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The P5 Report and its implications for the ILC

| 12 June 2008 On Thursday, 29 May, the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel held its spring meeting in Washington, DC. The entire meeting was devoted to the presentation and discussion of the anxiously awaited report "US Particle Physics: Scientific Opportunities: A Strategic Plan for the Next Ten Years," by the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel, or P5. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

New US Strategic plan for particle physics recommends restored participation in ILC R&D

| 12 June 2008 This past year, our global collaboration was derailed by funding cuts for the ILC in the UK and in the US. (...) Our dedication and perseverance have been challenged, but the science has not changed: particle physics will need a high-energy linear collider. In the US, a new strategic plan for the funding agencies restates the importance of a lepton collider to advances in particle physics. Category: Research Director's Report | Tagged: , ,

From Interactions.org: Particle physics receives boost from $5 million gift to University of Chicago

29 May 2008 The University of Chicago announced today that it has received a $5 million gift to be directed toward the development of future programs in particle physics. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Hail Cesr

| 29 May 2008 Sometimes even pretty straightforward and remarkably logical ideas take several moves before they become a reality. Take the planned damping rings for the ILC, for example. In the ILC, compact bunches of electrons and positrons are made to collide at very high energy. In order to ensure a high rate of particle collisions, the bunches are cooled in damping rings prior to acceleration. In a cold bunch, the particles are all very close together and travelling in very nearly the same direction with very nearly the same velocity. (In a hot bunch, as in a hot pot of water, the particles are more dispersed and are all moving in different directions.) Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

From Fermilab Today: Students report on the importance, design of proposed linear collider

22 May 2008 To teach 35 eighth-graders about particle physics, Batavia Rotolo Middle School teachers Macy Felter and Elizabeth Selander had them study the ILC, the proposed next-generation particle accelerator. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Third International Accelerator School

| 8 May 2008 Recruiting and training the next generation of accelerator physicists is crucial to the future of the field. Accelerator schools play a central role in introducing potential accelerator experts to the science and in providing advanced education. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

P5 – What goes around, comes around

| 14 February 2008 The initial P5 meeting took place at the beginning of February at Fermilab, and one session was entirely devoted to efforts globally and in the US towards a linear collider. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

US Budget: Reviving the ILC R&D programme

| 7 February 2008 President Bush released his budget request for the US fiscal year 2009 (FY09) earlier this week. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

From Fermilab Today: ILC Citizens’ Task Force forges ahead

31 January 2008 With funding for ILC R&D cut this year, and the possible start of construction postponed, the ILC Citizens' Task Force could have turned their backs on the proposed project. They didn't. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

New SCRF test facility at Oak Ridge

| 24 January 2008 At first glance a neutron source used for materials research and a planned particle accelerator to answer questions about matter, forces and the origins of the Universe might not seem to have all that much in common. At least not to the non-accelerator experts among us. At second glance, however, similarities and overlaps appear that turn the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US into a small but powerful parallel experience for the ILC. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,
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