Japan's particle physics research centre KEK will have its Open House on 6 September. Two ILC test facilities, ATF and STF, will have guided tours. Check out the informative and fun exhibits at the Kenkyu-honkan building, meet the Higgs particle in person. Everybody who visited and collect stamps of two ILC related facilities and an exhibit can get one of 18 particle button. It's a must if you're in Japan! For more information have a look at the open house website (in Japanese). …Read more
Sachio Komamiya | 3 September 2015Sachio Komamiya is the chair of the Linear Collider Board, the oversight committee for ILC and CLIC. In today’s guest corner, he explains what the recent “Summary Report” for a Japanese advisory panel means for the project. It’s good news, he says, and urges the community to demonstrate the need for the next big machine.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC Advisory Group, MEXT, Summary Report
Barry Barish | 20 August 2015As is appropriate for an anniversary issue, this week's Director's Corner is authored by Barry Barish, who led the project from its conception in 2005 through major milestones up to the publication of the Technical Design report in 2013 and the formation of the Linear Collider Collaboration. He looks back at past achievements and advises the linear community to remain very, very patient.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: DOE, interim report, LCC, MEXT, RDR, SCRF, siting, Snowmass, TDR
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
Harry Weerts | 11 June 2015Japanese and US officials as well as representatives from the physics community met in Washington, D.C. to discuss how Japan and the US can work together toward the realisation of the ILC. Americas Regional Director Harry Weerts reports.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: caucus, DOE, HEPAP, Japan, JSPS, MEXT
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
Hitoshi Murayama | 5 March 2015Who are the counterparts to the Japanese Federation of Diet members in support of the ILC? What are the timescales for other future collider projects like FCC and the muon collider? LCC Deputy Director Hitoshi Murayama says the physics community should stay focused, consistent, and strategically uniform if it wants to convince decision makers to support the ILC.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Federation of Diet members, ILC hosting, Japan, MEXT
Harry Weerts | 19 February 2015A group of Japanese researchers is on a world tour of research institutes. They are working on a study of the technological and economic spin-offs of the ILC project and trends in research around the world in the fields of particle and nuclear fields, commissioned by Japanese funding agency MEXT. Harry Weerts, LCC Director for the Americas, reports from their visit to the US.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: Americas Regional Team, MEXT, Science Council of Japan
Lyn Evans | 22 January 2015The LCC Directorate is constantly reinforcing its bridges, especially with our Japanese colleagues. At this critical time before the decision whether Japan will offer to host the ILC is taken, they travelled to the designated site to inspect port, roads and discuss with local and national authorities, reports LCC Director Lyn Evans. If the ILC gets built, some real bridges will have to be reinforced so that heavy high-tech can travel from the port to the site.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: ILC site, interaction region, Iwate, Japan, Kitakami, MEXT, Miyagi
Mike Harrison | 8 January 2015For the ILC, 2014 was a year of progress in many areas, but the most important activities were centred in Japan, where Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has started deliberations to evaluate the physics justification as well as the scope and cost of the project. The past year also featured nice results from the ATF2 facility in Japan and the XFEL in Europe. Mike Harrison, associate director for the International Linear Collider in the Linear Collider Collaboration, didn’t avoid the temptation to look back before looking ahead to 2015.
Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: accelerator R&D, ATF2, change control board, detector R&D, European XFEL, Japan, Kitakami site, LHC, MDI, MEXT