Image: Nobu Toge | 1 March 2012The Quantum Beam Project at KEK's Superconducting Test Facility is being prepared for start-up. On 27 February, scientists successfully produce and extract the beam from the RF-gun.
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Images: Jefferson Lab | 23 February 2012Charles Reece, deputy director of Jefferson Lab’s Institute for Superconducting Radiofrequency Science and Technology, leads GDE Executive Committee members on a tour of the new facilities that will be available upon completion of the Technology and Engineering Development Facility, a $72 million structure that will keep the lab in the forefront of SRF developments. John Hogan, Jefferson Lab SRF Cryomodule Production Leader, shows GDE Executive Committee members the sixth C100 cryomodule (of ten) being produced at Jefferson Lab as part of the lab's 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade Project. This cryomodule is at the cold-mass assembly stage and Hogan is discussing the integrated design of the components as they relate to overall cryomodule performance. Members of the GDE Executive Committee pause during a tour of Jefferson Lab's Institute for Superconducting Radiofrequency Science and Technology for a group photo between two C100 cryomodules being built for Jefferson Lab's 12 GeV Upgrade.
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2 February 2012The world’s fastest (and shortest) movie has superconducting radiofrequency technology to thank for its entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Shot at DESY’s FLASH X-ray laser, which accelerates electrons in much the same way as the ILC will, it shows a micro model of the German Brandenburg Gate at an interval of a mere 50 femtoseconds between two frames. Read DESY's press release
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26 January 2012An NHK television news crew followed around ILC scientists for two days last week as they visited proposed sites for building the ILC in Japan. NHK's five-minute segment appeared on the 7 a.m. news, reaching an estimated 30 million homes. Scientists were excited to be part of the Japanese news media. Here, Global Design Effort Director Barry Barish addresses the camera as he explains the purpose of the ILC.
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Image: ILC, Map implementation: Jeffrey Clark (GDE) | 19 January 2012Map implementation: Jeffrey Clark (GDE) The ‘international’ in ‘International Linear Collider’ isn’t just a part of a name. The ILC is demonstrably global, involving thousands of scientists from the Americas, Asia and Europe in accelerator activity, detector research and physics pursuits. The map is a picture of ILC activity around the world. Visit the map webpage and click around. And if you notice any inaccuracies or see that an institution is missing, please don’t hesitate to notify us. We can make corrections. Enjoy exploring the world of the ILC!
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: international collaboration
12 January 2012Just before the holiday, members of the US and Illinois governments gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction on the future Illinois Accelerator Research Center, or IARC. From left to right: Bob Kephart, IARC project director; Jim Siegrist, associate director of the Office of Science for the DOE Office of High Energy Physics; Michael Weis, DOE Fermilab site manager for the Office of Science; William Brinkman, director of the Office of Science for the DOE; Pier Oddone, Fermilab director; Warren Ribley, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Linda Holmes, Illinois state senator; and Michael Fortner, Illinois state representative.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: Fermilab, IARC
5 January 2012Photograph: Cindy Arnold Happy New Year! Perhaps this year will bring a discovery resembling the event being depicted on this bright, bursting-with-energy quilt. Artist Susan Jackan fused and machine-embroidered this quilted depiction of a Higgs event, titled The Heart of the Matter. Stitched and fabric art works of scientific scenes, phenomena and ideas are currently on display in the exhibit Stitched Together: Art and Science at the Fermilab Art Gallery.
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15 December 2011The twitter chatter over CERN's Higgs news on Tuesday was nonstop, enough to prompt New Scientist to remind us, in a tweet about the Durban conference, "it's not ALL about the #Higgs you know".
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