Lyn Evans and Hitoshi Murayama | 3 March 2016As is well known, the International Linear Collider (ILC) is being discussed as an International project, which means many countries around the world would contribute human, technical, and financial resources to the project. This is clearly a very complicated proposition and it takes effort from many directions to keep it moving.
Hitoshi Murayama | 12 November 2015In Whistler, British Columbia, some two hundred physicists gathered to the annual Linear Collider Workshop. As the last speaker of the meeting, I tried to summarise the status of various collider options currently under discussion. In particular, I tried to clarify their readiness and timelines.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CepC, CLIC, FCC, ILC, LCWS15, SPPC
Hitoshi Murayama | 25 June 2015The default collision of the energy of the ILC has always been 500 GeV with promises of an upgrade to 1000 GeV. A while ago, alternative scenarios of a staged ILC that would start at 250 GeV and ramp to 500 GeV later were discussed. All scenarios were evaluated in the community and Hitoshi Murayama reports on the result: the ILC would start at 500 GeV, then go down to lower energies before possibly receiving an upgrade to even higher ones.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: centre-of-mass energy, Higgs, LHC, luminosity, running scenario, supersymmetry, upgrade
Hitoshi Murayama | 5 March 2015Who are the counterparts to the Japanese Federation of Diet members in support of the ILC? What are the timescales for other future collider projects like FCC and the muon collider? LCC Deputy Director Hitoshi Murayama says the physics community should stay focused, consistent, and strategically uniform if it wants to convince decision makers to support the ILC.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Federation of Diet members, ILC hosting, Japan, MEXT
Hitoshi Murayama | 16 October 2014Hitoshi Murayama, Deputy Director of the Linear Collider Collaboration and Director of the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe will give a keynote speech at an event about "Science for Peace and Development" next week at UN headquarters in New York. This event takes place in the framework of CERN 60th anniversary, and his fellow speakers include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nobel Laureates Kofi Annan and Carlo Rubbia and CERN DG Rolf Heuer. Follow the event live by webcast.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: CERN, Science for peace, SESAME, United Nations
Hitoshi Murayama | 10 October 2013The Nobel Prize in Physics this year has gone to François Englert and Peter Higgs for their theoretical discovery of the Higgs mechanism, recently confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's LHC. The linear collider community, represented by Deputy LCC Director Hitoshi Murayama, congratulates the two theorists on this appropriate award for the monumental work.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ATLAS, CERN, CMS, Englert, Higgs, LHC, Nobel prize