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Executive Summary of the Science Council of Japan’s Report

21 December 2018 This is a translation of the executive summary of the Science Council of Japan's report, released on 19 December 2018. The translation was not issued by SCJ but was done by researchers in Japan. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

From KEK: Regarding the “Assessment of the revised International Linear Collider Project”

21 December 2018 In this Statement issued by KEK in response to the SCJ report, the Japanese research organization asks the Japanese government to act on the ILC and start an international dialogue. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Message from politicians in response to Science Council of Japan’s final report

21 December 2018 Two political groups, the Federation of Diet Members for the ILC and the Liaison Committee for Realizing the ILC, released a joint message in response to the SCJ's final report, reaffirming their commitment to push forward the ILC in Japan and to persuade the Japanese government to make a positive decision by March next year. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Nobel laureates speak for the ILC

| 4 October 2018 Four Nobel laureates in Physics Sheldon Glashow, Barry Barish, Masatoshi Koshiba and Yoshinori Osumi publicly support the ILC project in a symposium held at the University of Tokyo last August. The ILC is “absolutely essential,” they said, and not just for particle physics. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,

New CALICE calorimeter sees beam

| 31 May 2018 Particle physics will always need calorimeters, so particle physicists are always trying to optimise, tweak and update their calorimeter systems for the best possible measurements. The CALICE collaboration plays a leading role in this, and their most recent prototype for a hadronic calorimeter has just been completed and is now at CERN for a round of tests in the test beam. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From CERN Courier: High-gradient X-band technology: from TeV colliders to light sources and more

31 May 2018 Things that start out in fundamental research quite regularly find their way into fields other than high energy physics. Take the Compact Linear Collider study CLIC, for example. CLIC's unique requirements have led to the development of a new high-gradient "X-band" acceleration technology that is attracting the interest of researchers working at light sources, in the medical sector and even art museums. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , ,

2018, a milestone year for Higgs factories in Asia

| 1 March 2018 The year 2018 will indeed be a milestone year for both the International Linear Collider ILC and the Circular Electron Positron Collider in China, two complementary Higgs factories. Gao Jie, linear collider researcher and chair of the Asia Linear Collider Steering Committee proposes a historical recall of the two projects.

The CLIC annual workshop highlights technology maturity and increased use ahead of the European Strategy update

and | 1 February 2018 Meeting under the influence: at this year's CLIC workshop, held last week at CERN, participants kicked off preparations for the upcoming update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics. The project also showed its own influence on other projects from LHC upgrades to light sources, plus of course reports from the accelerator and detector developers about latest results from the various challenging R&D projects. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Successful visit to Europe: one big step for ILC realisation

| 1 February 2018 A Japanese delegation of 18 persons – Diet members, government officials, industry leaders, and scientists – toured France and Germany in a four-day visit seeking to strengthen relationships towards ILC realisation. Essential view points from the two countries on investment and timescale were clarified and confirmed with the delegation. The importance to include the ILC into the next European strategy for particle physics was also reaffirmed. Category: Feature, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , ,

Working together on Linear Collider software tools

and | 14 December 2017 In order to understand particles you need the right software. Analysing the functionality of your detector, predicting how particles interact and how they move through the detector parts and reconstructing what happened during a collision all depend on the right software. This software isn’t available in app or play stores – if you want it, you have to write it yourself. The linear collider community has recently brought its software up to scratch. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , , ,
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