APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Andrea Wulzer (ICREA, Barcelona)
Title: Towards a muon collider
Date (JST): Tue, Mar 05, 2024, 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: High-energy particle colliders enable the systematic, direct and conclusive exploration of short-distance fundamental physical laws. Point-like particles such as electrons and muons are particularly suited for this purpose because their collision energy is entirely available to produce short-distance reactions. Unlike electrons, muons are sufficiently heavy to be accelerated in a ring without limitation from synchrotron radiation, allowing to envisage a muon collider energy of 10 TeV or more with a reasonably compact footprint. A muon colliders R&D plan has been established and is being developed by the International Muon Collider Collaboration.

I will report on ongoing studies about the potential of such a very high energy muon collider to advance knowledge by direct searches for new particles and by precision measurements, and I will outline novel challenges and opportunity for theory and phenomenology along the pathway towards a muon collider.