Norbert Holtkamp has been named Director of the Accelerator Directorate at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Month: November 2010
Science Oxford announces plans for new science center
Science Oxford, a charitable organization that promotes the pursuit of science and enterprise in the UK, has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art cultural center that will focus on science.
Jefferson Lab leads the way toward clean cavities
From ILC Newsline: A research team at Jefferson Lab has developed its own detailed set of rules for optimal cleaning. Team members have been working on a regimen for removing imperfections and impurities from superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) niobium cavities.
AMSC chooses superconductor cable subcontractors for Tres Amigas
American Superconductor Corporation announced that it has selected LS Cable and Nexans as superconductor power cable subcontractors for the Tres Amigas SuperStation.
Prof. Todd Adams elected chair of Fermilab’s Users Executive Committee
Todd Adams, Associate Professor at the Florida State University Department of Physics, has been elected chair of Fermilab's Users Executive Committee (UEC) for a term of one year.
ALPHA experiment at CERN traps antimatter atoms
The ALPHA experiment at CERN has made an important step toward the investigation of the difference between matter and antimatter: it has successfully produced and trapped atoms of antihydrogen.
Air Products helps bring first ASU to China
LNG cold energy is at the heart of a new air separation unit (ASU) recently brought onstream in China, the first of its kind.
Amit Goyal named R&D 2010 Innovator of the Year
Amit Goyal, a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named R&D magazine's Innovator of the Year.
James Webb Space Telescope to undergo restructuring
A report recommending additional funding and organizational restructuring for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has led to drastic changes for the project.
Report on Compact Linear Collider
An interview with Dr. Philippe Lebrun, former head of the Accelerator Technology Department for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where he discusses plans for the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC). CLIC is in the conceptual design phase, not yet approved. Although aiming at the same goal for physics, i.e. colliding electrons and positrons at high center-of-mass energy, CLIC would use a different technology from the International Linear Collider. It would be a shorter machine using non-superconducting Radio Frequency technology. This machine would go to higher accelerating gradients than the ILC for the same final energy.
Fermilab participates in USA Science & Engineering Festival
From Fermilab Today, November 15: A group of preteen girls entered the Fermilab exhibit tent on the Washington, D.C. Mall and pushed forward to stare at the numbers whizzing by on an electronic counter. 6,000. 6,015. Their foreheads crinkled.
Oddone announces voluntary separation offers for Fermilab employees
From Fermilab Today, November 11: "I am announcing today, November 11, a voluntary separation offer to bring Fermilab operations into balance with the resources we expect this fiscal year, FY11.
Marc J. Meteyer, former CGA President and CEO, dies
We regret to report that Marc J. Meteyer, former Compressed Gas Association President and CEO, died on November 6, 2010.
Photos from ICEC/ICMC in Poland now available at conference website
A photo gallery from the recent ICEC23/ICMC2010 is now available on the conference website.
SGD Productions releases safety video for compressed gases, cryo liquids
SGD Productions, LLC. has introduced a new safety video entitled, "The Control and Safe Handling of Compressed Gases."
Garbincius reports on International Workshop on Linear Colliders (IWLC2010)
From ILC Newsline, October 28, Director's Corner with Peter H. Garbincius, Global Design Effort Cost Manager: The International Linear Collider community has typically held major meetings twice a year where the accelerator and physics and detector people come together, both to review the status of and make progress in their own disciplines, and to work together in areas of mutual concern, such as the beam and luminosity requirements to attain the desired science goals.
Oddone warns of a “period of uncertainty”
From Fermilab Today's November 9 Director's Corner: With the changes in the Congress following the mid-term election last week, we have an increased sense of uncertainty regarding our funding for FY 2011 and FY 2012, and hence greater uncertainties for the programs we are embarked on.
European XFEL project makes headway in construction, planning
The European XFEL project has completed one of the first in a series of future milestones: excavating 480 meters of the tunnel system for the project.
LHC begins colliding lead ions
CERN announced on Monday, November 8 that the LHC's first collisions with lead ions have been recorded.
Cryo-Cell introduces Cryology RTS®
Cryo-Cell International, Inc. announced the launch of Cryology RTS, a new reproductive tissue storage service for cryopreserved embryos, oocyctes and sperm.