It is with great regret that we report the death of Dr. Roger W. Boom, emeritus professor from the University of Wisconsin and mentor and inspiration to a great many leaders in the fields of cryogenic engineering and superconductivity.
The field of cryogenics has been connected with medical applications since its inception, and what follows is a historical review of some of the major applications within medicine where the term cryogenic is used in a specific manner.
The successful completion and delivery of Clean Jacksonville was announced in August, including information on the involvement of CSA member DH Industries BV.
Particle accelerators have been essential tools of particle physics since initial development in the early twentieth century, with commercial applications soon following each successive advancement.
The US Food and Drug Administration alerts consumers and retailers of the potential for serious injury from eating, drinking or handling food products prepared by adding liquid nitrogen at the point of sale, immediately before consumption.
The Springer publishing company recently named Dr. Sangkwon Jeong and Dr. John Weisend II as new editors for its International Cryogenics Monograph Series. The ICMS series was first established in the early 1960s and has provided a forum for active researchers to report on past developments and present work in cryogenic science and engineering.
The scientific community at TRIUMF (CSA CSM) recently gathered at its Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory to celebrate the new Five-Year Plan for 2020-2025. It defines both the vision and mission for Canada's particle accelerator center, communicating the lab’s goals and strategies while laying out an action plan for the specified cycle and beyond.
Lockheed Martin revealed its concept for a crewed lunar lander during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany, showcasing how the reusable lander would align with NASA's lunar Gateway and future Mars missions.
Take an informative written journey around ADMX with National Geographic writer Michael Greshko, who visited as "unassuming facility in northern Seattle" and was taken in by "a supercooled tangle of tubes and wires...poised to remake the world."
Institutions around the world will celebrate Dark Matter Day throughout October, with events highlighting experiments that could bring us closer to solving the cosmic riddle of dark matter. The Interactions Collaboration, an international community of particle physics communication specialists, is the celebration's sponsor. Information on local events is available on its website.
CERN's council has announced the election of Dr. Ursula Bassler as its 23rd president. She replaces professor Sijbrand de Jong on January 1, 2019, and will serve for a period of at least one year.
DH Industries BV, a CSA CSM in the Netherlands, announced that Italy's first LNG production facility, using DH's Stirling technology, officially opened on September 27.
The Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH) has named physicist Zhifeng Ren as its new director.
Leon Lederman, a Nobel Prize winner who served as Fermilab’s director from 1978 to 1989, died at age 96 on October 3 at a nursing home in Rexburg ID. Lederman's overall career spanned more than 60 years, a time period where he was known as both a trail-blazing researcher responsible for several breakthroughs and one who possessed a passion for science education.