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KEK issues action plan for the International Linear Collider

| 14 January 2016 Japan's KEK laboratory took a step forward to realise the International Linear Collider on 6 January, issuing a “KEK-ILC Action Plan”. This plan blueprints how KEK should start its preparation towards the ILC when the Japanese government gives its green light for the project. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , ,

New working group toward ILC in Japan meets for the first time

| 10 December 2015 Getting the best people from all over the world is one of the biggest challenges to realise the International Linear Collider, the next-generation electron-positron collider. That’s why there’s a new working group on human resources, called into being by Japan’s ILC Advisory Panel, to tackle the issue before the ILC has even been approved. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Quench your thirst for the ILC

| 10 December 2015 Pin badges, flags and banners, paper folders, cakes... There are various promotional goods produced by kind supporters for the ILC. Now, we have ILC Coke!

Future accelerator scientists’ fulfilling twelve days

| 12 November 2015 Counting down to the ski season, still off-season Whistler, in British Columbia, Canada, was an ideal place for student to concentrate on the study for the 9th International Accelerator School for Linear Colliders.

Linear Collider Collaboration published Progress Report for the ILC

| 29 October 2015 The ILC Progress Report is a document outlining the technical progress after the publication of the Technical Design Report (TDR) in 2013. It contains the information regarding the progress in civil engineering studies, accelerator hardware design/development updates, accelerator system layout updates, integration/test facilities to be prepared for “hub-laboratory functioning, and updated project implementation plan, and further preparatory work. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Japan’s expert panel for the ILC has published its summary report

| 6 August 2015 Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has released its summary report of the discussions by the expert panel (ILC Advisory Panel) to investigate various issues regarding the ILC. Category: Feature | Tagged: ,

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

| 11 June 2015 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. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

Tokyo Event sneak peek

| 2 April 2015 On 22 April, participants to the Asian Linear Collider Workshop 2015 and special guests will be invited to a special Food Festa: “Taste of Discovery”. Here is a sneak peek on this unique event that will make tangible and savoury the international nature of the ILC project. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Tokyo event during ALCW: Taste of Discovery

| 5 March 2015 22 April 2015, the middle day of the Asian Linear Collider Workshop (ALCW), will be a special day. Jointly hosted by Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) and the Japanese industry-academia collaboration Advanced Accelerator Association Promoting Science and Technology (AAA), two events will be held on the same day: the ILC Tokyo Symposium and the Special Food Festa, Taste of Discovery. A new website for these events is now open. Category: Around the World | Tagged:

Chocolate collision

| 22 January 2015 The LCC Directorate was given a special treat during one of the stopovers of the Tohoku visit (read also the Director’s corner): ILC korone, a type of chocolate croissant. With chocolate cream on one side (representing electrons) and vanilla cream on the other (representing positrons), and sprinkled with colored chocolate spray as particles, the baker said that they show you new particles at ILC collisions. A delicious example of physics-inspired food… View all photos
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