Director's Corner

ILC starts at 500 GeV and goes down in energy

by Hitoshi Murayama

The default collision of the energy of the ILC has always been 500 GeV with promises of an upgrade to 1000 GeV. A while ago, alternative scenarios of a staged ILC that would start at 250 GeV and ramp to 500 GeV later were discussed. All scenarios were evaluated in the community and Hitoshi Murayama reports on the result: the ILC would start at 500 GeV, then go down to lower energies before possibly receiving an upgrade to even higher ones.

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Survey reveals ILC-related hopes and fears of high school kids

by Barbara Warmbein

In spring, 1408 high school students answered a survey done by the Oshu International Relations Association. The survey asked whether they had heard about the ILC, what it meant to them and whether they had any worries or expectations. The results are fascinating and will have some influence on how the project will be communicated to locals if it gets approved.

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From symmetry: Q&A: New director-general of KEK

Masanori Yamauchi started his three-year term as head of Japan’s major center of particle physics research this spring.

At a recent symposium about the proposed International Linear Collider, Symmetry chatted with Masanori Yamauchi, the new director-general of KEK, Japan’s high-energy accelerator research organization. Yamauchi, who received his PhD in physics at the University of Tokyo, has been at the laboratory for more than 30 years.

In the News

  • from Fermilab Today
    19 June 2015

    This accelerator R&D lab, Fermilab’s most advanced and modern, has just gotten a new and fitting name: the FAST Facility.

  • from Casa Brutus
    18 June 2015

    4月下旬、ドイツ、オーストラリア、カナダ、中国、イギリスなど海外の研究施設に所属するコミュニケーターが建設予定地を訪れた。(In late April, communication specialists around the world visited preferred ILC construction site in Japan)

  • from Iwate nichi nichi
    16 June 2015

    「街なか音の祭典」は14日、水沢商人まつりと同時開催され、会場一帯はにぎわいを見せた。国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の誘致PRと市国際交流協会の活動を紹介するブースも設けられ、市民が関係者に気軽に話し掛けていた。(The music and merchants festival was held in Oshu city on 14 June. The ILC booth was set by the city’s International Relations Association, promoting the project to general public)

  • from Fermilab
    10 June 2015
  • from symmetry
    5 June 2015

    How do accelerators survive in some of the most earthquake-prone regions on Earth?