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Guideline for ILC civil engineering completed

| 3 April 2014 The Japan Society of Civil Engineers has just completed a guideline report for the civil engineering of the International Linear Collider, based on a five-year investigation. This report will enable the best and most cost-effective construction of the ILC. Adapted to the Japanese candidate site, this document will be effective for the construction of ILC at any overseas sites, and also useful to other future large-scale underground constructions. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Former ILCSC chair Jon Bagger to lead TRIUMF

20 March 2014 Jonathan Bagger, ILCSC chair until its final meeting a year ago and current member of the Linear Collider Board, will take over as Director of the Canadian national lab TRIUMF from July 2014, TRIUMF announced on Tuesday. "It is an exciting time to lead the laboratory,” Bagger, currently of Johns Hopkins University, said. “Its collaborative, interdisciplinary model represents the future for much of science. TRIUMF helps Canada connect fundamental research to important societal goals, ranging from health and safety to education and innovation.” Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

From DESY inForm: Accelerator – stonewashed

| 20 March 2014 Usually it’s basic research – especially for particle accelerators – that pioneers new technology. But in this case the researchers obviously had a little inspirational snoop at Levi’s or any other jeans manufacturer’s. Recently, DESY’s superconducting TESLA cavities have started to be surface-treated with a stonewashing equipment – accelerators stonewashed, so to say. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Strengthening Asian capability in SCRF technology

| 6 March 2014 Sixteen thousand – that’s the number of the superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) accelerating cavities needed to build the 500-Giga-electronvolt linear collider. The fabrications of these 16 000 cavities will be divided between the three regions of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. This week, encouraging news about SCRF cavity fabrication came from Asia. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

The road to Kitakami

| 20 February 2014 Our mission was clear: we were the tasters, the vanguard. In early February, the two European LC communicators travelled to Japan for three days to a. find our way around the Japanese transport system, b. be filmed doing so, c. find entry points of improvement potential for foreigners about to make the same experience, and d. start a communication model for the future multi-national laboratory. Here is how it all played out. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

From KEK: KEK sets up Planning Office for the International Linear Collider

6 February 2014 Tsukuba, 6 January 2014. KEK, Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, has set up a Planning Office for the International Linear Collider. The office will be headed by Atsuto Suzuki, Director General of KEK, and will oversee a broad range of activities required for realisation of the ILC, in addition to the ongoing efforts. Read more in English - Read more in Japanese

French Linear Collider community meets to reinforce links with world-wide partners

Marc Besancon (CEA/Irfu), Maxim Titov (CEA/Irfu), Marc Winter (CNRS/IN2P3, IPHC) | 9 January 2014 The French Linear collider community organised its second “Linear Collider days” last November. The highlights of the meetings, summarised here by three of the organisers, show the diversity of the fields addressed the community and its expertise. The days ended with a special session dedicated to country reports where accelerator and detector activities in different continents were reviewed in the context of their possible future cooperation with France. It served as one of the building blocks in constructing European ILC Community. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Accelerating News: Synergies for testing Superconducting RF (SRF) cavities

19 December 2013 CRISP, the "Cluster of Research Infrastructures for Synergies in Physics" is a European-funded project and one of its objectives is to upgrade and harmonise the SRF Accelerator Structures for ESS, ILC, LHC upgrade and the European XFEL. The activity supports an optimised surface treatment, the application of advanced test and preparation infrastructure as well as state-of-the-art diagnostics tools. Significant focus is laid on the knowledge transfer between ESS, CERN and DESY. Read more in Accelerating News Winter 2013 issue Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

From DESY inForm: Under one roof

| 19 December 2013 One-stop (work)shopping for high-gradient cavities: in a new lab at DESY in Hamburg all inspection and treatment processes for cavities come together under one roof to make treatment faster and more reliable and prepare for serial production. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Power napping for detectors

| 5 December 2013 If physicists had it their way, detectors of the future would be powered with air. They want no material and no electronic noise to disturb their measurements. Powering by air isn’t a realistic option, so electrical engineers are tackling the challenge, putting a lot of effort into keeping noise down and material out. One of them is Cristian Fuentes at CERN. His latest project: power pulsing for the CLIC detector. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,
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