The $10 billion next-generation Particle Accelerator

CERN unveils plan for the next-generation particle accelerator, that will be four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider and will cost $10 billion.

CERN presented the study for a ‘Future Circular Collider,’ a 100-kilometer (62-mile) circumference tunnel next to LHC, that could be completed by 2040.



The discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC closes the chapter of the Standard Model and poses new, more puzzling questions that call for building energy- and intensity-frontier colliders. The FCC study lays the foundations for a new research infrastructure that can succeed the HL-LHC and serve the world-wide physics community for the rest of the 21st century.

A short video explaining the main scope of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) study: a global collaboration that explores different scenarios for post-LHC colliders to push the energy and intensity frontiers.

source CERN