What is the ILC?

Embark on the next big adventure in particle physics! This section gives you all the facts and figures and a description of the discoveries we expect to make with the International Linear Collider. Want to know how far we have come? Read the ‘status’ page, and if you are lost in acronyms, check out the glossary.

The project Global participation and global organisation
Facts and figures ILC by the numbers
Status of the project When will the ILC get built?
Glossary List of terms and acronyms from the ILC and particle physics

Why do we need the ILC?

The science The ILC will explore unknown regions of science
Technology benefits Read about the technological benefits of the ILC
Ask a scientist Ask a question, or read previous questions and answers

Gateway to the Quantum Universe - website


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