Director's Corner

Strategies and realities

by Steinar Stapnes

The European Strategy for Particle Physics is expected to be adopted by the CERN Council end May. The physics potential of future linear colliders is well recognised in the Strategy statements. As global projects have cross-regional consequences, this strategy could have a wide impact in and beyond Europe.


From Symmetry Magazine: The cherry pie collider

by Barbara Warmbein

What’s the next step in particle colliders? Symmetry takes a trip into the kitchen pantry to find out. Don't miss the video that (nearly) explains it all, using the analogy of protons vs cherry pies that was first brought by Hitoshi Murayama, deputy director of the Linear Collider Collaboration, during a recent press conference. Enjoy!

Video of the week

Get to learn more about ILC with videos in two different styles

by Rika Takahashi

Enjoy two different way to gain understanding of the ILC project. Local officials in two ILC construction candidate sites in Japan produced theses promotion videos to invite the laboratory to their region.

In the News

  • from Brookhaven National Laboratory
    13 May 2013

    Barry Barish of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory and International Linear Collider (ILC) spoke about Willis and his co-leadership of the GEM Experiment at the proposed Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) as well as their work together for the ILC.

  • from Jiji
    13 May, 2013

    国際リニアコライダー(ILC)を九州北部に誘致するため、福岡県の小川洋知事と佐賀県の古川康知事らが13日、スイス・ジュネーブ郊外の欧州合同原子核研究所(CERN)を訪問した。(Governors from Saga and Fukuoka prefectures visited CERN on 13 May with a view to invite the ILC to Kyushu area)

  • from Kahoku Sinpo
    12 May, 2013

    「ILCは産業集積が進む米国のシリコンバレーも目標にしていく」。仙台市で4月下旬にあったシンポジウムで、国内誘致を進める科学者組織、ILC戦略会議の山下了議長(東大准教授)はこう語った。”We are also setting Silicon Valley as a model for ILC science city, where many of the high-tech business has been accumulated,” said Satoru Yamashita of University of Tokyo)

  • from Saga Shimbun
    9 May, 2013

    「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」の脊振山地への誘致を後押ししようと、福岡県内の会社役員ら若手有志が署名活動を始めた。10万人を目標に、インターネットを活用して福岡、佐賀両県をはじめ、九州全域から署名を募る。7月に、ILC建設を推進する国会議員連盟に提出する。 (To boost the activities toward the invitation of the ILC to Kyushu, the regional businesspersons has started a campaign to collect signatures on the internet, aiming to collect 100,000 signatures. They are planning to submit collected signatures to the Federation of Diet members for ILC)

  • from
    7 May 2013

    “RI is pleased to be a reliable industrial partner for the European XFEL project, and looks forward to working on large next-generation projects such as the European Spallation Source and the future International Linear Collider.”

  • from Tanko Nichi Nichi Shimbun
    5 May, 2013

    国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の国内候補地における誘致活動が、インターネット上でも熱を帯びている。人気動画サイト「You Tube」では、東北と九州双方のPR動画が公開(アップロード)されている。2作とも「ILC誘致」というテーマは同じだが、その構成や雰囲気は相異なる。(Tug-of-war for the ILC becoming hot on the internet. On the Youtube, promotion video produced by two candidate sites are attracting public attentions. Those two video were made under same theme of inviting the ILC, but with completely different styles.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    27 April 2013

    東北ILC推進協議会の総会は26日、仙台市内で開かれ、達増知事や村井嘉浩宮城県知事ら6県の出席者が国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の東北誘致を一丸となって実現させることを決議した。On 26 April, six mayors from Tohoku region adopted a resolution to realize the invitation of the ILC to the region.