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How great does the ‘Great Wall’ have to be?

| 9 June 2016 A long-standing issue that had kept civil engineers and accelerator developers busy has now been resolved: the design option of the loaf-shaped Kamaboko tunnel will have a separating wall of 1.5 metres. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Spain and Japan strengthen industrial collaboration toward the ILC

| 26 May 2016 A Spanish Japanese Collaboration in industry and science? Yes, a collaboration which just took another important step to strengthen this relationship at May 13th at the Collaboration Opportunities on Fusion and Accelerator Technologies and Projects workshop at the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo. Tohru Takahshi from Hiroshima University attended this workshop and offers his impressions about the actual developments and relations between Japan and Spain. In his short review of this event he included many details about the speakers, the Spanish Japanese History and of course a short look in further events. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Cool sensors: new silicon detectors have their fridges built in

| 12 May 2016 Silicon-based devices for the detection of charged particles form the core of every modern collider experiment. As position-sensitive devices get thinner and thinner, supports and services must be more and more integrated into the sensor itself. IFIC Valencia, HLL-MPG Munich and Bonn University show the viability and cooling performance of a process that integrates the cooling channels in the active silicon sensor. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Big science needs international partnership

| 24 March 2016 After a strategic US-Japan meeting earlier this year, the delegates from Japan recently briefed their colleagues on the outcome of the various discussions. The US and Japan have strong ties in science and technology, and the ILC plays an important role. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Directors from major particle physics labs meet Japanese journalists

| 10 March 2016 On 26 February, members of the ICFA gathered in a conference room in Tokyo, Japan, for the press conference, explaining the status of accelerator science in the world. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Unplugged: new magnet concept could lower CLIC’s power bill

| 3 March 2016 Spirits lifted by a motivating talk by CERN's new Director-General, scientists attending the recent CLIC workshop say that there’s a lot that’s happening in the world of the Compact Linear Collider study. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Here’s your physics case, once and for all

| 11 February 2016 Dear colleagues, this one is for you. All those paper writing thesis completing report submitting physicists out there: here comes a new central paper for your list of references and your reading list. It provides a comprehensive physics case for the e+e- linear collider and puts all the topics and ideas from theory, collider searches, astronomy in context to each other. It’s been published in the open-access peer-reviewed European Physical Journal C (EPJC). Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

A dream comes true

| 11 February 2016 The direct detection of gravitational waves, announced today by the LIGO-VIRGO scientific collaborations, marks another great day in the history of fundamental research. It is the product of years of preparation, data taking and hard scientific work and provides just as many answers as new questions to physics. One man has witnessed the project’s history and its breakthrough first hand and provides his personal view of the story (and what it means for other science projects): former ILC Director Barry Barish. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

Stamp of approval

28 January 2016 We often get requests to use the ILC logo from companies and organisations who would like to show their support for the International Linear Collider project. We have a solution: here's the new "We support the ILC" logo, ready for use wherever you please. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Family reunion of many generations of TESLA technology

| 14 January 2016 Quality factors, nitrogen doping and "the golden age" of superconducting radio frequency technology: an in-depth report from the recent TESLA technology collaboration meeting, also covered in this week's Director's Corner. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,
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