Director's Corner

All eyes on ICFA

by Tatsuya Nakada

Almost one and half year has passed since the ILC International development Team was formed with the aim to prepare the ILC Preparatory Laboratory. In the coming months, we will explore and develop ideas for the Pre-lab implementation to provide information necessary for the ICFA discussion.


SiD reinvents itself

New sensors, new hardware, better timing for the proposed ILC detector

by Barbara Warmbein

There are thought exercises that end in the head or on paper and there are those that lead to change. A group of scientists working on the SiD detector, one of the two particle detectors proposed for the International Linear Collider ILC, have just turned one of those exercises into a major technological overhaul for their detector. Here’s an overview of what will be different if the green light to build the ILC comes.

Around the World

Interactions between science and comedy

by Rika Takahashi

Public support plays a major role in carrying out big scientific projects such as the International Linear Collider. The ILC International Development Team is taking a fun approach to getting the Japanese people to get in touch with the ILC :a YouTube livestreaming series of talk shows with comedian Fukumaru Katsura.


KEK fundraising campaign

by Rika Takahashi

KEK is fundraising to gain understanding and support from the public to realise the ILC in Japan. Please give your warm support! All support will be used for communication activities. For the supporters who donate ¥2000 and more will receive original calendar for return.

Video of the week

ILC and you

Don't ask what the ILC can do for you... because you know already that it's set to deliver collisions that might hold the answer to some of the most pressing questions in particle physics. However, there are things you can do that might help the project on the way. Watch the recording of the communication session where communicating scientists and science communicators met during last year's ILCX meeting.

In the News

  • from ibc
    04 February 2022


    02 February 2022

    The Ichinoseki “Southern Agricultural Technology Development Center” is aiming to cultivate and popularize western vegetables in Ichinoseki, as the city is a candidate construction site for the ILC.

    02 February 2022

    December, the month of Christmas. This is a holiday celebrated in Japan too, and today, we will introduce, along with some photos of the season in Morioka, a slightly different and uniquely Japanese way of celebrating Christmas.

  • from Project Design Online
    February 2022


  • from TechTiimes
    28 January 2022

    According to, the Japanese government is now hesitant to build their $7.5-billion International Linear Collider (ILC) due to the underwhelming nature of the Large Hadron Collider’s discoveries-or lack thereof.

  • from Big Think
    06 January 2022

    The idea of a linear lepton collider has been bandied about in the particle physics community as the ideal machine to explore post-LHC physics for many decades, but that was under the assumption that the LHC would find a new particle other than the Higgs. If we want to do precision testing of Standard Model particles to indirectly search for new physics, a linear collider may be an inferior option to a circular lepton collider, as the length limitations on a linear collider are quite strict.

  • from IN2P3
    05 January 2022

    Plusieurs grands projets à venir augmenteront la demande de telles cavités, comme le Futur collisionneur circulaire (FCC) qui prendra la suite du LHC vers 2040, le projet International Linear Collider (ILC) qui pourrait voir le jour au Japon, l’ESS ou encore le prototype de réacteur nucléaire alimenté par un accélérateur de particules MYRRHA11 en Belgique, mené côté français par l’IJCLab, le LPSC et d’autres laboratoires.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    24 December 2022


  • from E & T
    15 December 2021

    Dr Godbole has won global recognition for her research on the different aspects of particle phenomenology, a pursuit that began three decades ago, and is best known for her work at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. At CERN, she has contributed towards the design and implementation of the Large Hadron Collider and the Next Linear Collider.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    15 December 2021

    東北経済連合会(海輪誠会長)、北海道経済連合会(真弓明彦会長)、北陸経済連合会(金井豊会長)は14日、政府と自民党に地域経済対策の推進などを要望した。 —— 国際リニアコライダー(ILC)実現に向けた日米欧政府間の国際協議と加速器の技術開発の推進・強化も盛り込んだ。

  • from IN2P3
    29 November 2021

    Une ingénieure au service des physiciens : c’est avec réalisme qu’Angeles Faus-Golfe considère sa fonction au sein de l’IN2P3. « Les accélérateurs sont des cathédrales technologiques, mais on ne construit pas des cathédrales juste pour qu’elles soient belles », se justifie-t-elle. Le Large Hadron Collider (LHC), les futurs: International Linear Collider (ILC), Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) et Future Circular Collider (FCC) et tous les autres accélérateurs de particules sur lesquels elle a travaillé sont des instruments mis à disposition de ses collègues pour répondre aux grandes questions que la physique se pose.

  • from Iwate Nippo
    26 November 2021


  • from Iwate Nippo
    29 December 2021