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James White

 

Holy Fires (in memoriam: James White)

Once, we made sparks in our chamber, our beautiful chamber, our steel chamber,
The chamber that was you, and was us, and was our toy and our challenge,
You called them the Holly Fires, and smiled that wicked smile of yours,
the smile of Big Chief, surrounded by his bravos.
It was beautiful,
To watch all those blue lightings crossing the darkness,
like burning angels, or mystical dragon-flights,
like burning coals in some remote night camp,
A bunch of scientists in a physics lab,
not different from those nomads that marvel at the flames under the stars,
and wonder at the beauty of life.
Yes, it was fun to watch the sparks,
It was also reassuring to know that you were nearby, otherwise I would have felt,
like I was burning the house.
I was happy and excited, a teenager, trying to grow up his teeth,
And daddy was around, to give a hand.
As as kid, I was an avid reader of westerns.
When I met you I found myself,
talking to a character escaped from one of those novels.
You, so large and strong, wearing your jeans and boots,
riding your pickup track.  Yet,
Inside this mountain of a man, shone a soul,
as bright as those blue sparks that we made together that day.
Holly Fires.Sparks shine and vanish,
but they impress, as you did,
their beauty in the universe.

The NEXT-100 pressure vessel is almost there

The pressure vessel of NEXT-100 is being finished in Madrid.

The new Kapton Dice Boards are ready

The new, more radioupure, Kapton Dice Boards for NEXT are ready to go!

Expociencia 2013

On May 25, some people of NEXT participated in the organization and in the activities of Expociencia, the open day of the Parc Cientific of Valencia. Kids and adults had fun "cooking" with liquid nitrogen, exploring what colors are made of, and much more!

 

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Institutions

 

Co-spokespersons

Juan José Gómez Cadenas: Juan.Jose.Gomez.Cadenas@ific.uv.es

Dave Nygren: nygren@uta.edu

Links

  • Report from LSC - May 2016

  • Report from LSC - Nov 2015

  • Report from LSC - Nov 2014

  • Report to the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee - May 2014

  • Report from Consolider - CUP

  • arXiv:1202.0721v1 [physics.ins-det] - Technical Design Report

  • arXiv:1106.3630v1 [physics.ins-det] - Conceptual Design Report

  • arXiv:0907.4054 [hep-ex] - Letter of Intent to LSC

  • Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC)

     

    Starting from March 2013, NEXT is a Recognized Experiment at CERN!