ILC NewsLine special issue

Director's Corner

Japanese interest in hosting the ILC

by Barry Barish

On behalf of my colleagues worldwide who have been working so hard to develop a design for the International Linear Collider, we enthusiastically welcome the Japanese expression of interest in hosting the ILC. We report in today’s special issue of NewsLine on a special high-level meeting addressing this subject that was held in Japan last week.

The Japanese are very strong partners in the technical effort to develop a design for the ILC through the Global Design Effort. The GDE represents a unique global process to develop and make technical decisions for the technical design of such a very large international project through a worldwide organisation developing the design and coordinating the R&D programmes. As we approach our goal of producing a detailed ILC technical design, it is particularly timely and encouraging for us to learn of the Japanese interest in hosting the facility and to follow the unfolding early status reports from the CERN LHC on the Higgs searches.

Around the World

Prime Minister gives address at the ILC symposium in Japan

by Rika Takahashi

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda gave a speech at the ILC symposium held in Tokyo last Thursday on the ILC's potential to enrich our lives.

Director's Corner

ILC goes one step further

Today's special issue features a Director's Corner from Kaoru Yokoya, Global Design Effort Asian Regional Director

by Kaoru Yokoya

The ILC has reached the point where the Japanese government is starting to consider it as a possible future project in the context of Japan's national policy.

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