first_imgA Japanese committee today recommended a site in Japan’s Tohoku region for the International Linear Collider (ILC) — if the country ends up hosting the facility, which could cost $10 billion.The ILC is expected to pick up where Europe’s Large Hadron Collider leaves off in studies of the Higgs boson and other exotic particles. Physicists in North America, Europe, and Japan agree on the need for the collider and have collaborated in the design stage. Each region would like to host the ILC, but Japan has emerged as the most ardent suitor. It is not clear, however, how the machine will be paid for.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In 2010, Japan’s site evaluation committee narrowed the list of candidate sites down to two: one on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands; and the Tohoku site, which would have the collider’s 31-kilometer-long tunnel bored through the Kitakami Mountains. The evaluation committee judged the Kitakami site preferable because of geologic conditions, local infrastructure, and the possibility of making an international scientific community feel at home.Those backing the Kitakami site are also hoping that some of the billions appropriated by the Japanese government for reconstruction after the 2011 tsunami might be steered to the ILC. Most of Kitakami tunnel would be in Iwate Prefecture, whose coast was battered by the tsunami.But the decision on how to spend reconstruction money will be up to the politicians, warns Satoru Yamashita, a University of Tokyo physicist who chairs Japan’s ILC Strategy Council. And despite Japanese enthusiasm for the project, Yamashita told ScienceInsider that Japan is not going ahead on its own. “It is the ‘international’ linear collider,” he says. Only after establishing international partnerships will Japan’s government “officially decide to ‘go,’ ” he says.last_img read more

first_img Related8 must-visit events in Europe this autumnExperience the best of what Europe has to offer this autumn, from duck racing to beer drinking!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!7 Super City Breaks for Under £70!How to survive Burning Man FestivalIt’s one of the most socially interesting, artistically weird and downright thrilling festivals in the world. What do you need to stay alive and upright for the duration of Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert? Read on… Nuit Blanche, which roughly means “the night when you do not go to bed”, is an annual all-night arts festival, now held in locations all around the world. More than 120 cities get involved with light installations, exhibitions and performances which attract art-loving night owls from around the world. CopenhagenThis year is the 18th time that Copenhagen will stage Nuit Blanche, which is called ‘Night of Culture’ or ‘Kulturnatten’ and has become the city’s biggest annual event. On the 15th of October over 500 Nuit Blanche events are on the menu with well-stocked museums, cultural institutions, galleries and churches opening their doors to art lovers from around the world. Flights to Copenhagen start from £38New YorkThis year the Big Apple is organising a Nuit Blanche event for the first time and art lovers should not miss this lavish cultural festival, which has been renamed ‘Bring to Light’. The event is an ‘all night arts festival of installations and performances celebrating the magic and luminance of light’ and organisers promise a ‘thrilling, original, mesmerising, ceremonial, contemplative and illuminating’ experience. Phew.So if you like the sound of that, head to New York and wander among the galleries, museums and cultural institutions on the evening of 2 October to enjoy New York’s first ever Nuit Blanche. Flights to New York start from £297.ParisOn October the 2nd, the French capital will be hosting its 9th Nuit Blanche event, bringing together the work of artists from all over the world, many of which are never or rarely exhibited. This year’s theme is sensitivity, privacy and the ‘pedestrian route’.Visitors will be encouraged to wander through the exhibits and this is guaranteed to be a very special night, so if you love your art, or just want to see the city in a different light – head to Paris this weekend. Flights to Paris from £76If Nuit Blanche in Paris, Copenhagen or New York don’t appeal, don’t worry, there are plenty more Nuit Blanche events going on in cities around the world. Try Brussels or Toronto on October 2nd, Halifax, Canada on the 16th October, and Montreal, Canada on 26 February 2011.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more