Advanced linear-accelerator technology developed at CERN and elsewhere will be used to develop a new generation of compact X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs), thanks to a €3 million project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.
"An updated baseline-staging scenario for CERN’s Compact Linear Collider 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.."
In the recent election by members of the Collaboration Board (CB), Roger Ruber (Uppsala University) was elected as the next CLIC/CTF3 CB Chair. Roger will succeed Lenny Rivkin in this role on the occasion of the next CB meeting, January 22 2016.
The first prototype CLIC X-band module has been successfully assembled and installed in CTF3 during this summer. This big milestone was possible due to a motivated and enthusiastic collaboration between many individuals, groups and services at CERN as well as outside collaborators.