Computer animation of the field inside a superconducting accelerator resonator, the one chosen for the International Linear Collider (ILC) (Graphic: DESY Hamburg)

Japan frontrunner to get International Linear Collider

By Jason Falconer
December 24, 2012

According to Nature, Japan is the frontrunner for the planned International Linear Collider (ILC), for which Europe and the United States are also in the running to host. Scientists and engineers are already examining potential sites in the island nation for the US$7 to $8 billion machine, which is intended to complement the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The head of the global design effort for the ILC, physicist Barry Barish, presented finalized blueprints at a ceremony in Tokyo earlier this month.

Read more: Japan frontrunner to get International Linear Collider — gizmag.

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