Nikolai Promies, DESY | 16 February 2017Every scientist can tell you about the beauty of his or her research. But while a small bump in a curve may delight particle physicists, most people just see a bunch of coloured lines. And the perfection of a complex theoretical model is evident only for a select few. Probably everybody would agree that science has made our world a better place. But who would say that it helps to make our lives more beautiful?
Category: Feature | Tagged: art and science, IEEE, University of Strasbourg
Akira Yamamoto | 3 November 2016Reporting from the French city of Strasbourg, Asian Regional Director Akira Yamamoto says that he was encouraged by a dedicated forum about the ILC, the ESFRI roadmap and next steps held with political and science officials this Monday. It was part of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference that continues until Sunday 6 November.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ESFRI, EU, IEEE, instrumentation, Japan
Barry Barish | 8 November 2012The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) held a “Special Linear Collider Event” as part of their 2012 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference at Anaheim, California. The special event, held on 29 and 30 October, came on the heels of the discovery of a Higgs-like particle at the LHC at CERN this summer and included an array of leaders in the field. There were presentations on the International Linear Collider (ILC) and Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) accelerators as well as detector concepts, the potential impact of the LC technologies for industrial applications and a forum discussion about future LC perspectives.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CLIC, IEEE, ILC, industry, Linear Collider
13 September 2012There will be a special linear collider event during this year's IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium in Anaheim, US. Industry, accelerator experts and linear collider researchers from around the world gather to discuss technologies and possibilities.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: IEEE, LC event
Barbara Warmbein | 12 January 2012Good timing is a virtue. Just as comedians have to wait for just the right moment to deliver their punch line, linear collider physicists need to know when to make cuts. These cuts separate phenomena called particle showers from each other, making it possible for the physicists to tell which reaction originated from which collision. Two German PhD students have built a test device that is supposed to get behind the precise timing of showers.
Category: Profile | Tagged: CALICE, calorimeter, detector R&D, IEEE, ILC-CLIC collaboration
4 September 2008Faster, higher, farther! The motto of this year's Olympic Games is also valid for the development of research opportunities. But unlike the Olympic athletes who struggle to beat world records by fractions of hundredths, the development of accelerator experiments is progressing in such extreme steps that researchers have to clear completely new hurdles – their measuring instruments are too inaccurate.
Category: Feature | Tagged: DESY, IEEE