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| 19 July 2012 Tracks show the paths of particles passing through the time projection chamber, the tracker prototype for the ILD detector, in a DESY test beam last week. Six brand-new readout modules of the Micromegas type - one possible module type for the final detector - were mounted to the TPC endplate and produced beautiful tracks both from cosmic and beam particles. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , , , ,

Particle Partitas premiere in Germany

Image: DESY, Thies Rätzke | 12 July 2012 Brian Foster has many hobbies, including music and running the European part of the Global Design Effort as European Regional Director. He recently staged the German premiere of the musical piece "Particle Partitas", specially written by composer and physicist Edward Cowie and musician Jack Liebeck for an "unusual interaction of music and particle physics", in the DESY auditorium. This is one of a series of performance lectures by Brian Foster (on microphone and violin) and Jack Liebeck on the violin. They were joined this time by pianist Danny Driver.

A small part of the team that made it all happen

Image: CERN | 5 July 2012 Surrounded by cameras and showing a variety of emotions – delighted, touched, excited, shy, proud, almost overwhelmed – the central theorists, CERN management and the spokespeople of the experiments get together for a group picture after yesterday's press conference. Front row, left to right: theorist Francois Englert, theorist Peter Higgs, ATLAS spokeswoman Fabiola Gianotti, CERN director Steve Myers. Back row, left to right: CERN director Sergio Bertolucci, CERN DG Rolf Heuer, CMS spokesman Joe Incandela, theorist Carl Hagen, theorist Gerald Guralnik. Missing in the picture: Robert Brout and Tom Kibble and the rest of the ATLAS and CMS collaborations. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , ,

Celebrating the Tevatron

Image: Fermilab, Reidar Hahn | 14 June 2012 The Tevatron may have stopped running, but it still manages to attract a massive crowd. On Monday, Fermilab celebrated the Tevatron's contributions to science, technology and society in the Tevatron Impact Symposium. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

Cavities in the spotlight

Image: DESY | 7 June 2012 Some 100 cavity and photo enthusiasts came to DESY last Wednesday to hear Karsten Büßer talk about "Cool Runnings" and see the picture story of cavities in the making by science photographer Heiner Müller-Elsner. The exhibition will be on show at DESY for a few more weeks. Read more here. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , , ,

France, Japan and Korea cooperation in particle physics

Image: CNRS/Yannick Legré | 31 May 2012 For the first time, two internationally associated laboratories, the France-Korea Laboratory for Particle Physics and e-science and the France-Japan Particle Physics Laboratory (renamed Toshiko Yuasa Laboratory), jointly held their annual meeting, providing new opportunities for trilateral collaborations. More than 70 physicists gathered from 28-30 May at the Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Talks included overviews from the directors of KEK, KISTI, CEA/Irfu and CNRS/IN2P3 and a review of the latest results of the collaborative work on particle detector and accelerator R&D, astroparticle and neutrinos and grid computing. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , ,

DESY meets India

Image: DESY, Lars Berg | 24 May 2012 What do huge sailing ships, science and India have in common? They were all present at this year's celebrations for the birthday of Hamburg's harbour. This year's special guest country was India, and as DESY has strong links with India especially in the field of photon science, DESY put up a tent in the harbour and presented itself, its science and its Indian scientists to the more than one million visitors. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , ,

Large-scale powering scheme has scientists’ pulses racing

Images: IPNL | 17 May 2012 For the first time, a large-scale calorimeter prototype for the ILC, fully equipped with embedded power-pulsed electronics, successfully passed a test beam at CERN a few weeks ago. A prototype of more than one cubic metre in size of CALICE’s Semi-Digital Hadronic Calorimeter successfully recorded and tracked 1 million particles from CERN’s SPS accelerator beam (muons and pions). Thanks to power pulsing, the detector front-end electronics was periodically disabled and enabled, following the beam cycle. Read more and view more photos about the test beam. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , , ,

New bison at Fermilab

Image: Cindy Arnold | 19 April 2012 Two new male bison, or bulls, were delivered to Fermilab earlier this month. New bulls are rotated into the Fermilab herd every few years. Read more about it in Fermilab Today. Category: Image of the week | Tagged:

Light in the darkness

Image: KEK | 12 April 2012 KEK staff perform a facility disaster prevention and training at the accelerator test facility (ATF), recreating laboratory conditions in an emergency situation. One resourceful staff member flips open his cell phone for a light source. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,
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