Onward and upward into the terascale

The 1-TeV upgrade challenges scientists develop better beams at lower rates of power

by Leah Hesla

Until the Large Hadron Collider tells scientists where in the energy frontier to dig for new physics, ILC researchers are preparing for eventualities. Should new physics be found to reside in a range higher than the ILC’s current reach, scientists have a energy-boosting plan in their back pocket.

Research Director's Report

Progress made during LCWS11 in Granada

by Sakue Yamada

This year's linear collider workshop was a time of fruitful discussion and planning. Key discussions helped shape the near future in the period before the release of the detailed baseline design.

Director's Corner

Japan Society for Promotion of Science supports ILC detector R&D

by Barry Barish

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science has made a new five-year award for ILC detector R&D. A kickoff meeting was held at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan in September. The new award will support critical R&D on advanced particle detector techniques that are both central to ILC needs and have broader implications for science, technology and medicine.

Image of the week

A new lodger at HERA

Image: DESY

The optical inspection system OBACHT at DESY moved to a new lab roughly 25 metres below the surface in one of the former experimental halls of the HERA accelerator. Becoming good neighbours - OBACHT and HERA!

In the News

  • from New Scientist
    19 October 2011
    a paper on the speeding neutrinos has been accepted for publication and the first preliminary results from a comparable experiment are out.
  • from Hamburger Abendblatt
    18 October 2011
    In dieser weltweit größten Anlage sollen in Zukunft zwei je 15 Kilometer lange Teilchenkanonen Elektronen und Positronen aufeinanderfeuern und eine große Anzahl neuer, bisher unbekannter Teilchen freisetzen.
  • from Science 2.0
    18 October 2011
    The saga of the superluminal neutrinos took a dramatic turn today, with the publication of a very simple yet definitive study by ICARUS, another neutrino experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratories, who has looked at the neutrinos shot from CERN since 2010.
  • from Interactions
    18 October 2011
    The principal goal of LAGUNA (Large Apparatus for Grand Unification and Neutrino Astrophysics) is to assess the feasibility of a new pan-European research infrastructure able to host the next generation, very large volume, deep underground neutrino observatory.
  • from symmetry breaking
    12 October 2011
    Oddone and others emphasized that the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) will edge out a lead for the U.S. in the neutrino field, while taking advantage of the unique opportunity of having the perfect deep underground mine available in South Dakota.