Tag archive: cold technology

SLAC inaugurates a new era for the future ILC (twice)

| 27 June 2013 The University of Tokyo, CERN and Fermilab weren’t the only locations celebrating the handover of the International Linear Collider’s (ILC) Technical Design Report on 12 June. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , ,

The Global Design Effort completes its mandate in style and substance

| 13 June 2013 The Global Design Effort has completed its mandate to produce a technical design for the ILC. Yesterday’s official handover of the Technical Design Report to ICFA was the culmination of a celebratory three continent event this week. The discovery of the Higgs particle at the LHC at CERN, the production of a viable design for a complementary electron-positron linear collider and the interest of the Japanese in hosting this machine combine to greatly encourage our communities’ hopes and dreams of building the ILC. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Five years of cool

20 August 2009 Do you remember where you were and what you did exactly five years ago today? People who were working on the ILC then will almost certainly be able to tell you their story of 20 August 2004 – after all it was the day that set the course for the future of the project. During the ICHEP conference in Beijing, the International Committee for Future Accelerators ICFA announced its conclusion that the ILC should be built with 'cold' superconducting rather than 'warm' X-band radiofrequency technology, following the carefully made selection by the International Technology Recommendation Panel or ITRP. Symmetry magazine – itself still in its infancy then – published two gripping stories on the decision making process (The road to Beijing) and on the cold technology (Sold on cold) that make a fascinating anniversary read. Less fascinating but also interesting: the press release ICFA sent out on the day. Category: Feature | Tagged:

20 July 2005

| Almost a year ago, the International Technology Recommendation Panel recommended that the linear collider be based on superconducting RF technology. The panel report added some important comments regarding this technology. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged:

22 June 2005

| Today, I want to briefly describe the process that led to choosing superconducting rf technology as the basis of the main linac technology for the global design effort. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: