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Collider facts

| 12 November 2015 In Whistler, British Columbia, some two hundred physicists gathered to the annual Linear Collider Workshop. As the last speaker of the meeting, I tried to summarise the status of various collider options currently under discussion. In particular, I tried to clarify their readiness and timelines. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Future colliders

| 29 October 2015 Frank words from the Americas Regional Director Harry Weerts: decisions about global science projects aren’t taken by scientists. They are taken by politicians. The world’s roadmaps for the future of particle physics may recommend a linear collider in Japan, but it also needs to find its way into the world’s science budgets in order to proceed. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Elementary – an award for thorough detective work

| 15 October 2015 European Regional Director Brian Foster is very pleased that this years’ Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two particle physicists. Neutrinos had long been a complete puzzle, and the (improbable but true) discovery that they oscillate is an excellent example of the importance of experiments. The ILC can continue this tradition. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

SRF Technology getting ready for the ILC: A Report from Whistler

| 1 October 2015 Reporting almost live from Whistler, Canada, Akira Yamamoto says progress is impressive. The conference SRF 2015 covered the latest advances in the science, technology, and applications of superconducting RF, including leading SRF accelerator projects, such as European XFEL, the European Spallation Source, FRIB, and the LCLS-II project. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Study on technical feasibility

| 17 September 2015 The Japanese consultant Nomura Research Institute is about to embark on a world tour to visit labs around the world and industrial production sites for accelerator components. They are working on a study about the technical feasibility of the ILC and ways to reduce cost. They may be coming to a lab near you! Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Summary Report explained

| 3 September 2015 Sachio Komamiya is the chair of the Linear Collider Board, the oversight committee for ILC and CLIC. In today’s guest corner, he explains what the recent “Summary Report” for a Japanese advisory panel means for the project. It’s good news, he says, and urges the community to demonstrate the need for the next big machine. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Ten Years and Counting…

| 20 August 2015 As is appropriate for an anniversary issue, this week's Director's Corner is authored by Barry Barish, who led the project from its conception in 2005 through major milestones up to the publication of the Technical Design report in 2013 and the formation of the Linear Collider Collaboration. He looks back at past achievements and advises the linear community to remain very, very patient. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Addressing the known unknowns

| 6 August 2015 I am sure that my readers will remember that in my last Director’s Corner, in April, I threatened to write at some future date about the new Project Implementation Planning (PIP) document. Those of you with an even longer memory, going back to my Director’s Corner of April 2014, may even remember what it is. Just in case, however, I take this opportunity not only to honour my promise of last April to also to refresh your memory and to offer you an opportunity to peruse the final document. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Two Linear Collider events in Whistler, Canada this autumn

| 23 July 2015 As the summer conferences are kicking off, providing more and more complete LHC 8 TeV results and the very first glimpses of 13 TeV data, it is also time to start thinking about the autumn linear collider programme. The LCWS15 and the International Linear Collider School will be held in Whistler, BC, Canada. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

ILC the discovery machine

| 9 July 2015 It is often said that the ILC is a precision machine. One should note, however, that the ILC is actually a discovery machine that can find new phenomena and new particles LHC would not be able to discover. Hitoshi Yamamoto explains a few unique features of the ILC that make discovery possible.
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