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Concentrating our energy towards the realisation of the ILC

| 12 September 2013 On 3 September, the Asia-Pacific High Energy Physics Panel (AsiaHEP) and Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) jointly issued a statement that the ILC is the most promising electron positron collider to achieve the objectives of next-generation physics. Category: Around the World | Tagged: ,

Pixel party

25 July 2013 Three detector R&D collaborations working on tomorrow's pixel detectors for charged particles joined forces in a combined test in a beam of particles. With the successful read-out of the three devices in a single data acquisition, they reach another milestone of the EU-sponsored AIDA Project. Work continues towards a more versatile telescope infrastructure to be made available to a broad user community. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Hydrides: the nemesis of high-quality SRF cavities?

| 25 July 2013 Hydrogen has long been known as a possible enemy of superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) cavities - like those needed for the ILC - thanks to its potential to form non-superconducting hydrides that limit cavity quality factor (Q) and gradient. Researchers at Fermilab have made further progress in understanding the full physics behind hydrogen involvement, which is an important step towards improvements in cavity processing. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Take two for cryomodule 2

| 11 July 2013 With the repair and reinstallation of the cryomodule known as CM2, Fermilab researchers are back on the road towards achieving the International Linear Collider’s R&D “S1” goal: operating a cryomodule at ILC gradient specifications. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

On the way to SiD: testing a novel calorimeter

| 11 July 2013 Researchers are taking a step towards the realisation of the International Linear Collider’s (ILC) SiD detector with a test beam of a SiD-specific electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) planned for this month at SLAC. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

SLAC inaugurates a new era for the future ILC (twice)

| 27 June 2013 The University of Tokyo, CERN and Fermilab weren’t the only locations celebrating the handover of the International Linear Collider’s (ILC) Technical Design Report on 12 June. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

China’s strategy on next-generation high-energy electron-positron colliders discussed

| 27 June 2013 From 12 to 14 June, the 464th Fragrant Hill Science Conference on “The Next-generation High Energy Electron Positron Collider - Current Situation and Future Strategy” was held in the Beijing Fragrant Hill Hotel. Thirty-five front-line scientists from theoretical physics, experimental physics, detectors and accelerators from eleven institutes in China joined the conference. Scientists reviewed the achievements of high-energy-frontier experiments and current research programmes on particle physics both at home and abroad. They also discussed China's strategy for the next-generation high-energy electron-positron colliders. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

From symmetry magazine: International Linear Collider design is ‘good to go’

27 June 2013 At a series of events held on three continents, scientists celebrated the completion of the design for a next-generation particle collider, the International Linear Collider.

Setting the course for European particle physics

| 30 May 2013 On 30 May, at a special meeting hosted by the European Commission in Brussels, the CERN Council formally adopted the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics. This strategy sets the course for the future of this research field in Europe, making recommendations for projects and research sectors to be pursued with priority, both the near-term and the long-term future. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Hiking like an electron

| 30 May 2013 Hiking for charity can be a bit like particle acceleration, say three DESY scientist who walked an Oxfam Trailwalk in Japan in May. Beta functions, final focus, samurais and a shrouded Mount Fuji were all part of their two-day adventure. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,
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