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Getting familiar with particle physics

Ichinoseki’s Maikawa Junior High School experiment at a special class on the ILC


A special class on the International Linear Collider (ILC) was held on December 18 at Maikawa Junior High School in Ichinoseki City. Seven first grade students deepened their understanding on the research contents [of the ILC] and elementary particles through experiments.

Ichinoseki City has carried out [special classes on the ILC since] 2016 for junior high school students in the city. Lecturer Junpei Fujimoto of the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, gave an overview of the ILC online to prevent risking the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mr. Fujimoto said, "The ILC can be used to investigate the origin of the universe. I hope that you will be involved in the research as researchers and make new discoveries."

In order to get familiar with particle physics, experiments using dry ice and alcohol to observe traces of particles were carried out.

Ryutaro Onodera broadening his dream, said, "I wondered what those traces of fluffy particles were. I would like to visit the ILC when it’s completed in the future."

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Original Iwate Nichinichi article Dec 20 2020
Translated by Aimi Bell


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