Experimental Particle and Astro-Particle Physics Seminar

Stefanos Leontsinis (University of Zurich (CH))

Abstract: Muon colliders offer a unique opportunity for high-energy physics. They can provide collisions of point-like particles at very high energies and open the path to a vast and mostly unexplored physics programme. However, such a strong physics potential is accompanied by unprecedented technological challenges, due to the fact that muons are unstable particles. For example, the muon decay products can interact with the machine elements and produce an intense flux of background particles that eventually reach the detectors and might degrade their performance. Addressing these challenges requires the development of innovative concepts and demanding technologies.
Following the Update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics, an International Muon Collider Collaboration was formed to develop a collider concept.

This talk will introduce the collider, its physics potential and the experimental challenges that have to be addressed, together with an overview of the current status and plans.


Zoom link (only for people not at UZH!)

    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Towards a muon collider 1h
      Speaker: Federico Meloni (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))