International Linear Collider

​We are members of the International Linear Collider (ILC) project. It’s a proposed new particle accelerator, based on advanced superconducting technology which will accelerate electrons and positrons to 500 GeV-1 TeV energies. Nearly 300 scientific institutions around the world, with more than 700 people working on accelerator design and more than 900 people working on detector developments, are preparing the next step of particle accelerator physics, with the aim to give precision measurements of the Higgs and/or new physics expected to be discovered at the LHC.

We are involved on R&D for new sensor technologies, participating in big collaborations as Silicon for Linear Detectors (SiLC) and European projects as AIDA: Advanced European Infrastructures for detectors at Accelerators, being Iván Vila the elected chairman of the Government Board.  We are also coordinating a national thematic network on Future Linear Accelerators, under the leadership of Alberto Ruiz, which involve not only ILC accelerator and detector people, but also Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) people, the accelerator technology aiming 3 TeV e+e- collisions.

  • Joint Centre with the combined effort of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and University of Cantabria (UC)

    Instituto de Física de Cantabria
    Edificio Juan Jordá
    Avenida de los Castros, s/n
    E-39005 Santander
    Cantabria, Spain

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