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Feature Story
Five labs through 200 lenses
Public vote for winners of first global particle physics photowalk now open

The theme of the photowalk was particle physics – this is one of the thousands of photographs that were submitted. Image: Hans-Peter Hildebrandt
A woman kneels, almost devoutly, in front of a piece of beam pipe. One man is lying flat on his belly, squinting along the underside of a long step illuminated by blue warning lights. Another sits cross-legged opposite a barrel wheel of a particle detector and studies its forms. A new meditation class for particle physicists? No – just the world’s first global particle physics photo walk. The people in the strange positions above were all armed with cameras, lenses, tripods and a good portion of curiosity when they got an exclusive look behind the scenes of five of the world’s particle physics laboratories on 7 August. The local winners have now been announced and you can vote for your favourite picture here.

-- Barbara Warmbein


27 September - Frank Simon
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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

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8-12 October 2010

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18-22 October 2010

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30 October - 6 November 2010

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25 October - 5 November 2010

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Around the World
Working through the weekend at the ATF

KEK photowalk winning photo, taken by Yuki Hayashi. From left to right: Patrick Cornebise, Ronic Chiche and Didier Jehann
On 27 September, the Japan's local winners of the first Global Particle Photo Walk were announced. This Photowalk was held at five particle physics laboratories in the world on 7 August (see Feature Story this week). The winning photo taken by Yuki Hayashi features scientists working at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at KEK. But they are not Japanese scientists. They are three of the nine French scientists and engineers who were visiting the ATF from the end of July to install and test their four-mirror optical cavity.

-- Rika Takahashi

In the News
From EuCARD Newsletter
29 September 2010
Beaming smiles from CLIC test success
August 2010, while most are enjoying the sunshine, CLIC/CTF3 researchers enjoyed successful first results of two-beam acceleration.

From EuCARD Newsletter
29 September 2010
Hamburg in a FLASH
"It is absolutely impressive how fast and promising FLASH is operating after such a substantial upgrade," congratulated Reinhard Brinkmann, director of the DESY accelerator section. Record wavelengths lower than 4.45 nanometres are expected soon.

From CERN Courier
28 September 2010
Searching beyond the frontiers in Cape Town
"Yosuke Takubo of Sendai pointed out that one of the goals of the ILC would be to measure the parameters of heavy gauge-bosons, "little Higgs" partners of the Standard Model gauge-bosons, one of which is a dark-matter candidate."

From CERN Courier
28 September 2010
CLIC/CTF3 goes truly global
The Australian Collaboration for Accelerator Science (ACAS) – a new Australian institute for accelerator science launched in July – has become the latest participant in the CLIC/CTF3 collaboration.

From Gazeta
24 September 2010
ILC-3: линейный коллайдер в Дубне
Международная проектная группа, статус и размещение коллайдера.
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Director's Corner
The ILC in a mountainous region – A report on Japanese efforts to develop possible sites
Today's issue features a Director's Corner from Marc Ross, Project Manager for the Global Design Effort.

Review committee members at the Kannagawa hydroelectric power plant during the CFS review meeting held in June. Image : Nobuko Kobayashi/ courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Company
Roughly six years ago the International Committee for Future Accelerators accepted the recommendation to adopt 'cold', superconducting radiofrequency (RF) technology for the linear collider’s main linac. The recommendation came shortly after an extensive review of the designs of the ILC’s forerunner projects, TESLA, NLC and JLC. The main linac technology planned for the ILC, now under development in each region, is quite similar to that of the TESLA design.

-- Marc Ross

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week
Undulator at full field
The prototype helical undulator module built by a team of scientists and engineers from Rutherford Appleton and Daresbury Laboratories in the UK has been operated at full field for the first time. The four-metre-long cryostat contains two helical undulators, each 1.75 metres long, that have a period of 11.5 millimetres and a peak field on axis of 0.86 Tesla. The two undulators were magnetically tested in a vertical test stand some time ago, and both far exceeded the design specification by achieving peak fields of 1.13 Tesla. Now the undulators have been incorporated into their specially designed cryostat and been powered up to their operating field for a number of hours without any quenching. The team will now try operating the module at even higher fields and also deliberately introduce heating into the electron vacuum aperture to simulate beam heating effects. Image: STFC

arXiv preprints
A Search for the Fourth SM Family: Tevatron still has a Chance

Higgs boson pair production in new physics models at hadron, lepton, and photon colliders