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

| 1 June 2021


ILC collision image. Image: Rey. Hori

The ILC International Development Team (IDT) will hold the ILC Workshop on Potential ILC Experiments (ILCX) , from 26 – 29 October, 2021.

With the growing anticipation that the preparatory laboratory (Pre-lab) will be launched in the near future, we would like to initiate serious discussions about all the possible experimental opportunities at the ILC laboratory. The workshop will address all the aspects of the collider program at the Interaction Point (IP), including ideas for new detector technologies or concepts, detector performance and physics reach, software and computing, and theoretical developments. In addition, possible beam dump experiments, forward detectors near the IP, off-axis far detectors, experiments with extracted beams for particle physics and other areas of science, including e.g. nuclear physics, condensed matter physics.  Some of these ideas will require additional infrastructure and civil engineering, and therefore need to be incorporated into the ILC site planning during the four years of the Pre-lab, hence discussions is needed rather soon. 

 The workshop organizing committee is the Executive Board of IDT, and the program committee is the Steering Group of Working Group 3 (Physics and Detector). Given the uncertainties with the COVID-19 situation, three possible styles are being prepared in parallel: (1) in-person meeting in Tsukuba, Japan, (2) hybrid meeting on the KEK site, and (3) fully online meeting. Decision between (1) vs (2,3) will come by the end of June. In the case of in-person meeting, a visit to ILC-related sites at KEK is being arranged on Oct 25, while an excursion to the candidate ILC site in Tohoku is being planned after the workshop. 

The ILCX2021 website has opened. Since how we organize the meeting has not yet decided,  registration is not open. Please stay tuned for more information!

Hitoshi Murayama

Hitoshi Murayama leads the Physics and Detectors efforts as WG3 Chair of the ILC International Development Team.
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