Rika Takahashi | 22 January 2015The 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
Barbara Warmbein | 8 January 2015The mayor of Ichinoseki city, Osamu Katsube, and the whole city sent a special gift to CERN for its for its 60th birthday, which it celebrated in 2014: a red chanchanko set. It consists of a red vest, hat and folding fan. "'Kanreki' is one of the ancient traditions of celebrating longevity. It is held to celebrate the long life and health of someone who has reached a certain age and to pray for their continued health. This age is 60 years," the mayor explains in the accompanying letter. "We wish CERN further progress with its motto 'Science for Peace'." Find out more about the tradition
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Image: Kenichi Yoshida | 13 November 2014Takuya Tasso, Governor of Iwate Prefecture in Japan, visited CERN on 10 November. He wanted to see CERN's activities as a laboratory at the frontier of particle physics and its contribution to world-wide science and education, as well as learn about its social impact.
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Image: CERN | 2 October 2014Sixty years and nowhere near retirement age: CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, celebrated its birthday this Monday with official delegations from 35 countries and many other invited guests. CERN is one of the pillars of linear collider R&D for both accelerators and detectors, so the Linear Collider Collaboration sends its congratulations and hopes that the next 60 years will be as productive, exciting and groundbreaking as the first.
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3 July 2014"The portrait of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson we have today is still a very rough sketch," says Juan Fuster in the ICHEP newsletter published today. The 37th International Conference on High-Energy Phyiscs ICHEP started this week in Valencia, Spain. Follow what's being discussed by checking the schedule or watch the webcast on Saturday 5 July. The first newsletter is available here.
1 May 2014This week, the German LC Forum took place at the University of Bonn. The LC Forum was initiated by the Helmholtz Alliance "Physics at the Terascale“ to provide a regular discussion platform for all aspects of linear colliders – accelerator, detectors, physics. The meeting was held in the Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics and yielded lively discussion, also in preparation of the American Linear Collider Workshop. Among the focus topics were for example beam polarisation, characterisation of dark matter particles at the ILC, and recent results on LC detector R&D.
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Image: Ichinoseki city | 17 April 2014If you ever come to the Kitakami region and visit the ILC candidate site in Japan, you may well stop or change over at Ichinoseki station (Ichinoseki-eki). Since a few weeks, local people and the visitors can view an ILC booth in the station, providing information about the ILC project and candidate site. Read more...
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6 February 2014The Kitakami region in the north of Japan in Iwate prefecture is a potential site for the ILC in Japan, as recommended by the ILC site evaluation committee of Japan on 23 August 2013. And the region is clearly proud of this recommendation. The towns that would be the neighbours of the ILC if it was built there boast banners on official buildings and billboards along the roads, local shops have small banners on their tills, hotel clerks wear fan buttons and taxis sport bumper stickers – all in support of the ILC. Pictured are an advertising column outside Ichinoseki station and a banner at Mizusawa-Esashi station in the city Oshu. Read more about the field trip of the communications team to the Kitakami site in upcoming issues of LC NewsLine. View other photos
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