Barbara Warmbein | 10 October 2013After publishing the physics and detector chapters for the CLIC Conceptual Design Report organised only through working groups on various different study topics and detector R&D projects, the CLIC physics and detector community has spent the last months putting a new organisation in place: the CLIC detector and physics study. So far, 19 institutes have joined the study that is hosted at CERN. Frank Simon, MPI Munich, was elected as the chair of the Institute Board and Lucie Linssen as the first spokesperson. At their meeting at CERN last week, some 50 representatives from the various institutes met at CERN to discuss progress on physics simulations and detector development.
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Image: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab | 8 August 2013From the output of the "Snowmass" meeting, US particle physicists will chart a path to answering some of science’s most intriguing questions. More than 600 particle physicists from nearly 100 universities and laboratories came together on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus to enumerate the field's most pressing scientific questions and contemplate the experiments needed to answer them.
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Barbara Warmbein | 13 June 2013During the ECFA LC2013 workshop that took place a the end of May at DESY in Hamburg, the LC management, civil engineering and machine-detector interface experts visited the tunnel of the future European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser XFEL - a week before construction was officially finished. DESY and the European XFEL celebrated the completion of the construction work with a ceremony, atmospheric lights and music in the new tunnel. Watch the slideshow.
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2 May 2013It's suit and tie time when high-level US and Japanese science planners meet. At the US-Japan Advanced Science and Technology Symposium, held on 30 April in Washington DC, leaders from government, academia and industry met to discuss US-Japan cooperation in science and technology, using the ILC as an example. Learn more in the next issue of LC NewsLine. On the left is a Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, and on the right Takeo Kawamura, Member of the Lower House and Chair of the Federation of Diet members in support of the ILC.
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Image: Nino Bruno, Laboratory: Gran Sasso National Laboratory | 18 April 2013Italy takes top honours among strong competition in the 2012 Global Particle Physics Photowalk. In September 2012, hundreds of amateur and professional photographers had the rare opportunity to explore and photograph accelerators and detectors at particle physics laboratories around the world. The photograph of Nino Bruno, a building contractor in L'Aquila, picturing a tunnel connecting the underground halls of INFN's Gran Sasso National Laboratory garnered the most online votes and a panel of international judges awarded the top prize to Joseph Paul Boccio's detailed photograph of the KLOE detector at INFN's Frascati National Laboratory. Read the press release View top thirty-nine photographs from the Photowalk
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Images: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet | 4 April 2013On 27 March, LCC Director Lyn Evans paid a courtesy visit to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Prime Minister acknowledged the significance of the linear collider project for the whole of humankind. Given that it is an international project, he said he needed to monitor the development closely and would continue to investigate the role of Japan.
Barbara Warmbein | 7 March 2013[caption id="attachment_26218" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image by Marcello Pavan, TRIUMF[/caption] According to Linear Collider Deputy Director Hitoshi Murayama, the Large Hadron Collider is a collider of cherry pies, with lots of cherries, pastry and cream flying off in all directions, while what scientists are really after is the collision of two cherry seeds. The ILC and CLIC, by contrast, are colliders of cherry seeds, he explained at a press conference at TRIUMF laboratory in Vancouver to mark the beginning of the Linear Collider Collaboration. "Throwing two cherry seeds at each other is difficult, but you can see clearly what's going on - and for the ILC that is similar to what happened in the early Universe," he said when asked about the fundamental differences between LHC and the linear collider. Detector Director Hitoshi Yamamoto added that once the LHC discovered the Higgs, "at the ILC we can do in a day” with the Higgs what it would take the LHC several years to accomplish. Linear Collider Board chair Sachio Komamiya estimated that some 80 to 90 percent of collisions at the ILC would feature the Higgs, making it easy to fund and study in detail. Barry Barish made the new value estimate for the ILC public at the conference. Watch the video of the press conference - in both English and Japanese - here.
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Barbara Warmbein | 21 February 2013There is a change at the helm of SiD, one of the two detector concepts for the ILC. After John Jaros and Harry Weerts have pushed SiD the LOI, the validation of SiD as one of two ILC detector concepts and collaboration in the CLIC CDR, the time is right for two new spokesmen to take over. These are Andy White and Marcel Stanitzki, whose role now is to strengthen the SiD detector concept and attract new collaborators from all the regions and and continue to develop and improve the SiD concept.
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Image: Zanaq | 10 January 20132013 is the year of the snake - according to Chinese wisdom, it will be a year of steady progress and attention to detail. This prognosis is something the ILC design team can certainly sign off on: attention to detail is intrinsic to the ILC'S precise collisions, state-of-the-art detectors and challenging machine. And steady progress is certainly ahead with the publication of the Technical Design Report in summer. The uroboros - the snake that eats its own tail - is also often the representation of the universe, where the very big mirrors the very small.