ILC NewsLine
Research Director's Report
ILC NewsLine presents a new column from the Research Director Sakue Yamada.
A novel challenge

Sakue Yamada
The invitation to become the newly created research director for the International Linear Collider detector design was a surprise. I have always been aware that an electron positron collider is a powerful tool for particle physics. I started my career in high energy physics in this field, and I enjoyed many exciting years. I also participated in various discussions about a future linear collider project. But that was a long time ago. In recent years, I watched from the sidelines and followed the international efforts organised to design a linear collider under the leadership of the Global Design Effort. After discussions with the ILC Steering Committee and several key physicists, I learned how far things have developed and why they introduced a Research Director.

-- Sakue Yamada


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

FCAL Collaboration Meeting 2007
LAL, Orsay (France)
5-6 October 2007

EUDET Annual Meeting
Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
8-10 October 2007

16-18 October 2007

ALCPG 2007
22-26 October 2007

CARE07 Annual Meeting
29-31 October 2007

CCAST ILC Accelerator Workshop and 1st Asia ILC R&D Seminar
IHEP, Beijing, China
5-7 November 2007

Upcoming schools

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

US Particle Accelerator School
UC at Santa Cruz
14-25 January 2007

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Around the World
Getting to know you -
Research Director Sakue Yamada

Yamada is a flutist and used to play Bach sonatas with Albrecht Wagner and Dieter Haidt during his time at DESY.
“My direct work with Sakue goes back to the early 80s. I was a PhD student at the PETRA electron-positron storage ring at DESY,” says Karlheinz Meier, Professor of the University of Heidelberg. He is also a member of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee, and he chaired the sub-committee to nominate the newly appointed Research Director Sakue Yamada.

-- Rika Takahashi

Feature Story
Sakue Yamada to lead International Linear Collider detector design
Tokyo, Japan -- The International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC), a sub-panel of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), has appointed Sakue Yamada, Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo, to become the research director for the International Linear Collider, a proposed future particle accelerator.

Yamada will report to the ILCSC and will be responsible for the experimental programme of the ILC. An international endeavour, the ILC published a Reference Design Report in August 2007 and now enters an engineering design phase that will last through 2010. Yamada’s appointment will last through this engineering phase, at which time the ILC will be ready for formal presentation to international funding agencies and other governing bodies.


In the News
From The Onion
28 September 2007
Scientists Ask Congress To Fund $50 Billion Science Thing
WASHINGTON, DC—Top physicists from several major American universities appeared before a Congressional committee Monday to request $50 billion for a science thing that would further U.S. advancement science-wise and broaden human knowing.

26 September 2007
Building the future of physics
...That mega-machine, known as the International Linear Collider, won't become a reality until well after 2012. But lots of experts are already working on the ILC's design - and how to pay for it - because it takes years to go from one generation of supercollider to the next.
Director's Corner
New detector leadership for
the ILC

Four detector concepts are presented in the ILC Reference Design Report
We are dedicating this special issue of ILC NewsLine to the appointment of the new ILC Research Director, Sakue Yamada of KEK Laboratory and the University of Tokyo. The International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) has created this important position to provide guidance for the global detector R&D activities and coordination of the procedures for developing engineering designs for two complementary detectors. On behalf of the GDE, I enthusiastically welcome Sakue to our joint efforts. We anticipate working very closely together to move the ILC accelerator engineering design and detector efforts forward in concert.

-- Barry Barish

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Register for ALCPG07
It's not too late to register for the joint meeting of the American Linear Collider Physics Group and ILC Global Design Effort that will take place at Fermilab on 22-26 October. A block of rooms has been reserved at a favourable price for meeting attendees at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.
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Submit your questions now for the “Dueling Pianos” session scheduled for the evening of 23 October during the ALCPG07 workshop at Fermilab.
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arXiv preprints
1 Oct 2007
Monolithic Pixels R&D at LBNL

1 Oct 2007
On-shell renormalisation constants including two different nonzero masses

29 Sep 2007
Particle Tracking with a Thin Pixel Telescope

28 Sep 2007
Multiparticle SUSY simulations at LHC & ILC: Off-Shell effects, interferences and radiative corrections

28 Sep 2007
Prospects of a Search for a New Massless Neutral Gauge Boson at the ILC

27 Sep 2007
One-loop Electroweak and QCD corrections to vector boson scattering into top pairs and application to ILC

26 Sep 2007
Profile of Two-Higgs-Doublet-Model Parameter Space

25 Sep 2007
Measuring Supersymmetry

25 Sep 2007
Loops for ILC