22 September 2011DESY's Information Management, Processes, Projects (IPP) group continued their design integration activities for the ILC and managed to automatically generate simple three-dimensional models from lattice files, obtaining a 3-D model of the entire accelerator. Tunnel and infrastructure models can be added where available to get an early preview of the facility. More images can be seen at the LCWS11 conference in Granada.
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1 September 2011Kaoru Yokoya takes in Zhuanti calligraphy, one of China’s ancient fonts, at the National Art Museum of China during the social event for the POSIPOL 2011 workshop.
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18 August 2011This summer 81 students of 19 different nationalities joined in the day-to-day work of research groups at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg and Zeuthen (Berlin), participating in different activities. An introductory talk about the ILC is included in this year's programme.
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11 August 2011The tunnel boring machine TULA (TUnnel for LAser) squeezed through a large hole in the wall of the injector building of the European XFEL facility. The hole, only 40 centimetres wider than the colossus that is TULA, made for a challengingly tight fit. TULA, which started 7 July 2010 at the European XFEL construction site in Schenefeld (Schleswig-Holstein), arrived a couple of days ago at the DESY site in Hamburg. In 13 months it has completed three tunnels with a total length of 3084 metres of the tunnel system, including the 2.1-kilometre-long linac tunnel. The second tunnel boring machine AMELI is still on its way to dig the (slightly thinner) rest of the nearly 6-kilometre long European XFEL tunnel system. TULA is 6.17 metres in diameter and 71 metres long, weighs 550 tonnes and costs 18 million Euros.
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28 July 2011During the 2011 Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics (HEP 2011) press conference, CERN Director General Rolf Heuer ad libbed for the journalists an explanation of the role of the Higgs boson in the standard model of subatomic particles...with his two hands. "We know everything about the Higgs boson except whether it exists," he concluded. View more photos View videos from the conference.
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21 July 2011The PCMAG – the magnet of the large prototype time projection chamber – will travel from DESY in Germany all the way to KEK in Japan. Before the magnet can begin its journey it must be properly wrapped and lifted out of the DESY test beam facility. Have a save trip PCMAG!
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