Jim Brau | 28 June 2012The new Linear Collider Organisation is being planned with a united ILC and CLIC physics and detector effort. This is a natural step, but the devil is in the details. While there has been a lot of fruitful collaboration in the past, there also remain differences that must be considered.
Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: CLIC, DBD, detectors, ILC, POST-TDR, TDR
Jim Brau | 15 July 2010The [SB2009 Working Group] established quantitatively that the low-energy performance of SB2009 was a serious concern for optimal performance at lower energies, such as at and just above the threshold for Z-Higgs (210-350 GeV), an assumed key operating point for the measurement of Higgs properties. In response to these comments from the physics community, the GDE began investigations of concepts which could improve the low-energy luminosity.
Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: ILC physics performance
Jim Brau | 21 January 2010[...] Sakue has created a working group of people who are able to simulate the effect of SB2009 parameters on physics performance. Some changes are expected to have little effect on the physics performance of the ILC, while other changes potentially may have important negative implications, challenging the fulfillment of the Parameters and performance.
Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: baseline configuration, SB2009
Jim Brau | 12 June 2008This past year, our global collaboration was derailed by funding cuts for the ILC in the UK and in the US. (...) Our dedication and perseverance have been challenged, but the science has not changed: particle physics will need a high-energy linear collider. In the US, a new strategic plan for the funding agencies restates the importance of a lepton collider to advances in particle physics.
Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: HEPAP, P5 report, United States