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Editor's note
The news this week reflects a quickly evolving situation in particle physics: The US federal budget for fiscal year 2008, which is expected to pass later this week, eliminates $90 million in funding for High Energy Physics. Included in the budget cuts are funding for US R&D on the International Linear Collider and the US R&D on Superconducting Radiofrequency technology. In the UK, particle physicists and astronomers learned of a 25% cut in research spending. At CERN, a new Director General was appointed.

From Science Magazine
20 Dec 2007
Budget Cuts Imperil Fermilab
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From Channel 4 News, UK
20 Dec 2007
Thousands fighting science cuts
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From Chicago Suburban News
19 Dec 2007
Fermilab under threat due to federal budget
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From Wired
19 Dec 2007
Senate Passes Science-Slim Budget, Funding "Crisis" Feared
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From Science Magazine
19 Dec 2007
A Budget Too Small
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From Chicago Tribune
19 Dec 2007
Lab fiscal 'disaster' feared
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From Beacon News
19 Dec 2007
Fermi faces funding crisis
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From Kane County Chronicle
19 Dec 2007
Fermi layoffs possible
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From Daily Herald
19 Dec 2007
Federal budget so far not good for Fermilab
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From Wired
19 Dec 2007
US Budget Spells New Troubles For Next-Gen Particle Accelerator
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From The Economist
19 Dec 2007
Merry Christmas, Dr Heuer
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From The Guardian
17 Dec 2007
Leader: In praise of ... Britain's astronomers and particle physicists
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From CERN Press Release
14 Dec 2007
Council appoints CERNís next Director General
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Director's Corner
Omnibus is ominous

Barry Barish
Our plan this week was to make this issue of ILC NewsLine a thematic one, highlighting progress on Superconducting Radiofrequency R&D, the central technology for the International Linear Collider. It would have made a very nice final edition for this calendar year, but unfortunately new events that imperil the future course of the ILC must be addressed instead. Last week, I wrote a special Director's Update on the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) decision to "cease investment in the International Linear Collider." This week, in an independent action, the US Congress put together an "Omnibus Funding Bill" for fiscal year 2008 that will be signed into law within days. The very bad news is that this bill drastically cuts the level of funding for Department of Energy ILC R&D to one quarter the proposed amount for FY08. Details are described in the news articles in today's NewsLine. I will confine my remarks here to putting this funding action into context.
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-- Barry Barish

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Calendar

Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

3rd Mini-Workshop on ILC Damping Rings R&D
KEK
18-20 December 2007

Fifth ATF2 Project Meeting
KEK
19-21 December 2007

ILD Workshop
DESY, Zeuthen, Germany
14-16 January 2008

Tesla Technology Collaboration Meeting
DESY, Hamburg
14-17 January 2008

SiD Workshop
SLAC
28-30 January 2008

TILC08
Joint ACFA Physics and Detector Workshop and (GDE meeting) on International Linear Collider

Sendai
3-6 March 2008


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UC at Santa Cruz
14-25 January 2008


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Announcements

arXiv preprints
0712.2419
Concepts of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Higgs Physics

0712.2360
CPsuperH2.0: an Improved Computational Tool for Higgs Phenomenology in the MSSM with Explicit CP Violation

0712.2343
Radiation damage of the ILC positron source target

0712.2340
Polarised Positrons for the ILC

0712.2336
Polarised Geant4 - Applications at the ILC

EUROTeV Reports
2007-007
Transverse Resistive Wall Wakefields of the ILC Positron Undulator Beam Tube and their Effects on an Orbit Dependant Emittance Growth

2007-010
Design of the ILC Crab Cavity System

2007-011
Measurement of Ground Motion in Various Sites

2007-030
The FONT4 ILC Intra-Train Beam-Based Digital Feedback SYSTEM Prototype