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.