Ricarda Laasch | 12 May 2016If you're an electron, a ride in a cavity is pretty much the coolest thing that can happen to you. If you're an accelerator and you need huge numbers of cavities you better make sure they're all of outstanding quality – which is what the X-ray free-electron laser European XFEL under construction in Hamburg has just finished. In a series first published in DESY inForm, we look at how a niobium sheet turns into a curvy beauty. Part three describes how they make their way from test benches into the cryomodules and, finally, into the tunnel.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: cavity, CEA-Irfu, CNRS/IN2P3, CNRS/LAL, DESY, European XFEL, Saclay, SCRF
Brian Foster | 16 April 2015For the first Programme Advisory Committee meeting of the Linear Collider Collaboration, experts from all over the world gathered in France to review the status of the LCC and progress since the completion of the Technical Design Report in 2013. The committee was impressed by the progress both on the machine and the detectors. Brian Foster, European Director in the LCC, reports about the details.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CLIC, CNRS/LAL, ILC, Japan, PAC
Barry Barish | 2 June 2011Michel Davier, an important member of the International Linear Collider community, has been awarded the prestigious André Lagarrigue Prize in France. For the International Linear Collider, he chairs the special committee that has provided advice and guidance to the Research Director regarding the enabling R&D and detector design programmes for the ILC.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CNRS/LAL, Gargamelle, Lagarrigue Prize, tau, Virgo