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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: , , , , , ,

From symmetry breaking: Favored Higgs hiding spot remains after most complete search yet

23 November 2011 Almost a year of work, more than 50 meetings and plenty of diplomacy went into calculating the LHC experiments’ first combination of Higgs search results. The study, made public on 18 November, eliminates several hints the individual experiments saw in previous analyses but leaves in play the favored mass range for the Higgs boson, between 114 and 141 GeV. ATLAS and CMS ruled out at a 95 percent confidence level a Higgs boson with a mass between 141 and 476 GeV. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

Jefferson Lab and IHEP renew accelerator cavity collaboration

| 17 November 2011 Jefferson Lab in the US and the Institute for High Energy Physics in China sign a formal agreement that will further accelerator cavity research. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,

From CERN Courier: Advances in acceleration: the superconducting way

10 November 2011 The most ambitious future application under study is for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a 500 GeV superconducting linear accelerator. It will require 16 km of superconducting cavities operating at gradients of 31.5 MV/m. Intense research is underway to reach a high yield for high gradients: 30–40 MV/m. New vendors for niobium, for cavities and for associated components are being developed around the world. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

Is the Higgs enough?

| 10 November 2011 Few particles get as much attention today as the theorised Higgs boson, which so far has eluded detection. Whatever the outcome of the Large Hadron Collider's search for it - whether it finds a Higgs particle or not - there is still compelling physics that a future collider should explore. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,
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