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Next generation colliders: Workshop on June 1-2, 2017

What do physicists expect from future colliders? On their wish list, you’ll find not only higher energies, but also more accurate measurements than with instruments in use today. A workshop that takes place on June 1-2, 2017 at the MPI for Physics investigates new concepts.

High electron energies could be achieved with a plasma-based accelerator, currently being developed in the framework of the AWAKE experiment.

High electron energies could be achieved with a plasma-based accelerator, currently being developed in the framework of the AWAKE experiment. (Photo: A. Griesch/MPP)

The workshop will focus on the physics potential of a very high energy electron-proton and electron-ion collider. Novel effects are expected emerging from the strong interactions of large numbers of gluonic particles at these energies. The program is dedicated to shed light on fundamental issues such as the reason for the confinement of quarks and gluons.

Electron energies 100 times higher than those used in previous such experiments can be envisaged with electrons accelerated by a plasma-based accelerator. The technology for such an accelerator is currently being developed in the framework of the AWAKE experiment.