Maria Kastriotou shared latest results at LCWS14

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Last week the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders (LCWS14) took place in the beautiful city of Belgrade in Serbia, hosted by the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences. The welcome of the President of Serbia opened the workshop, which was devoted to the study of the future high energy linear electron-positron colliders, and more specifically to the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) and ILC International Linear Collider (ILC) projects.

With many parallel sessions during LCWS14 all the possible aspects of the Future Linear Colliders were covered. The topics ranged from the physics cases, taking into account the recent results from LHC, to the review of the progress in the detector and accelerator designs. In addition, studies on beam dynamics and instrumentation for both ILC and CLIC, but also for their test facilities were presented. The members of the Linear Collider Collaboration and community had the opportunity to interact, exchange knowledge, and advance the research towards the next-generation particle collider.

The CLIC Beam Loss Monitoring (BLM) team was represented by QUASAR and CERN doctoral student Maria Kastriotou, who presented the “Status of the BLM system for the CLIC Two-Beam Module and Damping Rings”. Maria gave an overview of the challenges in designing a BLM system for such an exceptional machine, and the results of the team's past two years' studies. She described her experience as a unique chance to get a substantial understanding on the various sides of linear colliders, through both the different contributions but also the discussions among the registrants.