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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.

ILC++: an opportunity for all kinds of experiments

| 24 December 2020 The ILC as it is planned today will offer a host of possible physics studies, writes Hitoshi Murayama, Director for Physics and Detectors in the International Development Team for the ILC. He asks: But why stop there? What else, however fancy it may seem now, can you see the ILC doing – fixed-target experiments, experiments at the beam dump or or near the interaction point? Now is the time to propose them!

A team effort for a new collider

| 25 September 2020 Tatsuya Nakada, freshly appointed chair of the newly founded ILC International Development Team, gives his view on the next 18 months in which the IDT will prepare for a Pre-Lab. It’s an ambitious plan, he says, but the overall atmosphere of the Team is very positive. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

A Clear and Strong Endorsement:European Strategy for Particle Physics

| 19 June 2020 On 19 June, the long-awaited report of the study group for the future European Strategy for particle physics was presented. It was a clear and strong endorsement of the need for a Higgs factory as the essential next step for particle physics and a willingness of the European particle physics community to collaborate in the ILC.

Final countdown to the decision-making process

| 27 June 2019 The decision-making process of hosting the International Linear Collider in Japan is now approaching a critical point. Director Lyn Evans hopes that the project is included in the “Japanese Master Plan of Large Research Projects.” Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

CERN Council Open Symposium on the Update of European Strategy for Particle Physics

and | 30 May 2019 Six hundred (600) particle physicists gathered for discussions of the physics case for various options on the future of particle physics. This process to update the European Strategy for Particle Physics is mandated by the CERN Council every 6 or 7 years and this is the third time. In addition to people in Europe, there was a substantial participation from other regions, including the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

A linear collider strategy

| 10 May 2019 The linear collider community met in Lausanne in April. The main points discussed concerning implementation of a linear collider as the next large international accelerator project are summarised in a document ready for download. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,

Decision on the International Linear Collider: “Not what we had hoped for but progress nevertheless”

14 March 2019 “Today we did not get the green light we hoped for, but nevertheless there was a significant step forward with a strong political statement and, for the first time, a declaration of interest in further discussions by a senior member of the executive. We will continue to push hard, ” said Lyn Evans, Director of the Linear Collider Collaboration. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

LCWS2018: preparing for ILC realisation

| 4 October 2018 An ILC with collisions at 250 GeV is an “enormously exciting” first phase of the project, says the Linear Collider Collaboration’s Associate Director for Physics and Detectors, Jim Brau of the University of Oregon. Awaiting ILC project reviews in Japan while planning the next community meeting, LCWS2018, he explains how the Fermilab history of energy upgrades after successful and innovative management and operation could serve as a model for the ILC. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , , ,

Towards the realization of the International Linear Collider, an update

| 31 May 2018 The 2018 Asian Linear Collider Workshop (ALCW2018) is being held in Fukuoka, Japan from 28 May to 1 June. At the meeting a statement was unanimously endorsed stressing the scientific importance of the ILC and urging the Japanese government to declare interest in hosting the project. A decision is now urgent because the European Strategy Group, which supported European participation in the ILC in the last update in 2013, needs input by the end of 2018 if the Project is to be integrated into their report. The Fukuoka declaration follows. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,