CompactLight: to compact accelerators and beyond (Accelerating news, Nov 2017)

After years of intense R&D carried out at SLAC (USA) and KEK (Japan) for the NLC/JLC (Next Linear Collider / Japan Linear Collider) projects and at CERN with collaborators in the context of the CLIC study (Compact Linear Collider), and following the successful pioneering experience of the  Elettra (Italy) and PSI (Switzerland) laboratories, the X-band technology takes an important leap forward. Read the article >>

CLIC steps up to TeV challenge  (CERN Courier, Nov 2016)

An updated baseline-staging scenario for CERN’s Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) focuses on an optimised initial-energy stage at 380 GeV that will be significantly cheaper than the original design, say Philipp Roloff and Daniel Schulte. Read the article >>

CLICing into action (CERN Bulletin Issue: 06-07/2017, 2 Feb 2015)

Putting its acronym into action, the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) collaboration is testing its first compact accelerator module in the CTF3 test facility. Fed by high-power waveguides, cables and cooling tubes, the module has all the functions of future CLIC modules and allows the experts to test all the features, including frequency, losses, damping, acceleration and deceleration. Read the article >>

Some CLIC with your free-electron laser? (LCC newsline, 6 Mar 2014)

The planned CLIC accelerator would use a unique way of accelerating its electrons and their anti-particles, positrons: two accelerators would sit side by side, one, the main linear accelerator or “linac”, to get the beams of particles from source to collision, and the other, the “drive beam”, to pass as much power as possible on to the main beams. Read the article >>

Future Colliders: A strategic perspective (LCC newsline, 20 Feb 2014)

Over the past decades, colliders have defined the energy frontier in particle physics. Both electron-positron, proton-(anti)proton as well as electron-proton colliders have played complementary roles in fully mapping out the constituents and forces in the Standard Model (SM).  Read the article >>

PACMAN - an innovative doctoral programme for CLIC (CERN Bulletin Issue: 50/2013 & 51/2013, 09 Dec 2013)

PACMAN – a study on Particle Accelerator Components Metrology and Alignment to the Nanometre scale – is in the final stage of recruiting 10 PhD students to do research on beam instrumentation, metrology, micrometric alignment, magnetic measurements, nano-positioning and high-precision engineering. Read the article >>

Common ground in ILC and CLIC detectors concepts (LCC newsline, 22 Aug 2013)

The Compact Linear Collider and International Linear Collider will accelerate particles and create collisions in different ways. Nonetheless, the detector concepts under development share many commonalities. Read the article >>

Linear-collider technologies for all  (CERN Courier, Feb 2013 )

A special event at the 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium provided a broader stage to discuss technological developments for a future linear collider. Read the article >>

CLIC's three step plan (CERN Bulletin Issue: 43-44/2012, 22 Oct 2012)

Instead of asking for a 48-kilometre-long commitment right off the bat, the CLIC collaboration is now presenting an accelerator that can be constructed in stages. Read the article >>

The collider of the future? (CERN Bulletin Issue: 28/2009 & 29/2009, 06 Jul 2009)

The International Linear Collider (ILC) and Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) studies both call for cutting-edge technologies. At first glance they may appear to be in competition, but they are in fact complementary and have a common objective. Read the article >>

CLIC here for the future (CERN Courier, Volume 48, Number 7, Sep 2008 )

What will the future be for accelerator-based particle physics at the high-energy frontier? The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) study is developing an innovative option for an electron–positron collider. Read the article >>