Tokyo Event sneak peek

by Rika Takahashi

On 22 April, participants to the Asian Linear Collider Workshop 2015 and special guests will be invited to a special Food Festa: “Taste of Discovery”. Here is a sneak peek on this unique event that will make tangible and savoury the international nature of the ILC project.

Around the World

From Fermilab Today: Superconducting test accelerator achieves first electron beam

Fermilab's advanced superconducting test accelerator was built to take advantage of SRF technology accelerator research and development. Last week, after more than seven years of planning and building by scientists and engineers, the accelerator has delivered its first beam.

Director's Corner

The CLIC workshop: a summary of results

by Steinar Stapnes

The annual CLIC workshop took place at CERN in January. The well attended meeting covered accelerator, detector and physics studies and highlighted a year of interesting results for CLIC, Steinar Stapnes, Associate Director for the Compact Linear Collider Study in the Linear Collider Collaboration, explains.

Video of the week

Einstein’s E=mc2 explained in 2 minutes

by Perrine Royole-Degieux

110 years ago, Albert Einstein published four historical papers... and a very famous equation.For this special birthday, Symmetry Magazine succeded to explain, in a very simple way, how E=mc2, an equation "used" everyday in particle accelerators, has radically changed our way of doing physics. Watch the animation and read also Symmetry Magazine's related article.

In the News

  • from CERN
    2 April 2015

    The teams are completing the final tests after having solved on 31 March the problem that had been delaying the restart of the accelerator. The first beams could be circulating in the machine sometime between Saturday and Monday.

  • from Reuters
    31 March 2015

    CERN engineers said on Tuesday they have resolved a problem that had delayed the relaunch after a two-year refit of the Large Hadron Collider particle smasher, which is probing the mysteries of the universe.

  • from nature
    25 March 2015

    Evans is now director of the Linear Collider Collaboration, which is planning a next-generation collider, but he says that he is still on hand to provide advice about the LHC.

  • from msn
    24 March 2015

    The proposed International Linear Collider, for instance, would be more than 20 miles…

  • from SLAC today
    24 March 2015

    His first job at SLAC was working on specialized electronics to trigger photographs of particle pathways in a detector called the SLAC Rapid Cycling Bubble Chamber. Freytag is now working on prototype electronics for a particle-measuring device that would be part of a proposed International Linear Collider.