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4 December 2009
Seeking a Shortcut to the High-Energy Frontier
"When you fall behind, you need a comeback plan, and physicists here at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) think they have a dandy..."
From Daily Herald
1 December 2009
Fermilab has no hard feelings toward lab that bested it
"Fermi has added other devices and experiments to its repertoire. Those include the NuMI beam that shoots neutrinos underground to a detector in Minnesota, and the proposed Project X 2-TeV linear accelerator. And, if the International Linear Collider is ever authorized by the international physics community, Fermilab is interested in having it here..."
From New Scientist
20 November 2009
Future colliders: Beyond the LHC
"The Large Hadron Collider is by no means the last of the particle smashers. A group at CERN recently explored the various scenarios that might emerge from the atomic debris in Geneva – and how they would shape what colliders we build next. We draw out the key points about each of the scenarios..."
9 October 2009
UK Accelerator Research Receives a Boost
"Research into accelerator science and technology in the UK has received a boost with the announcement of nearly £20m of funding by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to The Cockcroft and John Adams Institutes..."
2 October 2009
Russian Expats Challenge Country's Support of Science
"...In their letter, they suggested the country try to attract world-scale scientific projects, using as a concrete example the construction of the International Linear Collider. This high-energy particle collider, envisioned as a possible successor to the Large Hadron Collider, would boost Russia’s research in many fields, including information science, biology, and materials science, they say..."
From University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London
2 October 2009
New director for John Adams Institute
"It has been announced today that Professor Andrei Seryi will be the next Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI). Professor Seryi is currently leading the work on the Facilities for Accelerator Science and Experimental Test Beams at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California, as well as being the leader of the Beam Delivery System for the International Linear Collider. Professor Seryi is also deputy spokesperson for the Accelerator Test Facility collaboration, based in Japan..."
From Cern Courier
30 September 2009
The future is together
"As R&D makes progress on ideas for a future e+e– collider to explore particle physics at the terascale, recent events at CERN are paving the way towards a common, worldwide linear-collider community in the areas of accelerators and detectors..."
From Jefferson Lab
17 September 2009
American-Made SRF Cavity Makes the Grade
"The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility marked a step forward in the field of advanced particle accelerator technology with the successful test of the first U.S.-built superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) niobium cavity to meet the exacting specifications of the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC)..."
From Physics World
16 September 2009
CERN boss targets linear collider
"The boss of CERN wants the next big experiment in particle physics after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to be built at the Geneva lab. Speaking in an interview with physicsworld.com, Rolf-Dieter Heuer said that CERN should host the experiment, which would collide electrons and positrons in a linear accelerator. Although a design for the machine has not been finalized by the international particle-physics community, Heuer is keen to bring the collider to CERN..."
9 September 2009
High-Energy Particle Physics Demystified
"...They’re talking about a linear collider, which is the ILC, International Linear Collider. That’s in the early planning stages and that wouldn’t be a ring that would involve two linear accelerators colliding particles with each other which would require a lot of land. But the advantage of the linear colliders is that they can narrow down the energies and thus narrow down the masses more precisely..."
From Cornell University Chronicle
25 August 2009
Cornell electron storage ring is test case for International Linear Collider
"Scientists working on the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC) know exactly what they want it to do — collide tightly focused beams of subatomic particles with unprecedented energy, recreating conditions during the big bang and unlocking the mysteries of the universe's origins..."
From Daily Herald
6 August 2009
Stimulus check will keep Fermilab open for next 20 years
"... That course will feature a possible push to be the host site for the International Linear Collider. As the longest ever linear particle accelerator, the device would allow scientists to measure the properties of particles at an unprecedented level..."
5 August 2009
Fermilab to Receive Additional $60.2 Million in Recovery Act Funding for High Energy Physics
"In the latest installment of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will receive an additional $60.2 million to support research toward next generation particle accelerators and preliminary design for a future neutrino experiment...."
From Daily Herald
5 August 2009
Fermilab getting $60 million more in stimulus funds
"... More than $57 million will be used on developing new technology for a particle collider to replace Fermi's Tevatron. The new collider will use superconducting radio frequency technology to send particles hurtling at each other in experiments..."
Helium’s shrinking bubble
"Helium is the lifeblood of large particle accelerators. As the world's supply dwindles, the particle physics community must take steps to preserve this precious commodity or learn to live without it..."
5 June 2009
Opinión: Del LHC al ILC
"Recientemente, el secretario de Energía de Estados Unidos ha manifestado que el ILC (International Lineal Collider) costará aproximadamente 20.000 millones de euros. Este acelerador complementará, de alguna manera, los descubrimientos que realice el LHC (Large Hadron Collider)..."
5 May 2009
Chu Pegs ILC Cost at $25 Billion
"The International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed 40-kilometer-long particle smasher, would cost a lot. But how much? U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and the leader of the project don’t agree..."
15 April 2009
Geradeaus denken! Neue Beschleuniger lassen auch Elektronen flitzen
"...Verglichen mit dem LHC ist diese Energie recht bescheiden. Längere Anlagen, wie der geplante International Linear Collider (ILC), sind aber entsprechend aufwändiger und die Finanzierung droht zu scheitern. Nun jedoch haben Physiker um Allen Caldwell vom Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in München eine Methode präsentiert, mit der auch an Ringbeschleunigern mit Leptonen experimentiert werden kann..."
From Wired Science
12 April 2009
Next-Gen Atom Smashers: Smaller, Cheaper and Super Powerful
"...Building bigger proton accelerators, such as Fermilab's Tevatron in Illinois and the Large Hadron Collider in Europe, is still possible because protons can be accelerated to very high energies in a circle. But the highest-energy electrons need linear tracks such as that of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory or the proposed International Linear Collider..."
From Symmetry magazine
3 April 2009
Quantum Diaries is back
"...How will the International Linear Collider complement the Large Hadron Collider? These topics and more are under discussion in the blogs of Quantum Diaries, freshly launched yesterday with a new set of visiting contributors from around the globe and across the world of particle physics..."
31 March 2009
A Flight Simulator for the World's Smallest Beam
"Commissioning has begun at the Japan-based Accelerator Test Facility 2, a major technology test bed for future accelerators, including the proposed International Linear Collider, or ILC..."
6 February 2009
CERN to set goals for first LHC physics
"At the conclusion of a workshop held in Chamonix this week, recommendations have been made to the CERN management for the restart schedule of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). If accepted in a management meeting on Monday, these recommendations will ensure that the LHC starts to produce physics data in late 2009, running through the winter and on to autumn 2010 at an energy of 5 TeV per beam and ensuring sufficient data for the experiments to produce their first new physics results..."
From New Scientist
5 January 2009
Desktop atom smashers could replace LHC
"...Some day, particle physicists will want to upgrade the LHC to an even bigger, better and more expensive model. In fact, they are already working on a successor known as the International Linear Collider..."