International Linear Collider project hosts press conference in Japan with renowned Nobel laureates.
The International Linear Collider project, one of the world’s largest scientific endeavors: Invitation to press conference by two renowned Nobel laureates during their visit to Japan
The ILC Promotion Project—an initiative aiming to realize the construction in Japan of an International Linear Collider (ILC) as one of the world’s largest scientific endeavors—is pleased to announce that it will host a press conference by Professors Sheldon Lee Glashow and Barry Barish, two world-acclaimed scientists winning the Nobel Prizes in Physics. The press conference will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at the Media Room of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.
To realize the construction of the ILC in Japan as a global project, discussions are underway with potential partner nations. The realization of the ILC is expected to create an environment conducive to scientific and technological innovations in Japan, driving its scientific, economic, and industrial growth and playing a central role in national strategies.
In order for the ILC to be constructed in Japan, the national government must make the decision by December 2018. While the international community is watching closely whether Japan can successfully host this global project, the press conference will provide an opportunity to hear directly from the two Nobel laureates about what the world expects of Japan. We are looking forward to your participation.
Details of press conference on the ILC project,one of the world’s largest scientific endeavors
Date and time
August 7, 2018 (Tuesday), 1:30–3:00 p.m. (The reception desk will open at 1:15 p.m.)
Part I. Pre-conference briefing (from 1:30 p.m.); Part II. Press conference (from 2:00 p.m.)
Media Room, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
(Yurakucho Denki Bldg. North Tower, 20th Fl., 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006)
■ Part I. Pre-conference briefing (1:30–2:00 p.m.)
Project Professor Satoru Yamashita, International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo
■ Part II. Press conference (2:00–3:00 p.m.)
Professor Sheldon Lee Glashow (1979 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate)
Professor Barry Barish (2017 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate)
We would appreciate it if you could let us know of your attendance via email or using this fax reply form by Monday, August 6.
A Leading Figure in the Advancement of the “Standard Model” in the World of Elementary Particle Physics
Sheldon Lee Glashow
Born: December 5, 1932 (85 years of age)
New York, New York USA
Research field: Theoretical physics
Research institutes: Boston University, Harvard University, Berkeley, University of California
Graduated from: Cornell University, Harvard University
Main prize won: 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics
Reason for award: For his contribution to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current
Project Leader in Completing the Technical Design for the ILC
Born: January 27, 1936 (82 years of age)
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Research field: Physics
Research institute: California Institute of Technology
Graduated from: Berkeley, University of California
Main prize won: 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Reason for award: For his decisive contribution to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves
- The ILC Promotion Project consists of the following institutions: High Energy Accelerator Research Organization; Ochanomizu University; Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University; International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo; Research Council, Waseda University; Faculty of Science, Shinshu University; Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University; High Energy Physics Laboratory, Hiroshima University; Research Center for Advanced Particle Physics, Kyushu University; Faculty of Science and Engineering, Saga University; Iwate University; Iwate Prefectural University; Linear Collider Collaboration; Development Bank of Japan Inc.; Advanced Accelerator Association Promoting Science & Technology; and Tohoku ILC Promotion Council.
Miki Igo, Chiharu Iba, and Mami Yokoyama
Secretariat, ILC Promotion Project
Phone: 03-4531-0220 Email: email@example.com