Impresiones from Granada

Linear collider researchers meet for five days this week in the grand Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos in Granada, Spain for the second International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders. Attendees discuss the latest accelerator and detector R&D, review the work needed to complete milestone reports for the projects and discuss research in a post-TDR era. The vibrant social programme included a visit to the grand, ornate Alhambra palace. View the slideshow.

Around the World

Industry meets accelerator scientists in Spain for IPAC11

by Perrine Royole-Degieux

The worldwide accelerator community gathered at San Sebastián, Spain for the second International Particle Accelerator Conference. Besides being the annual rendez-vous of accelerator scientists and engineers from around the world, it is also a very good opportunity for them to meet with the industry.

Director's Corner

The home stretch in fulfilling the Global Design Effort mandate

by Kaoru Yokoya

This week, linear collider scientists converge on Granada, Spain for the second International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders. While at LCWS11, the GDE members are busy planning the final details for the Technical Design Report.

In the News

  • from New Scientist
    28 September 2011
    Once king the Tevatron is due to shut down on 30 September as it can no longer compete with the energies achieved by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva Switzerland. “It is being superseded” admits Fermilab director Pier Oddone.
  • from
    26 September 2011
    El director de la Organización Europea para la Investigación Nuclear (CERN) Rolf Heuer ha dicho este lunes que no cree que Albert Einsten se equivocara al enunciar su Teoría de la Relatividad y ha insistido en que aún debe verificarse el estudio que ha descubierto partículas subatómicas llamadas neutrinos que son más rápidas que la velocidad de la luz.
  • from
    26 September 2011
    Rolf Heuer director general del CERN dice que la confirmación de que existen partículas más rápidas que la luz llegará en 2012 aunque no cree “que Einstein se equivocara”
  • from CERN Courier
    23 September 2011
    A quarter-century of experimentation is coming to a close at Fermilab’s Tevatron collider a pioneering instrument that advanced the frontiers of accelerator science and particle physics alike setting the stage for the LHC at CERN.
  • from Wired
    23 September 2011
    Figuring out whether anything is traveling beyond the speed of light requires incredibly accurate measurements of time and distance and the OPERA team has made an extensive effort to make its work as accurate as possible.
  • from The Guardian
    23 September 2011
    Scientists react with disbelief and call for repeat experiments after results suggest particles can travel faster than light.
  • from El Pais
    09 September 2011
    Como físico de aceleradores participó en el diseño construcción y puesta a punto el año pasado del acelerador de partículas sincrotrón Alba de Barcelona.
  • from Daily Yomiuri Online
    8 September 2011
    Japan’s bid to host the International Linear Collider (ILC) a huge scientific undertaking aimed at reproducing the conditions and matter created immediately after the big bang is in full swing.