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Subcommittee of Japan Society of Civil Engineers to Promote the ILC

Nine members of the Linear Collider Subcommittee of Japan Society of Civil Engineers met with the ILC representatives of KEK and the University of Tokyo on 8 August.
Members of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) met with ILC physicists at KEK on 8 August, during a meeting of the Committee Board of Technical Committee on Civil Engineering Issues for the Linear Collider Project, or "LC subcommittee".

"Our society addresses the technical and engineering challenges of large-scale civil engineering," says Professor Norikazu Shimizu of Yamaguchi University, the subcommittee chair. "We have a lot of interest in the many kinds of challenges for building the ILC. This meeting is really useful to get a precise description of the project by having a frank and face-to-face discussion."

-- Nobuko Kobayashi

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Feature Story
Getting Wired for Beam Diagnostics

The laser for the laser wire in the ATF extraction line.
Luminosity is the ILC's magical word. The higher it is, the better the collisions, the better the results, the higher the chance to find the answer to some of the open questions the ILC community hopes to answer. The particle beams need to be long and thin, and the scientists have to know exactly what they looked like before they collided with their counterparts: if they know what went in, they can understand what comes out. The laser wire system, led by a team of universities in the UK, measures the beam size and its location and thus helps to know just what 'went in'.

-- Barbara Warmbein

Image of the Week

Federal President of Germany Horst Köhler (center) signing the DESY guestbook during his visit yesterday morning, with (left to right) First Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust, DESY Director Albrecht Wagner and Professor Jürgen Mlynek, President of the Helmholtz Association looking on. (Read the press release)

In the News
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21 August 2006
DARK MATTER OBSERVED: Most Direct Measurement of Dark Matter Allows Study of its Nature
Dark matter, the illusive stuff that makes up a quarter of the universe, has been seen in isolation for the first time.

From BBC News
21 August 2006
Team finds 'proof' of dark matter
US astronomers say they have found the first direct evidence for the mysterious stuff called dark matter.

From Science Magazine
21 August 2006
Dark Matter Exposed?
A smoking bullet clinches the case for dark matter in galactic clusters, NASA announced today.
Director's Corner
Revisiting the ILC Parameters

Rolf-Dieter Heuer, chair of the ILCSC Linear Collider Parameters Subcommittee
An innocent looking little document entitled "Parameters for the Linear Collider" dated 30 September 2003 has to a large extent determined the present baseline design of the ILC. We have used this document as if it were "a requirements document," and the baseline design has flowed down from those requirements. Of course, that document was never intended to play such a critical role, and now that we are entering a period in which we want to optimise cost to performance, we must both understand how the parameters effect cost and how they affect performance (or science potential). For this reason, the International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) has recently taken the step to reactivate its parameter group, which will provide us the necessary partner in doing this optimisation, first for the ILC reference design and later for our engineering design.

-- Barry Barish

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ILC-Related Preprints
10 Aug 2006
Associated single photons and doubly charged scalar at linear e-e- colliders

10 Aug 2006
Identifying new physics contributions in the Higgs sector at linear e+e- colliders

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Measuring the Running of the Electromagnetic Coupling Alpha in Small Angle Bhabha Scattering

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The charged beam dumps for the international linear collider

14 Aug 2006
Review of Recent and Future Needs in Hadronic Flavor Particle Production Measurements

11 August 2006
Spin Rotation and Energy Compression in the ILC Linac-to-Ring Positron Beamline

3 Aug 2006
Bootstrapping One-Loop QCD Amplitudes

31 Jul 2006
Dimension-six top-Higgs interaction and its effect in collider phenomenology

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