65th ICFA Meeting

ICFA Meeting

TIFR, Mumbai
24 August 2011

  1. ILC

A report was given on the ILCSC meeting that was held earlier on 24 August. R&D on the ILC accelerator, and the ILC detector designs, are progressing well. The mandates of the GDE and Research director were extended to 31 December 2013. A new structure for linear collider activities after 2012, which will include both ILC and CLIC, was discussed, and will be presented to the February 2012 ILCSC meeting.

  1. Particle Physics—A Global Picture

A document, titled “Beacons of Discovery”, is being produced by an ICFA subgroup. It will show the excitement of particle physics; it should explain that we will be able to answer some of the major science questions in the future; and it will also show spin-offs from the field. The final document will be available at the October 2011 ICFA Seminar.

  1. Next ICFA Chair

The Chair of ICFA for the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2014 will be Pier Oddone.