Rika Takahashi | 24 July 2014Last month, LC NewsLine reported the achievement of the world’s smallest beam size of 55 nanometres at the ATF2 facility at KEK. At two international conferences held in June and July, the next record of 44 nanometres was reported by Kiyoshi Kubo and Shigeru Kuroda.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: ATF, ATF2, beam size, final focus
Rika Takahashi | 5 June 2014The expert panel to discuss whether to invite the International Linear Collider to Japan held its first meeting in Tokyo last week. The 17 experts reviewed the challenges pointed out in the recommendation submitted by the committee under the Science Council of Japan last summer, which pointed out the issues to be clarified for a decision to host the ILC in Japan. Their final report to Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology will be prepared in the fiscal year 2015.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: ILC site, Japan, MEXT
Rika Takahashi | 1 May 2014Following in the footsteps of famous thinkers like German poets Goethe and Schiller, a group of scientists has gathered at Weimar, Germany, for the Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory conference. They want to improve theoretical calculations, also for ILC studies.
Category: Feature | Tagged: Feynman diagrams, Germany, GRACE, theory
Rika Takahashi | 17 April 2014Sushi, anime, manga, Hello Kitty, and Harajuku fashion…Many aspects of Japanese culture are setting to tone of cool and trendy around the world. Japan’s Iwate prefecture released videos entitled “Cool Kitakami” on 8 April. Composed of four themes – Tourism and Culture, Life, Future and International Linear Collider, these videos introduce how cool it will be to live around the expected site for the ILC to a non-Japanese audience. Don't miss them!
Category: Feature | Tagged: comics, Iwate Prefecture, Kitakami site, manga, outreach
Rika Takahashi | 3 April 2014The Japan Society of Civil Engineers has just completed a guideline report for the civil engineering of the International Linear Collider, based on a five-year investigation. This report will enable the best and most cost-effective construction of the ILC. Adapted to the Japanese candidate site, this document will be effective for the construction of ILC at any overseas sites, and also useful to other future large-scale underground constructions.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: civil engineering, ILC construction, ILC site, KEK
Rika Takahashi | 6 March 2014Sixteen thousand – that’s the number of the superconducting radiofrequency (SCRF) accelerating cavities needed to build the 500-Giga-electronvolt linear collider. The fabrications of these 16 000 cavities will be divided between the three regions of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. This week, encouraging news about SCRF cavity fabrication came from Asia.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: cavity gradient, China, industrialisation, Japan, SCRF
Rika Takahashi | 24 October 2013Despite the largest typhoon in the year approaching, about 300 people braved the elements and gathered at a conference hall at University of Tokyo on 15 October. A symposium entitled “Can the ILC solve the mystery of the Universe?” was held, with representatives from the Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) and specialists from various fields.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Japan, outreach
Rika Takahashi | 12 September 2013A committee of Japanese scientists has just recommended Kitakami mountains as a candidate construction site for the ILC. The project now has to go through international negotiations, which should take at least a few years. Meanwhile, on 28 August, Japan’s Ministry in charge of science policy (MEXT) delivered its first official national budget request for the ILC. The ILC project has now entered into the next stage.
Category: Feature | Tagged: ILC site, Japan