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Proposing a fishcake shape

by Rika Takahashi

Kamaboko is a type of Japanese fishcake with a distinctive loaf shape, usually served sliced thin with dipping sauce such as soy sauce and wasabi or as a topping for noodles. It is also the shape of the newly proposed ILC tunnel design for an Asian mountain site.


from CERN Bulletin: Detectors on the drawing board

Linear collider detector developers inside and outside CERN are tackling the next generation of detector technology. While their focus has centred on high-energy linear collider detectors, their innovative concepts and designs will be applicable to any future detector.

Director's Corner

Thoughts from Granada – a view from the back of the room

This week's issue features a Director's Corner from Mike Harrison, Americas Regional Director for the Global Design Effort

by Mike Harrison

Superconducting radiofrequency technology is advancing, the ILC design is coming together, and the LHC programme is running exceptionally well, although the evidence for new physics remains tantalizing. The linear collider community is well on its way to bringing the next big particle collider to the world's stage.


Jean-Pierre Delahaye retires

Images: Erk Jensen and Perrine Royole-Degieux

Earlier this month Jean-Pierre Delahaye retired as CERN's CLIC Study Leader. A reception was held in his honour at CERN.

In the News

  • from Science 2.0
    23 October 2011
    They selected events which contained six energetic hadronic jets plus a large amount of missing transverse energy: a signature which should be contributed by the decay of supersymmetric particles, if those existed and had a mass small enough to be copiously produced.
  • from Wired
    21 October 2011
    Data from the CMS experiment is showing significant excesses of particles known as leptons being created in triplets, a result that could be interpreted as evidence for a theory called supersymmetry.
  • from APS Physics
    20 October 2011
    Researchers have demonstrated the key piece of equipment needed to produce the intense positron beams required for the next generation of particle accelerators.
  • from DESY
    20 October 2011
    Within the framework of the European project CRISP, 16 European physics research centres interlink for the first time to collaborate on central technical issues for their future research infrastructures to profit from each other.