Some 500 scientists, innovators and decision-makers are discussing a possible successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator developed by the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN).
The discussions are being held at the 5th edition of the Future Circular Collider Week (FCC Week), in Brussels, from 24 to 28 June.
The new accelerator needs to be bigger and more powerful than the LHC – which still has a shelf life of 20 years – in order to obtain more information on the origin of the universe. It will have to be 100 km long, four times as big as the LHC, which is an ambitious target.
The focus of FCC Week is on the possibilities and stakes of the proposed successor to the LHC.