China is planning to build the world largest Particle Collider in 2020, twice the size of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
The subterranean facility of the Chinese Particle Collider will be at least twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland.
Above: Rendering of the proposed CEPC. Credit: IHEP
The supercollider will endeavor to find out more about the mysterious Higgs boson.
Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told China Daily:
“We have completed the initial conceptual design and organized international peer review recently, and the final conceptual design will be completed by the end of 2016.
The LHC is hitting its limits of energy level. While the LHC smashes together protons, it generates Higgs particles together with many other particles. The proposed CEPC, however, collides electrons and positrons to create an extremely clean environment that only produces Higgs boson particles.”
source Chinese Academy of Sciences