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In Memoriam
From SLAC Today: Bob Siemann Has Passed Away

Bob Siemann
Bob Siemann, a central leader in SLAC accelerator research for seventeen years, passed away last week. His legacy to SLAC includes a strong academic research program in advanced accelerator research, and many grateful recipients of his rigorous and enthusiastic mentorship.

"Bob was truly a great accelerator physicist. He was widely respected throughout the high energy physics community for his capability in accelerator physics as well as his intellectual integrity," said head of Accelerator Research Tor Raubenheimer. Siemann was elected chair of the American Physical Society Division of Physics of Beams in 1995, and was a fellow of both the APS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Read more about Bob's life in an obituary published Monday by SLAC Today.


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

Pixel 2008 International Workshop
Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA
23-26 September 2008

Workshop on Sources of Polarized Electrons and High Brightness Electron Beams (PESP 2008)
JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
1-4 October 2008

EUDET Annual Meeting 2008
Nikhef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6-8 October 2008

18th International Symposium on Spin Physics (SPIN 2008)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
6-11 October 2008

CLIC08 Workshop
14-17 October 2008

Joint Workshop on Detector Development for Future Particle Physics and Photon Science Experiment
DESY Hamburg, Germany
16-17 October 2008

2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Dresden, Germany
19-25 October 2008

TTC Meeting
New Delhi, India
20-23 October 2008

Upcoming school

Third International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders (2008 LC School)
Oak Brook, Illinois, USA
19-29 October 2008

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Around the World
Accelerator community communicates

KEK Director General Atsuto Suzuki emphasises the importance of relationship between industry and KEK on the construction of LHC and J-PARC.
On Wednesday, 24 September, KEK held a symposium entitled “Starting up the world's most powerful accelerators: LHC and J-PARC” in Tokyo. This symposium was the second one in a series of symposiums aiming for gaining more understanding of accelerator science. The main audience of this symposium was the industry. “We would like to place an emphasis on the collaboration between industry, the universities and the laboratories which enable those big accelerator projects,” said Mitsuaki Nozaki, the chief organiser of the symposium. “I believe that efforts like these are essential to realise another big accelerator project in the future, such as the ILC,” he added.

-- Rika Takahashi

In the News
23 September 2008
LHC re-start scheduled for 2009
Geneva, 23 September 2008. Investigations at CERN following a large helium leak into sector 3-4 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel have indicated that the most likely cause of the incident was a faulty electrical connection between two of the accelerator’s magnets.

From Cornell Daily Sun
19 September 2008
Hadron Collider Test in Alps Proves Successful
Rubin was hopeful that the U.S. could pursue an International Linear Collider (ILC) that would focus on electron and anti-electron collision if the results from the LHC necessitate further experimentation.
“We certainly could win back our advantage if America was willing to make certain investments, but I'm not sure that they will,” Rubin said. “There is a lot of interest in the U.S. to build the next generation of supercolliders. I think that in a couple of years, we will have some results from the LHC, and, based on those, we can make an educated guess about whether or not the ILC would be a good investment.”
Director's Corner
It's that time of the year again
Today's issue features a Director's Corner from Mike Harrison, GDE Americas Regional Director.

Americas Regional Director Mike Harrison explains the American budget system.
It seems that my turn to produce a guest column for Director's Corner falls each time (statistics of two) within a few weeks of the start of the US fiscal year, which begins on 1 October. Given the arcane nature of the US budgetary system, I will describe this process, since the resources available to us, or the lack thereof, serve to drive the scope of the US ILC R&D effort. For that small, selective group of people out there who already understand these machinations, my apologies, for the rest of you, here goes!

-- Mike Harrison

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week
Cage on camera

DESY's Klaus Dehmelt is setting up a camera within the newly arrived TPC prototype field cage (see NewsLine 28 August) to check whether all the field strips are properly aligned. In the following days a Cornell-built endcap will be fitted to the cage. (Photo: Volker Prahl, DESY)

arXiv preprints
Colliders and Brane Vector Phenomenology

Pinning down the Invisible Sneutrino

Yukawa Corrections to γγ → b-anti b in the Topcolor Assisted Technicolor Models

Implications of the discovery of a Higgs triplet on electroweak right-handed neutrinos