ECR Forum on Future Colliders

Corelli and Lodge rooms (Edgbaston Park Hotel)

Corelli and Lodge rooms

Edgbaston Park Hotel

The University of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
Andrew Chisholm (University of Birmingham (GB)), Cristiano Sebastiani (University of Liverpool (GB)), Matthew William Kenzie (University of Warwick (GB)), Michaela Queitsch-Maitland (University of Manchester (GB)), Sarah Louise Williams (University of Cambridge (GB))

Discussion focussed meeting for UK early-career researchers (ECRs) to discuss the physics opportunities, accelerator and instrumentation requirements and career-related issues associated with the multiple options for future colliders, beyond the LHC.

Meeting is hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies at Birmingham.

Attendance is by invitation only, presence in person is required, please only register if you have received an invitation
  • Adam Edward Barton
  • Alison Elliot
  • Andrew Chisholm
  • Andy Parker
  • Antonio Jacques Costa
  • Chris Pollard
  • Christian Gutschow
  • Craig Sawyer
  • Cristiano Sebastiani
  • Daniel Winterbottom
  • Eleanor Jones
  • Fionn Bishop
  • Giuseppe Callea
  • Graham Van Goffrier
  • Helen Maguire
  • Holly Pacey
  • Jacob Julian Kempster
  • Jens Dopke
  • Jesse Liu
  • Jonathon Langford
  • Josh McFayden
  • Laurie Nevay
  • Lingxin Meng
  • Marco Aparo
  • Martin Tat
  • Matthew James Sullivan
  • Matthew Kenzie
  • Michaela Queitsch-Maitland
  • Mika Vesterinen
  • Nathan Readioff
  • Philipp Windischhofer
  • Ross Hunter
  • Sarah Louise Williams
  • Savannah Clawson
  • Sudha Ahuja
  • Tom Neep
  • Valentina Vecchio
  • Will Buttinger
  • William Barter
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Welcome and Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:05 AM
      Welcome and Introduction
      Convener: Andrew Stephen Chisholm (University of Birmingham (GB))
    • 11:05 AM 12:00 PM
      Physics Opportunities and Existing Anomalies
      Convener: Matthew William Kenzie (University of Warwick (GB))
      • 11:05 AM
        Review of Physics Landscape 15m
        Speaker: Mika Anton Vesterinen (University of Warwick (GB))
      • 11:20 AM
        Discussion Session 40m
        • We do not want to discuss the details of current physics results.
        • Given a blank cheque and assuming appropriate technology, what would we build first?
        • Do we agree with the priorities of the current / nominal road map (Euro Strategy Doc)?
        • What future physics scenarios could we find ourselves in, in the next 5, 10, 20 years and what does this mean for the best approach to future colliders?
        • What do we build if we see nothing BSM anywhere?
    • 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
      Accelerator and Detector Technologies
      Convener: Michaela Queitsch-Maitland (University of Manchester (GB))
      • 12:00 PM
        Accelerators Talk 15m
        Speaker: Laurie Nevay (Royal Holloway University of London)
      • 12:15 PM
        Accelerators Urgent Questions 5m
      • 12:20 PM
        Detectors Talk 15m
        Speaker: Jens Dopke (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))
      • 12:35 PM
        Detectors Urgent Questions 5m
      • 12:40 PM
        Technologies Discussion 20m
        • We do not want to discuss details of current technology issues.
        • What collider options are there and what weighting do people give them in terms of importance - FCC (ee+eh+hh?), linear collider, muon collider - are there others?
        • What technology advances are critical to achieve the scenarios agreed above? ECFA R&D Roadmap (
        • What particular R&D areas is the UK community best placed to make progress on (we cannot do everything)?
        • What is the likelihood of technology advances being realised on an appropriate time scale?
        • How much R&D - both in terms of FTE and funding is required to achieve this?
        • Are there other prohibiting factors aside from financial?
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Facilitating a Future Collider
      Convener: Sarah Louise Williams (University of Cambridge (GB))
      • 2:00 PM
        Lessons from the LHC and the Funding Landscape 15m
        Speaker: Andy Parker (University of Cambridge (GB))
      • 2:15 PM
        Funding landscape discussion 45m
        • How do we build a competitive funding model that does not directly take resources from other essential STFC activities?
        • What are the differences in the field / funding landscape / CERN budget between the LHC development and now?
        • How do we secure funding and ensure sufficient variety / diversity / importance that it is hard to cut in the future?
        • What can be learnt from previous successes (e.g. LHC) and challenges (e.g. ILC)?
        • How are collaborations built and is this model still suitable in the future?
    • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Opportunities and Challenges for ECRs
      Convener: Cristiano Sebastiani (University of Liverpool (GB))
      • 3:00 PM
        Perspective from ECR working on R&D 15m
        Speaker: Craig Sawyer (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB))
      • 3:15 PM
        Career Prospects Discussion 45m
        • How sustainable is it to do small fractions of time on future R&D?
        • How risky is it to commit to a career in future R&D?
        • What is the best strategy as a community (many people giving small fractions of time - fewer people giving larger fractions) and as an individual (how do I get a permanent position)?
        • How straightforward is it to start performing R&D / transition from data analysis?
    • 4:00 PM 4:20 PM
      Convener: Andrew Stephen Chisholm (University of Birmingham (GB))