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FP7 High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider Design Study

Objective

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest scientific instrument ever built. It has been exploring the new energy frontier since 2009, gathering a global user community of 7,000 scientists. It will remain the most powerful accelerator in the world for at least two decades, and its full exploitation is the highest priority in the European Strategy for Particle Physics, adopted by the CERN Council and integrated into the ESFRI Roadmap. To extend its discovery potential, the LHC will need a major upgrade around 2020 to increase its luminosity (rate of collisions) by a factor of 10 beyond its design value. As a highly complex and optimized machine, such an upgrade of the LHC must be carefully studied and requires about 10 years to implement. The novel machine configuration, called High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), will rely on a number of key innovative technologies, representing exceptional technological challenges, such as cutting-edge 13 tesla superconducting magnets, very compact and ultra-precise superconducting cavities for beam rotation, and 300-metre-long high-power superconducting links with zero energy dissipation.

This FP7 Design Study proposal (HiLumi LHC) is part of an overall project that will federate efforts and R&D of a large community towards the ambitious HL-LHC objectives. HiLumi LHC involves participants from outside the European Research Area (ERA), in particular leading US and Japanese laboratories, which will facilitate the implementation of the construction phase as a global project. The proposed governance model is tailored accordingly and may pave the way for the organization of other global research infrastructures.

HiLumi LHC will help to foster opportunities for the European industry to bid for contracts worth 300 M€ in innovative fields during the second half of this decade, and will establish the ERA as a focal point of a global research cooperation and a leader in frontier knowledge and technologies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particle physics/particle accelerator
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 240 919,92
Administrative Contact
Svetlomir Stavrev (Dr.)

Participants (15)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 405 864,48
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Judas (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eliane Perret (Ms.)
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 230
Address
Notkestrasse 85
22607 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Krell (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 567 344,19
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angela Campanale (Dr.)
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics of SB RUS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 182 034
Address
Academician Lavrentiev Avenue 11
630090 Novosibirsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nokolay Zavadsky (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 572,64
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jimenez Arroyo (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 293 552
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leonid Rivkin (Prof.)
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 417,50
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Greaves (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 414 612,58
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 530 986,45
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Highmore (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 886
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 185,04
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Halpin (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 379 395,20
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION, HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Japan
Address
Oho 1-1
3050801 Tsukuba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katsunobu Oide (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Queensgate
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Denise Ogden (Ms.)