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Future particle accelerators

With unanswered questions regarding the Higgs boson remaining, no signs of physics beyond the standard model and the end of the Large Hadron Collider programme in sight, plans for the next big collider are gaining momentum. There are several designs for future particle accelerators, each with its strengths and challenges. In a series of Comments, we explore the technologies for circular, linear and plasma wakefield accelerators.

Comment

Edda Gschwendtner and Patric Muggli discuss the concept of plasma wakefield acceleration and its potential for future particle colliders and other applications.

Comment | | Nature Reviews Physics

Editorial

We examine the arguments for and against building the next big particle collider and explore the technologies for different future particle accelerator projects.

Editorial | | Nature Reviews Physics