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Cornell University workshop highlights importance of R&D for ILC damping rings

Attendees of the CesrTA workshop listen attentively to the day's presentations.
From 25 to 26 June, about 40 attendees gathered at the Industrial and Labor Relations Conference Center at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, to attend a workshop on the Cornell Electron Storage Ring Test Accelerator programme and to discuss R&D progress on the damping rings and electron clouds. It was the first dedicated workshop for interested and participating researchers, students, and physicists to talk about the state of the CesrTA project since its debut last year.

-- Andre Sulluchuco


29 July - Ingrid Gregor
Back to the Future

26 July - Ingrid Gregor
Rock On!!

24 July - Ingrid Gregor

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Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

Lepton Photon 09
Hamburg, Germany
17-22 August 2009

14th International Conference on RF Superconductivity (SRF2009)
Berlin, Germany
20-25 September 2009

2009 Linear Collider Workshop of the Americas (ALCPG09)
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
29 September - 3 October 2009

Upcoming schools

Linear Collider Physics School 2009
Ambleside, England
17-23 August 2009

Fourth International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders
Beijing, China
7-18 September 2009

GDE Meetings calendar

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ILC NewsLine readers: your opinion counts. (Photo DESY)
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In the News
28 July 2009
Huge benefits from Cyprus’ accession to CERN, Professor says
The scientific community of Cyprus deems that the benefits from Cyprus’ full CERN membership will be huge, since the know–how and the knowledge of CERN will be applied in various areas in Cyprus as well.

From Parade Magazine
26 July 2009
The Race For The Secret of The Universe
Given this reprieve, the physicists at Fermilab began smashing particles as never before—revving up the Tevatron to more than 2000% of its original capacity and working around the clock

From ScienceNews
24 July 2009
Rotation may solve cosmic mystery
Known as dwarf spheroidal galaxies, these ancient stellar groupings not only serve as fossil remains of the early universe but have the highest known ratio of dark matter to ordinary, visible matter.
Director's Corner
Global effort for high-gradient ILC SCRF cavities

ILC-SCRF R&D plan in Technical Design Phase.
I would like to thank Barry Barish for his 9 July Director's Corner where he described the importance of and progress in the ILC superconducting cavity development, and also for the opportunity to write this column and expand on the efforts for an area of the Main Linac and Superconducting Radiofrequency (ML-SCRF) technology and the tasks ahead of us.

-- Akira Yamamoto

Director's Corner Archive

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Happy 200th issue, ILC NewsLine!

ILC NewsLine was launched on 18 August 2005. Nearly four years later, the ILC communicators celebrated the 200th issue with a special birthday cake at CERN, where they visited the LHC and CLIC facilities.

Last days for early registration to ALCPG!
Don't miss the early registration deadline for the Linear Collider Workshop of the Americas and GDE meeting, or ALCPG, to take place this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US from 29 September to 3 October. After 1 August the registration fee goes up to 450 dollars! Register here

arXiv preprints
Can we discover multi-component WIMP dark matter?

Top quark forward-backward asymmetry from new t-channel physics

Fundamental Symmetries of the Early Universe and the Precision Frontier