Lyn Evans | 20 October 2016First bilateral discussions between the Japanese and US administrations have led to a new emphasis in accelerator R&D for the linear collider that is both good and bad, Lyn Evans says. More bilateral discussions between Japan and European and Asian countries will follow. In the meantime, the community will lay down plans for SCRF research for the next two to three years during a dedicated workshop-in-a-workshop in December. Evans, current Director of the Linear Collider Community, hopes for great turnout.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ICFA, Iwate Prefecture, LCB, LCC, Morioka
Mike Harrison | 6 October 2016Future ex-Director Mike Harrison dedicates his last corner to describing the challenges that come with a change of emphasis in the R&D. The main R&D goal is optimised SCRF cost coupled with optimal design – but it's not that easy, Harrison says.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ILC, LCC, US
Brian Foster | 28 April 2016The Linear Collider Collaboration comes to the end of its mandate at the end of this year. A working group made up of lab directors from Europe, the US and Japan is looking at options for a new management structure, and in his corner, European Regional Director Brian Foster gives some (unsolicited) advice.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ICFA, LCC, management
17 September 2015Working in particle physics can easily fill your day. But there's always more to life than physics – football, for example. Three core members of the linear collider management team turn out to also be hardcore fans of Sunderland Association Football Club – so much so that one of them, John Osborne, founded the Sunderland Swiss Branch. John Osborne is a civil engineer at CERN and heavily involved in the planning of tunnels for the linear collider (and other projects), while the other two are Directors in the Linear Collider Collaboration: Mike Harrison for the ILC and Brian Foster for Europe. They all come from the northeast of England, home of Sunderland football club. The Swiss branch has even made it into the Fanzine "Legion of Light"! Any more particle physics football fans out there?
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: civil engineering, directorate, football, LCC
Barry Barish | 20 August 2015As is appropriate for an anniversary issue, this week's Director's Corner is authored by Barry Barish, who led the project from its conception in 2005 through major milestones up to the publication of the Technical Design report in 2013 and the formation of the Linear Collider Collaboration. He looks back at past achievements and advises the linear community to remain very, very patient.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: DOE, interim report, LCC, MEXT, RDR, SCRF, siting, Snowmass, TDR
YiLin Liu | 19 June 2014During a recent visit to IHEP in China, an LCC delegation discussed China’s role in the ILC project, including how China is going to participate, what China is going to contribute and who is going to join the project, with scientists from IHEP and Chinese universities. They also visited IHEP's ILC 1.3 GHz superconducting accelerator module.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: China, IHEP, ILC R&D, LCC, SCRF
Brian Foster | 3 April 2014Now that there are great hopes that Japan will soon step forward with a proposal to host the ILC, the time has come for the Linear Collider Collaboration to take another look at issues related to ILC governance. Brian Foster, European director for the Linear Collider Collaboration, has just been appointed chair of the subcommittee in charge of producing recommendations on the organisation and management of an ILC lab in Japan.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC Lab, ILC site, LCB, LCC
24 October 2013The Linear Collider Collaboration management team visited the recommended site in the Kitakami mountains last week. Surrounded by local journalists, including several camera teams, they inspected the area that might one day host the International Linear Collider.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: ILC site, LCC
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