Last week’s issue of NewsLine announced a wrong date for the “Informal Discussion” to take place in conjunction with the French Linear Collider days. The meeting will take place on Friday, 29 November from 14:00 to 18:00 h at LAL Orsay. A special Indico page has been set up for this event.
Leah Hesla | 3 February 2011Though it doesn’t sound like a way to tidy up, the alliteratively named klystron cluster could be the mechanism that helps streamline the large-scale design of the ILC. Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in the US are currently developing the klystron cluster scheme, a new kind power-delivery system for radio frequency cavities that distributes power from a common conduit.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: KCS, klystron, klystron cluster, single tunnel, SLAC
Rika Takahashi | 27 January 2011There is a question almost always asked when talking about science - “OK, this is interesting. But is it useful for something?” Not too many scientists working on basic science are good at answering this question. “Dr. Masatoshi Koshiba sometimes says that the neutrino, his main research subject, is not useful at all. Well, a Nobel laureate could say that, but not us. I try to talk more about useful accelerators these days,” said Atsuto Suzuki, the Director General of KEK, at a symposium held in Kyoto, Japan, in November, which was organised by the Advanced Accelerator Association promoting science and technology (AAA).
Category: Around the World | Tagged: AAA, accelerator research, Japan
Leah Hesla | 27 January 2011The idea behind recycling is straightforward: reuse what you have to make more of the same. Applying this concept, however, is seldom simple. In the case of Cornell University's Energy Recovery Linac (ERL), recycling energy to generate particle beams requires technological advancements that are born from decades of research. If scientists there fulfil their mission, they'll be able to use particle beams to accelerate particle beams, producing some of the brightest bunches to be made by an accelerator.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Cornell, energy recovery linac, ERL
Barbara Warmbein | 20 January 2011A device used the linear collider’s hadronic calorimeter could soon help detect cancer. It would also be the central part of what is likely going to be the world’s smallest calorimeter – so tiny that it can fit on the tip of an endoscope to be inserted into a person’s stomach. Since January 2011, a consortium of some 60 scientists from 13 institutes all across Europe is officially building the world’s first in-body calorimeter, funded by the European commission in its 7th Framework Programme with about 6 million Euros over a period of four years.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: calorimeter, Europe, Framework Program, PET, technology transfer
13 January 2011Today we received the news that we will not receive funding for the proposed Tevatron extension and consequently the Tevatron will close at the end of FY2011 as was previously planned. The present budgetary climate did not permit DOE to secure the additional funds needed to run the Tevatron for three more years as recommended by the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Fermilab, HEPAP, Tevatron, United States
Min Zhang | 6 January 2011From 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: 1.3 GHz, IHEP, IHEP-02, KEK, SRF technology
Wilhelm Bialowons (DESY) | 16 December 2010Early November, four members of the Global Design Effort Conventional Facilities and Siting group and two guests from Japanese industry visited DESY in Hamburg, Germany, for two days. They wanted to find out more about the current state of the European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) civil construction and to get information about other relevant projects like DESY
Category: Around the World | Tagged: DESY, FLASH, tunnel, XFEL
24 November 2010Developing and improving superconducting radio-frequency technology is an important goal for Fermilab. SRF technology allows us to conceive and plan for future accelerators, such as Project X, the ILC or the Muon Collider, or for energy production applications such as Accelerator Driven Systems. One thing that will help this goal is a new facility that we will start up next year in the Technical Division, named the Integrated Cavity Processing Apparatus.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: electropolishing, Fermilab, SRF technology, superconducting cavity
Barbara Warmbein | 11 November 2010Germans enjoy punctuality, and Germans like to plan ahead. Though these may sound like tired clichés, the German particle physics community recently lived up to international expectations and met for a workshop to set the strategy for particle physics in Germany in the years to come. The physicists were asked by their funding agency, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, to map out the future and present their interests and priorities — next year the European Strategy for Particle Physics will plan a strategy that takes into account the latest results from the LHC. As one of the major players in Europe, Germany wants to be prepared. The overall strategy process will conclude in September 2012 with a new strategy for Europe.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Europe, Germany