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Linear collider technology checks LHC lumi

| 5 March 2015 There’s a piece of linear collider detector technology that is getting ready to take real collision data. The linear collider may be at planning stage, but right in the middle of the CMS detector, a luminometer based on work done for the forward region of the ILC’s ILD detector is very much a working piece of kit. It will measure the luminosity in CMS, ie the rate of collisions that the LHC produces per second, and the beam-induced background. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,

LHC’s two-year shutdown drawing to a close

19 February 2015 Two years after the team in the CERN Control Centre switched off the beams in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 14 February 2013 the LHC is set to start up again at the end of March. Hundreds of engineers and technicians have been repairing and strengthening the laboratory's accelerators and experiments in preparation for running the LHC at the higher energy. So what has the work achieved? Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Register now for a different and fun linear collider meeting

| 8 January 2015 Register now for a new style of Asian regional linear collider workshop, ALCW 2015! ALCW to be held in Tsukuba and Tokyo, Japan. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

CERN-KEK offices established

26 November 2014 CERN and the Japanese high-energy accelerator research laboratory KEK have a long history of collaboration. An agreement signed at KEK on 21 November puts this on even firmer ground: both labs will establish CERN-KEK offices to increase the collaborative effort on accelerator R&D and construction projects of mutual interest. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

The future of Higgs physics

| 30 October 2014 The Large Hadron Collider, the collider that helped find the Higgs particle, will resume operations again in a few months. Scientists will dig deeper into the properties of the Higgs particle. How can the ILC help? By studying how it couples to light particles, for example, and measuring its lifetime, say theorists. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Full ILC-type cryomodule makes the grade

| 16 October 2014 All eight cavities in an ILC-type cryomodule achieved the accelerating gradient specified for the International Linear Collider earlier this month. The cryomodule, CM2, was developed and assembled to advance superconducting radio-frequency technology and infrastructure at Americas-region laboratories. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

What does the P5 report mean for the International Linear Collider?

| 21 August 2014 The 2014 P5 report makes provisions for significant US participation in the ILC construction, should the project move forward. The particle physics community recognises the imperative for US participation in the project to maintain its leadership position in high-energy physics. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

From ICFA: International committee looks toward a global future of particle physics discoveries

24 July 2014 A global strategy for particle physics is taking shape, one world region at a time. Featuring colliders that smash particles at higher energies than ever before, and gigantic experiments to study the smallest components of matter, this future will lead to breakthrough discoveries at facilities around the globe. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

How small can you go?

| 19 June 2014 The world’s smallest ever beam size of 55 nanometres was achieved by the ATF2 facility at KEK, reported Nobuhiro Terunuma at the AWLC workshop held at Fermilab. And what is more, the results are reproducible, which means that for the ILC, a recovery after a short break would be no issue. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: International Linear Collider makes progress in siting, R&D

22 May 2014 Last week, members of the Linear Collider Collaboration met at Fermilab to discuss the progress and future of the proposed International Linear Collider, as well as of CERN's Compact Linear Collider, during the Americas Workshop on Linear Colliders. At the workshop, scientists and engineers involved in the ILC discussed both their recent successes and the work still to be done to make the 18-mile-long electron-positron collider a reality. Read more
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