Director's Corner

Decision to host: the ILC chicken or egg story

by Tatsuya Nakada

While cooperation in technology is advancing with CERN joining the ILC Technology Network, and the ILC being generally ready to start further development work, there’s a lack of progress on political aspects like international discussions at a governmental level, the International Committee for Future Accelerators learnt at the recent meeting in Australia. IDT Chair Tatsuya Nakada reports on the ILC aspects.

Around the World

KEK and CERN conclude agreement on R&D for ILC

On 7 July, KEK and CERN signed an agreement to support the development of the ILC Technology Network(ITN). This new framework of R&D will focus on ITN-specific technology developments and studies in Europe, with CERN acting as a coordinating and facilitating hub.

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Shoji Asai selected as next Director General at KEK

On September 8, KEK announced that Shoji Asai, Director of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP) at the University of Tokyo, was selected as the candidate for the next Director General. His term starts on 1 April 2024.

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