Director's Corner

How to become an accelerator physicist

by Barry Barish

The Sixth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders will take place at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, USA from 6 to 17 November 2011.

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News from KEK: Damage caused by the recent earthquake and recovery prospects

Reports on the main damage and the recovery plan at KEK after Japan's major earthquake of 11 March and its consequences ever since

by Atsuto Suzuki

As of now, our highest priority is the restoration of both campuses so that they can resume scientific activities as the Japanese Inter-University Research Institute Corporation and one of the world’s leading accelerator-science research laboratories.


The DHCAL expansion

New additions to the Digital Hadron Calorimeter expand the perspective through which scientists may view hadron showers.

by Leah Hesla

The Digital Hadron Calorimeter offers high-resolution images of particle showers. With the help of hundreds of thousands of readout pads, tiny pieces of each charged particle’s path within hadronic showers are recorded. The DHCAL brings scientists not only detailed images, but now also complete ones, having expanded its potential in recent months by tens of thousands of additional readout channels.

Image of the week

Former President of India gives talk at Fermilab

Image: Reidar Hahn

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, gives a talk at Fermilab.

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