Images: Nobuko Kobayashi / KEK | 21 November 2013Did you miss last week's International Workshop on Future Linear Collider LCWS 2013 but wish you'd been there? Or were you one of the over 300 participants who discussed the physics case for a high energy linear electron-positron collider at the University of Tokyo? Whatever your motivation, here is a slideshow with some impression from the intense five-day meeting. Accelerator experts and detector developers reviewed progress of the designs of ILC and CLIC and their detectors, looked closely at the latest Higgs results from the LHC and discussed possible future scenarios for turning the linear collider into a real project with a host.
Category: Slideshow | Tagged: LCWS, LCWS13
Barry Barish | 11 October 2012The Technical Design Report will be the culmination and final deliverable for the ILC Global Design Effort. The report will be submitted in near final form to the ILC Program Advisory Committee in November for technical review in December at KEK. The drafting of the report has been under way since last spring. The GDE Executive Committee recently performed a critical review of a second snapshot of the evolving TDR draft.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: executive committee, LCWS, LCWS12, PAC, Technical Design Report
29 September 2011Linear collider researchers meet for five days this week in the grand Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos in Granada, Spain for the second International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders. Though a few local newspaper headlines would have readers believe that LCWS11 scientists debated the true velocity of muon neutrinos, conference attendees were far more interested in the particulars of the next precision particle collider. The conference organisers and its host, Universidad de Granada, also put together a vibrant social programme that included a public lecture by LAL Orsay's François Richard titled, "Viaje al corazón de la materia," and a visit to the grand, ornate Alhambra palace. [nggallery id=4 images=47]
Category: Slideshow | Tagged: Alhambra, Granada, LCWS, LCWS11, Spain
Barbara Warmbein | 21 August 2008Which is the right word to complete this series: KEK, Snowmass, Hamburg, ... ? Chicago of course! After the first three venues, the fourth General ILC Workshop (ILC08) will take place in Chicago this year, organised in conjunction with the 2008 Linear Collider Workshop LCWS. As in the past, the workshop is supposed to bring detector and accelerator communities together. Results and plans from both worlds will be discussed in several joint plenary sessions.
Category: Feature | Tagged: Chicago, ILC08, LCWS, LCWS08, UIC, United States
8 February 2007Beijing, China - The International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) today announced the release of the Reference Design Report (RDR) for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed future particle accelerator.
Category: Feature | Tagged: Beijing, IHEP, LCWS, Reference Design Report
Barbara Warmbein | 11 January 2007"The most important skill of any secretary is to know the experts. You don't have to be able to do everything yourself, but you have to know who to ask!" Ramona Matthes is a secretary at DESY and together with two colleagues and a couple of scientists form the core of the local organising committee for the Linear Collider Workshop and GDE meeting that will take place at DESY from 30 May to 4 June 2007. In physicists' terms it is far too early to even think about this meeting, but in administrative terms the organising team did well to start in August last year – organising a meeting for up to 800 people isn't done in a couple of weeks, and there are many major and minor things that all have to work once the hordes of participants arrive. With three GDE meetings each year and many others at the side, every region of the ILC has learnt this, sometimes the hard way.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Japan, LCWS, LCWS07
Gerry Dugan | 13 July 2006The first GDE meeting in the Americas region since the Snowmass 2005 workshop will take place next week on 19-22 July, as a joint meeting with the American Linear Collider Physics Group ALCPG at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ALCPG, Canada, LCWS, LCWS06, Vancouver
16 March 2006Rohini Godbole of the Indian Institute of Science, who hosted the combined workshop of LCWS06 and the third Global Design Effort meeting, sees the value of combining the phenomenologists, theorists, experimentalists, accelerator physicists, and people from industry to come together in one place.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: India, LCWS