03:33:46 pm on May 21, 2009 |
The minutes of the April ‘Physics and Experiment Board’ meeting are posted at:
09:45:58 am on May 11, 2009 |
The PAC (Project Advisory Committee) review of the GDE accelerator activities and detector activities for the ILC was held in Vancouver on 9 and 10 May 2009. Reports on the detector activities were presented:
Research Director’s Report, including LOI Overview – Sakue Yamada (KEK)
Reports from Common Task Groups:
02:20:12 pm on April 15, 2009 |
The Letters of Intent (LOIs) for the three ILC detector concepts
were submitted on 31 March 2009. These documents are now publicly available:
For more information read “Physics and Detector” pages on the ILC website.
11:10:45 am on February 9, 2009 |
With this issue of the Technical Design Phase Monthly Report, you will find summary notes for the Group’s monthly meetings (Main Linac Technology – Superconducting RF, Conventional Facilities and Siting, and Accelerator Systems), and a report from the Cost and Schedule Group (Peter Garbincius). These meeting notes show progress made and plans for upcoming meetings and work. This monthly report complements the weekly ILC Newsline. Please see the ‘Director’s Corner’ for important planning and policy communication.
The Project Managers: Marc Ross, Nick Walker and Akira Yamamoto
12:59:24 pm on February 5, 2009 |
This is the third circular from the Local Organizing Committee for the
upcoming joint ACFA physics and detector workshop and the GDE meeting
on the International Linear Collider (TILC09 for short). As announced
on Dec. 11, 2008, this conference is scheduled to take place in
Tsukuba, Japan from Friday April 17th through Tuesday April 21st, 2009
at EPOCHAL Tsukuba in Tsukuba City, Japan.
We would like to inform you that we are now extending the deadline for
early registration from January 31, 2009 as previously noted, to
the end of February 28, 2009, JST .
This is in consideration of the time that it might take some of you to
determine the travel schedule, while the leaders of ACFA joint Linear
Collider Physics and Detector Working Group and the ILC Global Design
Effort are finalizing the details of the meeting agenda.
Pertinent information of the meeting is available at
Registration and reservation for hotels should be done online at JTB
Corp.’s (our agent) web site, which is accessible via
Those of you who need visas to enter Japan should contact the
conference secretariat at email@example.com no later than
February 20, 2009 to obtain necessary paperwork. There is an advisory
at http://tilc09.kek.jp/visa.php .
Registration fees are 40,000 Japanese yen for early registration (now,
until February 28, payable with credit cards) and would be 45,000
Japanese yen for late registration.
Hope to see many of you in April in Tsukuba.
- Kaoru Yokoya (Chair, TILC09 Local Organizing Committee)
- Akiya Miyamoto (Co-chair, TILC09 Local Organizing Committee)
11:19:57 am on January 22, 2009 |
Several recent positive developments are moving us forward on the path towards realising the ILC. These include excellent detector R&D results and significant progress on the Letters of Intent (LOI) for the various detector concepts. These advances were reported at the recent Linear Collider Workshop at the University of Illinois in Chicago. While much of the R&D of the international ILC community has benefited from continuous support, in the US and in the UK we have struggled through a tough year. Now there is news that funding for university detector R&D in the US, which was cut severely last year, may be restored. This is good news because ILC detector R&D is far from finished, and continued and reliable support remains critical.
– Jim Brau
11:50:08 am on January 15, 2009 |
[...] A recently released note from our project managers, simply entitled “Plug Compatibility“, provides a good summary of the present thinking of our project managers. In this note, they give their rationale and discuss technical and engineering aspects of SCRF plug compatibility from their point of view. It also addresses various concerns that have arisen.
– Barry Barish
11:46:30 am on January 15, 2009 |
A more specific set of guidelines for linear collider detector R&D in the US has been developed after discussions with the agencies. The first step in the process will be the submission of individual project descriptions by 23 January. Please refer to the web site for details. The descriptions will not go to the agencies directly, but will be used by the LOI groups in preparing their proposals, which will be submitted to both agencies by 18 February. Each LOI group proposal will be led by two PIs, one from the universities and one from the labs.
03:09:46 pm on January 7, 2009 |
PM report for the November 2008
With this issue of the Technical Design Phase Monthly Report, you will find summary
notes for the Group’s monthly meetings (Main Linac Technology – SuperConducting RF,
CFS and Global Systems; There was no monthly meeting for Accelerator Systems in
November), and a report from the Cost and Schedule Group (Peter Garbincius). These
meeting notes show progress made and plans for upcoming meetings and work.
This monthly report complements the weekly ILC Newsline. Please see the ‘Director’s
Corner’ for important planning and policy communication.
Project Managers are now preparing for the AAP (Accelerator Advisory Panel) interim
review of next April. Following the discussions during the LCWS08 in Chicago and
taking into account the current status of the global ILC R&D and future plans, the R&D
plan documents will be updated. Documents of the “Minimum Machine” concept and
“Plug-Compatible” design for global cooperation will be exploited intensively during this
Akira Yamamoto for Project Managers; Marc Ross and Nick Walker
03:28:37 pm on December 18, 2008 |
The Silicon Detector Design Study will hold a Workshop at SLAC on March 2-4, 2009 to finalize the SiD LoI, review and discuss the R&D required for a viable SiD proposal, and plan SiD’s future.
Registration and additional information is given here: