ILC - International Linear Collider

Program Description: In the past century, physicists have explored smaller and smaller scales, cataloging and understanding the fundamental components of the universe, trying to explain the origin of mass and probing the theory of extra dimensions. And in recent years, experiments and observations have pointed to evidence that we can only account for a surprising five percent of the universe. Scientists believe that the remaining 95 percent is a mysterious dark matter and dark energy, revealing a universe far stranger and more wonderful than they ever suspected. The global particle physics community agrees that a precision machine – the proposed International Linear Collider – will answer these questions about what the universe is made of and provide exciting new insights into how it works. The proposed electron-positron collider will complement the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Currently a proposed facility, its conceptual design report was completed in 2012 to establish a future electron‐positron collider that would allow physicists to explore a new energy region in the multi TeV range beyond the capabilities of today's particle accelerators. The project has been merged with The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a global, multi-lateral collaboration of 43 institutes from 22 countries.

Organization Description: Japan is the proposed host country for the accelerator. Michael Harris at Brookhaven National Lab is the program Technical Director

Data Description: N/A

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

Budget: 20 Billion US (with CLIC)

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Kitakami, Japan 39.29,141.11 Instrument Instrument Not Specified - -