A successor to the Large Hadron Collide is planned to be built


The research organization presented preliminary designs for the project named Future Circular Collider (FCC). It will be a massive particle accelerator 100 kilometers or 62 miles around, compared to the actual LHC, which is only 27 kilometers or 17 miles long. It will also be up to six times more powerful. The LHC hasn’t discovered any new particles since the Higgs boson. It’s expected that more powerful collisions will do this. It is believed that a huge world of tiny particles is just waiting to be discovered.That won’t happen until 2040 at the earliest.


Until that time the actual LHC will have some massive upgrades.The FCC project is expected to cost  €21 billion (US$24 billion). “The FCC conceptual design report is a remarkable accomplishment,” CERN Director General Fabiola Gianotti said in a statement. “It shows the tremendous potential of the FCC to improve our knowledge of fundamental physics and to advance many technologies with a broad impact on society.” Using high-field superconducting magnets, the FCC proton collider would offer a wide range of new physics opportunities, including deeper insight into the Higgs boson, or “God particle.” To find out more about dark matter, the matter/ antimatter asymmetry, or the origin of neutrino masses, colliders with extended intensity and energy reach is necessary. The statistical precision of measurements that are sensitive to new physics would be improved by a factor of up to 500. It is necessary to begin construction around 2025. Scientists are however divided on the necessity of a massive accelerator and argumentation will develop.


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