Barry Barish | 26 January 2006Our major theme for the past six months has been to establish a basic configuration for the International Linear Collider. The GDE process got underway last August at Snowmass and culminated in our approval of a strawman configuration at a meeting in Frascati, Italy in December.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: RDR, Reference Design Report
Barry Barish | 19 January 2006One of the biggest challenges for our dispersed GDE effort is communications. This was apparent from the beginning and, as a result, I have continually emphasized the need for us to employ the most advanced electronic communications and web tools.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CERN, ILCAgenda, Indico
Barry Barish | 12 January 2006At Frascati, I created three boards that will become the centerpiece of the GDE organization as we now move forward from having determined the baseline for the ILC towards doing the technical design for a construction project.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: design cost board
Barry Barish | 23 November 2005Reaching the luminosity goals of the ILC will be an enormous challenge. It will require producing nanometer scale beam spots at the collision point and a crucial element in achieving this will be to damp the beams that come from the electron and positron sources to have ultra-low emittance.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: damping ring