“Understanding the ILC in 1 Minute,” AAA Symposium in Tohoku 2016 (held by organizations including the Iwate ILC Accelerator Science Promotion Council) was held in Z Hall in Oshu City on September 30th. An audience of approximately 300 people from within and without Oshu City gained a deeper understanding of the ILC from the perspectives of physics and astronomy.
Dr. Junpei Fujimoto of KEK in Ibaraki Prefecture and director of the NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory Dr. Mareki Honma had a panel discussion with junior high school students Momoyo Sugawara from Oshu Mizusawa Junior High School and Kotomi Sato of Ichinoseki Hanaizumi Junior High School. Both students went to visit CERN in Geneva Switzerland as part of the ILC Club arranged by Iwate Nippo.
Dr. Fujimoto urged youth on, saying “The ILC is a machine that the next generation, middle and high school students now, will use. I want you all to use the ILC to find out the real shape of the universe.” Director Honma also expressed his hopes, saying that “Through electromagnetic waves we can see the universe of about 3.8 billion years ago, but the ILC can see the beginning of the universe. I want you to continue your studies with passion.”