Particle physics provides a never ending challenge for humankind when delving into the mystery of the natural world, such as the structure of physical matter and birth of the universe. Due to the results from the synergy of theory and accelerator experiments, there have been dramatic improvements in this field of research.
Presently, Tohoku University is playing the central role as a core research institute in the plan to build a large linear accelerator (International Linear Collider: ILC) in Iwate. The Kitakami Mountain range is the main candidate site for this project.
This conference, consisting of industry, academic, and government representatives, has been established to promote basic scientific research and to deepen the understanding of the International Linear Collider, as well as to research and maintain the environment during ILC installation.