ILC-Japan - Japan Association of High Energy Physicists

ILC-Japan - Japan Association of High Energy Physicists

Turning the ILC, an international research facility that will lead the way to the next generation of elementary particle physics, into a reality

ILC-Japan is an organization created by the Japan Association of High Energy Physicists (JAHEP) with the aim of promoting the realization of the International Linear Collider (ILC) on behalf of the the Japanese high energy physicist community.


ILC-Japan Spokesperson

Masaya Ishino
Professor, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo

The Standard Model of particle physics, which has been constructed over many decades, was completed with the discovery of the Higgs boson (2012). However, there are many questions that must be clarified in order to understand the full picture of the evolution of the Universe. The International Linear Collider (ILC) is the best means for humanity to advance into the realm of ultimate "knowledge" and gain scientific understanding. ILC-Japan aims to realize the ILC, the most important next-generation project, as a global international research laboratory. This will accelerate scientific progress and enable the international development of human resources to support the next generation of science.

What is the International Linear Collider (ILC)?

The International Linear Collider (ILC) will be a linear accelerator roughly 20 km long that accelerates and collides electrons and positrons at the highest energy to reproduce the Big Bang, which happened one trillionth of a second after the birth of the universe, and explore the mysteries of elementary particles and the birth of the universe.
The Japanese community of high energy physicists is collaborating with researchers around the world to make the ILC a reality, aiming to put it into operation in the late 2030s.