MOOAU —  Opening Session   (10-Oct-11   08:30—10:00)
Chair: R. Mueller, HZB, Berlin, Germany
Paper Title Page
Opening and Welcome Address  
  • A. Götz, J.M. Chaize
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  Official ICALEPCS 2011 Opening and Welcome address  
slides icon Slides MOOAUKP01 [7.896 MB]  
First Physics Results from LHC and Expectations for the Near Future  
  • G. Tonelli
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  After a very successful commissioning period, all detectors running at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are now producing new physics results. Collisions of high energy protons at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV are being used to produce the first measurements in a new, so far in-explored energy regime. Measurements of the main Standard Model processes will be presented together with searches for new physics including the search for supersymmetric particles and for new exotic states of matter hinting at extra-dimensions. The most recent studies and perspectives on the search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson will be described in some detail. A short summary of the major results obtained with heavy-ion collisions at LHC will be also presented.  
slides icon Slides MOOAUKP02 [20.222 MB]  
X-RAY Synchrotron Imaging: A Revolution in Paleontology  
  • P. Tafforeau
    ESRF, Grenoble, France
  In palaeontology, external morphological investigations are often insufficient. Both external and internal anatomical characters have to be taken into account in order to fully understand a fossil organism. Moreover, different scales of study have to be used, from the general morphological ones to the histological ones. Initiated at the ESRF in 2000, synchrotron based investigations enable very high quality three-dimensional non-destructive X-ray imaging of various fossils. These methods reveal fossil internal structures with incomparable accuracy and sensitivity. It therefore allows the study of fossils that cannot be investigated by conventional microtomography either due to a high degree of mineralization or low absorption contrast. Among many applications, let's cite: identification of insects trapped in opaque amber, dental developmental pattern of fossil hominids, imaging of microscopic fossils, high quality imaging of large fossils, research of fossil embryos in ovo… Through the strong development of palaeontology, and the running projects to improve dramatically the possibilities for fossils investigations, the ESRF appear nowadays as the most powerful and sensitive tool for non-destructive 3D imaging on fossils. Nevertheless technical possibilities offered by synchrotrons are evolving rapidly, especially within the time scale of paleontology.  
slides icon Slides MOOAUKP03 [91.405 MB]