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Research Director's Report
Linear collider detector development
This month's Research Director's Report was written by Hitoshi Yamamoto, co-chair of the Worldwide Study and regional detector contact for Asia.

An event in the SiD detector, CLIC version.
I have just attended the CLIC09 workshop at CERN and am writing this column in the plane on the way back home. The number of registrants was about 250 from more than 20 countries, of which the attendance to the physics and detector sessions was about 50. The workshop was the third in the series, and attendance by the ILC community has been increasing each time. I acted as a convener of the physics and detector working group. It was not a participation as a regional contact of the ILC research directorate; nonetheless, I would like to share some information with readers of the ILC NewsLine.

-- Hitoshi Yamamoto

Research Director's Report Archive


21 October - Frank Simon
The Open Day

21 October - Ingrid Gregor
A hitchhikerís guide to the conference galaxy

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Upcoming meetings, conferences, workshops

FCAL Collaboration Meeting
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
21-22 October 2009

2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Orlando, Florida, USA
25-31 October 2009

6th ILC Positron Source Collaboration Meeting
IPPP, Durham, UK
28-30 October 2009

6th ILC Positron Source Collaboration Meeting
IPPP, Durham, UK
28-30 October 2009

Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop
LAL, Orsay, France
3-5 November 2009

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Feature Story
CALICE collaboration enters new phase

Part of the attendees of the CALICE meeting gathering at the Parc de la TÍte díOr in Lyon. Image: IPNL
Just after the ILC concept detector validation report was released, the CALICE (Calorimeter for the linear collider experiment) Collaboration met from 16 to 18 September in Lyon, France. This meeting was the place of lively discussions on the most recent test beam results and strategies for the R&D and studies for the future as the collaboration is entering now a crucial and intense new phase. It was the most attended CALICE meeting ever and nearly all participating countries were represented.

-- Perrine Royole-Degieux

In the News
From CERN bulletin
19 October 2009
The Latest from the LHC: The LHC is cold!
On Thursday 8 October, sector 6-7 reached the cryogenic temperature of 1.9 K; it was followed, this week, by the last one, Sector 3-4, thus marking an important step towards the final commissioning of the machine.

From nature
15 October 2009
EU research programme weighed up and found wanting
Audit criticizes lack of sustainability of EU-funded projects.

From nature
14 October 2009
Where the US stimulus money is going
How agencies have carved up their windfall.
Director's Corner
ILCSC grapples with moving the Linear Collider forward

Enzo Iarocci, ILCSC chair
The International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC), a subcommittee of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), held their biannual meeting on 19 August during the Hamburg Lepton Photon Conference. ILCSC provides scientific and technical oversight for the ILC accelerator and detector R&D and design efforts. The August meeting was particularly busy, as ILCSC dealt with issues varying from the validation of the letters of intent (LOI) for the detectors to ILC-CLIC collaboration to developing efforts on governance and siting. This was the final meeting chaired by Enzo Iarocci, who will be replaced by Jon Bagger, Johns Hopkins University, who also participated in this meeting.

-- Barry Barish

Director's Corner Archive

Image of the Week
Bill Willis receives highest honour from Yale Graduate School

Bill Willis, chair of the ILC's Accelerator Advisory Panel, received the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences on 6 October. The medal was also awarded to three other Yale alumni for "outstanding achievement"; Willis received it for "his wide-ranging experiments" that have been "central to his evolving field. He has also been an outstanding scientific administrator at national and international laboratories, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). He has served on many international scientific advisory panels and now chairs the Research and Development Board for the International Linear Collider."

ILC Internal Document
ILC Global Design Effort - Project Managersí Report - September 2009

arXiv preprints
Neutralino Dark Matter and Higgs mediated Lepton Flavor Violation in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model

Monte carlo study of the physics performance of a digital hadronic calorimeter

γ γ → μ τ b bbar in Susy Higgs mediated lepton flavor violation