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The Higgs, Who Cares? More than 1200 people did in Arlington…

1 November 2012 ...and for those who could not make it to the lecture "The Standard Model, Higgs Boson, Who cares?" by Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg at last week's LCWS12 meeting, the organiser have put it on YouTube. Well, the closing sentence and the question-and-answer session are there – there were sound problems for the lecture itself. However, even the Q&As are well worth watching. And should Weinberg be seen wearing an LCWS volunteer t-shirt and laser pointer any time soon, the video explains why. Category: Video of the week | Tagged:

The great ILC flythrough: a trailer

| 25 October 2012 Coming soon to YouTube channels near you: a complete video tour of the ILC, based on all available CAD data. Road signs have been added for orientation, and a voiceover will explain what you see, and why it looks the way it does. Stay tuned! Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

SLAC All Access: klystrons on YouTube

18 October 2012 SLAC's YouTube channel has more on klystrons, and of course the legendary klystron gallery. In a video about SLAC's Vacuum Microwave Device Department (VMDD), introduces itself as those people who build the devices that make SLAC's particle accelerators go: klystrons. These devices generate intense waves of microwave energy that rocket subatomic particles up to nearly the speed of light. Department head Andy Haase takes us behind the scenes where klystrons are born. These devices are developed, designed and fabricated by teams of physicists, engineers and technicians in coordination across several departments within SLAC's Accelerator Directorate. Check out the AD website Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

Singalong tutorial

| 5 July 2012 After all of this week's news, press releases, blog posts, backgrounders and newspaper stories here's more about the Higgs - catchy, rhythmic and full of clever lyrics. If you think you've still not grasped the Higgs mechanism this song will stick in your head! It's "The Particle Physicists' Song" (based on "The Hippopotamus Song" by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann), with lyrics by Danuta Orlowska, performed by the CERN choir in the CERN Control Room in 2010. Enjoy and pass the tune on to your colleagues... Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , ,

From mining coal to colliding particles

21 June 2012 In a 2009 video interview with the BBC, new Linear Collider Director Lyn Evans talks about how he, a miner's son from Wales, became project leader of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. He says that "a random walk of life" brought him from Swansea to CERN, now another (not quite so random) walk of life has delivered a new challenge: uniting the linear collider efforts. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

Dr Higgs explains acceleration

| 14 June 2012 A taster of the fun things the new Japanese ILC website (see this week's feature story) has in store: with the help of a bunch of batteries, Dr Higgs explains how the ILC works to a child and his mother. In a cartoon, of course. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

The potential of superconducting niobium cavities

| 17 May 2012 There are more than 30,000 particle accelerators in operation around the world. At Fermilab, US, scientists are collaborating with other laboratories and industry to optimise the manufacturing processes for a new type of powerful accelerator that uses superconducting niobium cavities. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

The Higgs Boson – A Tales from the Road Comic

| 10 May 2012 An illustrated and animated interview about the mysterious Higgs boson and "how the LHC is going to find it (if it exists)".

Fermilab’s Cryomodule 2 installation

| 3 May 2012 Last week Fermilab's Cryomodule 2 was transported to the laboratory's NML building. Watch trucks, cranes and people move and install the ILC-type cryomodule in a time-lapse video. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: , , ,

Fly down SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source

| 5 April 2012 SLAC's new time-lapse videos, ranging from 13 to 72 seconds in length, show various sped-up scenes around the lab: clouds rolling above the klystron gallery, scientists keeping busy in the Main Control Center, and, shown here, a zipping tour of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). Fly from one end of LCLS to the other in a lightning-quick 72 seconds to see how much fun it can be. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,
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