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ILC250 Higgs factory: ready for launch!

| 1 March 2018 The ILC with a collision energy of 250 GeV in its initial stage will be a proper Higgs factory, producing half a million nearly background-free Higgs particles over the course of a decade for true model-independent Higgs studies, as well as other SM tests and searches for other, new particles. "Bring them on," says Jim Brau, Associate Director for Physics and Detectors in the Linear Collider Collaboration. "We are ready." Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Preparing for the update

| 1 February 2018 With input to the update of the European Strategy for Particle Phyics due by the end of the year, the linear collider community has its goals clearly defined: progress on the political level and on technology. Steinar Stapnes gives an overview. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

We are back!

| 14 December 2017 A lot has happened since our last issue of NewsLine, most notably the ICFA-supported option of a 250-GeV ILC, and a Nobel Prize for Barry Barish. Lyn Evans reports on the statement issued by ICFA and what a 250-GeV ILC would mean for the project. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

It’s all about respect

| 16 February 2017 Our particle physics community is a model of peaceful collaboration, independent of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. In today’s world, where gender discrimination and racism are becoming more and more prevalent, we should pride ourselves on our community’s role model status. Let's make sure that our own high standards do not slip. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Proudly presenting: the new LCC management

| 8 December 2016 As many of you will have heard by now, the Linear Collider Collaboration was given another three-year mandate by the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). It took the opportunity to streamline management a little, so from January we will run the collaboration in a smaller and slightly changed team. Let me introduce the new and old management to you. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

CLIC – optimising the initial 380-GeV stage

| 23 November 2016 In August this year, the CLIC collaboration published an updated baseline-staging scenario that places emphasis on an optimised first-(and lower-) energy stage that can be extended to higher energies in further stages. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Strasbourg steers ILC towards ESRFI roadmap

| 3 November 2016 Reporting from the French city of Strasbourg, Asian Regional Director Akira Yamamoto says that he was encouraged by a dedicated forum about the ILC, the ESFRI roadmap and next steps held with political and science officials this Monday. It was part of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference that continues until Sunday 6 November. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Forming a new plan for R&D

| 20 October 2016 First bilateral discussions between the Japanese and US administrations have led to a new emphasis in accelerator R&D for the linear collider that is both good and bad, Lyn Evans says. More bilateral discussions between Japan and European and Asian countries will follow. In the meantime, the community will lay down plans for SCRF research for the next two to three years during a dedicated workshop-in-a-workshop in December. Evans, current Director of the Linear Collider Community, hopes for great turnout. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Interesting times

| 6 October 2016 Future ex-Director Mike Harrison dedicates his last corner to describing the challenges that come with a change of emphasis in the R&D. The main R&D goal is optimised SCRF cost coupled with optimal design – but it's not that easy, Harrison says. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Powering detector developments

| 22 September 2016 There’s a fitting phrase for the funding landscape of international high-energy physics projects: “It’s complicated.” Hitoshi Yamamoto, Director for Physics and Detectors in the Linear Collider Collaboration, describes the various sources of financial support, especially for developing future detectors, and where all of them stand. His advice: use all the opportunities there are. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,
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