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Design report in the making: drafting the DBD

| 19 January 2012 The year 2012 will be very busy and exciting. The main task for the ILC physics and detector community is to complete Detailed Baseline Design report summarising our effort since 2007. To achieve this goal, coordination between the detector groups and with the Global Design Effort is essential, and we are fulfilling this mission. Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: , , , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: Origins of mass: It’s not what you think

19 January 2012 If you have even the faintest interest in particle physics, you've heard about the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is the leading candidate explanation for the origin of the masses of point-like subatomic particles. By extension, the Higgs boson is the origin of mass in the universe, right? There's only one problem with that statement—it's totally wrong. Read the full article in Fermilab Today. View videos about the Higgs boson from the author, Don Lincoln: What is the Higgs Boson? | Higgs Boson: How do you search for it? (and latest news) Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

Successful slamming with music and the ILC

| 1 December 2011 In a nationwide “Weltmaschine day” to celebrate the second anniversary of collisions in the Large Hadron Collider, universities and institutes all over Germany not only presented the latest results from the LHC to crowded lecture halls, but also showed the fun side of physics in slams and exhibits. A slam about the ILC came first at DESY in Hamburg. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

From symmetry breaking: Favored Higgs hiding spot remains after most complete search yet

23 November 2011 Almost a year of work, more than 50 meetings and plenty of diplomacy went into calculating the LHC experiments’ first combination of Higgs search results. The study, made public on 18 November, eliminates several hints the individual experiments saw in previous analyses but leaves in play the favored mass range for the Higgs boson, between 114 and 141 GeV. ATLAS and CMS ruled out at a 95 percent confidence level a Higgs boson with a mass between 141 and 476 GeV. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

Articulating the physics case for the ILC

| 17 November 2011 The ILC Detailed Baseline Design report will contain a chapter that describes the physics opportunities that the ILC will offer. The LHC is bringing us new information about particles in the ILC energy range. But what exactly is the Large Hadron Collider telling us, and what are the implications for the ILC programme? Michael Peskin encourages members of the ILC community to debate this question and contribute to the report. Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: , , , ,

Thoughts from Granada – a view from the back of the room

| 27 October 2011 Superconducting radiofrequency technology is advancing, the ILC design is coming together, and the LHC programme is running exceptionally well, although the evidence for new physics remains tantalizing. The linear collider community is well on its way to bringing the next big particle collider to the world's stage. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

The LHC performance and prospects

| 6 October 2011 The LHC is now operating successfully at 3.5 TeV in a physics data-taking mode, and a significant amount of data has already been recorded, analysed and reported. The early results are already narrowing the available mass range for the Higgs boson and are setting limits on supersymmetric particles. Significant results can be expected from this data run, which is currently scheduled to last until the end of 2012. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

from CERN: LHC experiments present latest results at Mumbai conference

25 August 2011 Results from the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, presented at the biennial Lepton-Photon conference in Mumbai, India, show that the elusive Higgs particle, if it exists, is running out of places to hide. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

From symmetry breaking: Higgs buzz at summer physics conference

28 July 2011 Physicists could be on their way to discovering the Higgs boson, if it exists, by next year. Scientists in two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider pleasantly surprised attendees at the European Physical Society conference this afternoon by both showing small hints of what could be the prized particle in the same area. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

From CERN Bulletin: In conversation with Nobel Laureate Jack Steinberger

14 July 2011 Awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the muon neutrino, Jack Steinberger recently celebrated his 90th birthday and can still be found in his CERN office on an almost daily basis. If you happened to have a coffee with him… this is what he would tell you: his recollections, and thoughts about the present and future of particle physics. Category: Profile | Tagged: , , ,
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