The physics and technology of the Future Circular Collider

Michael Benedikt and Frank Zimmermann describe the Future Circular Collider, a proposed collider-based research infrastructure that can be realized in successive steps.

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Fig. 1: Model of the proposed Future Circular Collider (FCC) 100 km tunnel and the current Large Hadron Collider (LHC) 27 km tunnel.

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FCC Conceptual Design Report volumes 1–4: http://fcc-cdr.web.cern.ch

FCC study information: http://cern.ch/fcc

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Benedikt, M., Zimmermann, F. The physics and technology of the Future Circular Collider. Nat Rev Phys 1, 238–240 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-019-0048-0

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