News of the year 2004
- 2004/11/12 Particle Physics HERA Experiment ZEUS Achieves Successful Mass Production on a Computing Grid The ZEUS collaboration has for the first time achieved the production of more than one million of simulated electron-proton collision events on a computing grid. R. Mankel (DESY): The computing load was shared between the sites of DESY, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL, Oxfordshire), ScotGrid (Glasgow), University College London (UCL) and University of Hamburg. The production demonstrates feasibility and the huge potential of grid technology for an experiment that is currently taking data.
- 2004/10/07 Particle Physics DESY congratulates this Year’s Nobel Laureates, David Gross, David Politzer and Frank Wilczek
- 2004/10/04 DESY in general Decision of DESY’s Administrative Council Rolf-Dieter Heuer New Research Director High-Energy Physics, Further Terms of Office for Jochen R. Schneider, Research Director Synchrotron Radiation, and Dieter Trines, Head of the Accelerator Division
- 2004/08/20 Linear Collider ILC Worldwide Consensus of Particle Physicists Superconductivity for Future Particle Accelerator Project ILC Today, the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) announced at a scientific conference in Beijing that the planned International Linear Collider (ILC) is to be realized in superconducting technology. This decision is of great importance for DESY and its international partners, since they developed this technology together and successfully tested it at the TESLA Test Facility (TTF) in Hamburg. The ILC is the next major project of particle physics. No decision has yet been taken on the realization and site of the facility. As the next step, scientists will now join forces to develop the technical design of the project as rapidly as possible.
- 2004/08/17 Science News Particle Physics New luminosity record HERA delivers 87 pb-1 polarized positron-proton interactions in 2004
- 2004/08/04 X-Ray Laser XFEL, Linear Collider ILC EU Support for Two Projects Coordinated by DESY EUROFEL and EUROTeV to Receive Euro 9 Million Each for a Period of Three Years The European Commission selected two projects coordinated by the DESY research center in Hamburg for support within its sixth Framework Programme. Among all the competitors for the much-coveted development funds, the projects “EUROFEL” and “EUROTeV” were ranked first and second, respectively, in the referees’ evaluation. From 2005 on, they will receive around Euro 9 million each, spread over a period of three years. This corresponds to about one third of the total costs estimated for each project. The remaining two thirds will be born by the participating research institutions.
- 2004/06/22 DESY in general Young Scientist Honored for Work at DESY The Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY awards Ph.D. Thesis Prize This year, the prize of the Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY for the best Ph.D. thesis covering the DESY research program goes to Dr. Jürgen Wendland from the Simon Fraser University in Canada. His thesis made a decisive contribution to the explanation of the proton spin, a fundamental property of the proton, one of the elementary particles of matter. The prize was presented during the open session of the Extended Scientific Council at DESY on Monday, June 21.
- 2004/05/21 Research with Photons 40 Years of Research with Synchrotron Radiation at DESY Jubiläum eines ganz besonderen Lichts Last Wednesday, 250 guests from all over the world joined the DESY research center to celebrate the anniversary of a very special kind of light – the so-called synchrotron radiation, which is generated at accelerators and has exceptional properties.
- 2004/03/23 Particle Physics Start-Signal for HERA-LHC Workshop Auswirkungen der HERA-Ergebnisse auf das Physikprogramm vom LHC Start-up meeting at CERN, final presentation at DESY – The goal of the workshop is to explore the impact of measurements made at HERA on the physics program of the LHC.
- 2004/03/15 Particle Physics Charmed Pentaquark at HERA? The H1 experiment reports the observation of a new particle made up of five quarks – the ZEUS experiment, however, cannot confirm the observation.
- 2004/02/09 X-Ray Laser XFEL Start for Europeanization of the X-Ray Laser Project at DESY European Countries Want to Realize Participation in the Proposed XFEL On February 2, 2004, the constituent meeting of the XFEL Steering Committee (SC-XFEL) took place in Darmstadt. Chairman of this steering committee is Dr. Hermann Schunck, Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The committee made it his business to realize a European collaboration for the planned XFEL project. The goal in 2005 is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the mutual funding of the construction and operation of the new research facility. This declaration of intent is a prerequisite for the final approval of the XFEL project. The X-ray laser should start commissioning in 2012.