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Seeing beneath the surface

X-ray tomography gives subsurface view of accelerator cavities

by Leah Hesla

Accelerator cavities have their faults, and some pits and cracks hide deep in the walls or in out-of-the-way places where they aren’t easily found. Accelerator researchers help improve flawed cavities by taking their fault-finding missions beneath the cavity surface with X-ray computed tomography.


ILC positron collaboration meeting held in Beijing

by Min Zhang

Scientists working on the positron source for a future linear collider gather in Beijing to discuss R&D and accelerator design.

Director's Corner

Technical baseline reviews: damping rings

by Barry Barish

As part of the process of developing the ILC technical design, the GDE project managers have initiated a set of technical baseline reviews of major subsystems. The first of those reviews on the ILC damping rings was carried out in July in Frascati, Italy.

Image of the week

Ancient calligraphy

Image: Min Zhang

Kaoru Yokoya takes in Zhuanti calligraphy one of China’s ancient fonts at the National Art Museum of China during the social event for the POSIPOL 2011 workshop.

In the News

  • from Wired
    30 August 2011
    Ruling out supersymmetric particles would cause the physics community to do a serious rethinking. So far however results from CMS and ATLAS haven’t been promising and LHCb’s data continue that trend.
  • from The Hindu
    27 August 2011
    Declaring emphatically that the idea of particle colliders would not “wither” away after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Rolf Heuer director-general of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva said here on Thursday that there were exciting physics prospects with colliders in the energy frontier beyond the LHC’s reach.
  • from CERN Courier
    26 August 2011
    The ILC Global Design Effort has released a major milestone report The International Linear Collider: A Technical Progress Report.
  • from Hindustan Times
    26 August 2011
    Work on the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) at the Bodhi West Hills Reserved Forest in Tamil Nadu will begin by December.
  • from Deutschlandradio
    26 July 2011
    Das CERN arbeitet an einem neuartigen Teilchenbeschleuniger