Leah Hesla | 13 October 2011Steinar Stapnes has assumed the title of CERN’s Linear Collider Study Leader, a newly configured position that acknowledges a call for cooperation between the ILC and the laboratory’s well established Compact Linear Collider study. His new post requires him to perform a balancing act that involves two collider concepts, roughly a hundred researchers and a finite number of Swiss francs.
Category: Feature | Tagged: CERN, ILC-CLIC
Leah Hesla | 15 September 2011Resolved that pictures of particle jets don’t have to be fuzzy or gnarled, scientists developed the particle flow algorithm, a paradigm for effectively teasing out each particle’s energy from another’s. To make it work, researchers expanded the tracking capabilities of the detector model, enabling it to measure energies with higher precision.
Category: Feature | Tagged: CALICE, calorimetry R&D, detector R&D, particle flow algorithm
Rika Takahashi | 25 August 2011The superconducting magnet PCMAG came back to KEK on 10 August after four years of use in an experiment at the DESY test beam facility. PCMAG, which stands for persistent-current superconducting magnet, will be upgraded to be a coolant-free magnet.
Category: Feature | Tagged: KEK, PCMAG
25 August 2011Results from the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, presented at the biennial Lepton-Photon conference in Mumbai, India, show that the elusive Higgs particle, if it exists, is running out of places to hide.
Category: Feature | Tagged: Higgs, Lepton Photon Symposium, LHC
11 August 2011How can a low-energy experiment like SLAC’s PEP II B Factory, originally built to investigate differences between matter and antimatter and no longer even taking data, compete with a monster matter masher like the LHC that was built, in a large part, to find the Higgs?
Category: Feature | Tagged: EPS-HEP2011, Higgs boson, PEP II, SLAC
Leah Hesla | 11 August 2011The R&D of industry is as vital to the ILC project as research performed in the laboratory. The Global Design Effort has formed close relationships with multiple industry vendors, fostering innovation and reducing costs.
Category: Feature | Tagged: GDE, GDE Project Managers, industry
28 July 2011Physicists could be on their way to discovering the Higgs boson, if it exists, by next year. Scientists in two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider pleasantly surprised attendees at the European Physical Society conference this afternoon by both showing small hints of what could be the prized particle in the same area.
Category: Feature | Tagged: CDF, CERN, CMS, DZero, EPS-HEP2011, Fermilab, Higgs, Higgs boson, LHC