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From CERN: CMS observes a potentially new and interesting effect

Image of a 7 TeV proton-proton collision in CMS producing more than 100 charged particles.
After almost six months of operation, experiments at the LHC are starting to see signs of potentially new and interesting effects. In results announced by the CMS collaboration today, correlations have been observed between particles produced in 7 TeV proton-proton collisions.

In some of the LHC's proton-proton collisions, a hundred or more particles can be produced. The CMS collaboration has studied such collisions by measuring angular correlations between the particles as they fly away from the point of impact, and this has revealed that some of the particles are intimately linked in a way not seen before in proton collisions.
Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

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

1st International Workshop on Accelerator-Driven Sub-Critical Systems & Thorium Utilization
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
27-29 September 2010

19th International Spin Physics Symposium (SPIN 2010)
Juelich, Germany
27 September - 2 October 2010

EUDET Annual Meeting 2010
DESY, Hamburg, Germany
29 September - 1 October 2010

High precision measurements of luminosity at future linear colliders and polarization of lepton beams
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
3-5 October 2010

eCloud 2010
Cornell University, NY, USA
8-12 October 2010

International Workshop on Linear Colliders 2010 (IWLC2010) ECFA-CLIC-ILC joint meeting
CERN and CIGC, Switzerland
18-22 October 2010

Upcoming schools

Fifth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
25 October - 5 November 2010

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Around the World
From Fermilab: Fermilab constructs pioneering accelerator test facility

The construction includes three interconnected structures, which will house the test accelerator, a test area for cryomodules and the equipment for a powerful new refrigerator.
Batavia, Ill.—Officials at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced today that the laboratory has started phase II of the construction of a pioneering facility to advance a technology that will be critical to the next generation of particle accelerators.

The new facility, which will occupy three buildings and host a 460-foot-long test accelerator, will be the first of its kind in the United States.
In the News
From the Telegraph
22 September 2010
Large Hadron Collider signal 'may show big bang conditions'
A never-before-seen signal in a collision at the Large Hadron Collider has raised hopes that the giant particle accelerator is on the verge of serious breakthroughs.

From Daily Herald
22 September 2010
Fermilab's new accelerator work enters next phase
The idea is to test equipment in the modules for construction of other cryogenic accelerators, including those for the proposed Project X experiment at the Batavia-based federal laboratory and the International Linear Collider.

From Science
21 September 2010
American Physicists Scrounge to Stay in 'God Particle' Race
The director of the sole particle physics laboratory in the United States says he has found ways to scrape up about one-third of the money the lab will need to keep pursuing the most sought-after particle in physics, the Higgs boson.

From AFP
21 September 2010
Atom smasher scientists spot potential new discovery: CERN
GENEVA – Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher said Tuesday they appeared to have discovered a previously unobserved phenomenon in their quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe.

From CERN Press Release
17 September 2010
CERN Council approves the Laboratory's Medium Term Plan
During an intense series of meetings, which concludes today, the CERN1 Council overwhelmingly approved the laboratory's revised Medium Term Plan for the period 2011 to 2015.

From Fermilab Today
17 September 2010
Scientific opportunity: the Tevatron and the LHC
This competitive aspect is real, and probably adds spice to the scientific exploration, but for us such reporting often feels like spilling the entire pepper shaker over a fine meal.
Director's Corner
Beyond the Technical Design Report

The ILC design and R&D schedule and key milestones through 2012
The main focus of the efforts of the ILC Global Design Effort (GDE) are to carry out the critical R&D programme needed for a successful ILC and to build on the ILC Reference Design by creating a Technical Design Report (TDR) that can be used as the basis of funding proposals to collaborating governments. The actual baseline configuration for the TDR is being decided over the coming months and we are on track to complete and document the technical design by the end of 2012. At that time, we will produce both a Technical Design Report and a Project Implementation Plan. What will happen then?

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

arXiv preprints
Beauty and charm to study new physics at future linear colliders

Charged Higgs-boson production at Linear Colliders - SUSY-QCD corrections in the framework of a numerical calculation of loop integrals

Neutral Higgs boson pair production at the LC in the Noncommutative Standard Model

e+ e- to μ+ μ- scattering in the Noncommutative standard model