Author archive: ilc-newsline

Happy New Year!

| 9 January 2014 Japan (followed soon by China) has entered the Year of the Horse. Happy New Year to all our readers! Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

From Fermilab Today: First cavity in Cryomodule 2 achieves goal gradient

9 January 2014 On 20 December, members of the Accelerator Division SRF Electron Linac Department and the Technical Division SRF Development Department successfully brought the first accelerating cavity in Cryomodule 2 to a gradient of 31.5 megavolts per meter, the gradient required for the proposed International Linear Collider. The achievement demonstrates the cavity's successful integration into the cryomodule. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

Accelerating News: Synergies for testing Superconducting RF (SRF) cavities

19 December 2013 CRISP, the "Cluster of Research Infrastructures for Synergies in Physics" is a European-funded project and one of its objectives is to upgrade and harmonise the SRF Accelerator Structures for ESS, ILC, LHC upgrade and the European XFEL. The activity supports an optimised surface treatment, the application of advanced test and preparation infrastructure as well as state-of-the-art diagnostics tools. Significant focus is laid on the knowledge transfer between ESS, CERN and DESY. Read more in Accelerating News Winter 2013 issue Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Numbers of the year

19 December 2013 A picture says more than a thousand words, the old saying goes. But what about a number? A total of 2400 people signed the ILC Technical Design Report this year. They come from 392 institutes in 48 countries. While not yet in the realm of authors of an active experiment - the author number for recently published papers of the ATLAS collaboration, for example, is 2939 - the long list of names and institutes demonstrate both the past and present commitment to the project and an interest in future commitment.

First full-size ILC cryomodule assembled at KEK’s STF test facility

| 5 December 2013 The image shows the assembly work of the cold mass for an ILC cryomodule in the superconducting rf test facility (STF) at KEK. Since the STF tunnel has a limitation for the size of the components to bring in, only half-size modules could be assembled before. STF now is equipped with new assembly facility in the tunnel, and this will be the first full-size ILC cryomodule to be assembled at KEK. This cryomodule will have a beam position monitor and a superconducting quadruple magnet in the centre, planned to be completed in December. In January, scientists will connect another half-size cryomodule, and start the cooling test in June.

Impressions from the 2013 Linear Collider Workshop in Tokyo

| 21 November 2013 Did you miss last week's International Workshop on Future Linear Collider LCWS 2013 but wish you'd been there? Or were you one of the over 300 participants who discussed the physics case for a high energy linear electron-positron collider at the University of Tokyo? Whatever your motivation, here is a slideshow with some impression from the intense five-day meeting. Accelerator experts and detector developers reviewed progress of the designs of ILC and CLIC and their detectors, looked closely at the latest Higgs results from the LHC and discussed possible future scenarios for turning the linear collider into a real project with a host. Category: Slideshow | Tagged: ,

Understanding the ILC (hand-made animation inside)

| 7 November 2013 A nice hand-made animation explains why a linear collider is needed to study the Higgs particle in great detail. Enjoy the description of the ILC machine "and then BOOM... science". Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

A physicist walks into a rice paddy…

24 October 2013 The Linear Collider Collaboration management team visited the recommended site in the Kitakami mountains last week. Surrounded by local journalists, including several camera teams, they inspected the area that might one day host the International Linear Collider. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ,

2013 Nobel Prize in Physics announcement

10 October 2013 The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider" Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , , , , ,

Editors’ note (special banner)

10 October 2013 After 4 July 2012, 8 October 2013 was another important date in the life of particle physicists when the work of François Englert and Peter Higgs was recognised with the 2013 Physics Nobel Prize. At the same moment, the thousands of LHC particle physicists felt also rewarded for their hard work in finding the Higgs particle. Much more than just another member in the particle zoo, the Higgs boson discovery has opened the door to a whole new range of questions, which the LHC and the linear collider will try to solve. Find out more in this issue about how a linear collider can help in study of the Higgs particle and read again our special "Higgs discovery issue" of 5 July 2012. Category: Uncategorized | Tagged: ,