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Extending the energy reach of the ILC

| 11 August 2011 A new study is being undertaken to extend the maximum energy of the ILC from the present design of 0.5 TeV towards 1.0 TeV, either as a future option or possibly for the initial machine. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Thanks, Peter!

| 4 August 2011 Peter Garbincius, a key member of the ILC Global Design Effort, has left the GDE to undertake a new assignment at Fermilab. His contributions to the ILC design effort have been truly outstanding and he will be sorely missed. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

The mass production of SRF linac cavities

| 28 July 2011 Niobium’s superconducting ability recommends it as a metal of choice for ILC accelerating cavities, but it brings challenges to the R&D table. Laboratories and industry alike work to set down the best possible, most cost-effective process for forming niobium into high-performing structures. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

ILC accelerator interim report elicits positive responses

| 21 July 2011 Following the recent release of the ILC accelerator interim report, The International Linear Collider: A Technical Progress Report, we have received positive and encouraging responses from the chairman and other members of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee, our scientific oversight committee. This interim report is a useful summary of our ILC R&D programme and accomplishments to date, in preparation for the ILC Technical Design Report, which we are on track to complete by the end of 2012. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

PAC meeting in Taiwan: accelerator recommendations

| 14 July 2011 The ILC Program Advisory Committee met at Academia Sinica in Taiwan in May. They made a set of specific comments and recommendations regarding the accelerator R&D programme and GDE plans and progress towards a Technical Design Report. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

PAC meeting in Taiwan: a discussion of long-term issues

| 7 July 2011 The ILC Program Advisory Committee met at Academia Sinica in Taiwan in May. In addition to their specific recommendations, they again urged development of a strategy for the post-2012 period, following completion of the accelerator Technical Design Report. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Congratulations to Shin-ichi Kurokawa

| 30 June 2011 Shin-ichi Kurokawa, who has been so instrumental in developing the Asian collaboration for the Global Design Effort, was awarded the Rolf Widerøe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field by the European Physical Society Accelerator Group Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

A new beginning – and no strings attached

| 23 June 2011 Winner of a Humboldt Professorship, Brian Foster has just taken up his work at DESY and University of Hamburg as a joint professor for experimental physics, focusing on accelerators for very high energies. He intends to spend the 5 million Euros for five years to the greatest effect, and the ILC will play a very strong part in his plans. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Interim report on the ILC R&D programme

| 16 June 2011 We have reached the midpoint in the ILC R&D efforts towards the Technical Design Report. In recognition of that milestone, we release today a new report entitled International Linear Collider: A Technical Progress Report. This report gives a comprehensive summary of the major accomplishments to date of the ILC R&D programmes. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Science Diplomacy

| 9 June 2011 To a very large extent, science has no boundaries. The research we perform, the discoveries we make, the collaborations we forge, and even the teaching we do is universal. As a result, science and scientists offer a unique window for understanding and collaboration with each other, advancing both science and what is referred to as science diplomacy. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:
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