August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【10】The Future Circular Collider Feasibility Study

Sep 2, 2021, 10:50 AM
Room A

Room A


Michael Benedikt (CERN)


The Future Circular Collider (FCC) program, proposed at CERN, consists of a luminosity-frontier electron-positron collider (FCC-ee) as first stage, followed by an energy-frontier hadron collider (FCC-hh) as second stage, and promises the most far-reaching physics program for the post-LHC era. FCC-ee is a precision instrument to study the Z, W, Higgs and top particles, and offers unprecedented sensitivity to signs of new physics. Most of the FCC-ee infrastructure can later be reused for the subsequent hadron collider, FCC-hh. The FCC-hh provides proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV and can directly produce new particles with masses of up to several tens of TeV.
The 2020 Update of the European Strategy requests a feasibility study of the FCC colliders and related infrastructure to be established as a global endeavor and completed on the timescale of the next Strategy update by 2026. This presentation will summarize the status of infrastructure studies and the conceptual designs of FCC-ee and FCC-hh, covering the machine concepts, the R&D for key technologies, and a possible implementation schedule.

Primary author

Michael Benedikt (CERN)

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