- Published on 04 March 2022
Guest Editors: G. Corti, B. Heinemann, P. Hernandez, P. Koppenburg, M. McCullough, A.-S. Müller, A. Seryi, J. Tanaka
This Focus Point on the FCC-ee maps the current status and the challenges lying forward to realize a future Higgs and electroweak factory like the one envisioned by the Future Circular Collider design study for the post-LHC era. This strategic guideline from the 2020 update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics (ESPP 2020) defines an electron-positron Higgs and electroweak factory "as the highest-priority next collider" that would allow a wide range of precise measurements of the Standard Model parameters including the recently discovered Higgs boson. The proposed FCC-ee best complies with this guideline, and consequently offers, in a cost-effective fashion, the broadest physics discovery potential and the most ambitious perspective towards a 100 TeV high-energy proton collider housed in the same tunnel and profiting from the new infrastructure.
The invited authors evaluate the progress toward the realisation of FCCs since the publication of the FCC Conceptual Design Report. Topics highlight the challenges lying ahead on the accelerator design of FCC-ee, ongoing work for the experiments and detector development, the open theoretical questions informing this endeavour and finally the computational and software challenges that should be tackled. These challenges also set opportunities for a wider community of scientists and engineers who are invited to join the diverse and dynamic environment offered by the FCC collaboration.
All articles of this focus point are published Open Access and can be found at the following links
Focus Point on A Future Higgs & Electroweak Factory (FCC): Challenges towards Discovery - Introduction and Overview
Guest editors: A. Seryi, A.-S. Müller, B. Heinemann, P. Koppenburg, M. McCullough, P. Hernandez, G. Corti, J. Tanaka
Focus Point on A Future Higgs & Electroweak Factory (FCC): Challenges towards Discovery - Part I: The Next Big Leap: Accelerator Technologies for the Precision Frontier.
Guest editors: A. Seryi, A.-S. Müller
Focus Point on A Future Higgs & Electroweak Factory (FCC): Challenges towards Discovery - Part II: Physics Opportunities and Challenges
Guest editors: B. Heinemann, P. Koppenburg
Focus Point on A Future Higgs & Electroweak Factory (FCC): Challenges towards Discovery - Part III: Theoretical Challenges
Guest editors: M. McCullough, P. Hernandez
Guest editors: G. Corti, J. Tanaka
For further information read the Introduction and Overview
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951754.