Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a grandiose construction, equipment which is located in an underground tunnel 27 kilometers, and has enabled scientists to make a huge amount of important discoveries. However, at the moment considered the possibility of building large accelerator which will be three times larger than the current one.
As the site gizmodo.com, last week, CERN initiated a study in which should clarify the possibility of building a new collider Future Circular Collider, the length of which should reach 80-100 kilometers. The new accelerator can accelerate particles to energies 100 TeV. For comparison, the existing BAC is able to accelerate particles to energies of only 14 TeV.
But what can give scientists a new Hadron Collider? Despite the fact that using the accelerator was made many incredible discoveries, including evidence was obtained of the existence of the Higgs boson, there are still many questions unanswered. Scientists plan with a new super-power accelerator to penetrate deeper into the mystery of matter, antimatter, and possibly come close to the creation of dark matter, which is one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our time.
Of course, if we take into account the fact that the current LHC was built over 25 years, we expect a quick launch of the new accelerator is not necessary. However Future Circular Collider will open opportunities for researchers to study previously unknown scientific discoveries.