[Reblog]: Italy Cancels €1 Billion Accelerator Project

by Edwin Cartlidge on 29 November 2012, 1:00 PM ROME—The Italian government has scrapped plans to build a particle accelerator known as SuperB in the outskirts of Rome after a new study calculated its total cost to be about €1 billion—some €350 million more than previously estimated. SuperB was to have been built on the campus of…

SuperKEKB goes in hunt of flavour at the terascale

KEK is upgrading its B factory to provide a 40-fold increase in luminosity by using a large crossing-angle and squeezing the beams down to nanometres. The Belle experiment will also see a second incarnation. Résumé Le SuperKEKB part en chasse à l’échelle du téra Le KEK procède actuellement à une amélioration de son usine à…