Director's Corner

A potential US site for the ILC

by Barry Barish

There are no official proposals for where the ILC could be located. Rather, our approach has been to develop an ILC design compatible with three “sample” sites that have different characteristics. In this process, we have by no means ruled out the possibility of housing the ILC in a shallow site, even though all three of our sample sites are deep underground. A new shallow site possibility has recently been suggested in Hanford, Washington in the US.

Research Director's Report

Community spirit helps us achieve our milestones

by Sakue Yamada

The two volumes of the Detailed Baseline Design report, which will be published alongside the Technical Design Report, are ready in draft form. They will now be submitted to the physics and detectors’ advisory group IDAG. A lot has been accomplished in the R&D process for the ILC detectors, and it’s thanks to the community’s spirit and determination that we have achieved our milestones. We look forward to taking on the next challenge.

Around the World

The welcoming season

by Qian Pan

Qian Pan, a new ILC communicator for Asia, introduces herself. Qian, who is called Peggy by all her non-Chinese colleagues, is based at IHEP in Beijing. She shares her time between the Foreign Affairs Department of IHEP and ILC communications.

Image of the week

Korea-US Collaboration Center for Accelerator Science opens at Fermilab

Image: RISP Information and Collaboration Team

Fermilab has a new collaboration centre: on 27 August the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Rare Isotope Science Project of Korea's Institute for Basic Science opened the Korea-US Collaboration Center for Accelerator Science.

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