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Successful visit to Europe: one big step for ILC realisation

| 1 February 2018 A Japanese delegation of 18 persons – Diet members, government officials, industry leaders, and scientists – toured France and Germany in a four-day visit seeking to strengthen relationships towards ILC realisation. Essential view points from the two countries on investment and timescale were clarified and confirmed with the delegation. The importance to include the ILC into the next European strategy for particle physics was also reaffirmed. Category: Feature, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , ,

Special issue: Celebrating ten years since Snowmass (and ten years of NewsLine)

20 August 2015 Ten years ago, scientists from all over the world gathered in the picturesque town of Snowmass in the US to constitute a new global collaboration for a future particle collider called the International Linear Collider. People who had worked on several different concepts for a linear collider reshuffled to work together on the ILC and its challenging technologies. They researched, designed, tested and improved the machine's design and continue to do so to this day, hoping for a governmental go-ahead. However, the ILC is not the only concept for a collider to complement the LHC at CERN. What has happened in these ten years, and where does the project stand today?

Special issue: The ILC guide to Kitakami 3

18 September 2014 Japan might seem difficult to understand at times. There are unwritten rules and a societal order that can trip up foreigners and make communication awkward. But if the ILC comes to Japan, many people will move there from all around the world. So what is really happening there at the moment? What's it like being a researcher in the region? And what would make life easier for researchers who move there in the future? Our third "Life in Kitakami" special issue addresses all these questions. Here are volumes 1 and 2.

Special LC NewsLine issue: The US strategy

22 May 2014 This issue of LC NewsLine may come a bit later than usual, but it also comes full of the latest news from the US strategy process along with commentary from the American directors in the Linear Collider Collaboration, Harry Weerts and Mike Harrison, on what the P5 recommendations mean for the linear collider. Download the draft P5 report here.

Special issue: The ILC guide to Kitakami 2

17 April 2014 How do foreigners get around in Japan and where will they settle when (if) the ILC is being built and operated? In this visit to Kitakami-part 2, you will be introduce to the coolness of the ILC Kitakami candidate site (don't miss the videos inside!). For an introduction and a glossary, don't miss the first chapter in the 20 February 2014 issue of LC NewsLine.

Special issue: The ILC guide to Kitakami

20 February 2014 How do foreigners get around in Japan? What are the problems they encounter and what are the experiences that they make? And what can be done to make lives easier for scientists from around the world who come to settle in Japan when (if) the ILC is being built and operated? The European LC communicators inspected the Kitakami ILC site while being filmed by Japanese communicator Rika Takahashi.

Editors’ note (special banner)

10 October 2013 After 4 July 2012, 8 October 2013 was another important date in the life of particle physicists when the work of François Englert and Peter Higgs was recognised with the 2013 Physics Nobel Prize. At the same moment, the thousands of LHC particle physicists felt also rewarded for their hard work in finding the Higgs particle. Much more than just another member in the particle zoo, the Higgs boson discovery has opened the door to a whole new range of questions, which the LHC and the linear collider will try to solve. Find out more in this issue about how a linear collider can help in study of the Higgs particle and read again our special "Higgs discovery issue" of 5 July 2012. Category: Uncategorized | Tagged: ,

Online resources on superconductivity

5 May 2011 Learn all about superconductivity and its applications with these helpful online resources. Celebrating 100 years of Superconductivity To celebrate 100 years of superconductivity, IOP Publishing has made 100 articles available free to read for the duration of 2011 La supraconductivité dans tous ses états Un site interactif sur la supraconductivité Superconductivity in all its forms An interactive site on superconductivity NIST Online Museum of Quantum Voltage Standards A history of quantum voltage standards by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Superconductivity in the media

5 May 2011 All over the world news outlets reflect on the remarkable achievements made possible by the discovery of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes on 8 April 1911. from BBC 18 April 2011 Superconductors got hot 25 years ago Superconductivity is a hundred years old this month, and a way to make it accessible turned 25 this week. But just how it does what it does remains a mystery even now. from Scientific American 8 April 2011 Absolute Hero: Heike Onnes's Discovery of Superconductors Turns 100 [Slide Show] A century after the discovery of materials that conduct electricity without resistance, the applications remain disappointingly limited. That may be about to change. from Science 8 April 2011 Superconductivity's Smorgasbord of Insights: A Movable Feast On 8 April 1911, physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes scrawled in a notebook misdated 1910, “Mercury practically zero.” Lost in a page of text, that cryptic phrase marks perhaps the most important discovery in the physics of materials. from 6 April 2011 Down the path of least resistance Since its discovery 100 years ago, our understanding of superconductivity has developed in a far from smooth fashion. from Nature 1 April 2011 A very cool birthday Superconductivity may have reached its centenary, but if anything it's a more active field of research today than ever. From materials dull or shiny, to the race for the Higgs boson, superconductivity remains relevant and exciting.

Happy 100th Anniversary, Superconductivity

5 May 2011 This year marks the centenary of the discovery of superconductivity, the property that allows us to focus bunches and bend beams, opening the way to probe the most basic principles of the universe. Without it, there would be little talk of accelerating gradients, quality factors or large colliders. In this issue, we celebrate the weird and fascinating phenomenon discovered 100 years ago.