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2013

Higgs Boson Discovery 10.08.13SCIENCE HEADLINES

Higgs Boson Discovery Leads to Nobel PrizeExternal link

François Englert and Peter Higgs were awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to our understanding of the origin of mass, confirmed by the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Read More »

US Participation in Higgs Boson Discovery 10.01.13SCIENCE HEADLINES

US Participation in the Higgs DiscoveryExternal link

The search for the Higgs at experiments at the Large Hadron Collider was an international effort involving thousands of people, with physicists and engineers from US institutions playing a significant role throughout. Read More »

Nigel Lockyer 06.20.13PRESS RELEASE

Nigel Lockyer Named New Fermilab DirectorExternal link

Nigel Lockyer, director of Canada's TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, has been selected as the sixth director of Fermilab, succeeding Pier Oddone. Lockyer, who has a long history with Fermilab and the CDF experiment, will begin his tenure in September. Read More »

Accelerator R&D Stewardship05.06.13ANNOUNCEMENT

The Office of High Energy Physics Announces the Launch of Its New Accelerator R&D Stewardship Webpages

Accelerators are critical to many areas beyond their traditional role in discovery science, and they influence our everyday lives in myriad ways. Read More »

Jean-Luc Vay awarded the 2013 US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) Prize 04.24.13SCIENCE HEADLINES

Berkeley scientist Jean-Luc Vay awarded the 2013 US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology.External link

The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator physics and technology. The Award Citation reads: “For original contributions to the development of novel methods for simulating particle beams, particularly the Lorentz boosted frame techniques, and for the successful application of these methods to multi-scale, multi-species problems.” Thanks to the boosted frame technique, simulations that formerly took thousands of hours of computation time can now be performed in a fraction of that time. Read More »

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