CERN is already working on the next particle accelerator: The Future Circular Collider (FCC)

News about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were pretty popular in the last month and years. When the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) started to build the LHC in 1998, the ambition was to find new particles and make a big step towards the decoding the mystery of the universe. In 2012, the Higgs boson was found thanks to the enormous power of the LHC. There is still work going on at the LHC, the goal is to find more unknown particles which are hard to find with smaller colliders since they are were unstable. But, that’s not the end of the story, CERN is already working on an even larger collider, the Future Circular Collider (FCC)!

Until now, the FCC just exists in white papers and drafts. In the current conceptual study, the FCC should be ten times larger than the LHC. The perimter should reach 80-100km which means it would pass under the Lake Geneve. The costs for such a project are not quantifiable yet since some technologies that are needed for the construction are not inventet yet but conservative estimates lie between 50 and 80 billion Euro.

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