International Linear Collider project “hunter” of dark matter




International Linear Collider project “hunter” of dark matter


It is now known that one of the biggest projects in the history of mankind in the near future may become a reality. Physicists around the world have announced the completion of the technical design of the successor to the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) – International Linear Collider (ILC).

The total length of the International Linear Collider, the main purpose of which is to study the properties of dark matter and other elementary particles in the universe, is 31 km away.

“We’ve got everything: technology, kilometers of research and development work behind him, the basic laws of physics, so the construction can start tomorrow,” – said Barry Barish, one of the project leaders ILC.

The main objective of the International Linear Collider – to understand what makes up the universe and how it’s all there together. Scientists assume that the universe is composed of 95 percent dark matter, which, unfortunately, can not be found, if not to take into account the hasty statement of NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy.

International Linear Collider will be the power of the data to create the dark particles colliding at special points of collision the electron beams and the opposite particles – positrons.

Currently, there are two issues that stand in the way of construction of ILC: a country that will be home to the project, and the money needed to finance the project.


And even if you can solve the first, the second is particularly acute. Japan is the most likely candidate for the role of the host country. Scientists are going to build a new collider Sefuri in the mountains on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The cost of the new installation is estimated at 7.8 billion dollars, which is almost two times more than was spent on the construction of the LHC, the length of which is 27 km away.

“At the moment there is not enough money to start building the ILC», – said Brian Foster, project manager.

Nevertheless, the project involved more than 1000 of the best physicists around the world who believe that the ILC is a very important tool that is necessary as air to further advance in the study of particle physics and the basic components of the universe.

Unfortunately, the possibility of the LHC is much smaller than the ILC. Recall that the tank has an annular shape, whereas ILC is composed of two linear accelerators underground.

“The International Linear Collider has a lot more options,” – said Foster.

According to scientists, ILC will examine in more detail the Higgs boson , which was discovered by the LHC in 2012 and has been elusive for the past 50 years. Recall that not long ago it was the Higgs boson has generated script death of the universe .
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