Related to the ILC which is would be sited in the Kitakami mountains of Iwate Prefecture, the research teams for particle collider detectors will hold an international conference called the ILD meeting 2018 at the Ichinoseki Cultural Center from February 20-22. Around 70 researchers from around the world will come to the area to debate how to improve detector performance and decrease costs.
At the conference, there will be presentations and dialogues about developments in detector technology and evaluating performance through computer simulations.
Ichinoseki City and the Iwate Prefecture ILC Promotion Council will hold receptions for researchers and local officials on the 20th and 21st, and the prefecture/city/council will work together to provide foreign language support to researchers as well as to share information on the area.
This is the 2nd time this international conference has been held in Iwate, with the last time being in Oshu City in 2014. Head of planning is Associate Professor Tomoyuki Sanuki (Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), who said, “By holding this conference in the candidate site for the ILC, the foreign researchers will be able to see for themselves what this area is really like. And by interacting with the foreign researchers, people in the local area will be able to see how positive the ILC will be for the region should it be realized.”