ILC News: Takasaki Selected as Regional GDE Director
By Kurt Riesselmann
Reprinted from Fermilab Today
On Tuesday, Fumihiko Takasaki, KEK, was
appointed as the regional director of the ILC Global Design Effort for
Asia. The announcement was made by Barry Barish, the director of the ILC
GDE team. Takasaki had been recommended for the position by the Asian
Linear Collider Steering Committee with the endorsements of Barish and
Yoji Totsuka, Director General of KEK.
The International Linear Collider Steering Group (ILCSC)
accepted Takasaki’s appointment at a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, on
May 10. The appointments of the regional directors for Europe and North
America will be next.
Takasaki, a high-energy physicist, is the head of the
Collider Office. He was a spokesperson of the Belle collaboration at KEK,
and he has extensive ties to the United States.
“He’s been coordinating the U.S.-Japan collaboration [in
high-energy physics],” said Tor Raubenheimer, referring to the bilateral
science and technology program that has benefited science projects such
as CDF and Glast. “He is a very impressive person.” For more information
on the Asian Regional Team and its working groups, visit the ILC-Asia