Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Japanese Particle Physics Is In Good Health

At least we have some positive news for the high energy physics community. The Japanese high energy physics lab, KEK, has revealed its future roadmap that certainly is more optimistic than what is going on with the UK and US budget debacle.

The 20-page roadmap report outlines an ambitious five-year plan that includes a major upgrade to KEK’s flagship "B-factory" and a strong commitment to the proposed International Linear Collider (ILC) — two areas that have suffered greatly as a result of the recent cuts in the UK and US.

I'd say along with China that continues to pour money into various areas of physics, that part of the world may end up with future high energy physics projects (ILC anyone?)


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