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23 February 2012Meetings for the International Linear Collider Steering Committee and the International Committee for Future Accelerators recently took place in Oxford, England. One of the principal issues discussed at both meetings was a new organisation for the worldwide linear collider effort.
Category: Feature | Tagged: future colliders, ICFA, ILCSC
Barry Barish | 17 November 2011The Funding Agencies for Large Colliders (FALC), an informal group of agency representatives met at CERN on 6 October. FALC is constituted to improve the possibilities for international cooperation in high-energy physics by understanding the planning processes in the funding agencies, exchanging information on plans and statuses of projects in different countries or regions and preparing for cooperation on future particle physics facilities. Highlights of this FALC meeting included discussion of plans for the ILC and more generally for lepton colliders following completion of the ILC Technical Design Report, as well as discussions of plans for the European Strategy Update just getting underway.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CERN Council, CLIC, European Strategy for Particle Physics, FALC, ILCSC
Barry Barish | 13 October 2011In anticipation of completing the Global Design Effort’s final deliverable, the Technical Design Report, by the end of 2012, serious discussions are underway as to the next steps and what will follow. The International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) is taking primary responsibility for creating a plan. As part of the process, the GDE Executive Committee submitted a position paper to ILCSC for its meeting in Mumbai, India in August. I share our input with our readers today.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: future, GDE, ILCSC, TDR
Rika Takahashi | 22 September 2011During the kick-off meeting for the global R&D programme of ILC detectors in Japan, roughly 60 scientists from all over the world gathered to discuss plans towards and beyond the Detailed Baseline Design Report and enjoyed visiting one of the two Japanese candidate sites for the ILC in Tohoku area.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: detector R&D, GDE, ILCSC, Japan, siting
Barry Barish | 21 July 2011Following the recent release of the ILC accelerator interim report, The International Linear Collider: A Technical Progress Report, we have received positive and encouraging responses from the chairman and other members of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee, our scientific oversight committee. This interim report is a useful summary of our ILC R&D programme and accomplishments to date, in preparation for the ILC Technical Design Report, which we are on track to complete by the end of 2012.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILCSC, interim report, TDR, Technical Design Report
Barry Barish | 7 July 2011The ILC Program Advisory Committee met at Academia Sinica in Taiwan in May. In addition to their specific recommendations, they again urged development of a strategy for the post-2012 period, following completion of the accelerator Technical Design Report.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: DBD, ILCSC, PAC, PAC review, TDR
Barry Barish | 7 April 2011The International Linear Collider Steering Committee met in Beijing in February and carried out their review of the Global Design Effort progress. They also had lively and informative discussions regarding the future of the worldwide efforts towards the ILC and beyond 2012.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: GDE, ILCSC