The International Linear Collider's Technical Design Report

A five-volume report containing the blueprint for a future particle physics project, the International Linear Collider, was published on 12 June 2013. The Technical Design Report (TDR) marks the completion of many years of globally coordinated R&D and completes the mandate of the Global Design Effort. It contains all the elements needed to propose the ILC to collaborating governments, including a technical design and implementation plan, that are realistic and have been optimised for performance, cost and risk.


ILC animation

“The ILC in 2 minutes” animation now includes the latest machine and detector design, and also comes with optional sound and various languages subtitles. View it, show it, share it!


How small can you go?

The world’s smallest ever beam size of 55 nanometres was achieved by the ATF2 facility at KEK, reported Nobuhiro Terunuma at the AWLC workshop held at Fermilab. And what is more, the results are reproducible, which means that for the ILC, a recovery after a short break would be no issue.

Newsline Special issue

The US strategy

This issue of LC NewsLine may come a bit later than usual, but it also comes full of the latest news from the US strategy process along with commentary from the American directors in the Linear Collider Collaboration, Harry Weerts and Mike Harrison, on what the P5 recommendations mean for the linear collider.

Newsline Special Issue

The ILC guide to Kitakami

How do foreigners get around in Japan? What are the problems they encounter and what are the experiences that they make? And what can be done to make lives easier for scientists from around the world who come to settle in Japan when (if) the ILC is being built and operated? The European LC communicators inspected the Kitakami ILC site while being filmed by Japanese communicator Rika Takahashi.