Brian Foster | 29 October 2009...I am... [at] the "Accelerators for America's Future" meeting held in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by the US Department of Energy. The meeting is intended to raise the profile and set the strategy for the future of accelerator physics in the US. The morning's talks have been in turn illuminating, amusing, and infuriating.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerators, cost estimate
Barry Barish | 22 October 2009The International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) held their bi-annual meeting dealing with issues varying from the validation of the letters of intent (LOI) for the detectors to ILC-CLIC collaboration to developing efforts on governance and siting.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILCSC
Barry Barish | 15 October 2009(...) We were very fortunate to hear a timely report from Philippe Lebrun on the status of the LHC and plans for commissioning at the American Linear Collider Physics Group workshop in Albuquerque at the end of September. -- By Barry Barish
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CERN, LHC
Ewan Paterson | 24 September 2009(...) the schedule for frequency and duration of time to repair, maintain and upgrade equipment can affect system design and R&D on component development and we need to think about these things now in order to be ready when the ILC comes online.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: operation