Laboratory for Particle Physics (LTP)

LTP Colloquium

Muon Colliders: a challenging Opportunity

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 16:00
online only                                             (for the zoom link contact, or

Nadia Pastrone, INFN Torino

A multi-TeV muon collider is a discovery machine and an invaluable tool for many precision measurements such as the shape of the Higgs boson potential. The update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics recognized the unique opportunity of a muon collider to reach the energy frontier, despite the challenges to produce intense cooled muon beams. The forming international collaboration for a Design Study based at CERN is mainly focusing on a 3 TeV and a 10+ TeV center of mass energy collider options to evaluate the feasibility of the facility. The physics potential, the need for a demonstrator and the required technology developments are the key issues also addressed by the preparation of European Accelerator and Detector R&D Roadmaps, and studied within the ongoing US Snowmass process. The status of the project, future plans and synergies will be discussed.