We are very happy to host for the first time
at IHEP (Institute of High Energy Physics ) the ILC GDE Meeting and the 9th ACFA ILC Physics & Detector Workshop from 4th February
to 7th February, 2007. On behalf of IHEP and the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to express my warmest welcome to all the
The Institute of High Energy Physics is the biggest and comprehensive fundamental research center in China, which is
staffed with about 1000 people. The major research fields of IHEP include particle and astro-particle physics, accelerator physics and
technologies, radiation technologies and so on. The main facility at IHEP is the Beijing Electron Positron Collider which is now under
a major upgrade.
Collaboration is the key word in particle physics. Looking to the past, we can see no successes in the field could have
been achieved without collaboration. Chinese particle physicists are very much interested in ILC and deem it is the right machine after
LHC to study and answer the most fundamental questions in particle physics and cosmology. Looking to the future, we have reason to
believe that collaboration will be again the basis for ILC success.