Registration desk will be open on:
- Mon (Jul 6) from 2 - 3 pm
(Bldg. 214 room 10)

- Tues (Jul 7) from 8 - 11 am
(Kavli auditorium lobby)

- Wed (Jul 8) from 8:30 to 11:00 am
(ROB hall way)

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Please reserve your room early at Stanford Guest House. Be sure to mention that you're a part of the "Bob Siemann Symposium".

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Welcome to the Robert Siemann Symposium and ICFA Mini-Workshop

July 7th - 10th, 2009

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Menlo Park, CA

A one-day Symposium will be held in memory of the life of Robert H. Siemann and his many contributions to accelerator physics. Speakers from many chapters of Bob’s life will share their insights on his scientific and personal legacy.

ICFA Mini-Workshop:
Electron-positron linear accelerators are used in many accelerator facilities as radiation sources, injectors, or colliders. Over the last few decades the advanced accelerator R&D programs have developed many novel approaches. These include new methods of acceleration such as rf source and beam-driven microwave high gradient acceleration and laser and beam-driven dielectric and plasma acceleration. Other potentially evolutionary techniques include high brightness particle sources, novel phase space damping and exchange techniques and new focusing concepts.

These new developments have many possible applications in high energy physics as well as other fields that rely on accelerator science and technology. A TeV-scale linear collider has long been recommended as a next major facility for High Energy Physics and the present design is focused on conventional superconducting technology. If these novel concepts can be successfully applied to a linear collider design, they could provide greater performance and/or energy reach as well as more cost-effective approaches. Given the enormous progress in advanced accelerator R&D, it is now possible to sketch self-consistent designs based on these approaches which can be used to guide future R&D towards a future multi-TeV linear collider. This workshop will focus on understanding the implications of the different concepts and technologies with a goal of developing self-consistent accelerator parameters and specifying the R&D programs needed for further progress.