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Newly formed European linear collider forum to increase communication with the project board

by Perrine Royole-Degieux

The Linear Collider Board is the main decision body to promote and oversee the linear collider and its detectors as a worldwide collaborative project. In Europe, a new body, the European Linear Collider Forum, has just been launched to channel European discussions concerning the ILC and CLIC and to facilitate input for the international Linear Collider Board. Anyone interested to participate is invited to register to the mailing list. Will you take part?

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Guideline for ILC civil engineering completed

by Rika Takahashi

The Japan Society of Civil Engineers has just completed a guideline report for the civil engineering of the International Linear Collider, based on a five-year investigation. This report will enable the best and most cost-effective construction of the ILC. Adapted to the Japanese candidate site, this document will be effective for the construction of ILC at any overseas sites, and also useful to other future large-scale underground constructions.

Director's Corner

The path to an international ILC Lab

by Brian Foster

Now that there are great hopes that Japan will soon step forward with a proposal to host the ILC, the time has come for the Linear Collider Collaboration to take another look at issues related to ILC governance. Brian Foster, European director for the Linear Collider Collaboration, has just been appointed chair of the subcommittee in charge of producing recommendations on the organisation and management of an ILC lab in Japan.

In the News

  • from Ichinoseki City
    April 2014

    岩手県一関市発行のニュースレター。コンテンツ:コミュニケーター建設候補地視察 – 大原自治公民館等連合会視察研修 – R I P ILC講演会 – 大東高校出前講座 – 各種イベントでILCをピーアール – H26年度ILC関連予算 – 庁内連絡会議の設置 – ILCに関するQ&A
    (The news letter published by Ichinoseki-city. Content: ILC communicators visit ILC candidate site, Reports on the ILC lectures in the area, City’s ILC related budget for FY2014, and FAQ on ILC)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    29 March 2014

    県が一関市大東町大原に整備を進めていた国道343号大原バイパスは28日、全線開通した。国際リニアコライダー(ILC)計画の幹線道として効果が期待されている。(On 28 March, the Ohara bypass road was completed and opening ceremony was held. This road is expected to be used as a main transport route for the construction of the ILC)

  • from INFN
    25 March 2014

    Now the scientists of the OPERA experiment can claim the observation of the extremely rare neutrino oscillation in the tau channel.

  • from Tanko Daily
    24 March 2014

    岩手県が児童・生徒向けに制作を進めていた国際リニアコライダー(ILC)計画の解説動画が完成し、23日、盛岡市の岩手教育会館で披露された。(Iwate prefecture produced the ILC promotion video for children, and about 200 audience enjoyed its first screening at Morioka city on 23 March.)

  • from CERN/Fermilab
    19 March 2014

    Together the four experiments pooled their data analysis power to arrive at a new world’s best value for the mass of the top quark of 173.34 plus/minus 0.76 GeV/c2.(…) “Collaborative competition is the name of the game,” said CERN’s Director General Rolf Heuer. “Competition between experimental collaborations and labs spurs us on, but collaboration such as this underpins the global particle physics endeavour and is essential in advancing our knowledge of the universe we live in.”

  • from New Scientist
    19 March 2014

    Unlike the Higgs result, this one opens up many possibilities, so in the coming days and weeks, we can expect a deluge of papers chewing over the results from BICEP2 and its rivals. Modelling inflation is a bit like playing whack-a-mole; while the new result will knock some out, more will pop up to take their place. And there are deeper questions. Why did inflation happen at all, and what is behind it? What does it mean for the fate of our universe – and of others?