future collider

What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator? The results of these discussions will shape the next 100 years of particle physics research.

On Nov. 2, the Falling Walls Foundation hosted an online panel titled “Falling Walls Circle Table: The Next Big Machine – Does CERN Need Another Supercollider?” A video of the hour-long panel discussion is now available online. Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer was one of the panelists. The others were Zulfikar Abbany of Deutsche Welle, Ursula Bassler of the CERN Council, Jeremy Farrar of the Wellcome Trust and Beate Heinemann of DESY. With CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in full swing and…

From Science, Oct. 2, 2020: As U.S. particle physicists start to drum up new ideas for the next decade in a yearlong Snowmass process they have no single big project to push for (or against). Physicists have just started to build the current plan’s centerpiece: The Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility at Fermilab will shoot particles through 1,300 kilometers of rock to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment in South Dakota. Fermilab Deputy Director of Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab scientist Vladimir Shiltsev comment on other possible pursuits in high-energy physics.

Fermilab scientists have broken their own world record for an accelerator magnet. In June, their demonstrator steering dipole magnet achieved a 14.5-tesla field, surpassing the field strength of their 14.1-tesla magnet, which set a record in 2019. This magnet test shows that scientists and engineers can address the demanding requirements for a future particle collider under discussion in the particle physics community.