Lyn Evans | 9 January 2014The ILC will be a truly global scientific undertaking when it’s built – but it’s not the only one. The ALMA observatory in Chile for example, built to tell us more about how stars and planets are formed, is run by a collaboration that is distributed around the world. LCC Director Lyn Evans was invited on a field trip to three observatories in Chile as a member of a visiting committee set up by the European Southern Observatory ESO and learned a lot about travel in South America, commissioning telescopes and running large science projects.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ALMA, ESO, global collaboration, La Silla, Paranal
Mike Harrison | 21 November 2013The US Department of Energy High Energy Physics Advisory Panel is currently in the process of updating the 2008 US High Energy Physics roadmap. The Committee will produce a draft report by early March 2014 and a final report by May. Mike Harrison, Associate Director for the International Linear Collider, explains the context and possible outcome, for the ILC, of this roadmap.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC R&D, P5 panel, Snowmass, US
Steinar Stapnes | 7 November 2013As the worldwide linear collider community comes together during the LCWS 2013 meeting in Tokyo next week, the CLIC collaboration has already started to plan their next major event, the 2014 CLIC workshop at CERN from 3 to 7 February. Steinar Stapnes, Associate Director for the Compact Linear Collider Study, reports.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, CERN, CLIC, detector R&D
Hitoshi Yamamoto | 24 October 2013LCWS13 is the first International Linear Collider workshop after the completion of the ILC Technical Design Report, the European Strategy for particle physics, the ILC site evaluation committee of Japan announcement and the Science Council of Japan report. All converges to make it a very promising linear collider meeting, Hitoshi Yamamoto explains.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Asia, CLIC, ILC, ILC site, LCC, Science Council of Japan
Hitoshi Murayama | 10 October 2013The Nobel Prize in Physics this year has gone to François Englert and Peter Higgs for their theoretical discovery of the Higgs mechanism, recently confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's LHC. The linear collider community, represented by Deputy LCC Director Hitoshi Murayama, congratulates the two theorists on this appropriate award for the monumental work.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ATLAS, CERN, CMS, Englert, Higgs, LHC, Nobel prize
Lyn Evans | 26 September 2013Dialogue with the general public is important for good relations with the neighbours of research labs. This weekend, CERN holds its Open Days to share the excitement of science and life at a lab with an estimated 50,000 visitors per day. Let’s keep this tradition up.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CERN, CERN open day, DESY, KEK, LHC
Sachio Komamiya | 12 September 2013The ILC Site Evaluation Committee of Japan has assessed the two candidate sites, the Sefuri mountains in Kyushu (south island of Japan) and the Kitakami mountains in the Tokoku, northeast area, based on technical and socio-environmental criteria. On 23 August, they unanimously concluded that the Kitakami site is the best candidate site for the ILC in Japan.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC site, Japan
Steinar Stapnes | 22 August 2013It has been another summer with discussions about future strategies for international particle physics. After work on the European Strategy last summer, the US strategy is on the table this summer. For the linear collider work the strategy processes have been positive, reports Steinar Stapnes, Associate Director for CLIC in the Linear Collider Collaboration. Researchers are closely following decisions being made in Japan.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CLIC, European Strategy for Particle Physics, ILC, Japan, Snowmass