Daily Archives: April 24, 2012

T2K se prepara para un buen año de toma de datos tras el parón por el terremoto de Japón

Tras casi un año de reparaciones de los daños sufridos por el terremoto de Japón de 2011, que afectaron sobre todo al acelerador y a las infraestructuras del laboratorio, el experimento T2K ha comenzado de nuevo a operar. Poco antes del aniversario del terremoto, el 11 de marzo, se observó el primer neutrino en el detector SuperKamiokande, a 295 kilómetros del acelerador J-PARC.

El experimento comenzó la toma de datos para física la primera semana de marzo del 2012. La intensidad del acelerador que envía los haces de neutrinos ha sobrepasado ya la del máximo de años anteriores, lo que según Federico Sánchez, investigador del IFAE en T2K, “augura un futuro brillante para el experimento”.

T2K es un experimento de oscilaciones de neutrinos en el que un haz de neutrinos de tipo muón es producido y enviado desde el complejo de aceleradores J-PARC, situado en la costa Este de Japón, hasta la costa Oeste, donde son detectados en el detector SuperKamiokande. Durante este viaje los neutrinos alteran su naturaleza y se convierten en neutrinos de tipo electrón.

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CERN-Summary of the ICTR-PHE Physics for Health 2012 conference.

Summary of the ICTR-PHE Physics for Health 2012 conference (with english subtitles) The ICTR-PHE 2012 conference, which closed its doors on March 2 after five busy days, sealed the alliance between the physics and medical communities. Some of the most futuristic research in medical physics was presented at the conference. Special emphasis was placed on medical imaging devices, currently used for diagnosis but with the potential to provide crucial real-time monitoring of treatment in the future. Radio-oncologists and radiotherapists represented a large proportion of the doctors and clinicians who attended the conference. With them were also biologists and doctors of nuclear medicine. They presented the state of the art of their research that touches on the genetics and biology of tumours as well as on futuristic drugs that selectively target malignant cells. The future of cancer treatment seems to lie in the personalised approach. Produced by: CERN Bulletin Director: Nathalie Vibert 6,48 min. / 05 April 2012 / © 2012 CERN www.cern.ch
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footage Search for the SM Higgs Boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.

Footage Search for the SM Higgs Boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC Produced by: CERN video productions Director: CERN video productions 10:00 min. / 01 January 2012 / © 2012 CERN www.cern.ch
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Dawn Reveals Secrets of Giant Asteroid Vesta


Aquilia Area in Color

Findings from Dawn reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure.


Cassini Investigates Titan’s Chemical Factory


Titan and Dione

Saturn’s moon Titan has a thick, smoggy atmosphere that’s one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system. How long has this “factory” been in business?


NASA’s Spitzer Finds Galaxy With Split Personality


The Sombrero Galaxy's Split Personality

While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both.


Fireball Over California/Nevada: How Big Was It?


Red bullseye indicates location where Sunday's meteor (or bolide) exploded over California's Central Valley.

Scientists have a size estimate for an impressive fireball that was witnessed over California’s Central Valley Sunday (4/22).