Linear collider technology checks LHC lumi

by Barbara Warmbein

There’s a piece of linear collider detector technology that is getting ready to take real collision data. The linear collider may be at planning stage, but right in the middle of the CMS detector, a luminometer based on work done for the forward region of the ILC’s ILD detector is very much a working piece of kit. It will measure the luminosity in CMS, ie the rate of collisions that the LHC produces per second, and the beam-induced background.

Around the World

Tokyo event during ALCW: Taste of Discovery

by Rika Takahashi

22 April 2015, the middle day of the Asian Linear Collider Workshop (ALCW), will be a special day. Jointly hosted by Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) and the Japanese industry-academia collaboration Advanced Accelerator Association Promoting Science and Technology (AAA), two events will be held on the same day: the ILC Tokyo Symposium and the Special Food Festa, Taste of Discovery. A new website for these events is now open.

Director's Corner

Towards global political support

by Hitoshi Murayama

Who are the counterparts to the Japanese Federation of Diet members in support of the ILC? What are the timescales for other future collider projects like FCC and the muon collider? LCC Deputy Director Hitoshi Murayama says the physics community should stay focused, consistent, and strategically uniform if it wants to convince decision makers to support the ILC.

Video of the week

Altogether now: ILC! #mylinearcollider

by Perrine Royole-Degieux

This video of support for the ILC was recorded during the latest project meeting of ATF2 which took place from 24 to 26 February 2015 at LAPP laboratory in Annecy, France. Your message really makes difference. Participate in the #mylinearcollider video campaign, and ask your colleagues and friends to join, too!

In the News

  • from New Scientist
    4 March 2015

    But there are alternatives. Some argue that messy collisions between protons are not the ideal way to find physics beyond the standard model. Plans already exist for more precise electron colliders – from the International Linear Collider, which might be built in Japan, to a circular collider at CERN up to 100 kilometres long – far bigger than the LHC.

  • from Nature
    4 March 2015

    Women are under-represented in physical sciences and in science in the developing world. Meet three who beat both sets of odds.

  • from The Shorthorn
    20 February 2015

    Before taking the stage, Kaku spoke with The Shorthorn in an interview about his experiences as a burgeoning scientist, his thoughts on the unanswered questions of science and his biggest fear for the future of humanity.