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Past and future of the Worldwide Study

| 22 September 2011 The groundwork for the Worldwide Study, a global linear collider physics and detector partnership, was laid more than ten years ago. Since then it has been a driving force for coordination and development of physics studies and detector R&D around the world. Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: ,

ILC detector R&D in Japan stays strong

| 22 September 2011 During the kick-off meeting for the global R&D programme of ILC detectors in Japan, roughly 60 scientists from all over the world gathered to discuss plans towards and beyond the Detailed Baseline Design Report and enjoyed visiting one of the two Japanese candidate sites for the ILC in Tohoku area. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

Going with the particle flow

| 15 September 2011 Resolved that pictures of particle jets don’t have to be fuzzy or gnarled, scientists developed the particle flow algorithm, a paradigm for effectively teasing out each particle’s energy from another’s. To make it work, researchers expanded the tracking capabilities of the detector model, enabling it to measure energies with higher precision. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

The impact of ILC detector R&D

| 18 August 2011 Although the actual construction date of the ILC accelerator and its detectors is very uncertain, the impact of the R&D for ILC detectors is very real. Sometimes we tend to overlook the deep impact the work initiated by and carried out within the ILC detector community has already had on the whole particle physics community and beyond. Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Detector scientists and the chamber of GEMs

| 18 August 2011 Being holed up at Fermilab's Test Beam Facility for two weeks, 18 hours a day is no reason to go hungry. Researchers from the University of Texas at Arlington subsisted on instant noodles while they kept busy with their gas electron multipliers, one of the technologies being developed for the ILC detector. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Concrete plans for a platform

| 23 June 2011 Linear collider collaborators are on board with the use of two platforms to move the ILC’s two colossal detectors in and out of the particle beamline. Now they work to design them so the detectors' rides are as smooth as possible. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

First linear collider power distribution and pulsing workshop

, and | 16 June 2011 Lowering power consumption is a key issue for particle physicists to solve to design the next generation of collider experiments. Detectors will measure signals recorded in millions of readout channels. Last May, the ILC-CLIC common working group for detectors organised the first workshop on power pulsing and delivery at LAL in Orsay, France. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,

ILC community meets in Oregon for ALCPG11

| 17 February 2011 On the eve of the 2011 ILC Americas regional meeting meeting, Jim Brau reports on the progress which has been achieved in the ILC detector and physics field since the last meeting in 2009. Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: , ,

Final curtain for EUDET

| 14 October 2010 After four plus one years of running time, a total budget of 21.5 million Euros, participating institutes from Helsinki to Valencia and from Novosibirsk to Glasgow and many research infrastructures successfully in place, the EU-funded infrastructure programme for ILC detector R&D EUDET comes to a close at the end of the year. Participants met for the very last EUDET meeting at DESY last week. But instead of self-congratulatory speeches and boasting summaries, most of the talks listed future plans and outlined future milestones beyond the scope of EUDET. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

Textbook tests with tungsten

| 9 September 2010 In a hall for test beam experiments at CERN, next to the CLOUD climate experiment and an irradiation facility, sits a detector prototype that is in many ways a first. It's the first ever hadronic sandwich calorimeter (HCal) prototype made of tungsten. It's the first prototype for a detector for the Compact Linear Collider Study CLIC, developed by the linear collider detector R&D group (LCD group) at CERN. And it's the first piece of hardware that results directly from the cooperation between CLIC and ILC detector study groups. Now its makers are keen to see first particle showers in their detector. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,