The 2020 FCC November meeting will take place from Monday, 9 to Friday, 13 November. It will review the most recent developments of the concepts for the next generation of colliders that were laid out in the 2019 Conceptual Design Report. The event combines the 4th FCC Physics Week with the kick-off meeting of the new EU-funded Horizon 2020 FCC Innovation Study (FCCIS), which is the continuation of EuroCirCol.
Crucially, this is the first meeting of the FCC collaboration after the recent update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics (ESPP), which identified the need for more in-depth study of the Higgs boson and exploration of the high-energy frontier. The updated Strategy emphasises the importance of international investigation into the technical and financial feasibility of an electron–positron Higgs and electroweak factory as a possible first stage, while at the same time guaranteeing a future hadron collider at CERN with a centre-of-mass energy of at least 100 TeV in the most affordable and efficient way.
The FCCIS design study will support the development of a roadmap for the design and the implementation plan of a new research infrastructure that will assist in the exploration of both fronts. The proposed infrastructure, a 100-km-long tunnel with a dozen surface sites, would initially host an electron–positron collider (FCC-ee) that would allow for precise measurement of the properties of the Higgs boson and other Standard Model particles. This would be followed by an energy frontier proton collider (FCC-hh), reaching collision energies of 100 TeV or higher following developments in the superconducting and magnet technology. This project will validate the key performance enablers at particle accelerators in a sustainable way while offering opportunities for co-development of needed technologies with industry.
In parallel, the 4th FCC Physics and Experiments Workshop will take place from 10 to 13 November and will also address the outcome of the ESPP update. Subsequently, the workshop will engage with the most recent literature on the study of the physics prospects of the FCC study. It will also propose new activities aimed at developing the FCC-ee detector designs and technologies and collaborations to tackle the challenges of this machine.
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