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Quick info August 2, 2007

Posted by apetrov in Near Physics, Particle Physics, Physics, Science.

I am leaving for CHARM-2007 conference in beautiful Ithaca tomorrow. It is always nice to come back to Cornell where I did my postdoc some while ago. I will try to blog from there to cover the conference activities, if anyone is interested. I also wanted to add a couple of links here

1. This comes via Peter Woit’s blog: apparently the only problem with the intermediate-scale and time project (i.e. something that would be done at Fermilab before ILC is built — in other words, what BTeV was supposed to be) is its name. So very appropriately it is now called “Project X“. They are even asking commnity input for name proposals. Personally, I like SNuFL (Superconducting Neutrino and Flavor Linac), but can also propose “High intEnsity Proton aCcelerAtor PUT at FNAL.” What do you think? 🙂

2. There is a new peer-reviewed journal in High Energy Physics called “Advances in High Energy Physics” (here is its Editorial Board). It will publish both reviews and research articles in HEP. They employ a different concept from journals available so far: access to the content is free anywhere in the world (which is great for people in developing countries), but there are old-good per-page publication charges (not so great for people in developing countries). It will be interesting to see how well this publication model works.

3 . Terrible news from Minneapolis (I-35W bridge collapse). This bridge is located right next to the University of Minnesota. I might be mistaken, but it is what people take to get to/from the airport (I’ve been doing it every two years during the Continuous Advances in QCD conference at the Univ. of Minnesota)…



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