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From Fermilab Today: India's RRCAT director tours U.S. laboratories
If the ILC could be defined by one thing it would be superconducting radiofrequency technology or SCRF. This article from Fermilab Today describes how India is planning to work with US labs on developing this technology.

Vinod Sahni, director of Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology

Vinod Sahni, the director of India's Raja Ramanna Center for Advanced Technology, spent the greater part of December visiting U.S. laboratories. Tour stops included Brookhaven, SLAC and Fermilab, where he had the opportunity to discuss such activities as superconducting radiofrequency technology and Project X.

-- Elizabeth Clements


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

Joint ACFA Physics and Detector Workshop and (GDE meeting) on International Linear Collider

3-6 March 2008

Positron Source Meeting
DESY Zeuthen, Germany
7-9 April 2008

Energy Polarization Workshop
DESY Zeuthen, Germany
9-11 April 2008

SiD Workshop
14-16 April 2008

Workshop on High energy photon collisions at the LHC
CERN, Geneva
21-25 April 2008

LoopFest VII
Radiative Corrections for the LHC and ILC

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Amherst, New York, USA
14-16 May 2008

Budker INP, Novosibirsk, Russia
25-30 May 2008

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Feature Story
Together as one: ILD community meets in Zeuthen

Crowding around a new detector concept: the first ILD workshop took place in Zeuthen near Berlin in January
A global project like the ILC depends on global cooperation. The contributors are scattered all over the world. Researchers cannot simply walk down the hall to get advice from a colleague because he is likely to sit somewhere half a world away. However, there is technology that helps scientists to cover these distances virtually: discussions in internet forums and regular telephone and video conferences are part of any scientist’s everyday life.

-- Jan Dreyling-Eschweiler

In the News
From Fermilab Today
5 February 2008
Director's Corner: Tough news
Today I must give you some difficult news.

From nature
5 February 2008
Bush asks for more physics – again
...After a year of hardship, fusion and high-energy physics would see significant gains within the DOE’s Office of Science.

From New York Times
5 February 2008
Physicists Hope U.S. Budget Will Mean an End to Research Cuts
...Design work on particle physics experiments would resume, and cutbacks in other programs might be restored.

From Reuters
1 February 2008
FACTBOX: Science projects hit by U.S. funding cuts
...The project, which could end up elsewhere, will examine collisions of electrons and positrons and is seen as a companion to the LHC, which studies collisions of protons and anti-protons.

From New Statesman
1 February 2008
Death of Big Physics
...It is not simple cost-cutting. Rather, British physics is being decimated by incompetence, with the ministers and civil servants overseeing the budgetary process displaying a failure to comprehend global science budgets and a dangerous misunderstanding of how science makes progress.

From World Science
1 February
Particle smasher may reveal extra dimensions
When the world’s most powerful particle smasher starts up this summer, exotic new particles may offer a glimpse of the existence and shapes of extra dimensions, says a group of physicists.
Director's Corner
US Budget: Reviving the ILC R&D programme

Barry Barish
President Bush released his budget request for the US fiscal year 2009 (FY09) earlier this week. The three-trillion dollar budget proposal contains increases for research in the physical science in the US. The National Science Foundation (NSF) budget is to be increased by 14 percent, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) budget by 22 percent and within the DOE, the Office of Science budget is proposed to be increased by 19 percent. High-energy physics, which was cut by the FY08 Omnibus Bill to 695 million dollars, is increased in the proposed FY09 budget to 805 million dollars. The ILC R&D effort, which had effectively been zeroed out by the Omnibus Bill, is to be restored to 35 million dollars in the new budget proposal. .

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week
Stringing it together
After four units of TESLA-style cavities had been assembled into a string in a KEK cleanroom in January (left) they are wheeled out for the assembly of the cold mass (right). This is now in full swing - more pictures to follow! (Images courtesy of Nobu Toge, KEK)
Register for TILC08
Don't forget to register for the joint ACFA Physics and Detector Workshop and GDE meeting from 3 to 6 March in Sendai, Japan - the deadline is tomorrow!

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arXiv preprints
Dominant two-loop electroweak corrections to the hadroproduction of a pseudoscalar Higgs boson and its photonic decay

Trilinear Higgs couplings in the two Higgs doublet model with CP violation

New Analysis of SUSY Dark Matter Scenarios at ILC

Higgs bosons of a supersymmetric U(1)' model at the ILC

EUROTeV Reports
Evaluation of Luminosity Reduction in the ILC Head-on Scheme from Parasitic Collisions

Creation of a State-Space Model from a Finite Element Model for the Active Control Algorithm Efficiency Tests

Cavity BPM System Tests for the ILC Energy Spectrometer