Lyn Evans | 14 May 2015After almost two years of major work on the machine and its detectors, the Large Hadron Collider is in the middle of the so-called commissioning phase. During the roughly two months of commissioning, the operators check out every little system in the large complex that is the LHC. LCC Director and former LHC project leader Lyn Evans watches and learns from the sidelines.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CLIC, ILC, LHC, operation, quench
Lyn Evans | 22 January 2015The LCC Directorate is constantly reinforcing its bridges, especially with our Japanese colleagues. At this critical time before the decision whether Japan will offer to host the ILC is taken, they travelled to the designated site to inspect port, roads and discuss with local and national authorities, reports LCC Director Lyn Evans. If the ILC gets built, some real bridges will have to be reinforced so that heavy high-tech can travel from the port to the site.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC site, interaction region, Iwate, Japan, Kitakami, MEXT, Miyagi
Lyn Evans | 18 September 2014With a technical design well in place and R&D continuing on accelerator and detectors, the community is waiting for the next big milestone to occur towards the realisation of the ILC. Apart from crucial next results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, all eyes are on the potential ILC host Japan. So what’s happening in Japan? Linear Collider Collaboration Director Lyn Evans takes stock
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Asia, ILC hosting, Japan, MEXT, Science Council of Japan
Lyn Evans | 1 May 2014The LHC’s long shutdown is nearing its end. All magnet interconnects have been opened and checked, and with the first of eight sectors scheduled for cooldown this month, it’s well on its way towards new discoveries, says LCC Director Lyn Evans. After all, results from the LHC determine the future of particle physics around the world, and the ILC is no exception.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: future colliders, LHC, LS1, physics
Lyn Evans | 9 January 2014The ILC will be a truly global scientific undertaking when it’s built – but it’s not the only one. The ALMA observatory in Chile for example, built to tell us more about how stars and planets are formed, is run by a collaboration that is distributed around the world. LCC Director Lyn Evans was invited on a field trip to three observatories in Chile as a member of a visiting committee set up by the European Southern Observatory ESO and learned a lot about travel in South America, commissioning telescopes and running large science projects.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ALMA, ESO, global collaboration, La Silla, Paranal
Lyn Evans | 26 September 2013Dialogue with the general public is important for good relations with the neighbours of research labs. This weekend, CERN holds its Open Days to share the excitement of science and life at a lab with an estimated 50,000 visitors per day. Let’s keep this tradition up.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CERN, CERN open day, DESY, KEK, LHC
Lyn Evans | 27 June 2013Physics isn’t usually associated with big emotions, and in the everyday life at the labs this is probably true. However, our field has recently had many momentous events, and the excitement these have caused have made particle physics one of the most popular science topics in the world. Let’s use this momentum to get ahead in our plan to build the ILC – maybe in stages and in Japan?
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Fermilab, Japan, site selection, Technical Design Report