How great does the ‘Great Wall’ have to be?

by Ricarda Laasch

A long-standing issue that had kept civil engineers and accelerator developers busy has now been resolved: the design option of the loaf-shaped Kamaboko tunnel will have a separating wall of 1.5 metres.

Director's Corner

Rethinking the linear collider in view of the bump

by Lyn Evans

The bump at 750 GeV in the LHC data holds the particle physics community in its grip. Reporting from last week’s ECFA Linear Collider Workshop in Spain, LCC director Lyn Evans says that participants discussed what this could mean for the ILC and its configuration. He also summarises the status discussions and keeps fingers crossed for new developments in superconducting RF technology.

Image of the week

Impressions from Santander

Images: IFCA (CSIC, Universidad de Cantabria), Foto Zubieta (Santander, Spain)

You cannot miss that there was a big linear collider meeting last week: the Director's Corner gives a summary of results and the Feature highlights a key decision taken during the workshop. Here are some visual impressions of the week, including from the Japanese-Spanish industrial forum on accelerator technologies and advanced detector instrumentation, the opening and some of the sessions.

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