Barry Barish | 22 May 2008The ILC Global Design Effort is made up primarily of in-kind R&D contributions done in the partner countries, mostly at the large laboratories that are developing the technologies and design towards a real ILC machine. Our primary mission in the GDE is to coordinate and guide this programme.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: FALC, GDE common fund
Barry Barish | 1 May 2008One of the more difficult problems in conducting large-scale science projects is the process of decision making. The ability to make good decisions in a timely way can be an enormous challenge and can differentiate good management from not-so-good management.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: KEK, STF, STF-2
Nick Walker | 24 April 2008What is your science worth? A question I have recently heard raised during many over-coffee discussions. The question is of course rhetorical: none of us can really answer it. But the fact that it is being asked at all is part of a reaction to the GDE management's policy to make the cost of the project a central focus of the Technical Design Phase.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: TDP, Technical Design Phase
Barry Barish | 3 April 2008Last week, the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Physical Society of Japan was held on the Kinki University campus in Osaka, where I participated in a special symposium dedicated to the International Linear Collider.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Japan, Osaka
Barry Barish | 20 March 2008At their most recent meeting at DESY, the ILCSC reviewed our revised plans for the Technical Design Phase, taking into account the funding reductions from the UK and US. This important meeting established the foundation for our future work in the GDE and for the experimental community as they also enter into a new phase of their activities, calling for Expressions of Interest and Letters of Intent.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: PAC, Physics Advisory Committee