IWLC2010) held in Geneva, China's Linear Collider Workshop (CLCW2010) organised by the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) was held in Beijing Laffitte Hotel from 30 to 31 October. For the first time, China's linear collider community gathered together to exchange ideas and have a comprehensive discussion about China's participation in the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider study (CLIC). Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Progress on China’s collaboration with XFEL and FAIR

| 2 September 2010 The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (European XFEL) and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) are two important international cooperative science facilities mainly led by Germany. China has participated in the R&D of some detectors, low-temperature systems, high-performance undulators, superconducting material and special material for these projects. On 29 August 2008, the project "Basic Research on the FEL and FAIR" supported by China's national programme for key basic research and development (officially called 973 programme) started. The project is coordinated by the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (IHEP), and about ten different research institutes, universities and corporations in China participate in this project, including the Institute of Modern Physics, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Orient Tantalum Industry Corp. (OTIC), etc. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Important progress on IHEP superconducting cavity

| 22 July 2010 A 1.3-Gigahertz low-loss type large-grain nine-cell superconducting cavity called IHEP-01 produced at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing, China, achieved an accelerating gradient of 20 Megavolts per metre in its first vertical test at KEK on 1 July. This may not be the design gradient yet, but it marks an important progress on the research and development of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) technology in China. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , ,
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