5 June 2013: Fermilab/ILC - Media Advisory: International Linear Collider to publish its Technical Design Report; U.S. Handover event to take place at Fermilab
International Linear Collider to publish its Technical Design Report; U.S. Handover event to take place at Fermilab
On June 12, 2013, the scientists working on the International Linear Collider, a next-generation particle collider to complement and advance the physics of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, will officially publish and hand over the ILC's Technical Design Report to the International Committee for Future Accelerators, ICFA. This report marks the technical readiness of the project and contains physics motivation, detailed accelerator and detector designs as well as a thorough costing.
Many years of globally coordinated R&D have culminated in the Technical Design Report, which presents the latest, most technologically advanced and most thoroughly scrutinized design for the International Linear Collider. In a global event starting in Japan, passing through Switzerland and ending in the United States, scientists and their guests will celebrate this achievement in symposia, public talks and a series of handover ceremonies.
The American part of the worldwide handover event will take place at Fermilab, outside Chicago. A series of technical talks, starting at 3:40 p.m., will be followed by the official handover ceremony, during which ILC Global Design Effort Director Barry Barish will submit the ILC Technical Design Report to ICFA Chair Pier Oddone. The evening concludes with a talk titled "Particles, Fields and the Future of Physics" by theoretical physicist, author and Caltech professor Sean Carroll at 8 p.m.
For over 10 years, a team of scientists, engineers and technicians from more than 300 laboratories and institutions around the world has been working on the design of the ILC. The collider's design calls for two linear accelerators to be built facing one another. The entire structure would be more than 19 miles long and would collide particles at roughly 500 billion electronvolts. The funding and construction of the ILC would require global cooperation and organization.
A detailed program and information about all three parts of the worldwide event can be found at www.linearcollider.org/worldwideevent