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Author archive: Brian Foster

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European Director in the LCC

On roadmaps and signposts

| 26 April 2012 Roadmaps, like many things in life, become outdated and eventually misleading and useless. The only way to avoid this is to update them when it is clear that the landscape has, or is about to, change significantly. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

A new beginning – and no strings attached

| 23 June 2011 Winner of a Humboldt Professorship, Brian Foster has just taken up his work at DESY and University of Hamburg as a joint professor for experimental physics, focusing on accelerators for very high energies. He intends to spend the 5 million Euros for five years to the greatest effect, and the ILC will play a very strong part in his plans. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Paris and politics

| 29 July 2010 By governance we mean all the disparate elements required to found a convincing ILC laboratory organisation, with clear aims, transparent and accountable management and supportive governments and funding agencies. It forms an essential part of the overall "Project Implementation Plan"... Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

Accelerators everywhere – the ILC in context

| 29 October 2009 ...I am... [at] the "Accelerators for America's Future" meeting held in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by the US Department of Energy. The meeting is intended to raise the profile and set the strategy for the future of accelerator physics in the US. The morning's talks have been in turn illuminating, amusing, and infuriating. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ,

Trains, planes and automobiles – the life of a regional director

| 26 February 2009 Although 2009 is not yet two months old, I seem to have already fitted in enough trips to fill a year - but such is the life of an ILC Director. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

New hope for Europe

| 31 July 2008 My last Director's Corner in January summarised the situation in Europe as far as it could be discerned through the still-settling dust after "Black December". Six months later, it is appropriate and useful to revisit the new landscape in Europe. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Black December

| 31 January 2008 It looks as if last month will be classified as "Black December" as far as the ILC is concerned. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

LCWS 2007 & ILC 2007

| 7 June 2007 Hamburg put on its best face to greet the more than 600 registered guests who arrived at DESY last week for the big annual ILC get-together. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

EuroTeV and MAC meeting at Daresbury

| 18 January 2007 The holiday period has been a busy time for the GDE. Shortly before Christmas many of us gathered at SLAC to have a first look at the RDR and its costings with some distinguished external reviewers. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

GDE and WWS meet at Valencia

| 9 November 2006 On Tuesday a momentous meeting for the future of the ILC began in Valencia. Under cloudy skies and occasional rain, the ILC family has gathered for one of its tri-annual joint meetings, reviewing progress and the status following the Vancouver meeting last July. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,
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