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From SLAC Today: New Modulator Prototype Put to the Test

Technician Alfred Viceral opens the Marx modulator's cage to perform fine tuning during downtime. (Photo by Lauren Schenkman.)
Yesterday, a team of physicists and engineers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory completed initial testing on a new power source, the Marx modulator, connected to its target device, and launched a yearlong test. This test will be the final step in proving the reliability of a device poised to transform the way particle accelerators are powered.

-- Lauren Schenkman, SLAC Today


21 June - Frank Simon
A bike ride with new equipment

18 June - Ingrid Gregor
A view to hill ...

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Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops
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

Mini-Workshop on the CesrTA Electron Cloud R&D Program for Linear Collider Damping Rings (CTA09)
Cornell University, NY, USA
25-26 June 2009

FCAL meeting
DESY Zeuthen, Germany
29-30 June

Upcoming schools
Summer School: Exploring the Cosmological Frontiers
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
Key evaluations underway for particle-flow calorimetry

Frank Simon works on the CALICE analog hadron calorimeter at Fermilab's Meson Test Beam Facility.
Scientists just finished successfully testing the first particle flow algorithm hadronic calorimeter for the International Linear Collider, with unprecedented granularity and novel readout technology. This sub-detector, the analog hadronic calorimeter, was built by the CALICE (Calorimeter for the Linear Collider Experiment) collaboration and is one of several options for the hadronic calorimeter of a future ILC detector.

-- Andre Sulluchuco

In the News
19 June 2009
CERN reports on progress towards LHC restart
At the 151st session of the CERN[1] Council today, CERN Director General Rolf Heuer confirmed that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) remains on schedule for a restart this autumn, albeit about 2-3 weeks later than originally foreseen.

From CERN Bulletin
19 June 2009
The latest from the LHC
Sector 4-5 is being warmed to room temperature. The sector was previously warmed to 80 Kelvin in order to perform a test on the copper component of the busbars at non-superconducting temperatures.

19 June 2009
Europe's big lasers: the exawatt roadmap
Researchers and industry will need to work closely together if Europe is to maximize the returns on its investment in a planned new generation of high-power laser facilities being built over the next decade. Caryl Richards reports on the challenges and opportunities of big science.

From Asian Accelerator Plaza
11 June 2009
China, Japan, and Korea issued a joint statement on science and technology cooperation
The second Japan-China-Korea Trilateral Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation was held on Sunday, 24 May in Tokyo.
Director's Corner
The other kind of particle acceleration
Today's issue features a Director's Corner from Mike Harrison, GDE Americas Regional Director.

What can the ILC learn from a major golf tournament? Read the Corner to find out.
The ILC, when built, will represent the latest in technology innovation and will be a global effort involving world-class talent. The Accelerator Design and Integration meeting held at DESY a few weeks ago is an example of the design process in action. However, ensuring that we involve input from all relevant sources is part of a Regional Director’s job and, with this in mind, I found myself attending the first day of the US Open golf tournament, held this year a few miles down the road from my home institution of Brookhaven Laboratory at the famed Bethpage Black golf course.

-- Mike Harrison

Director's Corner Archive

Feature of the Week
symmetry Magazine: Credit Where Credit is Due
If you believe the scientists' maxim that only publishing keeps you from perishing the world won't see many perishing particle physicists in the near future. With up to 3000 people signing papers for the ATLAS or CMS collaborations and similar numbers on the horizon for future ILC detectors how do you know who actually did the work? This lead article from symmetry Magazine portrays the weird and wonderful world of scientific publishing.

arXiv preprints
On pair production of scalar top quarks in e+e- collisions at ILC and a possibility of their mass reconstruction

SRF cavity geometry optimization for the ILC with minimized surface e.m. fields and superior bandwidth

EUROTeV Reports
ILC Main Linac Alignment Simulation Using Conventonal Techniques and the Rapid Tunnel Reference Survez Model (RTRSM)