Director's Corner

This technology network has acceleration potential

by Shinichiro Michizono

During the recent kick-off meeting of the ILC Technology Network ITN at CERN, some 20 research and R&D labs from around the world came together to see whether they would like to contribute to the network, and if so, what. Shin Michizono, head of all things acceleration in the International Development Team, sees great potential in the ITN, not only for progress on the ILC accelerator itself, but also for the participating labs and many varied fields of potential application.


Save the date! LCWS2024 to be held in Tokyo

The next International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders (LCWS2024) will take place in Tokyo, Japan on July 8-11. It continues the workshop series devoted to the study of the physics, detectors, and accelerators related to high-energy linear electron-positron colliders.

Significant progress during this year includes the conclusion of the Snowmass/P5 process, the ongoing ECFA Higgs/EW/top factory study, the ILC Technology Network kick-off, and the setting up of Detector R&D collaborations (to pick just a few). We look forward to how these activities will shape the field, for example the upcoming update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics.

Join us in Tokyo to discuss these developments and work towards our future, in a wide ranging program of plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

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From KEK: Promoting the technological development of the International Linear Collider

ILC Technology Network kicks off with well attended information meeting

The ILC Technology Network Information Meeting was held at CERN on October 16 and 17. The event was jointly hosted by KEK and the IDT, and 21 research institutes from the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Oceanian region presented their progress in ITN activities, or their areas of expertise and technical interests.

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American Physical Society awards 2024 Robert R. Wilson Prize to Kaoru Yokoya, Diamond Fellow of KEK

The American Physical Society (APS) has announced that the 2024 Robert R. Wilson Prize for achievement in the physics of Particle Accelerators will be awarded to Kaoru Yokoya, a Diamond Fellow and Professor Emeritus of KEK Accelerator Laboratory, and fomer ILC Global Design Effort Asian Regional Director. He receives the prize for his outstanding contributions in the areas of the theory and control of beam polarization in electron storage rings, beam-beam interactions in linear colliders, crab-crossing and coherent beam-beam interactions in circular colliders, and bunched beam instabilities. Congratulations to Kaoru!

Video of the week

Shoji Asai goes science festival: ILC lecture and workshop with young science fans at Science Agora 2023

by Rika Takahashi

On 19 November, Shoji Asai, Spokesperson for ILC-Japan, together with Shunki Sugai, a popular Japanese science communicator on YouTube, presented a lecture and workshop for young science enthusiasts at "the Science Agora," Japan's one of the biggest science festival held in Tokyo.

A group of 24 participants, ranging in age from 10 to college seniors, attended the workshop with an audience of about 150 people. The archived footage of the event has already been viewed over 13,000 times in one day.

In the News

  • from NIkkan Sports
    20 November 2023

    故郷の人々は、世界レベルで戦う大谷の応援を続ける。その一方で、奥州市も世界と戦っている。「国際リニアコライダー(ILC)」と呼ばれる、ビッグバンを再現できるという直線加速器の研究施設を東北に誘致するため、政府や国際機関と話し合いを継続中。—-野球と直接的な関連はないが、世界を舞台に羽ばたく意味では、その姿が重なる。(People in his hometown continue to support Shohei Otani as he competes at the world level. Meanwhile, Oshu City is also competing with the world. It is in ongoing discussions with the government and international organizations to bring the International Linear Collider (ILC), a linear accelerator research facility that is said to be able to recreate the Big Bang, to Tohoku. —–Although not directly related to baseball, the two cities overlap in the sense that they are competing on the world stage)

  • from CERN Courier
    09 November 2023

    The successful accomplishment of ongoing programmes (SuperKEKB, J-PARC upgrade and Hyper-Kamiokande) is the top priority in the coming years. KEK also has photon factories, and upgrades to these are urgent. The International Linear Collider (ILC) is the top priority after SuperKEKB and the construction of Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K).

  • from Tokyo Web
    08 November 2023

    宇宙誕生の謎を探る次世代加速器について、中国が2027年にも全周約100キロの巨大円形加速器(CEPC)の建設開始を目指していることが8日分かった。欧州の新型円形加速器(FCC)や、岩手・宮城両県の北上山地が候補地に挙がる国際リニアコライダー(ILC)の両計画に対抗、素粒子物理学で主導権を握る狙いとみられる。(On August 8, it was learned that China is aiming to start construction of a giant circular accelerator with a circumference of 100 km (CEPC) in 2027 to explore the mysteries of the birth of the universe. It is believed that China aims to take the lead in particle physics, competing with Europe’s new FCC and the International Linear Collider (ILC) project, which has the Kitakami Mountains in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures as a candidate site.)

  • from Swissinfo
    06 October 2023

    FCCはLHCの「後継」的存在だが、ILCは「補完」的役割を担う。日本とCERNはライバルではなく協力関係というわけだ。CERNは今年7月、ILCの加速器技術開発の重点事項を国際共同で進める枠組み「ILCテクノロジーネットワーク」の第1号参画機関として、日本の高エネルギー加速器研究機構(KEK)と協定を結んだ他のサイトへ。(The FCC is the “successor” to the LHC, but the ILC plays a “complementary” role. In July of this year, CERN signed an agreement with Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) as the first participant in the ILC Technology Network, a framework for international collaboration on priority issues in accelerator technology development at the ILC.)

  • from
    03 November 2023

    C3 is one of a number of different proposals for a next-generation accelerator capable of probing the Higgs and beyond, although they all follow one of two basic designs: linear accelerators, such as C3 and the proposed International Linear Collider, and synchrotrons, or future circular accelerators, such as the Future Circular Collider or the Circular Electron Positron Collider.

  • from TBS News
    01 November 2023

    ILC=国際リニアコライダーの東北誘致を支援しようと先月31日、飲料メーカーの取引会社で構成する団体が講演会を開き、県ILC推進協議会へ寄付金を贈りました。—共生会は2013年から寄付を続けていて、これまでの総額は202万円あまりにのぼります。協議会は寄付金を講演会の実施など様々な活動に充てる予定です。(In an effort to support the ILC (International Linear Collider) project in Tohoku, a group of companies that do business with beverage manufacturers held a lecture last month and presented a donation to the Prefectural ILC Promotion Council on March 31. —The group has been making donations since 2013, totaling more than 2.02 million yen to date. The council plans to use the donation for various activities, such as holding lectures.)

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