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European Circular Energy-Frontier Collider Study

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.
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

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Route De Meyrin Cern
1211 Geneva 23

Switzerland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 138 000

Participants (17)

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TTY-SAATIO

Finland

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 166 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 514 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 213 000

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 278 000

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 422 000

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

CONSORCIO PARA LA CONSTRUCCION EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL LABORATORIO DE LUZ SINCROTRON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 169 000

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 193 000

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 192 000

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 242 000

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CORPORATION, HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATOR RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Japan

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 654305

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 989 842

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 000

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland