Author archive: Ewan Paterson

About Ewan Paterson

Ewan Paterson, member of the Global Design Effort Executive Committee.

2013: The year of the snake or the “What if?”

| 24 January 2013 Ewan Paterson, member of the Global Design Effort Executive Committee, weighs the options that new year, new collaboration and TechnicalDesign Report bring. Will 2013 be the year of the "What if"? Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

How long is the ILC linear accelerator?

| 23 February 2012 This simple question does not have a simple answer. The ILC linear accelerator length issue was recently discussed during a Baseline Technical Review at KEK, as there are many technical choices that can affect it. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

The new baseline and the next steps

| 28 April 2011 The new ILC baseline shows the way to designing a linear collider that maintains original performance while using cost-saving alternatives. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Flexibility in the ILC design

| 24 June 2010 In a new large accelerator complex which will take years to get approved and constructed, one must maintain some degree of flexibility in its design as many things can change before a construction start. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Operating and maintaining the ILC in the year 202X

| 24 September 2009 (...) the schedule for frequency and duration of time to repair, maintain and upgrade equipment can affect system design and R&D on component development and we need to think about these things now in order to be ready when the ILC comes online. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

ILC power

| 29 January 2009 I have many times been in the situation where I took an interested non-expert on a tour of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and explained how it relates to a future project, the International Linear Collider. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Integrating ideas at Dubna

| 26 June 2008 At the recent Conventional Facilities and Siting Workshop in Dubna, there were four focus groups: Shallow Site, Infrastructure, Siting and Accelerator Systems. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Happy new (Gregorian) year 2008!

| 10 January 2008 As our year ends and we enter a new one, it is common practice to reflect on the past and dream of or plan the future. For the ILC, the year 2007 was a busy year. Some might say it was hectic, some would call it stressful or even a disaster, but certainly a lot happened. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: