AWLC 2020 is the latest in a series of regional workshops on physics, detectors, and accelerators for future e+e- colliders. In contract to the previous meetings of this series, however, AWLC 2020 will mainly be concerned with discussion of the International Linear Collider (ILC).
Preparations for the ILC in Japan have recently moved forward with the formation of the International Development Team, hosted by KEK. At the meeting of ICFA and the Linear Collider Board during this summer’s ICHEP conference, ICFA announced this new phase of the ILC preparations:
This step calls for renewed discussion of the possible contributions to this project from laboratories, university groups, and individuals. At the same time, the developing United States community planning process, Snowmass 2021, calls for a coordinated discussion and articulation of the scientific significance of the ILC and the roles envisioned for US scientists. Similar planning exercises are being done in Canada and Latin America.
The AWLC 2020 workshop will bring together interested scientists from the global community to discuss the transition phase toward final preparations for the ILC and to formulate updated community plans and actions. The agenda will cover the present status of the ILC project and the opportunities available for participation in accelerator R&D, detector R&D, and physics studies. It will also include a focused discussion of opportunities at the ILC for early career physicists.