Rika Takahashi | 23 June 2011As the region around Tohoku University recovers from the March earthquake and regains its footing, scientists there look forward to rejoining ILC research efforts, and the local government highlights the ways recovery could be facilitated by bringing the ILC to Iwate prefecture.
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Rika Takahashi | 2 June 2011On 26 May, a first test beam steered through the linac of the Accelerator Test Facility at KEK, Japan, with the same energy as before the March 2011 earthquake. Engineers are now working on the magnet alignment at the beam transportation line.
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12 May 2011As of now, our highest priority is the restoration of both campuses so that they can resume scientific activities as the Japanese Inter-University Research Institute Corporation and one of the world’s leading accelerator-science research laboratories.
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Barbara Warmbein | 14 April 2011A small group of young researchers at DESY, Germany, is working on a robot that could drastically reduce the time it takes to optically inspect a cavity. Their work covers everything from the pure mechanics of the workbench and fine-tuned motors for moving the heavy parts to developing sophisticated methods of automatically analysing the pictures. Cavities might eventually pass the check in two hours instead of the one-and-a-half days it takes today.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: camera, cavity inspection, cavity surface, DESY, Kyoto camera, OBACHT