Japan's particle physics research centre KEK will have its Open House on 6 September. Two ILC test facilities, ATF and STF, will have guided tours. Check out the informative and fun exhibits at the Kenkyu-honkan building, meet the Higgs particle in person. Everybody who visited and collect stamps of two ILC related facilities and an exhibit can get one of 18 particle button. It's a must if you're in Japan! For more information have a look at the open house website (in Japanese). …Read more
Images: ILC/Barbara Warmbein, ILC/Perrine Royole-Degieux and Oshu City | 20 February 2014We're ending this travel diary with a few of the hundreds of pictures we took during this trip to Tohoku. Have a glance, and discover what the region looks like, as if you were there.
Images: Nobuko Kobayashi / KEK | 21 November 2013Did you miss last week's International Workshop on Future Linear Collider LCWS 2013 but wish you'd been there? Or were you one of the over 300 participants who discussed the physics case for a high energy linear electron-positron collider at the University of Tokyo? Whatever your motivation, here is a slideshow with some impression from the intense five-day meeting. Accelerator experts and detector developers reviewed progress of the designs of ILC and CLIC and their detectors, looked closely at the latest Higgs results from the LHC and discussed possible future scenarios for turning the linear collider into a real project with a host.
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Images: DESY | 30 May 2013How do you keep a bunch of physicists and engineers entertained? Give them a sense of accomplishment ("we've finished the Technical Design Report!"), a challenge ("how can we tackle the problems of the next phase?"), a sense of momentum (good signals from Japan for potentially hosting the ILC). And a bag of gummy bears. This year's first big linear collider workshop, ECFA LC2013, is in full swing at DESY in Hamburg, and more than 300 people are busy discussing results and the future. Here are some impressions.
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Images: Margie Jackmack and Victor Reece | 25 October 2012Linear Collider Workshops have broken records in the past - not only in number of parallel sessions held, but also in visitor numbers for particle slams, for example. Wednesday saw another such record: 1200 people attended Steven Weinberg's lecture at the University of Texas in Arlington, which was the public event for the LCWS12 workshop. The venue had never held so many people before.
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26 April 2012This week, linear collider researchers meet in Daegu, Korea for KILC12. Among other topics, they discussed the final production stages of the Detailed Baseline Design and Technical Design Report. To top it all off, conference organisers are treating attendees to their choice of excursions through the vibrant city of Daegu.
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3 November 2011On 30 September, LCWS11 was winding down in Granada, Spain. On the other side of the world, the Tevatron shut down after 28 years of operation. Fermilab celebrated the life of the collider with a lab-wide ceremony and party.
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29 September 2011Linear collider researchers meet for five days this week in the grand Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos in Granada, Spain for the second International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders. Though a few local newspaper headlines would have readers believe that LCWS11 scientists debated the true velocity of muon neutrinos, conference attendees were far more interested in the particulars of the next precision particle collider. The conference organisers and its host, Universidad de Granada, also put together a vibrant social programme that included a public lecture by LAL Orsay's François Richard titled, "Viaje al corazón de la materia," and a visit to the grand, ornate Alhambra palace. [nggallery id=4 images=47]
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