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Prospects for linear collider project grow dim

  • September 9, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi reported that a Japanese advocate of an international program to build a major particle accelerator in a mountainous region of Iwate Prefecture has decided not to seek the GOJ’s endorsement on account of the difficulty in enlisting international support, speculating that the prospects for the multibillion-dollar scientific project are growing increasingly dim. The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization based in Ibaraki reportedly retracted its earlier request for the Education Ministry to put the International Liner Collider (ILC) program on the GOJ’s “roadmap” for large-scale scientific research projects that the central government will promote proactively on the grounds that the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), which promotes the ILC project, has concluded that a review of the project is necessary. The daily said that as Germany, France, and the UK are hesitant to back the ILC scheme financially, the GOJ is also becoming cautious about hosting it.

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