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The Evolving ILC Design: Lowering Detectors from the Surface

| 16 November 2006 On 2 November, right before the very successful GDE meeting that has just concluded in Valencia, Spain, we officially made another important change to the ILC baseline design. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

GDE and WWS meet at Valencia

| 9 November 2006 On Tuesday a momentous meeting for the future of the ILC began in Valencia. Under cloudy skies and occasional rain, the ILC family has gathered for one of its tri-annual joint meetings, reviewing progress and the status following the Vancouver meeting last July. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Worldwide Peer Reviews for ILC Detector R&D

| 2 November 2006 Reaching the science goals for the ILC will require that both the collider performance and the capabilities of the detectors be consistent with the parameters set out by the ILCSC parameters group. For the ILC detectors, this will require improvements in both spatial and energy resolution. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

ILC-Americas Regional Team Looks to the Future

| 26 October 2006 Over the past year, in addition to contributing to the ILC Reference Design Report, the ILC-Americas regional team, ART, has focused on programme planning for the next few years. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Road to the ILC Reference Design

| 19 October 2006 The next big goal for the Global Design Effort is to produce an ILC Reference Design Report, RDR, that will include Preliminary Costing. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Pomp and Circumstance

| 12 October 2006 Last week, Sheldon Glashow of Boston University and I made a trip to Italy to receive honorary degrees in physics, Lauree ad Honorem in Fisica, from the University of Bologna. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

The Evolving ILC Design: Eliminating One Positron Damping Ring

| 5 October 2006 We have planned from the beginning to quickly create an initial baseline and as a result of technical developments, evolve it in time. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Machine Advisory Committee Reviews the GDE

| 28 September 2006 The Machine Advisory Committee reviewed the GDE for the second time last week at KEK in Japan from 20 to 22 September. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

The Evolving ILC Design: Changing the Crossing Angles

| 21 September 2006 Optimising cost to performance for the ILC design is a challenging task. Our working groups have identified a number of possible design changes, motivated by large potential cost savings. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

To-Gakkai meets the ILC

| 14 September 2006 Science is a great achievement of human endeavour and culture. Yet sometimes people get confused about the distinction between science and foolish ideas. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,
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