Future Circular Colliders

M. Benedikt, A. Blondel, P. Janot, M. Klein, M. Mangano, M. Mccullough, V. Mertens, K. Oide, W. Riegler, D. Schulte, F. Zimmermann
2019 Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science  
After 10 years of physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the particle physics landscape has greatly evolved. Today, a staged Future Circular Collider (FCC), consisting of a luminosity-frontier highest-energy electron–positron collider (FCC-ee) followed by an energy-frontier hadron collider (FCC-hh), promises the most far-reaching physics program for the post-LHC era. FCC-ee will be a precision instrument used to study the Z, W, Higgs, and top particles, and will offer unprecedented
more » ... ity to signs of new physics. Most of the FCC-ee infrastructure could be reused for FCC-hh, which will provide proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 100 TeV and could directly produce new particles with masses of up to several tens of TeV. This collider will also measure the Higgs self-coupling and explore the dynamics of electroweak symmetry breaking. Thermal dark matter candidates will be either discovered or conclusively ruled out by FCC-hh. Heavy-ion and electron–proton collisions (FCC-eh) will further contribute to the breadth of the overall FCC program. The integrated FCC infrastructure will serve the particle physics community through the end of the twenty-first century. This review combines key contents from the first three volumes of the FCC Conceptual Design Report. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, Volume 69 is October 21, 2019. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/page/journal/pubdates for revised estimates.
doi:10.1146/annurev-nucl-101918-023748 fatcat:xdsux65jcrgorivcf5ofj4t35u