02 January 2008

Practical Benefits of Particle Physics #5

The International Linear Collider (ILC)

The ILC is an accelerator currently being planned by a large segment of the particle physics community. Building it will require many technological innovations and great engineering skill. The direct and indirect benefits of the ILC, including superconducting technologies, microbiological understanding, medical applications, waste treatment, and port security, are summarized in this article in Symmetry.

However, Congress and the President recently enacted a budget for this fiscal year that effectively eliminates this year's funding for the ILC.

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