Director's Corner

HEPAP discusses reconfigured options for the proposed US long-baseline neutrino experiment

by Barry Barish

The High Energy Physics Advisory Panel met on 27 and 28 August in Rockville, Maryland, US. A central focus of this meeting was the proposed Fermilab Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment. The meeting included presentations on the physics potential, the reconfiguration options in response to Department of Energy guidance, and perspectives from Fermilab, the collaboration and the DOE.

Image of the week

Getting it all straight

Image: DESY

Linear collider detector experts get it straight - a vision of the XFEL tunnel that is. CLIC detector engineers from CERN visited DESY last week to discuss detector challenges such as earthquake stability, alignment, assembly planning and the construction of the detector's magnet yoke with their colleagues from the ILC's ILD detector. They also visited the tunnel for the European XFEL that is currently being constructed.



by Daisy Yuhas

What is a quench? Everything has a limit—superconducting cavities are no exception. Physicists put voltage in their superconducting cavities to boost the energy of particles. But it’s possible to ask for too much from a cavity. When this happens, the cavity fails: the superconducting material becomes normal-conducting, the voltage collapses and the energy escapes. This is called a quench.

In the News

  • from BBC Radio 3
    October 2012

    In World Space Week, Rob Cowan’s guest on Essential Classics is the distinguished British physicist Professor Brian Foster OBE, who is currently European Director of the Global Design Effort for the International Linear Collider at CERN in Switzerland.

  • from PopSci
    1 October 2012

    Sure, the Large Hadron Collider has another two decades of cutting-edge science left in it, but physicists are already designing the high energy experiments of the future.

  • from CERN
    1 October 2012

    Representatives from the science funding agencies and library communities of 29 countries are meeting at CERN[1] today to launch the SCOAP3[2] Open Access initiative.

  • from Saga Shimbun
    26 Sep 2012

    佐賀県商工会議所連合会(会長・井田出海佐賀商議所会頭)は26日、古川康知事に、地域経済対策25項目を要望した。中小企業の金融対策や国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の誘致、社会資本の整備促進などを求めている。(Saga Prefecture’s Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry submitted a 25-item-proposal to revitalize the local economy to Governor Yasushi Furukawa. The proposal include a call for the financial measure for small businesses, to attract International Linear Collider (ILC), and to promote the development of the social infrastructure.)