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Japanese high-energy physics community says go for the linear collider

by Rika Takahashi

The Japanese high-energy physics community has now published its recommendations in English. Their report strongly endorses two large-scale projects: an early realisation of a linear collider and a large-scale neutrino detector.


Q – cavity quality factor

by Daisy Yuhas

Physicists need to understand each accelerator cavity individually before assembling a collider. One of the cavity characteristics physicists measure is called the cavity quality factor, Q factor for short. The LCpedia series continues.

Director's Corner

ILCSC plans the future

by Barry Barish

The International Linear Collider Steering Committee (ILCSC) met in Melbourne at ICHEP12 to deal with the completion of its own mission and the initiation of a new organisation to pursue a future linear collider project. The ILC Technical Design Report (TDR) and companion Detailed Baseline Design (DBD) report will represent the final milestone in the mandate for the ILCSC. The ILCSC balanced its planning for receiving, reviewing and rolling-out of these reports over the coming year, with planning for the new organisational structure that will take the next steps toward a global linear collider project.

Image of the week

Here’s one we made earlier

Machine graphic updated - can be used in talks and more

Image: ILC / form one

The damping rings have the right shape, transfer lines, sources, detectors and linacs are in their proper places – the ILC overview graphic has been updated in time for the Technical Design Report. Use it to explain the ILC and your area of expertise in talks, put it into your papers or simply print it out and hang it up - but please feel free to use it!

In the News

  • from New Scientist
    22 August 2012

    Fulfilling expectations is normally a good thing. But the fact that the newly discovered Higgs boson is behaving exactly as expected is cutting its chances of lighting a path to new physics.

  • from Viet Times
    21 August 2012

    Tuy nhiên, ngay cả những cỗ máy “siêu hiện đại” nói trên cũng vẫn chưa đáp ứng được yêu cầu của Cộng đồng Vật lý hạt. Một dự án “Máy gia tốc tuyến tính quốc tế” (International Linear Collider, viết tắt ILC) với sự hợp tác của nhiều quốc gia đang được gấp rút soạn thảo (google translation)

  • from
    14 August 2012

    Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on Monday claimed their particle-collision experiments have made new measurements of the kind of matter that probably existed in the first instants of the Universe.