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Contemplating large international collaborations

| 21 February 2008 Lawrence Krauss, Case Western Reserve University, and Maria Spiropulu, CERN, organised a very provocative and interesting special session entitled, "Large-Scale International Collaborations and the Future of Physics." Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

P5 – What goes around, comes around

| 14 February 2008 The initial P5 meeting took place at the beginning of February at Fermilab, and one session was entirely devoted to efforts globally and in the US towards a linear collider. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

US Budget: Reviving the ILC R&D programme

| 7 February 2008 President Bush released his budget request for the US fiscal year 2009 (FY09) earlier this week. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Black December

| 31 January 2008 It looks as if last month will be classified as "Black December" as far as the ILC is concerned. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Common fund

| 24 January 2008 ... I am pleased to report today that the GDE common fund for 2008 has been approved at FALC and will be fully funded internationally, including by the U.S. and U.K. and pending working out some details regarding individual contributions. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Collective wisdom

| 17 January 2008 ...I said that we hoped to come up with a revised plan for the next phase of our ILC R&D programme, and I report today on our conclusions and consensus as to how we propose to redefine our plans and goals in response to the new budget constraints. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Happy new (Gregorian) year 2008!

| 10 January 2008 As our year ends and we enter a new one, it is common practice to reflect on the past and dream of or plan the future. For the ILC, the year 2007 was a busy year. Some might say it was hectic, some would call it stressful or even a disaster, but certainly a lot happened. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Omnibus is ominous

| 20 December 2007 Our plan this week was to make this issue of ILC NewsLine a thematic one, highlighting progress on Superconducting Radiofrequency R&D, the central technology for the International Linear Collider. It would have made a very nice final edition for this calendar year, but unfortunately new events that imperil the future course of the ILC must be addressed instead. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

A more integrated approach toward an energy frontier lepton collider

| 13 December 2007 All of particle physics is poised for the impending first explorations of the trillion-electronvolt (TeV) energy scale at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Within the next couple of years, the LHC will lead the way in opening up this new frontier for particle physics. The early results should help us determine what is required of a complementary lepton collider, in order to best address the new physics. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

China prepares for a new generation of tau-charm physics

| 6 December 2007 The BEBC accelerator and BES detector facility are the centerpieces of the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing. These ambitious state-of-the-art facilities act as the follow-on to the pioneering studies at SPEAR of tau and charm physics. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,
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