Brian Foster | 15 October 2015European Regional Director Brian Foster is very pleased that this years’ Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to two particle physicists. Neutrinos had long been a complete puzzle, and the (improbable but true) discovery that they oscillate is an excellent example of the importance of experiments. The ILC can continue this tradition.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Higgs, neutrinos, Nobel prize, precision measurements
Akira Yamamoto | 1 October 2015Reporting almost live from Whistler, Canada, Akira Yamamoto says progress is impressive. The conference SRF 2015 covered the latest advances in the science, technology, and applications of superconducting RF, including leading SRF accelerator projects, such as European XFEL, the European Spallation Source, FRIB, and the LCLS-II project.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, cavity, cavity gradient, SCRF
Sachio Komamiya | 3 September 2015Sachio Komamiya is the chair of the Linear Collider Board, the oversight committee for ILC and CLIC. In today’s guest corner, he explains what the recent “Summary Report” for a Japanese advisory panel means for the project. It’s good news, he says, and urges the community to demonstrate the need for the next big machine.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC Advisory Group, MEXT, Summary Report
Barry Barish | 20 August 2015As is appropriate for an anniversary issue, this week's Director's Corner is authored by Barry Barish, who led the project from its conception in 2005 through major milestones up to the publication of the Technical Design report in 2013 and the formation of the Linear Collider Collaboration. He looks back at past achievements and advises the linear community to remain very, very patient.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: DOE, interim report, LCC, MEXT, RDR, SCRF, siting, Snowmass, TDR
Brian Foster | 6 August 2015I am sure that my readers will remember that in my last Director’s Corner, in April, I threatened to write at some future date about the new Project Implementation Planning (PIP) document. Those of you with an even longer memory, going back to my Director’s Corner of April 2014, may even remember what it is. Just in case, however, I take this opportunity not only to honour my promise of last April to also to refresh your memory and to offer you an opportunity to peruse the final document.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: campus, ESS, European XFEL, ITER, LCB, Project Implementation Planning
Steinar Stapnes | 23 July 2015As the summer conferences are kicking off, providing more and more complete LHC 8 TeV results and the very first glimpses of 13 TeV data, it is also time to start thinking about the autumn linear collider programme. The LCWS15 and the International Linear Collider School will be held in Whistler, BC, Canada.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, LC school, LCWS, TRIUMF
Hitoshi Yamamoto | 9 July 2015It is often said that the ILC is a precision machine. One should note, however, that the ILC is actually a discovery machine that can find new phenomena and new particles LHC would not be able to discover. Hitoshi Yamamoto explains a few unique features of the ILC that make discovery possible.
Hitoshi Murayama | 25 June 2015The default collision of the energy of the ILC has always been 500 GeV with promises of an upgrade to 1000 GeV. A while ago, alternative scenarios of a staged ILC that would start at 250 GeV and ramp to 500 GeV later were discussed. All scenarios were evaluated in the community and Hitoshi Murayama reports on the result: the ILC would start at 500 GeV, then go down to lower energies before possibly receiving an upgrade to even higher ones.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: centre-of-mass energy, Higgs, LHC, luminosity, running scenario, supersymmetry, upgrade