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quick update on J-PARC situation

Their analysis on the 28th of March of the damage on the site and much of the equipment is available in this PDF: http://j-parc.jp/picture/2011/03/Notice0328.pdf External damage is impressive, but due to sturdy construction in most places that matter most, it looks like the experimental equipment survived relatively unscathed. Here’s hoping that they can get things running […]

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Lessons in outreach to be learned from Japan’s disasters

(warning: this rather lengthy piece may contain personal opinions and has little to do with small-angle scattering. There is a nice bit about graphics, though.)   In the wake of the global public panic following the reporting around the nuclear reactor struggles (as opposed to the expected >15 kilopeople deaths in Myagi prefecture due to […]

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Update on Japan, earthquake, tsunami, J-PARC, reactors and news.

A quick post about the situation in Japan. I did not feel anything of the earthquake (I was in Hyogo prefecture at the time), although one of my colleagues did feel something close to Osaka. SPring-8 is equally unaffected. The tsunami did not come anywhere near. Overall, the Japanese colleagues seem to be taking it […]

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Gamma rays from synchrotrons, an interview with dr. Daté

There is something quite “evil genius” about shooting an electron beam with a laser, especially for non-physicists like me. That this causes gamma rays to emerge (back towards the laser) is perhaps even more interesting. Allow me to elaborate in slightly more scientific terms.

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