Press statement LCWS2016

8 December 2016

A new management team will lead the Linear Collider Collaboration from January 2017. The members of this team were announced in Morioka, Japan, on Tuesday 6 December at the 2016 Linear Collider Workshop. The term of office for this new team is three years.

The Linear Collider Collaboration unites two potential future particle colliders, the CLIC compact linear collider study and the International Linear Collider (ILC) in one organisation. The LCC is charged by the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) to coordinate efforts towards the planning and construction of a new linear collider that would complement the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Switzerland).

The overall Director of the Collaboration continues to be Lyn Evans (Imperial College London, former LHC Project manager), his Deputy remains Hitoshi Murayama (UC Berkeley). Steinar Stapnes (CERN) also continues as Associate Director for CLIC.

The new Associate Director responsible for the International Linear Collider will be Shinichiro Michizono (KEK), taking over from Michael Harrison (Brookhaven National Lab), and the new Associate Director for Physics and Detectors will be James Brau (University of Oregon), who takes over from Hitoshi Yamamoto (Tohoku University).

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