14 May 2015The people of Iwate prefecture in northern Japan – the potential future home of the ILC – go to great lengths to show their support for the collider project. Banners under cherry blossoms and bumper stickers are just a few of the many examples of visible support – here are a few impressions from a recent visit of the interaction collaboration to the region.
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30 April 2015Vertical shafts instead of slanted ones, news from the detector concepts, familiar and new faces and a lot of exchange – that's nowhere near a summary of a week of discussions between some 300 linear collider experts from around the world... but it's a start. Look at a selection of photos in this photo album for some impressions, also of the political event in Tokyo on 22 April, and check the ALCW2015 page for all pictures.
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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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