Registration now open for LCWS2016

by Rika Takahashi

The local organising committee for the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders (LCWS2016) is pleased to announce that the registration is now open!

Around the World

See you, summer students

by Barbara Warmbein

Summer is drawing to a close, and with it ends another season that often turns lab life on its head and has changed many people’s lives: summer student season. As the students from around the world finish off their projects, present their work to their fellow students and stock up on lab t-shirts, some leave with the certainty that they will return to do particle physics one day.

Director's Corner

After many a summer – and corner…

by Brian Foster

Among the LCC collaboration changes that will be put in place as of January 2017 will be the abolition of the Regional Directors. In this week’s corner, Brian Foster, soon-to-be former-European Director, explains what he has learned in 14 years of dedication towards managing the linear collider project, and gives some advice for the future.

Image of the week

ILC introduced with fun at KEK Open House

by Rika Takahashi

Many ILC related fun events were offered to the visitors of KEK open house held on 4 September. They must have learned that the ILC is a fun stuff!

In the News

  • from Iwate Nichinichi
    4 September 2016

    Kaito Ando, a second-grade student at Ichinoseki Daiichi Senior High, said: “I understood details about the make-up of elementary particles, and want to continue learning about elementary particle physics and the International Linear Collider.”
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here.

  • from The Kitakami Times
    31 August 2016

    July 2016 saw two science festivals held back-to-back in Japan’s northeastern region of Tohoku. July 17th 2016 was Science Day in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, where organizations gathered at Tohoku University to share the joy of science with visitors both young and old (and all in between). In Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture then hosted the Iwate Science Symposium on July 18th.
    (Japanese translation available at the end of the article)

  • from Focus
    30 August 2016

    Tra giochi di potere e finanziamenti giganteschi, la comunità scientifica cerca di capire di quale tipo di nuovo LHC avrà bisogno in futuro. Quale Paese l’ospiterà?

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    27 August 2017

    岩手県の一関観光協会はILC誘致の機運を盛り上げようと、9月8日、国内の有力候補地となっている北上高地の地質や金山開発の歴史を学ぶ日帰りバスツアーを実施する。(Ichinoseki Tourism Association will conduct a one-day bus tour to foster momentum to invite the ILC to the region on 8 September. Participants will learn the geological character of the candidate site, and history of gold mine development)

  • from Ichinoseki ILC Promotion Website
    25 August 2016

    Table of content:
    Learning about the importance of experiments at junior high – First Science Café for this fiscal year – ILC Symposium in Oshu City – Summer camp in ILC accelerator and physics/detectors 2016 – Summaries of other news
    Ichinoseki Lives Cosmopolitan (introduction of international residents) – Notices – Enquiries

  • from Iwate Nichinichi
    25 August 2016

    (These seminars are about the technology used in accelerators and are aimed at businesses that would like to get involved with the accelerator industry. At this seminar, officials from industry, academia, and government learned more about SRF cavities, the key piece of technology within the ILC. They also looked for ways to get involved.)
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here.

  • from The Kitakami Times
    24 August 2016

    At the opening ceremony for the office, Vice-governor of Iwate, Mr. Shigeki Chiba, said, “This office will start as a hub of cooperation for all those involved with the ILC in Iwate. Eventually we’d like to make the office into a center for the ILC project as a whole, to play a role in the project coming to fruition.”
    (Japanese translation available at the end of the article)

  • from El COnfidencial
    23 August 2016

    ILC son las siglas del International Linear Collider, “la próximas gran aventura en la física de partículas”, según los impulsores del proyecto. Su idea es construir un experimento que complementaría al LHC, aunque con algunas diferencias.

  • from Iwate Nichinichi
    23 August 2016

    (They established their project plan for the current fiscal year, which includes improving the infrastructure of the highway network that links the inland region of Iwate to the coast, as well as working to realize the International Linear Collider (ILC).)
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here.

  • from Xinhua
    21 August 2016

    The Asian country has expressed the willingness to host the International Linear Collider (ILC), which is designed to have a 31-kilometer-long track and can better provide cleaner collisions for precision measurements.

  • from Nature
    19 August 2016

    Labs are vying to build ever-bigger colliders against a backdrop of uncertainty about how particle physicists will make the next big discoveries.

  • from Physik Journal
    15 August 2016

    Das International Committee for Future Accelerators unterstützt auch weiterhin den International Linear Collider.

  • from Iwate Nichinichi
    10 August 2016

    (The five students held a goodbye ceremony at Tokyo Station on the same day, and then took the Tohoku Shinkansen train back to Iwate where they returned home. They will present on their trip during the ILC workshop held in Morioka City in December.)
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    28 July 2016

    The event unveiled t-shirts, keychains, ballpoint pens and other goods with Hello Kitty sitting on an ILC cryomodule, which contains the cavity where electrons and positrons accelerate. The goods will be sold first in the Tohoku region starting on August 15th. A portion of proceeds will be donated to efforts to bring the ILC to Japan.
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here .

  • from Iwate Nippo
    27 July 2016

    (“You need to have a clear vision of what you want to do, using the ILC as an opportunity.” He called for businesses to get involved in the construction of related facilities, saying “This will become a great ‘show window’ to showcase [local businesses] internationally.”)
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    24 July 2016

    (65 middle school students from Hiraizumi and Ichinoseki gathered for the ceremony at the Ichinoseki Cultural Center in Daito. Ichinoseki Mayor Osamu Katsube passionately encouraged the students, saying “Imagine how Ichinoseki will change when you are adults and the ILC has been made a reality. Be inspired during your trip.”)
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    19 July 2016

    (About 100 people including middle and high school students and residents. Dr. Fujimoto emphasized that significance of the ILC was to “discover new laws of nature and space that have not been totally explained.” Mr. Watanabe expressed hopes that the ILC could “bring to light the true identity of dark matter and energy, which take up most of the universe.”)
    Read full translation provided by Iwate & the ILC website here .