ILC NewsLine
Feature Story
From SLAC Today: ILC to Support Two Complementary Detectors
Over the last year, the ILC Global Design Effort (GDE) has concentrated on developing a complete design and cost estimate for the ILC. These designs and numbers will be released in early 2007 as part of the ILC Reference Design Report. For this report, numerous design changes have been adopted to take advantage of recent R&D results and to make the project more affordable, and more changes are yet to come.

-- Andrei Seryi


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

International Workshop on Silicon Sensors for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics
14-16 December 2006
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

European LC WS Meeting
8-9 January 2007
Daresbury Laboratory, UK

MAC meeting
10-12 January 2007
Daresbury Laboratory, UK

Texas A&M University
15-26 January 2007

ILC Detector Test Beam Workshop
Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois
17-19 January 2007

The 9th ACFA ILC Physics & Detector Workshop & ILC GDE Meeting
IHEP, Beijing
4-7 February 2007

Annual WILGA Conference
Warsaw University of Technology Resort, Poland
21-27 May 2007

LCWS 2007
Hamburg, Germany
30 May - 4 June 2007

= Collaboration-wide Meetings

GDE Meetings Calendar

Feature Story
On the Road to Developing
U.S.-Indian ILC Collaboration

Indus-II Accelerator at Raja Rammana Center of Advanced Technologies (In View RF Cavities).
At the National Academies of Sciences' US-India Conference in June 2006, U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman delivered a speech about the benefits of US-Indian collaboration on science and technology. Referencing the bilateral Agreement on Science and Technology, signed by the U.S. and India in October 2005 to establish a framework for the exchange of ideas, information, skills and technologies, Bodman encouraged collaboration between the two countries on the proposed International Linear Collider.

-- Elizabeth Clements
Around the World
From Fermilab Today: Planning for ILC Success Through Shared Databases

Participants in the five-day course at Fermilab. From left: Don Mitchell, FNAL; Chuck Grimm, FNAL; Serena Barbanotti, INFN Milan; Maurizio Massa, INFN Pisa; Paolo Pierini, INFN Milan; Andrea Basti, INFN Pisa; Nicola Panzeri, INFN Milan; Norio Higashi, KEK; and Norihito Ohuchi, KEK.
Designing, building and operating the ILC will require an unprecedented level of world-wide collaboration. To make this possible, collaborators will use a shared Electronic Data Management System. This will allow them to contribute, extract and edit live data in real time. A pilot EDMS, set up by DESY in Hamburg, is already in use by the ILC cryomodule design team. Its success will provide a model for other ILC databases.

-- D. A. Venton

Director's Corner
Cost Optimisation of Wigglers
for the ILC Damping Rings

Today's issue features a Director's Corner from Gerry Dugan, GDE Americas Regional Director.

Jeremy Urban in the CESR tunnel
at Cornell.
One of the key technical components of the ILC damping rings is the wiggler magnet, a device consisting essentially of a series of dipole magnets of alternating polarity. Wigglers are used to increase the synchrotron radiation damping rate, allowing the required emittance reduction to be achieved during the 200 ms (millisecond) that each bunch train is stored in the damping ring.

-- Gerry Dugan

Director's Corner Archive

In the News
From Fermilab Today
13 December 2006
Another ILC Milestone

From Fermilab
13 December 2006
DZero finds evidence of rare single top quark; Observation marks a step closer to finding Higgs boson

From The Morning Call online
13 December 2006
Air Products joins Linde on collider

From NIU
30 November 2006
NICADD scientists develop detector technology for International Linear Collider
ILC-Related Preprints
11 Dec 2006
Two-Loop Renormalization in the Standard Model Part III: Renormalization Equations and their Solutions

11 Dec 2006
Perspectives of detecting CKM-suppressed top quark decays at ILC

9 Dec 2006
Revealing the large extra dimension effective interaction at an e+e- collider with polarized beams