KEK continues to work for the ILC

Natural disasters have not deterred KEK from looking to the future of the ILC

by Rika Takahashi

Atsuto Suzuki, director general of KEK in Tsukuba, Japan, states that despite the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March, no changes have been made to KEK’s ILC-related plans.


Seamless cavity performance

Laboratories in the US begin to take a serious look at hydroforming as a method for creating ILC-type cavities.

by Leah Hesla

Fermilab and Jefferson Lab redouble efforts on hydroformed cavities through R&D and industrialisation.

Director's Corner

ILCSC reviews GDE progress and plans

by Barry Barish

The International Linear Collider Steering Committee met in Beijing in February and carried out their review of the Global Design Effort progress. They also had lively and informative discussions regarding the future of the worldwide efforts towards the ILC and beyond 2012.

Image of the week

Power recovery at KEK, Japan

Image: KEK

Power cable being recovered at the Accelerator Test Facility at KEK in Japan (April 2011).

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  • From New York Times
    5 April 2011
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  • From Interactions
    1 April 2011
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  • From Nature
    1 April 2011
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    31 March 2011
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  • From
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  • From symmetry breaking
    30 March 2011
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