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Good signal, little noise

Power-pulsing tests on the SiW electromagnetic calorimeter yield promising results

by Barbara Warmbein

A concept to save space and power for future particle detectors called power pulsing has recently been tested and proven to work on one of the possible calorimeter options for the future ILC detectors. The silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter prototype took data in test beam and magnet at the German lab DESY. The project is currently run by groups from France and Japan.


Particle flow

by Daisy Yuhas

With the help of the particle flow algorithm, physicists will be able to identify and measure each particle of a collision using the subdetector which provides the best measurement. LCpedia explains.

Director's Corner

Dream for humankind

by Hitoshi Murayama

On 27 March, LCC Director Lyn Evans paid a courtesy visit to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who said a linear collider was a dream for humankind. Deputy Director Hitoshi Murayama also attended the meeting and explains why this moment was very special for him.

Image of the week

And the winner is…Italy!

Image: Nino Bruno, Laboratory: Gran Sasso National Laboratory

Italy takes top honours among strong competition in the 2012 Global Particle Physics Photowalk.

In September 2012, hundreds of amateur and professional photographers had the rare opportunity to explore and photograph accelerators and detectors at particle physics laboratories around the world.

The photograph of Nino Bruno, a building contractor in L'Aquila, picturing a tunnel connecting the underground halls of INFN's Gran Sasso National Laboratory garnered the most online votes and a panel of international judges awarded the top prize to Joseph Paul Boccio's detailed photograph of the KLOE detector at INFN's Frascati National Laboratory.

Read the press release

View top thirty-nine photographs from the Photowalk

In the News

  • from Fermilab Today
    16 April 2013

    The President’s Budget Request for FY2014 was unveiled last week. This is the first step in the annual federal budget cycle and gives us a good idea of what we can expect for next year’s budget.

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    13 April 2013

    超大型加速器「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」の岩手県南部・北上山地への誘致に向け、岩手、宮城両県議会の誘致議員連盟は12日、関係省庁に合同で要望活動を行った。(Association of the diet members in Iwate and MIyagi prefecture visited concerned government ministries on 12 April, demanding the invitation of the ILC to Tohoku area)

  • from Saga Shimbun
    12 April 2013

    佐賀経済同友会の総会が12日、佐賀市で開かれた。「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」の脊振山地への積極誘致など本年度の事業計画を承認、ILC誘致に関するアピールも採択し関係機関と一体となって取り組むことを確認した。 (Association of cooperate executives in Saga prefecture held general meeting on 12 April, and approved the fiscal activity plan. They also agreed to promote the activities toward inviting the ILC)

  • from Jiji Press
    12 April 2013

    A mission of Japan’s Iwate Prefecture aiming to invite a next-generation international linear collider (ILC) for particle physics experiments visited CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research, near Geneva on Thursday.

  • from Saga Shimbun
    10 April 2013

    佐賀県市長会は9日、脊振山地が候補に挙がっている次世代加速器「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」の国内誘致推進など、九州市長会に提案する5項目の要望をまとめた。(Saga prefecture’s conference of the mayors assembled their petitions consist of 5 items include the invitation of the ILC)

  • from Iwate Nichinichi Shinbum
    10 April 2013

    2013年2回目の県市長会議は9日、盛岡市内のホテルで開かれ、県内13市の各市長が出席した。ILC誘致に向けた取り組みを東北全域に拡大していく手法などについて意見を交わした。 (13 mayors of the Iwate prefecture gathered at the second general meeting held on 9 April, and discussed the way to promote the activity to invite the ILC)

  • from Asahi Shimbun
    4 April 2013

    史上最大の直線型加速器「国際リニアコライダー」(ILC)の誘致に向けた動きが本格化している。(The activities toward inviting the ILC to Japan are shifting into the high gear)