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Learning the significance of research approaching the universe

ILC special class in Genbi


On July 16, 19 third-year students from Genbi Junior High School received a special class on the International Linear Collider (ILC). Having online explanations from researchers is a way of fostering deeper understating of this international project at the candidate construction site.


This is the first special class held at a school by Ichinoseki City this year. Lecturer Junpei Fujimoto of the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, introduced the ILC project and what the research may discover.


Based on Kenji Miyazawa's work, Mr. Fujimoto emphasized the significance of research and experiments, explaining that, "knowing the truth leads to everyone’s happiness". Furthermore, he hopes for the younger generation to find out the laws of the universe at the world’s central facility. “I’d like you to be involved in ‘your machine’ that will be in operation when you grow up and make new discoveries."


Students also conducted an experiment using dry ice and alcohol to observe the traces of particles passing through the air.
Ren Sugawara looked forward to the future, saying, "I was able to learn about the purpose and research of the ILC. I hope that new discoveries of the universe will be born in our own backyard"

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Original Iwate Nippo article Jul 18 2021
Translated by Aimi Bell


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