1 November 2018 to 19 December 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

AWAKE: On the path to Particle Physics Applications

Not scheduled
Dark matter and dark sector (accelerator and non-accelerator dark matter, dark photons, hidden sector, axions)


Proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration allows the transfer of energy from a proton bunch to a trailing bunch of particles, the ‘witness’ particles, via plasma electrons. The AWAKE experiment at CERN is pursuing a demonstration of this scheme using bunches of protons from the CERN SPS. Assuming continued success of the AWAKE program, high energy electron or muon beams will become available, opening up an extensive array of future particle physics projects from beam dump searches for new weakly interacting particles such as Dark Photons, to fixed target physics programs, to energy frontier electron-proton, electron-ion, electron-positron and muon colliders. The time is right for the particle physics community to offer strong support to the pursuit of this new technology as it will open up new avenues for high energy particle physics.

Primary author

Allen Caldwell (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik (DE))

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