Director's Corner

ILC Preparatory Laboratory proposal released

by Tatsuya Nakada

After ten months of work, the ILC International Development Team, mandated to prepare the ILC Preparatory Laboratory, is reaching the first milestone with the release of a proposal which outlines the organisational framework, an implementation model and work plan of the Pre-lab. Many scientists contributed to this effort, showing the great interest of the community in the ILC project. A signal from the Japanese government towards indicating its interest in hosting the ILC and supporting the Pre-lab would now be required for gaining stronger engagement of interested laboratories around the world.


ILCX 2021: Let’s discuss about possible experimental opportunities at the ILC

by Hitoshi Murayama

With the growing anticipation that the ILC Pre-lab will be launched in the near future, the serious discussions about all the possible experimental opportunities at the ILC laboratory should be initiated. For this purpose, the ILC International Development Team (IDT) will hold the ILC Workshop on Potential ILC Experiments (ILCX) , from 26 - 29 October, 2021.

Around the World

Accelerating around the globe: big logistics experiment kicks off with Pre-lab phase

by Barbara Warmbein

The devil is in the detail. If a particle physics experiment doesn’t work, it’s often the low-tech components that cause trouble, not the high-tech ones, because the high-tech ones have been tested to the core. To avoid teething and logistics problems for the ILC, a project called “Cryomodule Global Transfer” will kick off next year.

In the News

  • from ILC Promotion council
    31 May 2021

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  • from Obserwator Finansowy
    23 May 2021

    Co ciekawe, w prefekturze Iwate być może powstanie Międzynarodowy Zderzacz Liniowy (ILC, International Linear Collider). ——–
    Koszt budowy urządzenia wynosi około 7 mld dolarów, a wokół niego powinno powstać miasteczko naukowe, zamieszkiwane przez około 10 tys. osób personelu. (Interestingly, the International Linear Collider (ILC) may be built in Iwate Prefecture.———The cost of building the device is about $ 7 billion, and a science town with a population of about 10,000 people should be built around it. staff people.)

  • from Yomiuri Shimbun
    21 May 2021

    巨大加速器「国際リニアコライダー」の誘致に向け、高エネルギー加速器研究機構が設立を目指す「ILC準備研究所」の概要が20日、わかった。世界の研究機関が参加する国際的な組織として、18の専門分野ごとに実験装置の製造や品質評価を行う。KEKは2022年に準備研究所を設立し、25年に技術設計を取りまとめる方針だ。(The outline of the “ILC Preparatory Laboratory”, which KEK aims to establish to attract the giant accelerator “International Linear Collider”, was revealed on the 20th. As an international organization in which research institutes from around the world participate, we manufacture experimental equipment and evaluate quality in each of 18 specialized fields. KEK plans to establish a preparatory research institute in 2022 and coordinate technical design in 2013.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    21 May 2021

    国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の誘致を目指す東北ILC推進協議会は20日、オンラインで2021年度総会を開いた。ILCの意義を政府の「骨太の方針」に盛り込み、省庁横断プロジェクトとして推進することを政府に求める決議を採択した。(The Tohoku ILC Promotion Council, which aims to attract the International Linear Collider (ILC), held the 2021 general meeting online on 20 May. It adopted a resolution calling on the government to incorporate the significance of the ILC into the government’s “bone-buoying policy” and promote it as a cross-ministerial project.)

  • from 新浪財経
    18 May 2021

    力争以日美欧为中心建设的“国际直线对撞机”(International Linear Collider,ILC)是被期待为新物理理论打开突破口的新一代对撞机。它将重现宇宙诞生时的状态,探索物理学的新理论和宇宙的真面目。日本东北地区的北上山地成为候选建设地,力争2035年前后投入运行。(The International Linear Collider (ILC), which strives to build Japan, the United States and Europe as the center, is a new generation of colliders that is expected to open a breakthrough for new physical theories. It will reproduce the state of the universe when it was born, and explore new theories of physics and the true face of the universe. The Kitakami Mountains in Northeast Japan has become a candidate for construction sites, and strive to put it into operation around 2035.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    11 May 2021

    国際リニアコライダー(ILC)誘致実現に向け県は10日、県庁でILC推進本部会議を開き、国内外の最新動向や今後の取り組み方針を共有した。(To attract the International Linear Collider (ILC), the Iwate prefecture held a meeting of the ILC Promotion Headquarters at the prefectural office on the 10 May to share the latest trends in Japan and overseas and future action policies)

  • from
    10 May 2021

    Druhou bolo pohoršenie katolíckej cirkvi z označovania Higgsovho bozónu za „Božskú časticu“. Na podobnom kruhovom urýchľovači pracujú už aj v Číne. Japonci sa zas pohrávajú s myšlienkou zostrojenia lineárneho urýchľovača – ILC (International Linear Collider, teda Medzinárodný lineárny urýchľovač).(The second was the outrage of the Catholic Church in calling the Higgs boson a “divine particle.” They are already working on a similar circular accelerator in China. The Japanese are toying with the idea of building a linear accelerator – ILC (International Linear Collider, ie International Linear Accelerator).

