At its summer meeting this August, the International Committee for Future Accelerators accepted the proposal by its Linear Collider Board and approved the formation of the International Development Team with a mandate to make preparations for the International Linear Collider Pre-Lab in Japan, by the end of 2021. The Pre-Lab, a precursor to the ILC Laboratory, is expected to be launched at the end of the mandate of the International Development Team and after securing the approval from the Japanese government for the ILC project.

From, Feb. 24, 2020: In view of progress toward the realization of the International Linear Collider in Japan, the International Committee for Future Accelerators encourages the interested members of the high-energy physics community, laboratories and nations to support and participate in these preparations aimed at the successful establishment of the ILC.

The question of where to site the International Linear Collider has been under discussion for years, and the project’s future direction is becoming clearer. KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi will give a colloquium on Wednesday at 10 a.m. on the status and possible future of the ILC in Japan. Come hear about this important project directly from one of its most important players.

Fermilab is pleased to announce a special colloquium on Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in One West. The colloquium speaker, KEK Director General Masanori Yamauchi, will provide an update on the ILC, its benefit to the international particle physics community and potential future plans. We encourage all Fermilab scientists, engineers, technicians, support staff and users to take this valuable opportunity to learn more about the ILC.

Scientists have proposed building the International Linear Collider, which would be the longest linear collider in the world, in the Kitakami mountains in the Iwate prefecture of northern Japan. Scientists had called on the Japanese government to come to a decision about whether they support hosting the ILC by today’s meeting of the International Committee for Future Accelerators. The Japanese government declined to stake a claim to hosting the ILC.

Officials at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced plans to form a task force of local citizens to work with the laboratory on planning for a bid to host the International Linear Collider.