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[Lecture] Why building a muon collider
Nov. 24, 2023

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Speaker: Prof. Andrea Wulzer (IFAE)

Time: 15:00-16:00 p.m., November 24, 2023, GMT+8

Venue: B105, West Building, School of Physics, PKU


High-energy particle colliders enable the systematic, direct and conclusive exploration of short-distance fundamental physical laws. Point-like particles such as electrons and muons are particularly suited for this purpose because their collision energy is entirely available to produce short-distance reactions. Unlike electrons, muons are sufficiently heavy to be accelerated in a ring without limitation from synchrotron radiation, allowing to envisage a muon collider energy of 10 TeV or more with a reasonably compact footprint. A muon colliders R&D plan has been established and is being developed by the newly-formed International Muon ColliderCollaboration.
I will report on ongoing studies about the potential of such a very high energy muon collider to advance knowledge by direct searches for new particles and by precision measurements, and 1 will outline future directions of theoretical and experimental investigation towards a conclusive assessment of the muon collider physics case.

School of Physics, PKU