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  • PM Monthly Reports – January 2009

    11:10:45 am on February 9, 2009 | Comments Off | # |
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    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

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  • TILC09 Registration Extension

    12:59:24 pm on February 5, 2009 | Comments Off | # |
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    Dear colleagues,

    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

    http://tilc09.kek.jp/ .

    Registration and reservation for hotels should be done online at JTB
    Corp.’s (our agent) web site, which is accessible via

    http://tilc09.kek.jp/registration.php .

    Those of you who need visas to enter Japan should contact the
    conference secretariat at tilc09office@lcdev.kek.jp 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)

     
  • Cautious optimism for US-university detector R&D funding

    11:19:57 am on January 22, 2009 | Comments Off | # |
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    Jim Brau

    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.

    Read more…

    – Jim Brau

     
  • FY09 linear collider detector R&D in US universities

    11:46:30 am on January 15, 2009 | Comments Off | # |
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    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.

     
  • PM Monthly Reports – November 2008

    03:09:46 pm on January 7, 2009 | Comments Off | # |

    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
    process.
    Akira Yamamoto for Project Managers; Marc Ross and Nick Walker
    November 2008

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