Tag archive: Russian Federation

Novosibirsk revisited: integrating former weapons scientists

| 14 October 2010 [...] The ISTC was established by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation programme. The mandate is to help develop alternative professional careers for the scientists, engineers and technicians from the former Soviet Union who used to develop weapons. High-energy physics has been both a beneficiary and a partner in this programme. -- Barry Barish Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,


| 7 October 2010 I had the interesting experience recently of spending four days at a meeting in Novosibirsk, Russia... at the Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics (BINP), a famous laboratory credited with many of the innovations in modern particle accelerators. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Hot topics in intensely cold Russia

| 26 April 2007 The baseline design for the International Linear Collider (ILC) positron source is based on multi-MeV photons that produce pairs in a metallic target. The photons are created by the main electron beam passing through a helical undulator. The conventional method, positron generation via pair production using an electron beam, which is used as the positron source in all existing accelerators in the world, is adopted however as an alternative technology in the Baseline Configuration Document (BCD). Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

The Russian Federation in Seven Days

| 6 April 2006 It is widely known that the Russian Federation is home to a large number of prestigious accelerator laboratories and many highly regarded accelerator scientists. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,