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International forum reviews linear collider physics case

| 16 February 2012 The international community of theorists and experimentalists working on ILC and CLIC is convinced of the strong physics case for a generic linear collider. More than one hundred of them gathered at DESY last week for three days of intense discussions and review of the different physics scenarios. Two papers are now under way and will be finalised by this summer. In the meantime the input from the whole particle physics community will be very welcome. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

1-TeV beam shapes up

| 9 February 2012 Designing a 1-TeV upgrade of the ILC requires a suitable particle beam to go along with it. Scientists recently decided on the shape of the 1-TeV beam, and it has a shifted waist. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

From Fermilab Today: Origins of mass: It’s not what you think

19 January 2012 If you have even the faintest interest in particle physics, you've heard about the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is the leading candidate explanation for the origin of the masses of point-like subatomic particles. By extension, the Higgs boson is the origin of mass in the universe, right? There's only one problem with that statement—it's totally wrong. Read the full article in Fermilab Today. View videos about the Higgs boson from the author, Don Lincoln: What is the Higgs Boson? | Higgs Boson: How do you search for it? (and latest news) Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

Advancing superconducting accelerating technology

| 5 January 2012 Last month, the biannual TESLA Technology Collaboration, hosted by the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences together with Peking University and Tsinghua University, was held at IHEP in Beijing. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

Most-read in 2011

5 January 2012 What news got your attention in 2011? Revisit ILC NewsLine's most-read stories from last year.

From CERN: ATLAS and CMS experiments present Higgs search status

15 December 2011 13 December 2011: In a seminar held at CERN today, the ATLAS and CMS3 experiments presented the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Light as a feather

| 8 December 2011 A group of European physicists, the PLUME collaboration, aims to prototype an ultra-light device intended to equip one of the thinnest and lightest elements at the inner heart of the ILC detectors: the vertex detector. At CERN one month ago, a full-scale prototype equipped with CMOS pixel sensors was successfully tested in beam. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

LCIO 2.0 improves simulation coordination

| 8 December 2011 A new version of linear collider data storage software was released this past autumn to accommodate detector scientists' increasing sophistication in simulating particle events. LCIO (the name comes from 'linear collider input/output') continues to facilitate agreement among the world's linear collider groups with a common event data model and file format for data exchange. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Successful slamming with music and the ILC

| 1 December 2011 In a nationwide “Weltmaschine day” to celebrate the second anniversary of collisions in the Large Hadron Collider, universities and institutes all over Germany not only presented the latest results from the LHC to crowded lecture halls, but also showed the fun side of physics in slams and exhibits. A slam about the ILC came first at DESY in Hamburg. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Setting the stages for shorter bunches

| 23 November 2011 One of the busiest places in the ILC design is the central region. It’s where it all happens: the beams get squeezed and focused and kicked into collision and out comes physics. To make sure that everything works to perfection and to reach consensus on the design, the central region has just undergone a technical baseline review, along with areas like the connection between damping ring and main linac. One of the core decisions for the latter: a two-stage bunch compressor for shorter beams. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,
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