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Building Understanding

Shirakata (centre) talking with visitors
Every month, a lot of Asian researchers come to KEK to conduct their research or experiments. “We have had 45 visitors for fiscal year 2007 so far, including ten Korean researchers,” says Tomiko Shirakata, secretary at KEKís Linear Collider Project Office. Shirkata is in charge of KEKís visitors programme activities and provides all visitor supports such as arranging logistics, dealing with the consulate service for visa applications, and giving tips on how to spend days off in Japan. KEK launched the visitor programme in April 2006 aiming to facilitate the foreign researchersí activities in Japan, especially for Asian researchers and students, who may have difficulties to conduct research overseas for some country-specific reasons.

-- Rika Takahashi


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

Lepton-Photon 2007
Daegu, Korea
13-18 August 2007

CHEP 07 - International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics
Victoria, Canada
2-7 September 2007

VII International workshop on Problems of Charged Particle Accelerators: Electron-positron Colliders
JINR-BINP, Alushta (Crimea, Ukraine)
2-8 September 2007

TWEPP 2007
Prague, Czech Republic
3-7 Sept 2007

Warsaw, Poland
9-12 Sept 2007

12th International Workshop on Polarized Sources and Targets (PST 2007)
Brookhaven National Laboratory
10-14 September 2007

ILC Positron Source Collaboration Meeting
Argonne National Laboratory
17-19 September 2007

Workshop on ILC Interaction Region Engineering Design
17-21 September 2007

Upcoming schools

2007 SLAC Summer Institute
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
30 July - 10 August 2007

Second International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders
Ettore Majorana Center, Erice (Sicily), Italy
1-10 October 2007

= Collaboration-wide Meetings

GDE Meetings calendar

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Feature Story
High grades for HiGrade

The main objective of the proposal is to create 30 cavities to demonstrate the high gradient.
Itís the age of electronic mail, but in the last weeks Eckhard Elsen from DESY took several trips per day to his snail mail in-tray down the corridor because he was waiting for an important letter. Then finally a letter and an email arrived from Brussels saying that contract negotiations for a six-lab proposal managed by Elsen will start soon. ILC-HiGrade, or “International Linear Collider and High Gradient Superconducting RF-Cavities” is a proposal for the EUís Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), which is asked to prepare for contract negotiations with a funding sum of up to five million Euros.

-- Barbara Warmbein

In the News
From Daily Herald
31 July 2007
Getting people to understand, support Fermilab's effort
A quest to bring a multibillion-dollar high-energy physics lab to Batavia could pump millions of dollars into the local and state economy as well as pave the way for new manufacturing and technology jobs across the country.

From Beacon News
28 July 2007
'What's it going to do to my house'
The Task Force is a group of 24 Fox Valley residents who have been asked to help start a dialogue between the lab and the communities surrounding it about the ILC, a proposed $8 billion, 20-mile-long particle acceleration device that the lab hopes will be built some 500 feet under its Batavia home.

From P.M.Magazin
August 2007
Das Wunder von CERN
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Am Genfer See startet das teuerste Experiment aller Zeiten: Physiker des europšischen Kernforschungszentrums CERN wollen den Urknall 'nachbauen'.

From symmetry magazine
June/July 2007
Industry eyes the next big collider
Technology developed for the International Linear Collider could help make nuclear waste safer, cargo inspection easier, and drug design more effective.

Humour and Science :
What is the relationship between string theory and the Simpsons cartoon?
Find out in the three following news.

From Scientific American blog
30 July 2007
How a fake word from The Simpsons ended up in a perfectly cromulent string theory paper

From Nature
25 July 2007
In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics

From Nature
25 July 2007
Science in comedy: Mmm... pi
Director's Corner
100th issue of ILC NewsLine

Big cheers for ILC NewsLine
The Global Design Effort was created by the International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) under an MoU, which was initially signed by eleven countries. This MoU created my job, established an agreement and mandate to form and oversee the GDE, and was supposed to last until the completion of the reference design. We will have formally met these milestones on 15 August, the day we deliver the final version of the ILC Reference Design Report to the ILCSC and ICFA. Along the way, we completed several major milestones: I was appointed to Director in March 2005, the GDE met for the first time at Snowmass in August 2005, we completed and documented a Baseline Configuration Document in December 2005, and we will have completed and submitted a four-volume set representing the reference design, including the physics and detectors, at the ILCSC meeting in Korea in two weeks. Today, we are achieving another impressive milestone. With this issue of ILC NewsLine, we have published exactly 100 issues!

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week

Input coupler connected to a cavity (baseline design) at STF cryomodule A. (Photo KEK)


arXiv preprints
26 Jul 2007
Quintessence, inflation and baryogenesis from a single pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson

25 July 2007
Scenarios for ILC in 2010

EUROTeV Reports
Merlin-based Start-to-End Simulations of Luminosity Stability for the ILC

Incoherent Pair Background Processes with Full Polarizations at the ILC

Simulation of ILC Feedback BPM Signals in a Strong Electromagnetic Background Environment

Material Damage Test for ILC Collimators