Impressions from Daegu, Korea

This week, linear collider researchers meet in Daegu, Korea for KILC12. Among other topics, they discussed the final production stages of the Detailed Baseline Design and Technical Design Report. To top it all off, conference organisers are treating attendees to their choice of excursions through the vibrant city of Daegu.

Around the World

Test facility at KEK becomes an accelerator

by Rika Takahashi

KEK's superconducting radiofrequency test facility, called STF, has graduated. No longer a test facility, it is now a fully fledged accelerator.

Director's Corner

On roadmaps and signposts

This week’s issue features a Director's Corner from Brian Foster, Global Design Effort European Regional Director

by Brian Foster

Roadmaps, like many things in life, become outdated and eventually misleading and useless. The only way to avoid this is to update them when it is clear that the landscape has, or is about to, change significantly.

In the News

  • from Smithsonian
    May 2012

    A new project representing 23 scientific institutions is investigating this mysterious cosmic propellant, called dark energy. The centerpiece is the Dark Energy Camera, which will be operational in July after it is installed in the telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

  • from
    23 April 2012

    One of the leading theories describing how the most energetic cosmic rays are produced may need a rethink in light of a new study by physicists at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica.

  • from My navi news
    23 April 2012


  • from Iwate Nippo
    18 April 2012