Director's Corner

CERN Council Open Symposium on the Update of European Strategy for Particle Physics

by Jim Brau and Hitoshi Murayama

Six hundred (600) particle physicists gathered for discussions of the physics case for various options on the future of particle physics. This process to update the European Strategy for Particle Physics is mandated by the CERN Council every 6 or 7 years and this is the third time. In addition to people in Europe, there was a substantial participation from other regions, including the Americas, Asia, and Oceania.


Linear Collider Workshop to be held in Sendai

by Rika Takahashi

The next annual meeting of world scientists working on the linear collider development will be held in Sendai, Japan. On 21 May, Lyn Evans, Director of Linear Collider Collaboration announced at the press conference held in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

Around the World

STF-2 Beam Operation Demonstrates ILC Specifications

KEK’s Superconducting RF Test Facility (STF) operated the first beams during February and March 2019 and demonstrated results that satisfy the specifications for the International Linear Collider (ILC).

Around the World

ILC International Working Group Established — First Meeting Held in Granada

At the Linear Collider Board meeting held on 7 March at The University of Tokyo, the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan presented its views concerning the ILC project. During the presentation, MEXT expressed anticipation for establishing an International Working Group, to be led by KEK, in order to advance the discussions by domestic and international communities of researchers on issues such as international cost sharing

Video of the week

Fermilab Colloquium on the status of the ILC

KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi talks about the status of ILC in Japan at the colloquium held at Fermilab on 24 April.

In the News

  • from Iwate Nippo
    25 May 2019

    (Private sector organizations in the Ichinoseki region that aim to attract ILC to Iwate prefecture “Residents’ aspirations for the realization of the ILC” held its meeting at the Ohara citizen center in Daito-cho, Ichinoseki city on 24th May)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    22 May 2019

    (Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC), an international research organization that promotes the IILC Project, held a press conference at Tohoku University in Sendai City on 21 May. At LCWS in Sendai in October, scientists will publish a statement urging the Japanese government to make a decision to invite the ILC.)

  • from Nikkan Kigyo Shimbun
    22 May 2019

    ILC計画を推進する国際組織であるリニアコライダー・コラボレーション(LCC)は21日、国際会議「リニアコライダーワークショップ(LCWS)2019」を10月28―11月1日に仙台市で開くと発表した。世界から200―300人の研究者が集まり、ILCの設計を完成させる。(The Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC), an international organization promoting the ILC plan, announced on the 21st that it will hold an international conference “Linear Collider Workshop (LCWS) 2019” in Sendai City on October 28-November 1st. 200-300 researchers from around the world gather to complete the design of the ILC.)

  • from Sankei News
    22 May 2019

    会議は日米欧で毎年開かれ、前回の日本開催は3年前、開催地は盛岡市だった。今回は国内外の研究者約300人が参加し、加速器関連の企業展示も予定されている。(The conference was held annually in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and the last time in Japan was held three years ago, and the venue was Morioka City. This time, approximately 300 researchers from Japan and abroad are expected to participate, and accelerator-related companies will be on display.)

  • from Kahoku Shinpo
    22 May 2019

    東北ILC準備室長の鈴木厚人岩手県立大学長は誘致の推進に向けて、今後は高エネルギー加速器研究機構(茨城県つくば市)、先端加速器科学技術推進協議会(東京)との連携を強化し、設計や技術の共有を進める考えを示した。(Atsushi Suzuki, Director of the Tohoku ILC Preparation Office and Director of Iwate Prefectural University is strengthening collaboration with KEK (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture) and AAA(Tokyo) to share the information regarding accelerator design and technology )

  • from
    22 May 2019

    エバンス氏は「ILCの最終的な設計を完成させ、コストパフォーマンスを改善していくことが目的」と話した。(“The goal is to complete the ILC’s final design and improve its cost performance,” said Evans.)

  • from Nikkei Shimbun
    22 May 2019

    ILCの研究活動をまとめる国際組織「リニアコライダー・コラボレーション(LCC)」のリン・エバンス代表は21日、仙台市内で記者会見を開き「ILCの建設には地質的にも北上山地が最も適している」と強調した。ILCの国際会議(LCWS)を10月に仙台市で開催することも発表した。(Lyn Evans, representative of the international organization “Linear Collider Collaboration (LCC)”, who organizes ILC research activities, held a press conference on 21May in Sendai City. “The Kitakami Mountains are the most suitable geologically for construction of the ILC,” he stressed. He also announced that the ILC International Conference (LCWS) will be held in October in Sendai City.)

  • from physicsworld
    16 May 2019

    Hundreds of physicists from Europe and beyond have met in Granada, Spain to develop a plan for a next-generation collider that will eventually supersede the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    15 May 2019

    大船渡、陸前高田、住田の3市町の商工業者ら有志は14日、ILCの北上山地(北上高地)誘致を目指す気仙広域ILC推進会を設立した。勉強会を重ね、地域の機運醸成を進める。(Commercial enterprises in three cities, Ofunato, Rikuzentakata, and Sumita, established the Kesen Wide Area ILC Promotion Association, which aims to attract the ILC to Kitakami site. They will hold study sessions in regular basis and promote regional momentum development)