  • from Nikkei
    8 May 2021

    日米欧が中心となって建設を目指す国際リニアコライダー(ILC)は、新しい物理理論への突破口を開くと期待される次世代加速器だ。宇宙が誕生した頃の状態を再現して、物理学の新理論や宇宙の姿を探る。東北地方の北上山地が建設候補地で、2035年ごろの稼働を目指している。(The International Linear Collider (ILC), which Japan, the United States and Europe are aiming to build, is a next-generation accelerator that is expected to open a breakthrough in new physics theory. Reproduce the state when the universe was born, and explore new theories of physics and the appearance of the universe. The Kitakami Mountains in the Tohoku region is a candidate site for construction, and we are aiming for operation around 2035.)

  • from Yahoo Finance
    6 May 2021

    The report includes an estimation of the market size and analyses of global market trends, with data from 2019, 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025. (Chapter4 “Global Market for Big Science” )

    29 April 2021

    Particle physics and detectors In this chapter, ILANCE sets out to investigate the properties of the Higgs boson with the support of the ATLAS experiment, one of the seven particle detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and the International Linear Collider ( ILC), an electron-positron linear accelerator.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    28 April 2021

    一関市とNECプラットフォームズ(東京、福田公彦社長)は、同市柄貝(からかい)の同社一関事業所跡地を市が取得することで大筋合意した。課題となっていた汚染土壌については、同社が除去してから売却すると確認。市は一部を国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の関連施設に活用する計画で、売買契約の早期締結に向けて協議を進める。(Ichinoseki City and NEC Platforms (President Kimihiko Fukuda, Tokyo) have generally agreed that the city will acquire the site of the company’s Ichinoseki Plant in Karakai, Tokyo. It was confirmed that the company would remove the contaminated soil, which had been an issue, before selling it. The city plans to utilize part of it for facilities related to the International Linear Collider (ILC), and will proceed with discussions toward the early conclusion of a sales contract.)

  • from Iwate Nippo
    24 April 2021

    スロベニアのアナ・ポラック・ペトリッチ駐日大使は22日、本県を訪れ、国際リニアコライダー(ILC)計画を推進する地元関係者と意見交換した。同国が7月から欧州連合(EU)の議長国になるため「計画を他国に広げたい」と積極姿勢を示した。(Slovenia’s Ambassador to Japan, Ana Pollack Petric, visited the Iwate prefecture on 22 May and exchanged views with local officials promoting the International Linear Collider (ILC) program. She said she “wants to extend the plan to other countries” as the country will become the presidency of the European Union (EU) from July.)

  • from Nikkei
    23 April 2021

    先導となる計画の一つが宇宙誕生の謎に挑む次世代加速器「国際リニアコライダー」(ILC)。東北地方には古代に形成された硬い岩盤をもつ北上山地があり、世界が認める候補地となっている。(One of the leading plans is the next-generation accelerator “International Linear Collider” (ILC), which challenges the mystery of the birth of the universe. In the Tohoku region, there is the Kitakami Mountains with hard rock formed in ancient times, and it is a candidate site recognized by the world.)

  • from VERTIGO Politica
    21 April 2021

    Física de partículas y detectores La colaboración franco-japonesa propone investigar las propiedades del Bosón de Higgs con el apoyo del experimento ATLAS, uno de los siete detectores de partículas construido en el Gran Colisionador de Hadrones (LHC), y del International Linear Collider (ILC), un acelerador lineal electrón-positrón. El Bosón de Higgs, que requirió 20 años de trabajo de investigación, fue observado por primera vez en 2012 en el LHC. Probablemente será reemplazado por un acelerador aún mayor que podría instalarse en Japón.(Particle physics and detectors The Franco-Japanese collaboration proposes to investigate the properties of the Higgs Boson with the support of the ATLAS experiment, one of the seven particle detectors built in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and the International Linear Collider (ILC ), an electron-positron linear accelerator. The Higgs Boson, which required 20 years of research work, was first observed in 2012 at the LHC. It will likely be replaced by an even bigger throttle that could be installed in Japan.)