Japan's particle physics research centre KEK will have its Open House on 6 September. Two ILC test facilities, ATF and STF, will have guided tours. Check out the informative and fun exhibits at the Kenkyu-honkan building, meet the Higgs particle in person. Everybody who visited and collect stamps of two ILC related facilities and an exhibit can get one of 18 particle button. It's a must if you're in Japan! For more information have a look at the open house website (in Japanese). …Read more
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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Barry Barish and Lyn Evans | 21 February 2013Today represents a crossroads in the global efforts towards a linear collider. We are officially making the transition from the International Linear Collider Steering Committee and Global Design Efforts to the new Linear Collider Board and Linear Collider Collaboration that will coordinate the next phase of the global R&D towards a high-energy electron-positron collider to complement the LHC. GDE Director Barry Barish and LCC Director Lyn Evans share their vision in a joint Director’s Corner.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CLIC, GDE, ILC, Linear Collider Collaboration, Technical Design Report
21 February 2013Vancouver, 21 February 2013. The two most mature future particle physics projects, the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider study (CLIC), have formed an official organisational partnership today. As the newly founded Linear Collider Collaboration, they will coordinate and advance the global development work for the linear collider, a global project to complement the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and ultimately understand the deepest secrets of the universe.
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10 January 2013[caption id="attachment_25486" align="alignright" width="300"] Sachio Komamiya of the University of Tokyo appointed as a chair of the new Linear Collider Board , which will promote and oversee the development of a linear collider and its detectors as a world-wide collaborative project.[/caption] Pier Oddone, the Chair of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) announced yesterday the membership of the new Linear Collider Board (LCB), which as a sub-panel of ICFA will promote and oversee the development of a linear collider and its detectors as a world-wide collaborative project. The recently appointed Linear Collider Director, Lyn Evans, will report to the LCB. The LCB member are: Chair - Sachio Komamiya (University of Tokyo) Americas - Jonathan Bagger (Johns Hopkins University) - The Fermilab Director (currently Pier Oddone) - David MacFarlane (SLAC) - Lia Merminga (TRIUMF) - Hugh Montgomery (Jefferson Lab) Asia - Jie Gao (IHEP, Beijing) - Rohini Godbole (Indian Institute of Science) - Sunkee Kim (RISP) - Atsuto Suzuki (KEK) - Yifang Wang (IHEP, Beijing) Europe - The CERN Director-General (currently Rolf Heuer) - The DESY Director of Particle Physics (currently Joachim Mnich) - Francois Le Diberder (IN2P3) - The JINR Director (currently Victor Matveev) - Lenny Rivkin (PSI)
Category: Feature | Tagged: ICFA, Linear Collider Board, Linear Collider Collaboration