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From SLAC Today: symmetry Magazine launches new online format

Check out symmetry Magazine's
new website.
The latest issue of symmetry launches the next phase of the magazine's development. Our readers now use the magazine in different ways, and we are reaching a much larger audience. While readers are outspoken in wanting to keep the print magazine, many of them are now more comfortable reading online.

-- David Harris, symmetry editor-in-chief


Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

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

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

SiD Workshop
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Abingdon, United Kingdom
14-16 April 2008

ILC Vertex Detector Workshop
Villa Vigoni, Menaggio, Italy
21-24 April 2008

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

FCAL Collaboration Meeting
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Cracow, Poland
6-7 May 2008

LoopFest VII
Radiative Corrections for the LHC and ILC

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

Budker INP, Novosibirsk, Russia
25-30 May 2008

XXII Symposium on Photonics and Electronics for Accelerators and High Energy Physics Experiments
Warsaw University of Technology Resort, WILGA
26 May - 1 June 2008

GDE Meeting - ILC Conventional Facilities and Siting Workshop
JINR, Dubna, Russia
3-7 June 2008

ECFA 2008
Warsaw, Poland
9-12 June 2008

Upcoming schools

Terascale Monte Carlo School
DESY, Hamburg, Germany
21-24 April 2008

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GDE Meetings calendar

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Feature Story
Accelerator Advisory Panel to help Project Managers

The new Accelerator Advisory Panel met for the first time in Sendai.
The TILC08 meeting in Sendai saw the first gathering of the new Accelerator Advisory Panel (AAP). Other than the yet to be established Project Advisory Committee, which will be formed following a request from the International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) and will consist mainly of machine and detector experts from outside the ILC community, the AAP is an internal body, there to advise the Global Design Effort director and to give critical recommendations.

-- Barbara Warmbein

In the News
From interactions
3 April 2008
Call for Nomination for Next Director-General of KEK
KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, invites nominations for the next Director-General whose term will begin April 1, 2009.

From Daily News Record
31 March 2008
Opinion Details: Let's Take A Chance
... The physicists are seeking answers to some of the most mysterious questions of existence. Say the critics are right and there is an infinitesimal chance of danger. As the human race, let's take the chance.

From Physics World
28 March 2008
LHC set for July start up
Engineers at CERN are making the final touches to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the biggest experiment in particle physics and expect to have it running in the first half of July.

From Science
28 March 2008
Last Collider Standing
... American physicists hope the answer lies in hosting the proposed International Linear Collider at Fermilab. But there's competition from Europe and Japan, and Congress has reduced funding this year for research on that multibillion-dollar machine.

From SLAC Today
28 March 2008
Word of the Week: Linear Collider
A linear collider employs a linear accelerator to create two beams of accelerated particles that are smashed together, and the results of those collisions are measured by particle physics detectors.
Director's Corner
The ILC in Osaka

Fumihiko Takasaki (KEK Trustee and former GDE Regional Director) conferring with Sachio Komamiya (University of Tokyo) during the symposium.
Last week, the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Physical Society of Japan was held on the Kinki University campus in Osaka, where I participated in a special symposium dedicated to the International Linear Collider. This was an important opportunity to expose our motivations, plans and progress towards a linear collider to colleagues from other fields of physics. The session consisted first of an introductory set of talks by Sachio Komamiya, Sakue Yamada and myself, followed by a set of more specialised talks on the accelerator and detector R&D programmes.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week
Crab cavity?

At last week's Japanese Physical Society meeting in Osaka, Japan (see Director's Corner), representatives of the ILC management also sampled some local specialities. Whether this will have any influence on the design of the ILC's crab cavity remains unclear...

arXiv preprints
Z' Coupling Information from the LHeC

Doubly charged Higgs through photon photon collisions in 3-3-1 models

Production of mirror fermions via e-γ and e-p collisions in the littlest Higgs model with T-parity

(N)LO Simulation of Chargino Production and Decay