High energy particle colliders: past 20 years, next 20 years and beyond

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Particle colliders for high energy physics have been in the forefront of scientific discoveries for more than half a century. The accelerator technology of the collider has progressed immensely, while the beam energy, luminosity, facility size and the cost have grown by several orders of magnitude. The method of colliding beams has not fully exhausted its potential but its pace of progress has greatly slowed down. In this paper we very briefly review the method and the history of colliders, discuss in detail the developments over the past two decades and the directions of the R and D toward near ... continued below

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Shiltsev, Vladimir D. April 1, 2012.

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Particle colliders for high energy physics have been in the forefront of scientific discoveries for more than half a century. The accelerator technology of the collider has progressed immensely, while the beam energy, luminosity, facility size and the cost have grown by several orders of magnitude. The method of colliding beams has not fully exhausted its potential but its pace of progress has greatly slowed down. In this paper we very briefly review the method and the history of colliders, discuss in detail the developments over the past two decades and the directions of the R and D toward near future colliders which are currently being explored. Finally, we make an attempt to look beyond the current horizon and outline the changes in the paradigm required for the next breakthroughs.

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  • Journal Name: Submitted to Usp.Fiz.Nauk; Journal Volume: 182; Journal Issue: 10

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-12-100-APC
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0182.201210d.1033 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1039716
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc833110

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Shiltsev, Vladimir D. High energy particle colliders: past 20 years, next 20 years and beyond, article, April 1, 2012; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc833110/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.