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Reflections on VLCW06: Physics and Detectors

| 3 August 2006 The University of British Columbia, located in beautiful Vancouver, was the venue of a joint American Linear Collider Planning Group ALCPG and GDE workshop, attended by 300 participants from 19-23 July. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Building and Testing a String of Cryomodules – a Task for S2

| 27 July 2006 An ambitious and crucial goal of the ILC R&D programme is to build and test a string of superconducting RF cryomodules that operate at or near the design gradient. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

CERN Council launches European Strategy for particle physics

| 20 July 2006 A new strategy document outlining the future directions for particle physics research in Europe was approved unanimously at a special meeting of the CERN Council in Lisbon on 14 July. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Vancouver Linear Collider Workshop and GDE Meeting

| 13 July 2006 The first GDE meeting in the Americas region since the Snowmass 2005 workshop will take place next week on 19-22 July, as a joint meeting with the American Linear Collider Physics Group ALCPG at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Demonstrating the ILC Accelerating Gradient

| 6 July 2006 The centerpiece of the ILC concept is the superconducting RF technology that will be used to accelerate electrons and positrons in the main linac. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Sokendai Linear Collider Accelerator School

| 29 June 2006 Not long after I became GDE Director, and even before I had recruited our initial design team, I gave a plenary talk on my ideas and plans for the ILC design effort at the Particle Accelerator Conference PAC05 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

How Many Magnets Make a Linear Collider

| 22 June 2006 Magnets that steer beams around a ring-shaped accelerator, that focus particle beams and that make various optical corrections are key to building such high-energy particle accelerators. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Able was I ere I saw Elba

| 15 June 2006 This famous palindrome was purportedly spoken by Napoleon when referring to his first sighting of Elba, the island where the British exiled him in 1814. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Future Particle Physics in Asia

| 8 June 2006 High energy physics is a field of international collaborative efforts, both historically and today. Many non-Asian scientists from around the world are currently participating in the KEKB and neutrino experiments at KEK. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

FALC Grapples with its Governance

| 1 June 2006 Last week I attended the meeting of the Funding Agencies for the Linear Collider -- FALC -- at the INFN Headquarters in a historic building nestled in the small twisty streets near the Pantheon and Piazza Navona in the heart of beautiful old Rome. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,
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