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Meet John Osborne

The three Conventional Facilities & Siting Group leaders (left to right), Vic Kuchler, John Osborne and Atsushi Enomoto.
International Linear Collider workshops tend to be hectic. Meetings are scheduled back to back and often overlap. The days start early and end late. The coffee breaks are a brief, necessary respite. In a virtual collaboration, the three Conventional Facilities & Siting Group leaders understand that face to face time is precious, making it easy to spot the trio together. A meal together here and a coffee there can add up to a lot, and the CFS group leaders take advantage of every minute. For this next workshop at Fermilab from 22-26 October, however, there will be a new CFS co-leader on the block – John Osborne from CERN.

-- Elizabeth Clements


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

16-18 October 2007

ALCPG 2007
22-26 October 2007

2007 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
27 October - 3 November 2007

CARE07 Annual Meeting
29-31 October 2007

CCAST ILC Accelerator Workshop and 1st Asia ILC R&D Seminar
IHEP, Beijing, China
5-7 November 2007

ILC EDMS Power User Training
26-30 November 2007

International Vacuum Symposium, IVS-2007
Homi Bhabha Auditorium, TIFR, Colaba, Mumbai, India
28-30 November 2007
Symposium Poster, Symposium Brochure

Upcoming schools

US Particle Accelerator School
UC at Santa Cruz
14-25 January 2007

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Feature Story
Telescope arms open wide

Some members of the JRA1 team took their telescope on a tour.
The EUDET telescope, a high-precision device that lets detector developers check the accuracy of their prototype by using particle beams and the EUDET telescope and comparing with accurately its determined tracks, has just finished a marathon in test beams around Europe. During six weeks in beams at DESY and CERN its makers tested it to the core and are now happy to pass their instrument on to users.

-- Barbara Warmbein

Press Release
International Linear Collider launches new "Gateway to the Quantum Universe" report and website

The International Linear Collider community today released a new report, "The International Linear Collider - Gateway to the Quantum Universe" to mark the beginning of a new phase for the proposed particle accelerator. The document serves as a companion piece to the recently published Reference Design Report and highlights the scientific goals and technical challenges of the proposed machine. The report also has a companion website at


Image of the Week
Fête de la Science in France

The whole of France is celebrating a week of science this week. Many CNRS labs open their gates to schoolkids and the general public, stage exhibitions, talks and hands-on experiments. The kids in the picture are busy experimenting with a 'nervosimeter' - an ingenious device that tells your state of calm - at LAL in Orsay.

In the News
From Scientific American
November 2007 issue
The Great Cosmic Roller-Coaster Ride
Could cosmic inflation be a sign that our universe is embedded in a far vaster realm

From Fermilab Today
17 October 2007
Dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet
...Supporting ILC development and preparing Fermilab for a potential U.S. ILC bid are top priorities for Fermilab.

From Fermilab Today
17 October 2007
Cold, complete and ready to make history

From Fermilab Today
16 October 2007
Letter from Ray L. Orbach, DOE Under Secretary for Science
... I am detailing Dr. Dennis Kovar to serve as the acting director of the Office of High Energy Physics.

From U.S. Department of Energy
11 October 2007
DOE Office of Science Publishes Update of Landmark Plan: "Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook"
... The new Interim Report provides a summary update on the status of the original 28 facilities and features three charts.

Director's Corner
Frosting on the cake
Today we mark the conclusion of the Reference Design Report phase of the International Linear Collider Global Design Effort with the release of our document, The International Linear Collider: Gateway to the Quantum Universe.

The companion to the RDR: Gateway to the Quantum Universe
This new document is a companion to our four-volume technical set, the Reference Design Report, that describes the physics of the terascale, the ILC reference design and detector concepts. In fact, the companion document is, in a sense, the frosting on our four-layer cake. It tells our story to a much broader and less technical audience, including policy makers, scientists in other fields, and scientifically interested members of the general public. The RDR companion document can be requested online at, a website that features the complete content of the report.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive


ALCPG07 programme and streaming video
ALCPG07 will take place next week, 22-26 October, at Fermilab. Live streaming video will be provided for the opening plenary session on the morning of 22 October. A complete agenda and other workshop information is available online.

Linear Collider Forum of America Meeting
The Linear Collider Forum of America will meet at Fermilab on 22-23 October. An agenda is available online.

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arXiv preprints
16 Oct 2007
Higgs-Boson Benchmarks in Agreement with CDM, EWPO and BPO

16 Oct 2007
MSSM precision physics at the Z resonance

16 Oct 2007
Status reports from the GRACE Group

15 Oct 2007
SFitter: Reconstructing the MSSM Lagrangian from LHC data

14 Oct 2007
Effects of polarisation on study of anomalous VVH interactions at a Linear Collider

14 Oct 2007
New physics effect on the top-Yukawa coupling at ILC

12 Oct 2007
Track-Based Particle Flow

12 Oct 2007
Single Production of Doubly Charged Higgsinos at linear e-e- colliders

12 Oct 2007
A Silicon-Tungsten ECal with Integrated Electronics

10 Oct 2007
Impact of slepton generation mixing on the search for sneutrinos - Lepton flavour violation in sneutrino production and decays in the general MSSM

10 Oct 2007
NLO Event Simulation for Chargino Production at the ILC

10 Oct 2007
Hidden Fermion in Stueckelberg Z' Models as Milli-charged Dark Matter