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From Fermilab Today : Fermilab's superconducting cavity program moves forward

Third harmonic accelerating module team members Tug Arkan, Chuck Grimm and Jeff Wittenkeller stand in front of the completed, packed and ready to ship 3.9 GHz cryomodule.
Superconducting cavity development at Fermilab recently reached a major milestone.

Fermilab scientists and engineers shipped their first successfully completed and tested 3.9 GHz superconducting module to DESY on Friday, April 24.

-- Andre Sulluchuco

Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

Particle Accelerator Conference 2009 (PAC09)
Vancouver, Canada
4-8 May 2009

11th European Symposium on Semiconductor Detectors
Wildbad Kreuth Conference Center, Bavaria, Germany
7-11 June 2009

ILC-CLIC LET Beam Dynamics Workshop at CERN
CERN, Switzerland
23-25 June 2009

Polarized Positron for Linear Colliders Workshop (Posipol 2009)
IPNL, Lyon, France
23-26 June 2009

FCAL meeting
DESY Zeuthen, Germany
29-30 June

Upcoming schools

The 2009 Hadron Collider Physics Summer School
8-17 June 2009

Summer School on Particle Physics, Cosmology and Strings
Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada
24 June - 1 July 2009

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" (SIF)
Radiation and particle detectors

Varenna, Villa Monastero, Italy
20-25 July


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Feature Story
Angels and Positrons
Antimatter at the ILC

Lecture Nights around the world will reveal the science behind "Angels & Demons". TM & © 2009 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.
Antimatter is likely to matter quite a lot in the next weeks. Hollywood has made its movie version of Dan Brown’s thriller Angels and Demons, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, and the film will hit cinemas around the world starting on 13 May. If you know the book you’ll know what ILC NewsLine has to do with it: it’s all about antimatter!

-- Barbara Warmbein

In the News
From Science
5 May 2009
Chu Pegs ILC Cost at $25 Billion
The International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed 40-kilometer-long particle smasher, would cost a lot. But how much? U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and the leader of the project don’t agree.

From Symmetry Breaking
May 2009
The stuff you can do with accelerators
There are 15,000-17,000 particle accelerators in the world. Yes, those numbers are correct! So where are they all?

From Fermilab/University of Minnesota
1 May 2009
Officials break ground for the world's most advanced neutrino experiment
“The NOvA project is an investment in our scientific future that will help us to better understand the role that neutrinos have played in the evolution of the universe,” said Dennis Kovar

From Cern
30 April 2009
Final LHC magnet goes underground
The final magnet, a quadrupole designed to focus the beam, was lowered this afternoon and has started its journey to Sector 3-4, scene of the September incident.

30 April 2009
Lecture nights reveal the physics of Angels & Demons
Worldwide, scientists working on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider will host lectures and other Angels & Demons-related events for press and the public.
Director's Corner
Garbincius joins GDE Executive Committee

Peter Garbincius, Fermilab, newly appointed to the GDE Executive Committee
The organisation of the Global Design Effort – the ILC’s management team – is more than a little unconventional. As Director, my boss is actually not a person, but rather two committees. Much of the work I “direct” is actually carried out as part of various laboratory programmes and is not actually under my direction. Nevertheless, the unconventional GDE organisation has been effective at producing a well-regarded reference design and now is well underway towards refining and optimising that design through a four-year programme to develop an ILC technical design. The heart of the GDE organisation and central ‘engine’ is an Executive Committee (EC) that works very closely with me on carrying out all important policy, organisational and operational matters. Today, I am pleased to announce that Peter Garbincius of Fermilab has joined the EC.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

6 May - Frank Simon
A Night at the Castle

5 May - Frank Simon
Naming an Experiment: A never-ending Story?

3 May - Frank Simon
Calorimetry at the ILC - Part 2: Granular Detectors

Follow all Quantum Diaries
arXiv preprints
Pair production of neutral Higgs bosons from the left-right twin Higgs model at the ILC and LHC

Dual-readout, Particle Identification, and 4th

Flavour violating squark and gluino decays

EUROTeV Reports
Report on Comparative Studies of Beam Based Alignment

Advance Software Package(s) for Modelling Luminosity Performance

COLSIM: Collimator Simulation Final Report

ILPS Deliverable 2:Report on Luminosity Tuning and Control Strategies.