Rika Takahashi | 6 August 2015Japan’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: Japan, MEXT
Ricarda Laasch | 9 July 2015The technical design for the ILC was published in 2012. What happens if new technologies influence this design, or it needs to be adapted to the very specific conditions at the future site? A group called "Change Management" oversees, decides upon and documents all the changes to the design. Here is how it works.
Category: Feature | Tagged: change management board, EDMS, technical design
Rika Takahashi | 11 June 2015Right 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: AAA, DOE, Hudson Institute, Japan, MEXT, US
30 April 2015At the ILC Tokyo Symposium, held on 22 April 2015 at the Ito International Hall, Tokyo, Japan, the Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC) and the more than 300 participants from around the world at the Asian Linear Collider Workshop (ALCW) 2015 decided to issue a statement confirming their conviction of the scientific justification for a prompt realisation of the International Linear Collider (ILC).
Category: Feature | Tagged: AAA, ALCW2015, Asia, Japan, physics case, Tokyo Statement
Rika Takahashi | 2 April 2015On 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: ALCW2015, food festival, Tokyo Event
Barbara Warmbein | 19 March 2015The Large Hadron Collider is about to start up again as an almost new machine and almost twice the previous collision energy. With first beams possibly circulating by the end of the month and first collisions expected for the beginning of summer, physicists around the world cannot wait to see what the collisions of Run 2 will reveal. Will there be first signs of supersymmetry, a possible key to the as yet locked dark universe? What will the properties of the Higgs boson reveal? Will there be unexpected peaks in the data? And how do these results translate to the ILC? LC NewsLine speaks to two theoretical physicists.
Category: Feature | Tagged: dark matter, extra forces, FCC, gluino, Higgs, ILC, LHC, QCD, supersymmetry, Z'
Barbara Warmbein | 5 March 2015There’s a piece of linear collider detector technology that is getting ready to take real collision data. The linear collider may be at planning stage, but right in the middle of the CMS detector, a luminometer based on work done for the forward region of the ILC’s ILD detector is very much a working piece of kit. It will measure the luminosity in CMS, ie the rate of collisions that the LHC produces per second, and the beam-induced background.
Category: Feature | Tagged: AIDA2020, ASIC, detector R&D, FCAL, ILC, LHC, luminosity
19 February 2015Two years after the team in the CERN Control Centre switched off the beams in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 14 February 2013 the LHC is set to start up again at the end of March. Hundreds of engineers and technicians have been repairing and strengthening the laboratory's accelerators and experiments in preparation for running the LHC at the higher energy. So what has the work achieved?
Category: Feature | Tagged: CERN, Higgs, LHC, LS1, SUSY