Department Colloquium: Future Colliders: Overview of the Compact Linear Collider Study at CERN
- Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Polhemsalen
- Lecturer: Andrea Latina, CERN senior physicist and Deputy Project Leader for CompactLight
- Contact person: Jan-Erik Rubensson
The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is a TeV-scale high-luminosity linear e+e− collider under development by international collaborations hosted by CERN. For an optimal exploitation of its physics potential, CLIC is foreseen to be built and operated in stages, at centre-of-mass energies of 380 GeV, 1.5 TeV and 3 TeV. CLIC uses a two-beam acceleration scheme, in which normal-conducting high-gradient 12 GHz accelerating structures are powered via a high-current drive beam. The CLIC accelerator optimisation, technical developments, and system tests have resulted in significant progress in recent years. This seminar presents an overview of the main design, technology, and implementation aspects of the CLIC study.