Director's Corner

The Summary Report explained

by Sachio Komamiya

Sachio Komamiya is the chair of the Linear Collider Board, the oversight committee for ILC and CLIC. In today’s guest corner, he explains what the recent “Summary Report” for a Japanese advisory panel means for the project. It’s good news, he says, and urges the community to demonstrate the need for the next big machine.


Expert puts report into context

by Barbara Warmbein

The summary of discussions published by the ILC Advisory Group to Japan’s funding agency MEXT is subject of a lot of discussion within the community. Why was it published now, what does it mean? NewsLine spoke to Satoru Yamashita from the University of Tokyo to find out more. Read also this week’s Director’s Corner.

Around the World

Fresh funding for technical detector prototypes

by Barbara Warmbein

Detector R&D for future projects has just received a boost in Germany. Six universities are receiving some 1.8 million Euros from the German ministry of education and research (BMBF) for the next three years – twice the amount that was available before. The project will concentrate on improving the time projection chamber for the ILD detector, one of the two planned ILC detector concepts, and the hadronic calorimeter based on SiPMs.

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The history of a future collider

In the last issue we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ILC-constituing meeting in Snowmass. For those who missed it, here’s the timeline of linear collider development since 2005. We’re also still collecting your personal memories of highlights from the last ten years and hopes for the next ten!

In the News

  • from FNN
    2 September 2015

    ILC(国際リニアコライダー)を子どもたちにも理解し­てもらおうと、女子学生が小学校で授業を行うことになった。クイズ形式のプリントを用意したり、また、グル­ープワークで子どもたちの考えを引き出す時間を設けたりと、さまざまな工夫を凝らしな­がら、ILCの役割を説明した。(Female university student will give ILC lessons at elementary schools, aiming to gain understandings about the ILC project, and had a trial session at Iwate University. Students devised ways of explaining about the ILC effectively preparing printed quiz or providing thinking time.)

  • from AAA
    2 September 2015

    当協議会が制作に協力しているケーブルテレビ番組「ILC科学少年団」の第4話が公開されました。ぜひご覧下さい。(Broadcasting of Episode 4 of the cable TV program sponsored by AAA started on 2 September. Enjoy!)

  • from CERN
    1 September 2015

    Three years after the announcement of the discovery of a new particle, the so-called Higgs boson, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations present for the first time combined measurements of many of its properties, at the third annual Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference (LHCP 2015). By combining their analyses of the data collected in 2011 and 2012, ATLAS and CMS draw the sharpest picture yet of this novel boson.

  • from Helmholtz Association
    1 September 2015

    Otmar D. Wiestler replaces Jürgen Mlynek as president of the Helmholtz Association

  • from Physics
    1 September 2015

    Today, the researchers believe the plasma-wakefield technique could double the energy of particles in a conventional accelerator, allowing particles in the ILC to reach 1 TeV before collision.

  • from New Indian Express
    28 August 2015

    She could have chosen a 9-to-5 job at the Bank of Maharashtra. It carried the guarantee of a stable life and the promise of a good salary. But Rohini Godbole chose to walk a different path.

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    28 August 2015

    文部科学省は2016年度予算の概算要求で、超大型加速器「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」計画関連として、加速器技術の高性能化の開発費など計1億1000万円を計上した。(MEXT submitted its 2016 rough estimate of their budget to the government, which included the ILC related budget of 110 million yen.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    26 August 2015

    これまで同省のILC関連予算は14、15年度にILC計画の実施可否判断に関する調査検討費として5千万円計上。15年度はILCにも貢献できる加速器技術の高度化を図るための要素技術開発費に3千万円を計上していたが、16年度概算要求案はこれまで以上に具体的課題への対応に踏み込む形だ。(MEXT has allocated 50 million yen ILC related budget on FY 2014 and 2015 for the research on the project toward the decision making. For FY 2015, additional 30 million for the R&D was also allocated. 2016 budget is funded to deal with the identified issues.)

  • from Channel Sakura
    26 August 2015

    Construction of the ILC costs 1 trillion yen, and it will be internationally shared. But I think Japan should go ahead even if Japan needs to cover them all, because those cost will be used in Japan, and generate employments and incomes of citizens in Japan.

  • from Asahi Shinbun
    23 August 2015

    「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」を、北上山地に造りたいと岩手県が熱望している。国際協力で建設するが、費用は1兆円以上。文部科学省は予算のめどがたたないこともあり慎重だ。造るべきかどうか。あなたはどう思いますか? (Iwate prefecture is eager to construct the ILC at Kitakami mountain. It will be constructed by international collaboration, but the cost will exceed 1 trillion yen. MEXT is deliberate since the budget is uncertain. How do you think? Should Japan proceed to the ILC construction?)