European Union gives green light for the CREMLINplus project

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The aim of the CREMLINplus project is to develop and strengthen scientific cooperation between Russia and the European Union in the field of research infrastructures. CREMLINplus covers five Russian mega-science projects, among which the Novosibirsk Super Charm-Tau factory (SCT). Funding from the European Union, which includes support for all five projects, will amount to 25 million euros, spread over four years.

Institutes from Italy, France and Germany, as well as CERN, will take part in studies for SCT. Various aspects will be covered, such as the development of a software suite for the simulation and optimisaton of the SCT detector, and the design of the inner tracker, the central tracker and the particle identification system. A school on detector technologies will be organised at BINP. The studies for SCT will actively exploit synergies with ongoing work for CLIC and FCC-ee.

CREMLINplus is due to start officially in February 2020.

New SCT brochure

Thursday, June 28, 2018

SCT brochure A brochure presenting Super-Charm-Tau factory was published. Topics covered include a facility structure, a general overview of experimental programm, technologies.


High-gradient X-band technology: from TeV colliders to light sources and more

Saturday, April 14, 2018

 A GrudievThe role of high-gradient and X-band technology is expanding steadily, with applications at a surprisingly wide range of scales. The April 2018 issue of the CERN Courier features an article on X-band technology: ''High-gradient X-band technology: from TeV colliders to light sources and more'' by Walter Wuench (CERN).

The article showcase how the demanding and creative environment of fundamental science serve as a fertile breeding ground for new technologies, in particular how technologies developed for CLIC show promise for smaller accelerators for applications outside high-energy physics. Several different XFEL applications are discussed: compact linacs and advanced diagnostics for photon sources (XFEL and Compton), medical applications (proton acceleration and very high energy electron therapy), and linacs to test advanced acceleration techniques.

Overview article on CLIC published in Europhysics News

Thursday, March 8, 2018
An overview article on CLIC was published in Europhysics NewsAn overview article on CLIC with the title "Towards TeV-scale electron-positron collisions: the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC)" was published in Europhysics News, the magazine of the European Physical Society, in February 2018. The article covers topics ranging from the advantage of e+e- collisions over pp collisions for precision measurements, over the physics programme of CLIC, to the two-beam acceleration scheme and the CLIC detector concept. In addition, applications of CLIC technologies in other fields such as medical applications and photon sources are described.

CLIC Workshop 2018 Focuses on Strategy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
CLICWorkshopJan_2018_small.jpgThe Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) workshop is the main annual gathering of the CLIC accelerator and detector communities, and this year attracted more than 220 participants to CERN, 22-26 January. CLIC is a proposed e+e- linear collider, envisaged for the era beyond the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), that would operate a staged programme over about 25 years with collision energies at 0.38, 1.5, and 3TeV. This year, the meeting focused on preparations for the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics.