## Friday, August 25, 2006

### University of Chicago to lead the American ILC

As far as I know, this information has not appeared in the blogosphere yet.

The Fermilab is scheduled to be closed in 2010. The most likely step that would change the dark future of the facility after the Tevatron is the International Linear Collider (ILC), a widely discussed 18-mile-long lepton machine that would paint a much more accurate picture of physics at a TeV than the LHC will be able to do.

Incidentally, the LHC security will depend on biometric readers à la James Bond.

On Wednesday,

has submitted a proposal to build the ILC. According to the document, the university would be an equal partner with

while several other institutions would have oversight advisory roles: