ILC NewsLine
Feature Story
Let me not to the marriage of three CADs...
Engineers and scientists look at the ILC in three dimensions

3-D tunnel vision: the results of a modelling integration trial gives first glimpses of what the ILC tunnel could look like.
In order to have a detailed and visual model of the ILC tunnels, shafts, accelerator components, beam pipes and support lines, a team from around the world has just shown that they can produce three-dimensional ILC models. These will be crucial for efficient future planning and integration and will now be extended to other areas than the one of the sample exercise.

-- Barbara Warmbein

Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

Particle Accelerator Conference 2009 (PAC09)
Vancouver, Canada
4-8 May 2009

11th European Symposium on Semiconductor Detectors
Wildbad Kreuth Conference Center, Bavaria, Germany
7-11 June 2009

ILC-CLIC LET Beam Dynamics Workshop at CERN
CERN, Switzerland
23-25 June 2009

Polarized Positron for Linear Colliders Workshop (Posipol 2009)
IPNL, Lyon, France
23-26 June 2009

Upcoming schools

Terascale Monte Carlo school 2009
DESY Hamburg, Germany
20-24 April 2009

School on Calorimetry at the International Linear Collider
China Center of Advanced Science and Technology, Beijing, China
22-26 April 2009

GDE Meetings calendar

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Around the World
Impressions from TILC09

Big international meetings always mean a lot of preparation for many people — not only for the local organisers like the team who smoothly and perfectly hosted the 200+-participant meeting held in Tsukuba, Japan, until Tuesday this week. Participants have to prepare for these meetings as well. The TILC09 workshop was particularly intense for the whole community: half of the participants had just passed a phase of night-long writing and editing sessions for the Letters of Intent (LOI) for the ILC detector concepts, while the other half spent weeks preparing for an internal review of the accelerator held all of last week. The accelerator review report will be published in the coming weeks and detector concept validation will be presented this autumn. See the photo album for a few impressions. Photos: Nobu Toge, Perrine Royole-Degieux
In the News
21 April 2009
New Era of Research Begins as World's First Hard X-ray Laser Achieves "First Light"
X-Ray laser pulses of unprecedented energy and brilliance produced at SLAC

From SLAC Today
20 April 2009
SiD Reaches Design Milestone
"There is a level of sophistication in these documents that I think has never before been presented at this level of detector design," said Jaros. "Everyone who has worked on this deserves a lot of praise."

From Technology Review
20 April 2009
Physicists propose new kind of quantum tunneling
Quantum tunnelling of a new, third kind could finally put string theory to the test

20 April 2009
Can R2 gravity explain dark matter?
"In many ways, the standard model of cosmology works very well," Jose Cembranos tells PhysOrg. "However, there are very basic features that we just do not know."

16 April 2009
Clear the ring for PETRA III
World’s best synchrotron radiation source accelerates its first beam
Director's Corner
FLASH – ILC-like beam tests at DESY

Layout of the former TESLA test facility TTF or FLASH at DESY
Developing high-gradient superconducting radiofrequency (rf) cavities, cryomodules and rf systems for the ILC is at the heart of our R&D programme. An essential part of this programme will be systems tests, including tests with beams. Before we can develop our own test systems that use ILC modules, we are making a series of important tests using the FLASH free-electron laser linac at DESY. These tests are enabling us to have an early look at a variety of questions by using an electron linac operating near our reference design gradients and with nominal ILC-like beams.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

22 April - Frank Simon

17 April - Tony Hartin

16 April - Frank Simon
Future Accelerators: Surfin’ the Plasma Wave

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arXiv preprints
Spontaneous R-Parity Breaking in SUSY Models

EUROTeV Reports
Performance of a Nb3Sn Superconducting Quadrupole in an External Solenoid Field

Studies of Damping Ring Low Emittance Tuning

DR Deliverable 1: Documented and Experimentally Benchmarked Code for e-Cloud Simulations

DR Deliverable 2: Report on Impact of e-Cloud and Fast Ion Instabilities on DR Performance, Including Recommendations for Controlling the Effects

DR Deliverable 4: Report on Comparative Studies of Beam Based Alignment