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Impressions from Iwate

| 8 December 2016 Wish you were in Iwate for last LCWS2016 workshop? Here are some impressions of Iwate, proposed region for the International Linear Collider. More than 320 participants from around the world gathered for one week to discuss the latest R&D developments, the linear collider physics case, detectors and accelerators and project management updates for the linear collider. Scientists were warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic local community of ILC supporters. They were also honoured by the presence and speeches of distinguished guests from the Japanese Federation of Diet Members and Iwate officials. - View slideshow - Lost in Tohoku? Please make sure to check our big Kitakami Iwate Tohoku Glossary - Didn't have a chance to visit the candidate site? Check our special 2014 issue of LCNewsLine: "The ILC guide to Kitakami" and make sure to visit the ILC Kitakami website. Category: Slideshow | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Science First with the ILC- Keynote speech by Takeo Kawamura

8 December 2016 In his keynote at LCWS2016, former MEXT Minister Takeo Kawamura stressed that while fundamental research may have application in the long run, it's the science that is most important. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Press statement LCWS2016

8 December 2016 A new management team will lead the Linear Collider Collaboration from January 2017. The members of this team were announced in Morioka, Japan, on Tuesday 6 December at the 2016 Linear Collider Workshop. The term of office for this new team is three years. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

From Kitakami Times: Talking about 2016’s LCWS with Prof. Shinya Narita of Iwate University

20 October 2016 The editors of Kitakami Times, a newsletter about the Tohoku region and the ILC, met with Iwate University’s Professor Shinya Narita, the local head of planning for the LCWS in Morioka. He told them what’s going on, and what kind of help he’s looking for from local foreign residents.

From symmetry: You keep using that physics word

6 October 2016 Physics can often seem inconceivable. It’s a field of strange concepts and special terms. Language often fails to capture what’s really going on within the math and theories. And to make things even more complicated, physics has repurposed a number of familiar English words. Much like Americans in England, folks from beyond the realm of physics may enter to find themselves in a dream within a dream, surrounded by a sea of words that sound familiar but are still somehow completely foreign. Not to worry! Symmetry is here to help guide you with this list of words that acquire a new meaning when spoken by physicists.

Particle scientists are cool!

| 22 September 2016 Junior high-school students Kotomi Sato and Momoyo Sugawara, members of the “ILC club,” visited CERN last August with three other students to learn more about life in a big international science laboratory. They were invited to give a short debriefing during a panel discussion at an ILC symposium held on 10 September in Oshu city, where both girls said that they thought particle scientists are 'cool'! Sato has always loved science and she is determined to become a researcher at the ILC. Sugawara met many people in Geneva who greeted her in Japanese, and she felt very happy about it. "I want to study English harder," she said, "to make foreign people comfortable if the ILC is being built in my neighborhood." Read also "Five Iwate junior high students return from a fulfilling study trip abroad," an article published on 10 August in the Iwate Nippo.

Practi-Cal

7 July 2016 Better together: For the first time two technological prototypes of the high-granularity calorimeters for a future ILC detector tested together with particle beams at CERN in a combined mode. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,

Higgs anniversary pizza

7 July 2016 The anniversary of the announcement of the Higgs discovery (which happened on 4 July 2012) was hard to miss at CERN this year. People braced waiting times of more than 30 minutes to have a taste of discovery: the specially created Higgs pizza! Two shoots of asparagus (proton beams) collide in the middle of the pizza to create a Higgs boson that then decays. For carnivores, the chorizo Higgs decays into two two high-energy photons made of salami alongside some charged ham and neutral olive particles; vegetarians ate the decay of a tomato Higgs into four pepper muons. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , ,

Impressions from Santander

| 9 June 2016 You cannot miss that there was a big linear collider meeting last week: the Director's Corner gives a summary of results and the Feature highlights a key decision taken during the workshop. Here are some visual impressions of the week, including from the Japanese-Spanish industrial forum on accelerator technologies and advanced detector instrumentation, the opening and some of the sessions. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , ,

National Lab Day

| 12 May 2016 Fermilab, SLAC, JLab, Brookhaven, Argonne... these are all major players in particle physics and accelerator R&D. They are also the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) "national labs". All national research labs came to Washington, D.C. on 20 April to show their work to members of Congress and other visitors. Pictured is Dick Durbin, Illinois senator, giving his address. DOE has 17 national laboratories that address a variety of scientific and technological challenges to energy, environmental and national security. The laboratories employ more than 30,000 scientists, engineers and support staff in 19 states, and operate major scientific facilities for the benefit of the nation’s research and development community. Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , , , ,
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