The deadline for the 2016 CERN-JINR European School of High-Energy Physics, which will take place in Skeikampen (near Lillehammer, Norway) from 15 to 28 June, has been extended to 19 February.
The School is targeted at students in experimental high-energy particle physics who are in the final years of work towards their PhDs, although candidates at an earlier or later stage in their studies may be considered. Sponsorship may be available for a few students from developing countries.
Rika Takahashi | 8 November 2012The Japan association of high-energy physicists has published a proposal of “phased execution” for the International Linear Collider which was accepted by the Japanese high-energy physics community. The so-called phased execution or staged approach is the plan to build a shorter ILC accelerator than the one designed in the ILC TDR, as a first step of the project.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Japan
Rika Takahashi | 1 November 2012On 24 October, a symposium to boost activities to invite the ILC to Japan was held at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. This event received great attention. One of the reason was CERN's Director-General Rolf Heuer's talk, which was delivered for the first time in Japan since the discovery of Higgs-like particle in July.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: AAA, Japan, JPC
Rika Takahashi and Qian Pan | 11 October 2012The former chair of the International Linear Collider Steering Committee and of the Asian Committee for Future Accelerators, Shin-ichi Kurokawa, has received the highest award that the People’s Republic of China gives to foreign experts: the Friendship Award of China. The awardees also met Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: award, China, ILCSC, Japan
Rika Takahashi | 27 September 2012A week after the CERN’s announcement of the discovery of the Higgs-like particle, a group of experts in various field in Japan issued recommendations entitled Creation of Global Cities by hosting the International Linear Collider.
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Rika Takahashi | 6 September 2012Two little visitors at show off the souvenirs they received at KEK's open house, held on Sunday, 2 September. The girl on the right was very happy to find a "Higgs" in her toy capsule given away at the ILC exhibit. Visitor numbers have increased dramatically from last year's open house, probably due to a special kind of Higgs mechanism that attracts the general public to particle physics.
Category: Image of the week | Tagged: Higgs, ILC, Japan, KEK
Rika Takahashi | 2 August 2012On 30 July, a report called "Science Frontier Kyushu" was presented in the eighth meeting of a study group in Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. This report is indicative of the prefectures' aim in urban development to build a new international science city, which could be a hub of science research in the 21st century.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Japan, Kyushu, siting
Rika Takahashi | 12 July 2012On 10 July, governors, industrial leaders, and local officials of Japan’s northeastern area got together to attend a general meeting of the Tohoku Advanced Science and Technology Study Group. In the northeastern part of Japan, or Tohoku, activities towards inviting the ILC to the area has been intensified ever since the ILC was positioned as one of the promising means to recover from the disastrous earthquake occurred last year.
Category: Feature | Tagged: economic impact, ILC site, Japan, Tohoku
Rika Takahashi | 14 June 2012Particle cartoons, enticing images, animations and lots and lots of information – that’s what a new website dedicated to the ILC in Japan offers its visitors to help them learn more about the ILC and particle physics. Created by the Advanced Accelerator Association promoting science and technology, it went live on Monday this week.
Category: Feature | Tagged: AAA, Japan, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science, website
Rika Takahashi | 31 May 2012Close to 80 scientists gathered at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan for the ILD workshop held from 23 to 25 May. The workshop also drew interest from Japanese media, who attended press briefing and the tour around "the south site" for the ILC.
Category: Feature | Tagged: candidate sites, ILD, Japan