Brian Foster | 28 April 2016The Linear Collider Collaboration comes to the end of its mandate at the end of this year. A working group made up of lab directors from Europe, the US and Japan is looking at options for a new management structure, and in his corner, European Regional Director Brian Foster gives some (unsolicited) advice.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ICFA, LCC, management
Harry Weerts | 14 April 2016The US and Japan work together on a long list of projects in high-energy physics, from current experiments to future plans. At an annual meeting of the “Joint Committee” in Japan, four new projects were added to the list of joint activities, and Harry Weerts, regional director for the Americas, reports that he sees progress on ILC work in Japan, but that US authorities are waiting for a sign from their Japanese counterparts before the project can go ahead.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, detector R&D, DOE, Japan, KEK, MEXT, US
Hitoshi Yamamoto | 24 March 2016In northern Japan, Iwate prefecture is full of cultural and natural attractions and – even more important – very ILC friendly. Local governments support the ILC with enthusiasm and the local population is quite knowledgeable about the ILC, from children to grandparents. Attendants of the next LCWS2016 workshop will have the opportunity to see it by themselves while in Morioka next December.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Iwate Prefecture, Kitakami site, LCWS16, Morioka
Philip Burrows | 10 March 2016The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) is a biannual gathering of the heads of major particle physics labs and institutes from around the world for the purpose of sharing news, liaising, and working together to promote global collaboration in our field. The Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) has its mandate from ICFA, and the LC oversight Board (LCB) met in association with the recent ICFA meeting [see other article] to monitor progress on the three main LCC elements: the ILC, CLIC, and Detector & Physics groups.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: 750GeV, CLIC, European Strategy for Particle Physics, FCC, Higgs, ICFA, LCB, LHC
Lyn Evans and Hitoshi Murayama | 3 March 2016As is well known, the International Linear Collider (ILC) is being discussed as an International project, which means many countries around the world would contribute human, technical, and financial resources to the project. This is clearly a very complicated proposition and it takes effort from many directions to keep it moving.
Mike Harrison | 28 January 2016In a few weeks and for the first time, Japanese and US politicians will sit down together, in public, with the ILC a prominent topic of debate. Though the outcome of the forum may not be immediately visible, Mike Harrison, Associate Director for the International Linear Collider in the Linear Collider Collaboration, is looking forward to the event. Many things are in motion below the surface, he says, and it’s one more step on the way to the realisation of a linear collider.
Brian Foster | 14 January 2016As demonstrated again by the Tesla Technology Collaboration meeting last month at SLAC National Laboratory, no other future particle physics project has ever been so well understood both technologically and from the industrial mass production side than the ILC, reports European Regional Director Brian Foster. Foster also attended a one-off meeting with key players in plasma-wave acceleration - another possible collider for the future - where superconducting radiofrequency acceleration may also play a vital role.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: plasma-wakefield acceleration, TESLA Technology Collaboration
Philip Burrows | 10 December 2015Phil Burrows, acting Associate Director for the Compact Linear Collider Study in the Linear Collider Collaboration, says the linear collider community should be prepared for new results from the LHC over the course of the coming years, with the first to be announced next week. They will help us decide which future path we should take.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: 13 TeV, CERN, CLIC, ILC, LCWS15, LHC