The Future Circular Collider as a Higgs/top/EW Factory: status and plans for FCC-ee

by Dr. Sarah Williams (University of Cambridge)

R61 CR3 (RAL)

R61 CR3 (RAL)


The 2020 update to the European Strategy for Particle Physics laid out several key priorities for the future of collider physics beyond the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It identified and electron-positron Higgs factory as the next high-priority experiment and encouraged CERN and its international partners to investigate the technical and financial feasibility of a 100 TeV hadron collider. The integrated Future Circular Collider (FCC) project aims to combine these goals, and would involve a ~90km tunnel being used first for e+e- collisions (FCC-ee) and then for 100 TeV proton-proton collisions (FCC-hh) with additional opportunities for electron proton (FCC-eh) and heavy ion collisions. This seminar will discuss the physics opportunities of FCC-ee, and the status of the FCC feasibility study which is ongoing and has just undergone its mid-term review ahead of completion in 2025. I will also discuss the roadmap ahead which could enable FCC-ee to begin operation in the late 2040s.