Special issue: The ILC guide to Kitakami 2

How do foreigners get around in Japan and where will they settle when (if) the ILC is being built and operated? In this visit to Kitakami-part 2, you will be introduce to the coolness of the ILC Kitakami candidate site (don’t miss the videos inside!). For an introduction and a glossary, don’t miss the first chapter in the 20 February 2014 issue of LC NewsLine.


Cool Japan, cool Kitakami

by Rika Takahashi

Sushi, anime, manga, Hello Kitty, and Harajuku fashion…Many aspects of Japanese culture are setting to tone of cool and trendy around the world. Japan’s Iwate prefecture released videos entitled “Cool Kitakami” on 8 April. Composed of four themes – Tourism and Culture, Life, Future and International Linear Collider, these videos introduce how cool it will be to live around the expected site for the ILC to a non-Japanese audience. Don't miss them!

Director's Corner

The ILC design evolves

by Mike Harrison

Having just returned from a three-day meeting of civil engineers, accelerator designers, integration experts and linear collider management at the University of Tokyo, Mike Harrison, ILC Director in the Linear Collider Collaboration, reports on the progress. It turned out that even if the ILC is built in stages, which is a popular model with many, all the major civil engineering facilities would have to be completed in phase one of the project.

Image of the week

Ichinoseki-eki: get on board the ILC train!

Image: Ichinoseki city

If you ever come to the Kitakami region and visit the ILC candidate site in Japan, you may well stop or change over at Ichinoseki station (Ichinoseki-eki). Since a few weeks, local people and the visitors can view an ILC booth in the station, providing information about the ILC project and candidate site.

In the News

  • from Iwate Nippo
    16 April 2014

    国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の建設実現を見据え、業種横断的な産業戦略の具体的な検討が始まった。「ILC物流HUB(ハブ)構築構想説明会」が15日、福島県郡山市で開かれ、部品工場と建設地を結ぶ物流拠点を東北に整備する構想が示された。(The cross-industry effort toward the realisation of the ILC has been started. On 15 April, the explanatory meeting to establish the logistics hub for the ILC was held in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture. In the meeting, the framework of the plan to connect the components factories and the construction site was presented)

  • from
    14 April 2014

    But the Higgs boson is only one type of boson. Bosons are defined as having integral spin (spin expressed as an integer such as 0, 1 or 2) and behave in accordance with statistics proposed by Albert Einstein and Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose. Here are four bizarre facts about other bosons.

  • from Science Daily
    13 April 2014

    为了以非常高的能量来粉碎电子,线性加速器会更管用。这种加速器的加速管道是笔直的,每端都有一台加速器,通过这个管道,从两端出发的电子和正电子会相互碰撞并相互湮灭——因为当物质和反物质相遇时,它们会相互湮灭。Read Google translation

  • from Iwate Nichinichi Shimbun
    11 April 2014

    本県が建設候補地の超大型加速器・国際リニアコライダー(ILC)実現に向け、県は2014年度に新たな組織として「科学ILC推進室」を設置した。(Iwate prefecture sets up the new office toward the realisation of the ILC)