Author archive: Mike Harrison

About Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison is Associate Director for the International Linear Collider in the Linear Collider Collaboration.

Le roi est mort, vive le roi ! (*)

| 4 April 2013 The problems of succession to the throne have bedeviled society throughout the ages. For centuries the European approach seemed to involve bloodshed ranging from the personal to the national level. The recent transfer of power in the linear collider world might not have been violent, but it still faces the eternal question of “OK, so where do we go from here?” Here are some thoughts on the ILC programme. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

The US programme reduction

| 30 August 2012 Americas Regional Director Mike Harrison reinterprets the dramatic reduction of the US ILC budget starting in the next financial year. Find out about US R&D plans and what all this has to do with sausages. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Thoughts from Granada – a view from the back of the room

| 27 October 2011 Superconducting radiofrequency technology is advancing, the ILC design is coming together, and the LHC programme is running exceptionally well, although the evidence for new physics remains tantalizing. The linear collider community is well on its way to bringing the next big particle collider to the world's stage. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,

As the New Year dawns…

| 6 January 2011 Is there ever a good time to be proposing the creation of a large and complex science facility? Probably not, but at face value we seem to have chosen a particularly inopportune moment to be raising this issue.

A trip to Washington

| 25 February 2010 Mike Harrison describes a recent trip to Washington to talk to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); the home of the Presidential Science Advisor. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

The other kind of particle acceleration

| 25 June 2009 The ILC, when built, will represent the latest in technology innovation and will be a global effort involving world-class talent. The Accelerator Design and Integration meeting held at DESY a few weeks ago is an example of the design process in action. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

It is that time of the year again

| 25 September 2008 Given the arcane nature of the US budgetary system, I will describe this process, since the resources available to us, or the lack thereof, serve to drive the scope of the US ILC R&D effort. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

ILC Americas Regional Team progress report

| 27 September 2007 One of the principle goals of the Americas R&D programme reflects on the dominant role of superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technology in the ILC design (and cost). Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , ,
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