Author archive: Rika Takahashi

P5 report supports Higgs factory including the ILC, says the chair

| 22 February 2024 What will the future of particle physics in the US look like? That’s the question the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) tried to answer in its report that was released in December after a long process of meetings, deliberations and editing. The ILC community is very familiar with the chair of this panel: Hitoshi Murayama, the former Research Director and chair of Physics and Detectors in the ILC International Development Team. NewsLine interviewed him about what the report meant for the ILC. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , ,

Federation of Diet Members learn R&D status of ILC during KEK tour

| 22 February 2024 Four Japanese diet members went on a grand tour of KEK last November, not only visiting ILC hotspots like the Superconducting RF Test Facility and the Accelerator Test Facility, but also discussing prospects for a career in science with Japanese students. Find out what they learned out and advised.

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

| 27 November 2023 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.

LCWS2023: Back to the “real” meeting

| 26 June 2023 Over 200 scientists and engineers got together at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory from 15 to 19 May to attend LCWS 2023. They had been communicating through computer screens for the past three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event was a great opportunity for them to finally reunite in person. What a wonderful chance to catch up and learn from each other. Category: Feature | Tagged: , ,

Diet Members in Japan promote the ILC project under new structure

| 26 June 2023 In a resolution handed over to Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology and its Minister of State for Science and Technology, the Federation of Diet Members for the ILC stress the importance of international cooperation for a global science endeavour ILC, a reliable budget and progress in accelerator technology. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

Science Cafe for future scientists: Over 900 people watched live online

| 18 May 2023 A group of young individuals eager to pursue careers in the field of science recently attended the ILC Science Cafe where they learn about the Higgs boson research and the ILC. They were highly enthusiastic about the experience. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , , , , ,

Sakue Yamada received Japanese Order of Merit

Congratulations to Sakue Yamada, the ILC's former Research Director, who was decorated by the Japanese government for outstanding achievement in scientific research. Category: Around the World | Tagged: , ,

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: , ,