The future of Higgs physics

by Joykrit Mitra

The Large Hadron Collider, the collider that helped find the Higgs particle, will resume operations again in a few months. Scientists will dig deeper into the properties of the Higgs particle. How can the ILC help? By studying how it couples to light particles, for example, and measuring its lifetime, say theorists.

Around the World

Green ILC: towards sustainable colliders

by Barbara Warmbein

Smashing particles together at high energies is power-consuming business. People around the world are discussing to see if the ILC could be made green in the hope to finally reach complete sustainability. More efficient klystrons and cryocoolers, recovering and recycling heat wastes, embedding renewable energies and storage technologies are some of the main issues. The ILC could bring back high-energy physics to one of its core businesses: energy.

Director's Corner

Voice your dream for the ILC!

by Lyn Evans

The ILC may be the first science project in the world that gets approval by video message. But only if there are enough of them, says LCC Director Lyn Evans. Everybody is invited to share his and her enthusiasm for the project.

In the News

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    29 Oct 2014

    ILCの東北誘致を目指す産学官組織、東北ILC推進協議会は28日、仙台市青葉区のウェスティンホテル仙台で、ILC計画とまちづくりなどに関する講演会を開いた。(A lecture about ILC and urban development was held on 28 October in Sendai by Tohoku Conference fro the Promotion of the ILC, an organisation aims to realise the ILC in Tohoku area.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    24 October 2014

    On October 22 in Nishimirumae Middle School of Morioka City, the Iwate Nippo newspaper company held the first of a series of fall ILC special classes for middle school students in Iwate prefecture. The lecturers were reporters, Iwate Nippo`s ILC correspondents, and talked to 136 third-year students about the increased importance of learning foreign languages and what kind of job opportunities would be brought about. The students then split into groups and discussed. A sample of opinions: “Shouldn`t there be an exhibition building to introduce the ILC?” “Iwate becoming more prosperous is a good thing, but I also want the government to remain devoted to recovery from the tsunami.” “I want to show the good points of Japan to the world.” “I want to become a teacher when I grow up and get my students interested in science.”
    Last spring the newspaper gave ILC classes for 8 schools and 1244 students.

  • from CERN Bulletin
    20 October 2014

    However, many albums are still in need of titles, the names of the people in the photos, descriptions of equipment, etc., and we believe that much of this information could be crowd-sourced from the CERN community.

  • from SLAC
    1 October 2014

    Martin L. Perl, a professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in physics for discovery of the tau lepton, died Sept. 30 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto at the age of 87.