SiD Workshop

August 21-23, 2012

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The Silicon Detector (SiD) Design Study will hold a workshop at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Tuesday-Thursday, August 21-23, 2012, concluding at lunch time on Thursday. The Workshop just precedes the celebration of SLAC's 50th anniversary, which will be held August 24-25, 2012, at SLAC.

The main purpose of the workshop will be to review the first draft of the SiD Detailed Baseline Design report, the companion document to the ILC Technical Report, which is due to be completed by December 2012. It will also include a review of the status of ongoing detector R&D, reports on physics benchmark studies, updates on the ILC accelerator and facilities development, and a discussion of future plans for the SiD Concept Study.

This looks to be a good year for the linear collider, with physics excitement being generated by the putative Higgs discovery at LHC, continued development of CLIC and CLIC detectors at CERN, interest in pushing a bid to host in Japan, and active planning underway for Snowmass 2013. Everyone interested in these developments and interested in learning more about or participating in the SiD detector concept studies, is welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held in the KIPAC Auditorium on the SLAC campus. We'll ask for modest donations at the time of the meeting to cover the costs of refreshments.

As you register, please do sign up for the Workshop dinner, which will take place the evening of August 22 at Trellis Restaurant in Menlo Park. We need to get a reliable estimate of how many people will be attending the dinner for planning purposes, so please do sign up, and plan to come if you do so. We'll collect cash for the dinner ($50/head) at the Workshop.

Registration is still open. Please sign up as soon as possible. 

 And do make plans for accommodations soon. The SLAC Guest House and/or other area hotels are available.