ILC NEWS from Tohoku

-brought to you by the Tohoku ILC Promotion Council-

Here's the latest news about the local effort for the ILC in Tohoku (northeastern Japan)
“MEXT will discuss the ILC with US and EU while having an interest in the project” – MEXT gives its position on the ILC at an ICFA meeting

On February 21st (Japan time) the International Committee for Future Accelerators held an international meeting at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab at Menlo Park, California. There, Japan’s Ministry of Science (MEXT) gave the government’s position on hosting the ILC: “Challenges like international cost-sharing must be resolved.” They also said that, “MEXT will discuss the ILC project with the US and Europe while having an interest in the project.”

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At an ILC symposium by Nobel Laureates in Tokyo, Dr. Higgs calls for the quick realization of the ILC

An international symposium for the ILC was held at the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo on February 8th. There, Nobel Laureates Peter Higgs (UK) and Kobayashi Makoto gave seminars. Higgs, who more than fifty years ago predicted the existence of the particle which the ILC will research, said, “It is necessary to build the ILC swiftly, and Japan is in the position to lead the project.”

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The Sendai Excursions of LCWS 2019

Linear Collider Workshop 2019 (LCWS) was held at the Sendai International Center from October 28th to November 1st, 2019. The Tohoku ILC Promotion Council used this opportunity to host excursions throughout the Sendai City area, showing off the best food and tourism the Tohoku region has to offer.

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Spring Beauty in Tohoku, Japan 4K (Ultra HD)
Find another Japan in Tohoku. Explore the seasonal beauty of Japan’s northeast. Turn on subtitles and the shooting location will be displayed.

About Tohoku ILC Promotion Council

This conference, consisting of industry, academic, and government representatives, has been established to promote basic scientific research and to deepen the understanding of the International Linear Collider, as well as to research and maintain the environment during ILC installation.
That's the news for this month! As always, feel free to send us any questions about local activities for the ILC, life in the region, or about working in Japan.

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