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The ILC-CLIC collaboration and technological challenges

| 24 November 2010 Our current mutual understanding of ILC-CLIC status, is significantly better than that of 2001, owing to the on-going collaboration. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Linear Collider Accelerator School

| 18 November 2010 Our fifth Linear Collider Accelerator School, and the first one sponsored jointly by ILC and CLIC, was held there from 25 October to 5 November 2010. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Electron-Cloud physics

| 11 November 2010 [...] For the ILC, electron cloud effects can defocus the positron beam in the damping rings, thereby degrading the ability to create a low-emittance beam, a key in creating the required very small final beam spot. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Cavity gradient milestone achieved

| 4 November 2010 One of our most visible and important ILC R&D short-term milestones has been to demonstrate production of ILC superconducting radio frequency cavities with gradient of greater than or equal to 35 megavolts per metre (MV/m) and Q0 = 8x10^9 and 50 percent production yield. [...] Today I announce the successful achievement of that important 2010 milestone. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

The first joint ILC and CLIC workshop, IWLC10 in Geneva

| 28 October 2010 This year, the International Workshop on Linear Colliders (IWLC2010), organised by the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA), was noteworthy in that it was the first joint workshop for both ILC and CLIC... Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

The convergence of astrophysics and particle physics

| 21 October 2010 [...] The scope of particle physics has grown in recent years to include what we commonly call particle astrophysics, where some of the most important particle physics questions are also of high importance for astrophysics. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Novosibirsk revisited: integrating former weapons scientists

| 14 October 2010 [...] The ISTC was established by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation programme. The mandate is to help develop alternative professional careers for the scientists, engineers and technicians from the former Soviet Union who used to develop weapons. High-energy physics has been both a beneficiary and a partner in this programme. -- Barry Barish Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Novosibirsk

| 7 October 2010 I had the interesting experience recently of spending four days at a meeting in Novosibirsk, Russia... at the Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics (BINP), a famous laboratory credited with many of the innovations in modern particle accelerators. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

The ILC in a mountainous region

| 30 September 2010 There is an encouraging possibility that Japan will bid to host the ILC. Earlier this month, at the autumn meeting of the Physical Society of Japan held at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, representatives of the Japanese ILC community announced two potential ILC sites. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Beyond the Technical Design Report

| 23 September 2010 The baseline configuration for the TDR is being decided over the coming months and we are on track to complete and document the technical design by the end of 2012. ... What will happen then? Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,
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