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Kazuko Toyomura
Kazuko Toyomura has been assisting KEK's ILC activity for four years, and since Sakue Yamada was appointed as a Research Director last October, her involvement has become even deeper. “She is not 'officially' assigned as secretary for the International Detector Advisory Group (IDAG), but she has been taking care of my activities,” says Yamada. Toyomura is a secretary for the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies at KEK. Other than her new role in ILC detector community, Toyomura is managing the day-to-day activities for KEK's ILC detector and ZEUS experimental groups, including travel arrangements, guests and visitors support, and helping post-doc students.

-- Rika Takahashi


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
ILC meets the CLIC team

ILC and CLIC teams visiting the CLIC facilities at CERN.
After the Large Hadron Collider, the science community agrees that particle physicists will need an electron-positron linear collider to fully understand and discover the potential new science at high energy regimes. Apart from the International Linear Collider - whose ‘cold’ accelerating technology is based on superconducting radiofrequency cavities – another variant of an electron collider, based on a warm accelerating technology is under study: the Compact Linear Collider Study (CLIC). The two teams held a meeting at CERN on 8 February to investigate the connections between the two projects and to list potential cooperative efforts on common activities.

-- Perrine Royole-Degieux

In the News
From Cern Courier
22 February 2008
Barry Barish and the GDE: mission achievable
The head of the Global Design Effort for a future International Linear Collider talks about challenges past, present and future.

26 February 2008
European Physical Society 2008 Accelerator Prizes
The EPS-AG Prizes Selection Committee, under the chairmanship of Leonid Rivkin, PSI and EPFL, met on Wednesday, 20 February and decided the following prizes, which will be awarded during the EPAC'08 conference this June.

From National Geographic
March 2008
At the Heart of All Matter
The hunt for the God particle

From physicworld
22 February 2008
Panel picked to review UK physics
The UK’s research councils have named the eight physicists who will take part in a review of the health of the country's physics.
Director's Corner
A plug-compatible approach toward a truly efficient international collaboration
Today's issue features a Director's Corner from Akira Yamamoto, Project Manager for the Global Design Effort.

A plug-compatible string of flags. (Image credit: usflags)
It has been eight months since I joined the ILC team as a project manager. I have been learning a lot and am impressed with research and development works achieved and with the knowledge and expertise each scientist or engineer has. I have got the glowing feeling that we should keep encouraging the scientists’ and engineers’ creative motivation during our technical design phase in progress.

-- Akira Yamamoto

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week
Cable guys

Sometimes it's the mundane things that are the trickiest. To avoid something as mundane as cabling to get in the way of a successful time in the test beam, an Ecal and Hcal prototype were fully cabled up (and off) at DESY before the are shipped to Fermilab. The systems ran a complete test – only the beam was missing. The calorimeter teams hope that their time at Fermilab passes just as smoothly.

ECFA meeting in Warsaw
The next meeting of the ECFA Study of Physics and Detectors for a Linear Collider will take place in Warsaw from 9 to 12 June 2008.
It is already open for registration. The organising committee hopes that many colleagues will be able to join this meeting, which will be in important step in the process leading to Letters of Intention for ILC detectors designs (see also the latest RD report).

ILC Note
Spin Rotation at lower energy than the damping ring

arXiv preprints
Collider signals and neutralino dark matter detection in relic-density-consistent models without universality

On measuring the masses of pair-produced semi-invisibly decaying particles at hadron colliders