Author archive: Rika Takahashi

Interactions between science and comedy

| 8 February 2022 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.

ILC-Japan: rebuilding trust and support for the ILC

| 26 November 2021 ILC-Japan, a new promoting body for the International Linear Collider project, was launched this spring. ILC NewsLine interviewed Shoji Asai, chair of ILC-Japan, to learn more about it.

New organisation in Tohoku, the ILC’s potential host region

| 26 February 2021 Making the Tohoku area a welcoming place for the ILC and those who will live there – that is the goal of the newly established Tohoku ILC Project Development Center. It comprises 22 academic and local organisations in the north east of Japan. Atsuto Suzuki, president of the Iwate Prefectural University and former director general of KEK chairs the organisation.  Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Japanese high-energy physics community accelerates ILC effort with new organisation

| 31 January 2021 Since last October a new panel mandated by the Japan Association of High Energy Physicists will lead the Japanese community by developing and executing ILC promotion strategies targeted to a very wide audience, within Japan and abroad, in view of a timely realisation of the ILC project. Their first report is now available online in Japanese and English. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Strengthening support for the realisation of the ILC

| 31 January 2021 Over the last 15 years, Japanese support for the realisation of the International Linear Collider has grown. People of all stripes — academics, members of industry, artists and everyday science fans — have banded together to voice their support for the building the ILC in Japan. The latest in this wave of support is the formation of a steering panel, which recently reported on an impressive set of efforts to promote the ILC.

LCWS2019 Images

| 1 November 2019 Images slide from International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders (LCWS 2019).

KEK publishes the International Working Group’s Recommendations for International Linear Collider

| 1 November 2019 KEK published a document on the recommendations for the ILC, a next-generation particle physics project, based on the report by the International Working Group on the ILC.

Tohoku leaders hand request letters to Japanese government to invite the ILC

| 27 June 2019 Four organizations urge the Japanese government to express an intention to host the ILC. "I’d like to firmly accept your request," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga when Tohoku leaders handed over request letters. Category: Around the World | Tagged:

From KEK: KEK presented its plan for the ILC project in Lausanne

| 10 May 2019 KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi updated KEK's activity toward the realization of the ILC in Japan. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Nobel laureates speak for the ILC

| 4 October 2018 Four Nobel laureates in Physics Sheldon Glashow, Barry Barish, Masatoshi Koshiba and Yoshinori Osumi publicly support the ILC project in a symposium held at the University of Tokyo last August. The ILC is “absolutely essential,” they said, and not just for particle physics. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , ,