CERN to build a new 100-kilometer particle accelerator for $ 23 billion

European Organization for Nuclear Research approves a plan for the construction of a new Large Hadron Collider with a length of 100 km.

In addition to the impressive cost of $ 23 billion, the future supercollider will be able to operate with particle energies of more than 100 TeV, which is six times higher than the current LHC. Its key tasks will be to study the interaction of Higgs bosons with other elementary particles, as well as to study the secrets of dark matter and other mysteries of the standard model of physics..

CERN to build a new 100-kilometer particle accelerator for $ 23 billion

The creation of the future accelerator will take place in two stages. On the first, he will be able to Work with electrons and positrons to maximize Higgs boson production. The second iteration will be a proton-proton collider designed to produce new particles that can expand our understanding of the physical foundations of the universe or even replace the current one..

Construction of the new tunnel should begin by 2038, but the main problem with the project is the huge budget. The amount is so large that CERN will have to look for funds outside the EU or create an international organization to attract leading countries to research.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: supercoolpics

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