The CERN Physics Beyond Colliders (PBC) study group was created in 2016 to explore the CERN and European potential for experiments complementary to those investigating the high-energy frontier at present and future large colliders. It currently supports proponents and CERN scientific committees in the preparation and subsequent review of such projects.
The first lecture will introduce the field with a comprehensive experimental overview of the PBC landscape, with emphasis on projects proposed to be located at CERN. The second and third lectures will deal with the accelerator, infrastructure and technology aspects of the proposed projects, sharing the focus between LHC injectors (2nd lecture) and projects connected to the LHC (3rd lecture). The last lecture will address the specific theoretical motivations of PBC projects within the current worldwide landscape of open questions in particle physics.