First meeting of the Future Circular Collider

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The first meeting of the Future Circular Collider collaboration took place in Washington D.C. this week, bringing together institutes from around the world to prepare the long-term future of particle physics. The FCC study aims to establish the feasibility of future very large accelerators for electron-positron, proton-proton, and electron-proton collisions to probe new physics at the energy frontier up to the 100 TeV scale.

The Quasar group’s Dr Adam Jeff took part in the workshop and gave a talk reviewing the possibilities for beam profile measurement at a future very high energy synchrotron. The very high energy that will be stored in the FCC beams makes it destructive to any interceptive profile monitors such as wire scanners, while the expected small beam size makes non-invasive measurements challenging. Dr Jeff presented various options based on synchrotron radiation, the interaction of the beam with the rest gas or a gas jet, and the use of crossed probe beams.

In addition to scientific talks, a number of working groups were held on topics ranging from gender equality in high-energy physics to the importance of a strategic approach to communications. The Quasar group and the EU project T.E.A.M. will be strongly involved in the design and implementation of the FCC communication strategy through the EuroCirCol EU project.

More information on the FCC meeting can be found at