Asia-Pacific High Energy Physics Panel (AsiaHEP) and Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) have jointly issued a statement urging redoubled international efforts to realize the International Linear Collider (ILC), while welcoming the development of a large radius circular collider in Asia.
Full text of the AsiaHEP/ACFA statement:
AsiaHEP/ACFA Statement on the ILC & Circular Electron Positron Collider – Super Proton-Proton Collider
AsiaHEP and ACFA reassert their strong endorsement of the ILC, which is in a mature state of technical development. The aim of ILC is to explore physics beyond the Standard Model by unprecedented precision measurements of the Higgs boson and top quark, as well as searching for new particles which are difficult to discover at LHC. The Higgs studies at higher energies are especially important for measurement of WW fusion process, to fix the full Higgs decay width, and to measure the Higgs self-coupling. In continuation of decades of world-wide coordination, we encourage redoubled international efforts at this critical time to make the ILC a reality in Japan. The past few years have seen growing interest in a large radius circular collider, first focused as a “Higgs factory", and ultimately for proton-proton collisions at the high energy frontier. We encourage the effort lead by China in this direction, and look forward to the completion of the technical design in a timely manner.
Rika Takahashi, KEK, email@example.com