Director's Corner

Proudly presenting: the new LCC management

by Lyn Evans

As many of you will have heard by now, the Linear Collider Collaboration was given another three-year mandate by the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). It took the opportunity to streamline management a little, so from January we will run the collaboration in a smaller and slightly changed team. Let me introduce the new and old management to you.


Press statement LCWS2016

A new management team will lead the Linear Collider Collaboration from January 2017. The members of this team were announced in Morioka, Japan, on Tuesday 6 December at the 2016 Linear Collider Workshop. The term of office for this new team is three years.

Around the World

Science First with the ILC- Keynote speech by Takeo Kawamura

In his keynote at LCWS2016, former MEXT Minister Takeo Kawamura stressed that while fundamental research may have application in the long run, it's the science that is most important.


Impressions from Iwate

Photos: N.Kobayashi, B. Warmbein, P. Royole-Degieux.

Wish you were in Iwate for last LCWS2016 workshop? Here are some impressions of Iwate, proposed region for the International Linear Collider. More than 320 participants from around the world gathered for one week to discuss the latest R&D developments, the linear collider physics case, detectors and accelerators and project management updates for the linear collider. Scientists were warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic local community of ILC supporters. They were also honoured by the presence and speeches of distinguished guests from the Japanese Federation of Diet Members and Iwate officials.

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- Lost in Tohoku? Please make sure to check our big Kitakami Iwate Tohoku Glossary

- Didn't have a chance to visit the candidate site? Check our special 2014 issue of LCNewsLine: "The ILC guide to Kitakami" and make sure to visit the ILC Kitakami website.

In the News

  • from ibc news
    7 December 2016

    (with Video)
    歓迎式典では今年8月にスイスのジュネーブにある素粒子物理学研究所・「CERN」を訪れたILCクラブの中学生5人が活動の成果を報告しました。この中の一人、山本繭子さんは「もし岩手にILCができたらと未来を思い描いています。そして世界から科学者が集まり、世界の知の拠点となってほしいと祈っています」と話していました。(At the welcome reception for LCWS, middle school students who visited CERN in last August reported their activities. Mayuko Yamamoto said “I am visualising my future with ILC in Iwate, and hoping that this city will become one of the hub for world science.”)

  • from Around the O
    7 December 2016

    University of Oregon particle physicist Jim Brau has been named associate director for physics and detectors for the Linear Collider Collaboration, an international organization uniting particle physicists, accelerator physicists, engineers and other scientists preparing for the next generation of particle colliders.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    7 December 2016

    日本での地方開催は国際リニアコライダー(ILC)計画の検討が始まった2004年以降初めて。北上山地(北上高地)が世界的な建設候補地とされ、県民の期待感が高まる中で、リニアコライダー(LC、直線型加速器)の技術発展やコスト削減などの検討が始まった。(It will be the first ILC workshop held in local city in Japan since 2004 when world scientists start the effort for the ILC. Kitakami mountain is the leading candidate site for ILC construction, and expectation by the local citizen has been rising high. Participants will discuss about various issues such as R&D developments and cost reduction.)

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    7 December 2016

    超大型加速器「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」誘致の機運を高めるシンポジウムが6日、岩手県盛岡市であった。建設候補地となっている岩手県南と宮城県北にまたがる北上山地圏域の市長らによるパネル討論を通して、誘致実現に向けた地元の熱意を発信した。(A symposium to increase the momentum to invite the ILC to Tohoku area was held on 6 December in Morioka city. Mayors from potential ILC construction site showed enthusiasm for the ILC in the panel discussion.)

  • from Iwanichi online
    7 December 2016

    県立大の鈴木厚人学長が「ILC計画の現状と地域へのインパクト」と題して講演したほか、「ILC実現を通して描く地域社会の未来」をテーマに盛岡、一関、奥州、宮城県気仙沼4市と県の代表者5人がパネルディスカッションを行った。(Atsuto Suzuki, president of Iwate Prefectural University gave talk entitled “Status of the ILC project and its impact on society,” and representatives from 4 cities; Morioka, Ichinoseki, Oshu, Kesennuma, and Iwate Prefecture discussed about future of the region with the ILC)

  • from Kahoku online
    7 December 2016

    LCWS現地実行委員長の成田晋也岩手大理工学部教授は「研究の発展につながるような実りある議論をするとともに、世界の研究者に岩手を知ってもらう場にもしたい」と話した。(Shinya Narita, Chair of local organising committee for LCWS2016 said “We are wishing to have fruitful discussion toward the development of research, and also this occasion to become a good opportunity for foreign scientists to know more about Iwate.”)

  • from TVI news
    6 December 2016

    (with video)
    この中で、鈴木学長はILCの日本での実現は『科学の分野での開国』とも言え、世界の国々も支持していると、日本政府の前向きな決断を促しました。(Atsuto Suzuki said that the realisation of the ILC in Japan is “Opening of the country on science field” and it is supported by other countries, hoping for the progress on the discussion at Japanese government)

  • from Iwanichi online
    6 December 2016


  • from Yomiuri Online
    6 December 2016

    国際会議は9日まで行われ、22の国と地域の大学や研究機関から、物理学などの研究者約350人が参加する。(The workshop for the ILC will be held until 9 December. About 350 scientists from 22 countries will join.)

  • from IBC News
    5 December 2016

    (with VIDEO)
    会議の冒頭、達増知事は「ILCの東北誘致が実現した際には研究者やその家族が快適に過ごせるような環境を整えます」と挨拶しました。(At the beginning of the session, Gavenor Takuya Tasso said “Iwate prefecture will prepare the environment for foreign scientists and their family to live pleasant life here in Tohoku”)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    5 December 2016

    リニアコライダー(LC、直線型加速器)に関する国内外の研究者約350人が9日まで集い、本県の北上山地(北上高地)が世界的な建設候補地とされる国際リニアコライダー(ILC)計画の実現に向けた課題などを協議する。(About 350 scientists gathered at Morioka until 9 December to discuss about the issues to realise the ILC.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    5 december 2015

    国際学会リニアコライダー・ワークショップ(LCWS)は5日、盛岡市盛岡駅西通のアイーナを主会場に開幕し、全体集会が開かれた。(Linear Collider Work Shop has started on 5 December in Morioka city, and plenary session was held in Aiina, the main venue for the conference.)

  • from Sankei news
    5 December 2016

    達増拓也知事は開会式で「北上山地の安定した地盤は地球から送られた貴重な宝物。世界中の研究者が活用することは大きな意義がある」とILCの最適地であることを英語でアピールした。(Takuya Tasso, Gavonor of Iwate prefecture stressed the value to have the ILC in Iwate saying “The geography of Kitakami mountain is a gift from mother earth. It is very significant for world scientists to take advantage of this wonderful geology .)

  • from ANL
    2 December 2016

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory have recently developed a new ultra-low-friction sliding contact mechanism that uses chilled water to remove heat from a key component of a next-generation collider.