8 December 2016In his keynote at LCWS2016, former MEXT Minister Takeo Kawamura stressed that while fundamental research may have application in the long run, it's the science that is most important.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: Asia, ILC, Japan
Rika Takahashi | 23 November 2016A not-to-be-missed event in Tokyo this autumn was a 15-metre-long original art work representing the ILC. Designed by famous architect Jo Nagasaka, the exhibition was built with the help of more than 300 students in a traditional Japanese way with rammed earth. In one week, more than 40,000 enthusiastic visitors had the chance discover the ILC project in a unique way.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: ILC, outreach, Roppongi
Mike Harrison | 6 October 2016Future ex-Director Mike Harrison dedicates his last corner to describing the challenges that come with a change of emphasis in the R&D. The main R&D goal is optimised SCRF cost coupled with optimal design – but it's not that easy, Harrison says.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ILC, LCC, US
Rika Takahashi and Ricarda Laasch | 11 August 2016Why is Hello Kitty wearing glasses? What is this L doing on her bow? And what mean all those symbols behind her back? These kinds of questions are expected regarding the newest Hello Kitty x Science line. But why? Read more about how this cute small Kitty got in touch with science and about her impact at a huge High Energy Physics conference.
Category: Feature | Tagged: AAA, HEP, ICHEP, ILC, Japan
Ricarda Laasch | 23 June 2016The European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) hosted a Linear Collider Workshop from 30 May to 5 June in Santander, Spain, and offered many opportunities to exchange knowledge and technical know-how to over 200 scientists from all around the world. The ILC community and the CLIC community used this workshop to come together and present their recent developments and new findings in many plenary talks and a large number of parallel sessions. Both projects show their steady progress. But not only science and advancements were the focus of the workshop – also industrial partners and important political developments had their slot on the packed workshop schedule.
Category: Around the World | Tagged: accelerator R&D, change management board, CLIC, ECFA LC2016, ILC