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Important progress on IHEP superconducting cavity

The first 1.3-Gigahertz low-loss type large-grain nine-cell superconducting cavity produced by China. Image: Nobu Toge
A 1.3-Gigahertz low-loss type large-grain nine-cell superconducting cavity called IHEP-01 produced at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) in Beijing, China, achieved an accelerating gradient of 20 Megavolts per metre in its first vertical test at KEK on 1 July. This may not be the design gradient yet, but it marks an important progress on the research and development of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) technology in China.

-- Min Zhang


19 July - Katie Yurkewicz
Sneak peak at Tevatron results for ICHEP

19 July - Jester
Expectations for ICHEP

17 July - Marco Delmastro
Luminosity is not the whole story

15 July - Barbara Warmbein
Less of a rumour, more of a fact

Follow Blogging ICHEP 2010

Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

TeV Particle Astrophysics 2010
Paris, France
19-23 July 2010

35th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2010)
Palais des Congrès, Paris, France
22-28 July 2010

First Baseline Assessment Workshop
KEK, Tsukuba, Japan
7-10 September 2010

XXV Linear Accelerator Conference (LINAC10)
Tsukuba, Japan
12-17 September 2010

Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics (TWEPP-10)
Aachen, Germany
20-24 September 2010

Symposium on the Superconducting Science and Technology of Ingot Niobium
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, USA
22-24 September 2010

Upcoming school

Fifth CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School
Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA
16-27 August 2010

GDE Meetings calendar

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Feature Story
The ILC at a glance

Fly through the International Linear Collider and find out how it works with "The ILC in 1 minute" Image: ILC/Rey.Hori
What will the ILC look like? How big is its linear accelerator? How do you describe a collision? If sometimes giving talks you are lost for words, we hope the pictures from our new animation "The ILC in one minute" will help you explain and schematise the ILC operation.

-- Perrine Royole-Degieux

Image of the Week
ICHEP starts today

One of the major conferences in high-energy physics starts today in Paris. ILC sessions are on Saturday, but the rest of the conference promises to be exciting, too! For more info check the conference website for the agenda or the live blogs.

A live webcast of "salle Maillot" parallel sessions (from 22 to 24 July) and of plenary sessions (from 26 to 28) is available.
In the News
From World Radio Switzerland
22 July 2010
Bigger, better Hadron Collider planned
WRS's Pete Forster caught up with professor Brian Foster, European director of the project, and asked him what the ILC would do that the LHC doesn't.

From The Sun
21 July 2010
The biggest bang
The International Linear Collider is an ambitious project to build a 31km-long atom smasher in a straight line.This kind of machine is very different from the LHC, which is a giant circle.

From Popular Science
19 July 2010
CERN Physicists To Build Longest-Ever Linear Particle Accelerator
Move over, LHC — the ILC will be 20 miles long

From The Independent
18 July 2010
Forget the Large Hadron Collider. All hail Cern's new, straight-line atom smasher
"Part of the report to the Paris conference will be "a blueprint for how you would set up an ILC lab". More than 700 people at 300 laboratories and universities around the world are already working on the accelerator."

From symmetry breaking
16 July 2010
The long road to high-intensity LHC collisions
It's getting more intense under France and Switzerland. Over the last few months the Large Hadron Collider has been quietly increasing the power of its two counter-rotating beams of protons, and serving up more and more particle collisions to the experiments dotted around the 27-kilometer ring.
Director's Corner
An animated ILC

Click to watch the new ILC animation.
The old adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words" nicely captures the concept that a complicated story can often more easily be described by a picture than some wordy text. Perhaps in these modern times, we could be improve this saying by saying, “an animation is worth more than a thousand pictures.” For communicating the International Linear Collider, we have created and use a variety of visual pictures of the ILC, however until now, we have never ventured into using computer animation for our communication needs. Today, we release our first ILC animation, which has been created by Mamoru Horiuchi (aka Rey.Hori) from Japan.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive


arXiv preprints
Probing anomalous ZZH and γZH interactions at an e+e- linear collider using polarized beams

Neutral Trilinear Gauge Boson Couplings in Little Higgs Models

Semi-DHCAL software developments: Digitization and Display

Status of the Micromegas semi-DHCAL

Branching ratio study of ZHqqcc/qqbb

ILC Beam-Parameters and New Physics

Test Beam Results Using an RPC Semi-Digital HCAL

top FCNC physics at a Linear Collider after the LHC

Model independent WIMP Searches in full Simulation of the ILD Detector

Identification of new physics and general WIMP search at the ILC

Development of Fast and High Precision CMOS Pixel Sensors for an ILC Vertex Detector

Scintillator-Based Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype and Beam Test Results at FNAL

Test Beams Summary

R&D Status and Plan for FPCCD VTX

Influence of beam related background on ILD reconstruction

CALICE Second Generation AHCAL Developments