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9 May 2012 - Kavli IPMU
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Welcomes Fred Kavli, Chairman and Founder of the Kavli Foundation, and Prof. Hitoshi Murayama, Director of the New Kavli Institute at the University of Tokyo
Visit to Prime Minister's Office Comes as the University of Tokyo Celebrates the Newly Renamed Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, the First Kavli Science Research Institute in Japan.

9 May 2012 - CERN
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science
The fourth phase of CERN openlab was officially launched during a meeting of its board of sponsors taking place at CERN on 8 and 9 May.

8 May 2012 - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A New Accelerator to Study Steps on the Path to Fusion
The just-completed NDCX-II, the second generation Neutralized Drift Compression Experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), is an unusual special-purpose particle accelerator built by DOE's Heavy Ion Fusion Science Virtual National Laboratory (HIFS VNL), whose member institutions are Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

8 May 2012 - CERN
CERN awards major contract for computer infrastructure hosting to Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Hungary
CERN today signed a contract with the Wigner Research Centre for Physics2 in Budapest for an extension to the CERN data centre.

Particle Physics in the Press

11 May 2012 - YouTube
CERN People - Data Overload (1/3)

11 May 2012 - TPM
Big Bang Machine Scientists Prepare For 'Data Overload'

11 May 2012 - Science 2.0
Is The CMSSM Written Off Yet?

10 May 2012 - International Business Times
Large Hadron Collider Detects New Three Quarks Subatomic Particle

10 May 2012 - Montreal Gazette
Hadron Collider scientists detect baryon Xi-b subatomic particle

10 May 2012 - Phys.Org
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science

9 May 2012 - Gizmodo
We May Absorb 60 Dark Matter Particles an Hour

8 May 2012 - Phys.Org
A new accelerator to study steps on the path to fusion

6 May 2012 - The Australian
Scientists gearing up to find five 'God particles'

Features

ILC Newsline

10 May 2012

  • If the particles won't come to the detector...
  • The two detector concepts for the ILC
  • The Higgs Boson - A Tales from the Road Comic
CERN Bulletin

14 May 2012

  • Life after discovery: a look at the SPS of 2012
  • How are we behaving?
  • LHC Report: Rocky re-start
  • Computing power on the move
DESY inForm

May 2012

  • The future is tiny
  • Neutrino surprise at the South Pole
  • "Good Vibrations" for Cutting-Edge Science
  • FLASH passes the ILC performance test
CERN Courier

May 2012

  • Neutrino production moves to an industrial scale
  • Electrons for the LHC
  • How to build a p(art)icle collider
  • Light work with heavy ions
symmetry magazine

May 2012

  • One degree of separation: the Vietnam connection
  • Particle physics and your ride
  • The electron's dance

Images

The NDCX-II is built with an infrastructure that has plenty of room to accommodate future upgrades, including increasing the accelerator length to a 36-cell configuration that would deliver a beam with three million electron-volt (3 MeV) energy. (Courtesy: Berkeley Lab)

The power supplies in these racks can pulse three times a minute, delivering 8,000 amperes of electric current for 2.5 thousandths of a second to generate the two-tesla magnetic field in the focusing solenoids.The NDCX-II is built with an infrastructure that has plenty of room to accommodate future upgrades, including increasing the accelerator length to a 36-cell configuration that would deliver a beam with three million electron-volt (3 MeV) energy. (Courtesy: Berkeley Lab)

A close view of the upstream modules in the NDCX-II induction linac. Small coupling boxes at the top of the induction cells are for connecting power lines to the focusing solenoids, and large coupling boxes at the side will connect coaxial cables to carry the accelerating pulsed power, either from the pulse-forming network or the Blumleins. (Courtesy: Berkeley Lab)

A bird's-eye view of NDCX-II. The injector is at top right, inside its grounded cage. Groups of induction cells alternate with diagnostic cells to form the accelerator. The end station is at lower left. (Courtesy: Berkeley Lab)

Videos

CERN People - Data Overload