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New working group toward ILC in Japan meets for the first time

| 10 December 2015 Getting the best people from all over the world is one of the biggest challenges to realise the International Linear Collider, the next-generation electron-positron collider. That’s why there’s a new working group on human resources, called into being by Japan’s ILC Advisory Panel, to tackle the issue before the ILC has even been approved. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

High-precision vertexing: from concept to reality

| 25 November 2015 They're all individuals: detectors for particle physics all look very different. However, some of the technologies they (plan to) use can be the same, as this example from Belle II hows: it uses a component originally designed for an ILC detector. An example of technology transfer from the future... Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: Fermilab attains unprecedented quality factor for LCLS-II dressed cavity

12 November 2015 Members of Fermilab's Technical Division are working on superconducting radio-frequency cavities that are shaped like squatty beads on straight string. These prone, uniformly bulging tubes accelerate the particle beams that shoot through their hollow insides. The team recently achieved a record-high quality factor with a fully dressed cavity for a SLAC-headed project, Linac Coherent Light Source II.

Superconducting cavities are a ‘hot’ topic

| 15 October 2015 From 14 to 18 September 334 physicists, engineers and technicians from all around the world made their way to Whistler, Canada, for the 17th International Conference on Superconducting Radiofrequency (SRF). The conference takes place every two years and shines a light upon all new developments in the different fields of superconducting cavities. It is the leading conference in this field of physics and discusses the actual state of the art of this technology. And right now it is a topic that progresses very fast. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Science 101: Higgs-kun’s first day at his new school

| 1 October 2015 Curious about ILC in Japan and the Higgs particle but not a physicist? Well not a problem! This little Youtube video gives answers to many questions. It is designed for school kids and will explain everything in an easy and short fashion. Also, it will introduce you to Higgs-kun - a ghost-like character representing the Higgs particle who is new at his school. So, take the time and watch this short video. You will see many interesting things!

Back in the beam

| 17 September 2015 Calorimeter prototypes have been taking showers at CERN – particle showers, that is. Detector developers have just packed up their equipment after finishing a campaign to understand the time structure of hadron showers. And they are happy with what they achieved. Find out how a beer chiller played a role in the test beam as well… Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Fresh funding for technical detector prototypes

| 3 September 2015 Detector R&D for future projects has just received a boost in Germany. Six universities are receiving some 1.8 million Euros from the German ministry of education and research (BMBF) for the next three years – twice the amount that was available before. The project will concentrate on improving the time projection chamber for the ILD detector, one of the two planned ILC detector concepts, and the hadronic calorimeter based on SiPMs. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Survey reveals ILC-related hopes and fears of high school kids

| 25 June 2015 In spring, 1408 high school students answered a survey done by the Oshu International Relations Association. The survey asked whether they had heard about the ILC, what it meant to them and whether they had any worries or expectations. The results are fascinating and will have some influence on how the project will be communicated to locals if it gets approved. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

From symmetry: Q&A: New director-general of KEK

25 June 2015 At a recent symposium about the proposed International Linear Collider, Symmetry chatted with Masanori Yamauchi, the new director-general of KEK, Japan’s high-energy accelerator research organization. Yamauchi, who received his PhD in physics at the University of Tokyo, has been at the laboratory for more than 30 years.

The European XFEL – helping pave the way for the ILC

| 11 June 2015 The European XFEL at DESY, Germany, will be a brilliant light source for a broad range of fundamental research in all areas of science – but it is also the first great mass production of the so-called TESLA technology. The ILC community is thus watching the construction of the European XFEL very closely. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,
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