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Bye bye DORIS

| 20 December 2012 The German lab DESY is saying good-bye to one of its accelerator workhorses, the DORIS ring. On 2 January 2013 the final beam will go round its tunnel. It has already stopped being a light source: the last positron beam reached the HASYLAB experimental huts on 22 October. Between then and now, DORIS reverted to its original raison d’etre: an accelerator for particle physics. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

The grand unifying 3-D chip

| 28 June 2012 A new integration technology that could also be used in the ILC detectors will soon serve as a node point for connecting several German and international institutes and universities in the common goal to develop fast, efficient and reliable detector components in the Helmholtz Detector Technology and Systems Platform. The unusual aspect of the collaboration: these detectors are not only for Higgs- and SUSY-hunting apparatus for particle physics, but also for more compact and more targeted devices for use in light sources. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

From CERN Bulletin: Rencontres de Moriond 2012

22 March 2012 At the biggest particle physics winter conference, the Rencontres de Moriond held in La Thuile in Italy from 3-17 March, scientists presented loads of new results, including some on the search for the Higgs boson and on new physics beyond the Standard Model. The CERN Bulletin covered some of these results in last week's edition. Impact of a Higgs boson on supersymmetry | Uncertain signals from the Higgs boson | Straight to the Top | Direct and indirect searches make the whole picture | Searches for Dark Matter, SUSY and other exotic particles | Addressing symmetry breaking and mass hierarchy | Seeing less would be just as good | New physics further constrained by LHCb results Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Particle physics: opportunities for the future

| 15 September 2011 The American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields meeting at Brown University had a broad programme covering new results, special topics such as celebrating the Tevatron and plans for future projects. In my concluding remarks for the conference, I gave a personal view of future opportunities in particle physics. Category: Director's Corner | 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: , , ,

From CERN Bulletin: Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider – How are discoveries made?

26 May 2011 With the LHC up and running, some might imagine physicists just waiting for a Higgs boson to pop up in one of the four experiments, before publishing a paper and moving on to solve science’s next Big Mystery. However this picture is very far from the reality of experimental particle physics today, where results are based on statistics, statistics and yet more statistics. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Into the Microcosm: Particle and astroparticle physics at DESY

14 April 2011 View the new video on the DESY website in English or in German View and download ILC animation: "The International Linear Collider in 1 minute." Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

From symmetry breaking: Particle Physics Photowalk Exhibits Open Around the Globe

| 17 February 2011 Sure, particle physics machines are highly functional beasts, but their visual allure also becomes clear in the photographs from the first Global Particle Physics Photowalk, soon to be on exhibit around the world. Learn more about the photowalk. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Particle Physics for biologists and beyond

| 4 March 2010 [...] I am addressing another important area of communication for the ILC and particle physics more generally: the need to engage our scientist colleagues in other areas of science ranging from biology to astronomy. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Future Particle Physics in Asia

| 8 June 2006 High energy physics is a field of international collaborative efforts, both historically and today. Many non-Asian scientists from around the world are currently participating in the KEKB and neutrino experiments at KEK. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,
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