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European Circular Energy-Frontier Collider Study

Objective

The award of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics acknowledged the leading role of Europe in particle physics, which has a global community of over 10,000 scientists. To reinforce its pole position throughout the 21st century, Europe must be ready to propose an ambitious post-LHC accelerator project by 2018/19. This is one of the main recommendations of the updated European Strategy for Particle Physics, adopted by the CERN Council in May 2013.
The EuroCirCol conceptual design study is a direct response to this recommendation, initiating a study for a 100 TeV energy-frontier circular collider through a collaboration of institutes and universities worldwide.

A new research infrastructure of such scale depends on the feasibility of key technologies pushed beyond current state of the art. Innovative designs for accelerator magnets to achieve high-quality fields up to 16 T and for a cryogenic beam vacuum system to cope with unprecedented synchrotron light power are required. The effects of colliding two 50 TeV beams must be mastered to meet the physics research requirements. Advanced energy efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness are key factors to build and operate such an accelerator within realistic time scale and cost.

This proposal is part of the Future Circular Collider study under European leadership, federating resources worldwide to assess the merits of different post-LHC accelerator scenarios. It forms the core of a globally coordinated strategy of converging activities, involving participants from the ERA and beyond. Organisations joining this study from Japan and the USA are expected to take part in a global implementation project and a suitable governance model will be drawn-up accordingly.

The main outcome of EuroCirCol will be laying the foundation of subsequent infrastructure development actions that will strengthen the ERA as a focal point of global research cooperation and as a leader in frontier knowledge and technologies over the next decades.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
€ 138 000

Participants (15)

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 514 000
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 213 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 278 000
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 000
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 169 000
Address
Carrer De La Llum 2-26
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 000
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 192 000
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 242 000
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION, HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Oho 1-1
3050801 Tsukuba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments