Barbara Warmbein | 16 August 2012A new stage show based on accelerators and accelerator physics is taking off in Germany this month. Conceived by two ILC scientists at DESY, it shows the basic ingredients of a particle accelerator, complete with all the fun stuff, to schoolchildren ages 12 and up. It even gives a live audience-involving demonstration of the fundamental acceleration principle of the ILC.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: accelerator, DESY, outreach, show
9 August 2012The development of the superconducting 1.3-GHz radio-frequency test facility at NML, which would comprise three cryomodules and an electron beam to test them, suffered a setback earlier this year with the zeroing out of funds for the International Linear Collider. NML will continue to operate as a cryomodule test facility despite the zeroing out of ILC funds, explains Fermilab Director Pier Oddone in his 31-July Director's Corner.
Rika Takahashi | 2 August 2012On 30 July, a report called "Science Frontier Kyushu" was presented in the eighth meeting of a study group in Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. This report is indicative of the prefectures' aim in urban development to build a new international science city, which could be a hub of science research in the 21st century.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Japan, Kyushu, siting
12 July 2012Spain was recently host to two international physics and science encounters: the 40th International Meeting on Fundamental Physics and the Cantabria Campus Nobel. While one was pivotal for the Spanish high-energy physics landscape, the other offered a unique opportunity for scientists from all ages and backgrounds to exchange ideas.
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Barbara Warmbein | 28 June 2012A new integration technology that could also be used in the ILC detectors will soon serve as a node point for connecting several German and international institutes and universities in the common goal to develop fast, efficient and reliable detector components in the Helmholtz Detector Technology and Systems Platform. The unusual aspect of the collaboration: these detectors are not only for Higgs- and SUSY-hunting apparatus for particle physics, but also for more compact and more targeted devices for use in light sources.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: 3-D silicon technology, DESY, Helmholtz Association, particle physics, photon science
Qian Pan | 7 June 2012Last week, China’s second Linear Collider Workshop was held in Beijing to discuss how China can join in the pre-research and future construction of ILC project more constructively. A unanimous consensus was reached that China should play an active role in ILC international cooperation and key-technology R&D on accelerator and detectors should be further pushed ahead.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Asia, China, China Linear Collider Workshop
Barbara Warmbein | 24 May 2012There’s no doubt that the life of a cavity is exciting – lots of power, whizzing particles, superconductivity, the lot. How does it get there, what are the stations of its life? A new photo series is in production that follows a cavity from niobium ingot to cryomodule, and an exhibition of these images opens next week at DESY in Germany.
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Leah Hesla | 19 April 2012Out with the old, in with the new! Having completed a successful run of tests on Cryomodule 1, Fermilab researchers remove it from its current home and install Cryomodule 2. The new device’s components have shown promise, and with the experience from the earlier cryomodule brought to bear on the next, the team hopes to realise the ILC gradient goals at Fermilab before long.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: CM1, CM2, cryomodule, Fermilab, SRF cryomodule