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Superconducting cavities are a ‘hot’ topic

| 15 October 2015 From 14 to 18 September 334 physicists, engineers and technicians from all around the world made their way to Whistler, Canada, for the 17th International Conference on Superconducting Radiofrequency (SRF). The conference takes place every two years and shines a light upon all new developments in the different fields of superconducting cavities. It is the leading conference in this field of physics and discusses the actual state of the art of this technology. And right now it is a topic that progresses very fast. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Science 101: Higgs-kun’s first day at his new school

| 1 October 2015 Curious about ILC in Japan and the Higgs particle but not a physicist? Well not a problem! This little Youtube video gives answers to many questions. It is designed for school kids and will explain everything in an easy and short fashion. Also, it will introduce you to Higgs-kun - a ghost-like character representing the Higgs particle who is new at his school. So, take the time and watch this short video. You will see many interesting things!

And vertically down it goes

| 1 October 2015 In our issue on 9 July, NewsLine introduced the change management process that oversees changes to the machine’s overall design. Today, we look in detail at one of the change requests that was put forward and went through: vertical shafts (as opposed to inclined tunnels) for the interaction region.

Learn from the experience of others – Tohoku University campus planning group visits DESY

| 23 July 2015 DESY welcomed the group of three who are studying the size and needs of a possible ILC campus in Tohoku. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

A new way to tackle project management for the ILC

| 9 July 2015 The technical design for the ILC was published in 2012. What happens if new technologies influence this design, or it needs to be adapted to the very specific conditions at the future site? A group called "Change Management" oversees, decides upon and documents all the changes to the design. Here is how it works. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

The European XFEL – helping pave the way for the ILC

| 11 June 2015 The European XFEL at DESY, Germany, will be a brilliant light source for a broad range of fundamental research in all areas of science – but it is also the first great mass production of the so-called TESLA technology. The ILC community is thus watching the construction of the European XFEL very closely. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,