The 2017 CERN-Latin-American School of High-Energy Physics will be held in San Juan del Rio, Mexico, from 8 to 21 March 2017. The deadline for applications is 18 November. The lectures will cover a broad range of HEP topics at a level suitable for students working for a PhD in experimental particle physics. Financial support may be available for Latin-American students attending the School. Although the School is targeted particularly at students from Latin-American countries, it is open to self-funding students coming from other regions.
Ricarda Laasch | 15 October 2015From 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: cavity, cryomodule, SRF technology
Ricarda Laasch | 1 October 2015Curious 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!
Barbara Warmbein | 3 September 2015Detector 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: BMBF, CALICE, detector R&D, Germany, ILD, LCTPC, SiPMs, TPC
Barbara Warmbein | 25 June 2015In 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: community work, Iwate, Japan, outreach, siting, Super B
25 June 2015At 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.
Barbara Warmbein | 28 May 2015Accelerator experts from Europe and Japan have a long history of cooperation for projects such as ATF at the Japanese lab KEK, and of course the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. A new EU-funded project makes sure that cooperation continues with future projects like the high-luminosity LHC, the Future Circular Collider FCC, CLIC, the ILC and many more. The first researcher (from the German lab DESY) has already spent nine weeks in Japan to improve simulations for site-specific machine-detector-interface questions for the ILC.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF, CERN, E-JADE, Europe, European Strategy for Particle Physics, FCC, ILC, J-PARC, Japan, LHC
14 May 2015At the ILC Tokyo Symposium, held on April 22, 2015 at the Ito International Hall in Tokyo, Japan, members of the Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) issued a statement confirming their conviction of the scientific justification for a prompt realization of the International Linear Collider (ILC). The event included more than 300 global participants from the Asian Linear Collider Workshop (ALCW) 2015, members of the high-energy physics community, government officials, ambassadors and members of the press.