Discussions at the political level over the ILC in US and Europe

by Rika Takahashi

Right after the Asian Linear Collider Workshop (ALCW) 2015 and ILC Tokyo Event, another big milestone for the ILC happened in the United States. From 26 to 30 April, three members of the Diet and members of Japan’s Federation of Diet Members for Promotion of the ILC, Takeo Kawamura, Ryu Shionoya and Shun-ichi Suzuki visited Washington D.C., to meet with their American counterparts to discuss the ILC.

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Japanese diet members go to Washington

by Harry Weerts

Japanese and US officials as well as representatives from the physics community met in Washington, D.C. to discuss how Japan and the US can work together toward the realisation of the ILC. Americas Regional Director Harry Weerts reports.

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The European XFEL – helping pave the way for the ILC

by Ricarda Laasch

The European XFEL at DESY, Germany, will be a brilliant light source for a broad range of fundamental research in all areas of science – but it is also the first great mass production of the so-called TESLA technology. The ILC community is thus watching the construction of the European XFEL very closely.

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LHC is back in business

On 3 June, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months at the record energy of 13 TeV. This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now run round the clock for the next three years."Run 2 of the LHC can well decide the future of the field. I’m super excited!" said LCC deputy director and theorist Hitoshi Murayama on the day.

Video of the week

Steven Weinberg and Gerard ‘t Hooft join #mylinearcollider

Gerard 't Hooft and Steven Weinberg speak in favour of the expected precision results a linear collider would bring, joining the #mylinearcollider video campaign from their offices in the Netherlands and at the University of Texas. They point out the benefits the project would bring not only to the host, but to the world of science and humanity in general, and Weinberg advocates Japan as the host site for the project.

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