The International Linear Collider will be one of the largest science projects ever undertaken.
The vast new particle accelerator will stretch over an area 19.3 miles across and cost almost double what it took to build the world's current largest accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. Using the latest technologies the ILC would focus its efforts on revealing the properties of dark matter and other fundamental particles that make up our universe.
"The technology is there, the R&D milestones have been achieved, the physics case is clear, and we could start construction tomorrow," said physicist Barry Barish. One of the remaining issues for the IHC team pertains will be to find a location to build it with Japan currently one of the top contenders. It is also unclear if it will be possible to secure sufficient funds to go ahead with the project.
"One of the biggest science projects in human history is ready to begin."
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