Image: CERN | 16 April 20156.5 TeV in a circulating beam! Since the LHC's restart on 5 April after its log shutdown, operations have gone smoothly in the world's most powerful particle accelerator. Since 10 April, the machine is holder of a new energy record (breaking the record it set itself), accelerating proton beams up to 6.5 TeV. According to CERN, the operators are now taking a 'softly, softly' approach, increasing little by little the number of bunches in the beams.They expect first low-energy collision in the coming weeks and the greatly-expected 13-TeV collisions sometime in June. Video: relive the LHC restart | Read more about the record
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Barbara Warmbein | 19 February 2015The CMS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is very much a detector at work. It co-found the Higgs particle in 2012 and, although still in Lang-Shutdown-1 mode, it's ready for the second LHC run. In it: a piece of linear collider technology. Stay tuned for the whole story in a future issue of LC NewsLine.
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5 February 2015The CLIC annual workshop, held at CERN from 26 to 30 January, did not only bring together nearly accelerator and detector experts to discuss the next stages of the project – it also featured a session on possible applications from CLIC technology, which drew experts from other fields such as light sources, medical research and industry. See the workshop webpage for slides and more information.
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Rika Takahashi | 22 January 2015The LCC Directorate was given a special treat during one of the stopovers of the Tohoku visit (read also the Director’s corner): ILC korone, a type of chocolate croissant. With chocolate cream on one side (representing electrons) and vanilla cream on the other (representing positrons), and sprinkled with colored chocolate spray as particles, the baker said that they show you new particles at ILC collisions. A delicious example of physics-inspired food… View all photos
Barbara Warmbein | 8 January 2015The mayor of Ichinoseki city, Osamu Katsube, and the whole city sent a special gift to CERN for its for its 60th birthday, which it celebrated in 2014: a red chanchanko set. It consists of a red vest, hat and folding fan. "'Kanreki' is one of the ancient traditions of celebrating longevity. It is held to celebrate the long life and health of someone who has reached a certain age and to pray for their continued health. This age is 60 years," the mayor explains in the accompanying letter. "We wish CERN further progress with its motto 'Science for Peace'." Find out more about the tradition
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Image: Kenichi Yoshida | 13 November 2014Takuya Tasso, Governor of Iwate Prefecture in Japan, visited CERN on 10 November. He wanted to see CERN's activities as a laboratory at the frontier of particle physics and its contribution to world-wide science and education, as well as learn about its social impact.
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Image: CERN | 2 October 2014Sixty years and nowhere near retirement age: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, celebrated its birthday this Monday with official delegations from 35 countries and many other invited guests. CERN is one of the pillars of linear collider R&D for both accelerators and detectors, so the Linear Collider Collaboration sends its congratulations and hopes that the next 60 years will be as productive, exciting and groundbreaking as the first.
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3 July 2014"The portrait of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson we have today is still a very rough sketch," says Juan Fuster in the ICHEP newsletter published today. The 37th International Conference on High-Energy Phyiscs ICHEP started this week in Valencia, Spain. Follow what's being discussed by checking the schedule or watch the webcast on Saturday 5 July. The first newsletter is available here.