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Baseline Damping Rings

| 11 May 2006 One of the more difficult decisions we made last fall was which damping ring option to choose for our baseline. No recommendation came out of the Snowmass Workshop and our damping ring working group continued to study the question through much of the fall. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

DOE and NSF Reviewers See Progress in ILC Americas Program

| 4 May 2006 The first review of the US R&D program for the International Linear Collider by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation was held at Fermilab from 4-6 April 2006. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Elementary Particle Physics in the 21st Century

| 27 April 2006 Creating a roadmap for the future of a field has become a very important planning tool in research fields that require large instruments, like astronomy and particle physics. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

A BIG MAC Report

| 20 April 2006 Peer review has become a cornerstone of modern science assessments, scientific journal publishing, funding decisons and academic promotions. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

Lost in Translation

| 13 April 2006 Every Thursday, I get up very early, in order to chair a weekly telecon of our GDE Executive Committee. At the same moment, my colleagues are joining the call in the late afternoon in Europe and near midnight in Japan. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

The Russian Federation in Seven Days

| 6 April 2006 It is widely known that the Russian Federation is home to a large number of prestigious accelerator laboratories and many highly regarded accelerator scientists. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Thanks Fumi… Welcome, Mitsuaki

| 30 March 2006 It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Mitsuaki Nozaki of Kobe University of Japan as the new GDE Asian Regional Director, succeeding Professor Fumihiko Takasaki. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Integrating the Parts

| 23 March 2006 At the GDE meeting in Frascati last December, we approved the ILC Baseline and announced a new organizational structure for developing a Reference Design and Cost. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Developing Partnership with India on the ILC

| 16 March 2006 I discussed a set of visits to government officials in India with the purpose of laying the groundwork for Indian collaboration. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Meeting the President of India

| 9 March 2006 One reason for our holding a GDE meeting in India is to provide an opportunity to explore the possibility of Indian participation in both the GDE and ILC R&D program. These discussions will hopefully be a first step toward an eventual full partnership for India on the ILC. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:
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