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Top Japanese scientists delve into the fascinating worlds of cutting-edge technology and the natural sciences.

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Tue.15:30 - 16:00
21:30 - 22:00
Wed.3:30 - 4:00
9:30 - 10:00

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Jul. 28, Tue.

The Leading Edge:
The Latest in Particle Accelerator Technology

The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization's particle accelerator, SuperKEKB. The renovation work, which took 5 years, improved its performance. It's scheduled to be restarted in the beginning of 2016.

Particle accelerators are essentially microscopes that make the tiniest objects visible. They are scientific devices that are used to accelerate protons, electrons and other particles, and make them collide for the purpose of studying physical phenomena. Large-scale particle accelerators around the world are being upgraded and we'll find out what new physical phenomena the scientists are investigating. Particle accelerators are also being used to analyze the structure of materials on an atomic level and we'll introduce some products that were made with the data they provided. We'll also see how it has the potential to change medical treatments. A next-generation cancer treatment that can selectively destroy cancer cells without damaging healthy cells may soon be realized with a new kind of particle accelerator. Join us as we learn about a device that is changing our future!

Developing the Central Piece of Subatomic Particle Experiment Devices

Jul. 21, Tue.*RERUN

The Leading Edge:
Post-Higgs Boson Launching a Linear Collider

Test devices at Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), which is conducting preparatory research for the ILC.

In August 2013, the Kitakami mountain region in Japan's north-east was chosen as the country's candidate site for the International Linear Collider (ILC). The ILC is a mammoth project to build a huge underground particle accelerator over 30 kilometers long. It aims to recreate conditions in the universe right after the Big Bang, to track down unknown elementary particles and new physics phenomena. Tune in as we lift the veil on preparations for this colossal global project.

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2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

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