ILC positron target benefits from Chinese technology

by Qian Pan

A group of Chinese scientists, headed by Xuejun Jia from the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently finished the design of the remote handling of the ILC positron target. The target forms part of the positron source and is the place where positrons are produced and then accelerated before they collide with their antiparticles, the electrons.

Around the World

Report to build a new international science city presented

by Rika Takahashi

On 30 July, a report called "Science Frontier Kyushu" was presented in the eighth meeting of a study group in Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. This report is indicative of the prefectures' aim in urban development to build a new international science city, which could be a hub of science research in the 21st century.

Director's Corner

A crucial technical review

by Barry Barish

In May, the GDE underwent its most recent technical review, just before embarking on the task of assembling the Technical Design Report (TDR). The review covered the status of the key ILC R&D, the TDR baseline, the outline and plans for the TDR, and a look to the future.

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    1 August 2012

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    26 July 2012

    Having led the construction of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where researchers recently announced the discovery of a particle that looks like the Higgs boson, Lyn Evans was appointed as the first ever linear collider director by the International Committee for Future Accelerators in June.