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Formalising and extending the ILC-CLIC collaboration

| 4 February 2010 [...] The ILC-CLIC collaborative work has become an important element in our activities. In addition to the technical interchange and joint work through seven working groups, we held a Global Design Effort Executive Committee meeting at CERN last June and will organise a large joint workshop next autumn. Our collaborative activities have reached a level where it has become important to formalise the arrangement, which has now been achieved through a joint statement. -- Barry Barish Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

S1 global started moving

| 28 January 2010 S0, S1, and S2 - these are the "code names" for superconducting accelerating system R&D for the International Linear Collider. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Accelerator Advisory Panel meeting in snowy Oxford

| 21 January 2010 The first step in evaluating the SB2009 proposal was an in-depth review held in Oxford, UK, just after the New Year. The Acceleration Advisory Panel (AAP) is a panel of technical and project experts that advises me on technical, R&D and management issues. It will be a couple of more weeks before I receive their detailed report, but in anticipation, I briefly report some highlights based on their comments to me and their presentation at the closeout session. -- Barry Barish Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Evolving the ILC baseline

| 14 January 2010 Over the past year, the ILC project managers have led a focussed effort to assess the ILC baseline configuration that is documented in the Reference Design Report (RDR) and as a result have developed a set of proposed baseline changes that are aimed at reducing costs and improve the technical design. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Reflections on the New Year

| 7 January 2010 As we enter the New Year, it is a good time to review and reflect on our accomplishments during 2009, as well as the present status and prospects for the ILC. I wish I could boldly state that we have made big strides towards making the ILC a reality over the past year, but in reality it was a mixed year. -- Barry Barish Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Strawman Baseline 2009 Report preparations and the new ILC Cost Estimating Tool

| 17 December 2009 We are currently preparing the SB2009 proposal with the goals of reducing the overall cost, optimising the facilities, and improving the performance of the accelerator for the next ILC baseline. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

The ILC Project Advisory Committee considers proposed ILC baseline revisions

| 10 December 2009 In recent months the project managers have presented a "strawman" baseline (SB2009) to the broader ILC community at a workshop in Albuquerque and to the International Linear Collider Steering Committee's Project Advisory Committee (ILCSC PAC) at a review in Pohang, Korea last November. We have now received the report of the PAC review and I discuss some highlights of that review here. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

“Open Sesame”

| 3 December 2009 The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science & Applications in the Middle East (i.e. SESAME) is a scientific collaboration of countries in the region, who have joined together to develop a major international research center. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

What drives the development of technology

| 25 November 2009 (...) Taking all ILC cavity tests into account, a globally-based pattern of achievement and success emerges, giving confidence that we will meet or even exceed the forward looking-goal we set for ourselves at Snowmass in 2005. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

The Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge

| 19 November 2009 (...) At the American Linear Collider Physics Group workshop at Albuquerque (ALCPG09), we had a very informative presentation by Stuart Henderson of Oak Ridge on "The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Linac: Performance and Operational Experience." -- By Barry Barish Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,
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