Particle physicists update strategy




After almost two years of work, the CERN Council announced today that it has updated the strategy that will guide the future of particle physics in Europe within the global landscape of particle physics.

As highlights, they have established as priority initiatives, an electron-positron collider to produce Higgs bosons on the one hand; and on the other, a proton-proton collider with as much energy as possible. These priorities perfectly fit Japan's International Linear Collider (ILC) as a Higgs factory and CERN's Future Circular Collider (FCC), with the ability to collide protons at 100 TeV of energy.

To this end, they emphasize, related to technological development, that the particle physics community should intensify its R&D effort focused on advanced accelerator technologies, in particular that of high-field superconducting magnets, including high-temperature superconductors.

Check the document here.