On September 26th, eight second-year students from Morioka #1 High School (a prefecturally-designated ILC model school) had a dialogue with two PhD students from Serbia who are studying particle physics. They talked about their hopes and expectations for the ILC project coming to Japan.
Goran Kacarević, a PhD candidate from Kragujevac University, and Natasa Vukašinović, a PhD candidate from Novi Sad Unviersity, are at the Graduate School of Science at Tohoku University for a short period to research particle detectors – devices that would be used in ILC experiments.
The high school students proactively asked their questions in English, and the dialogue went very smoothly. Kacarević said, “I hope I can work on the ILC in Japan. There isn’t much English information in Sendai but I’m not inconvenienced.” Vukašinović said, “I hope to broaden my research.”
This is the first time for such an exchange at one of the eight ILC model schools. One student, Chisato Kamada, said, “I got a better idea of what it would be like at the ILC, where scientists from around the world will gather.” Sho Fujimoto was inspired: “With international research, your skill in English communication is vital.”