231 – The Future Circular Collider
Guest: Michael Benedikt, Frank Zimmermann Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Bastian Hundt
Particle accelerators are the backbone of today’s particle physics research and help us understand the smallest building blocks our world is made of. To understand this deeper, more powerful accelerators are needed, beyond what is possible with today’s LHC. The world’s physics community is continuously running studies to explore science questions and evaluate the required accelerators; one of those the studies is the Future Circular Collider study led by CERN. In this episode we discuss the science questions as well as the core engineering challenges with the two leaders of the FCC study, Michael Benedikt and Frank Zimmermann.
Circular Particle Accelerators and Colliders00:02:58
Particle physics | Einstein relation | Particle-wave duality | Kinetic energy | Lorentz Force | Synchrotron radiation | Hadron | Lepton | RF-Cavities | Linear colliders | ILC | XFEL | Luminosity | Phase space | Superconducting-magnets
FCC Variants and Fundamental Physics00:20:08
Costs and Challenges of Colliders00:32:38
Lessons Learned from LHC00:50:13