Apr 7 – 9, 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Accelerators: How Do We Get to 100 TeV?

Apr 9, 2014, 12:00 PM
Windsor Building Auditorium (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Windsor Building Auditorium

Royal Holloway, University of London

Detectors and Accelerators, Near and Far Future Plenary 6


Dr Vladimir Shiltsev


Particle colliders for high-energy physics have been in the forefront of scientific discoveries for more than half a century. The accelerator technology of the colliders has progressed immensely, while the beam energy, luminosity, facility size, and cost have grown by several orders of magnitude. The method of colliding beams has not fully exhausted its potential but has slowed down considerably in its progress. I will briefly review the development of the collider technology, examine near-term collider projects that are currently under development, derive a simple scaling model for the cost of large accelerators and colliding beam facilities based on costs of 17 big facilities which have been either built or carefully estimated. The cost parametrization will guide our consideration of possible future frontier accelerator facilities. I will conclude with an attempt to look beyond the current horizon and to find what paradigm changes are necessary for breakthroughs in the field.

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