While the LHC starts to run at 13 TeV, Europe sows the seeds of a next generation high-energy physics research infrastructure: The European Circular Energy-Frontier Collider (EuroCirCol) project started on June 1st, 2015. EuroCirCol is a conceptual design study for a post-LHC research infrastructure based on an energy-frontier 100 TeV/100 km circular hadron collider. It was selected for funding within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
The objective of this visionary project is to develop the conceptual design of a future energy frontier hadron collider infrastructure as an international, collaborative effort under European leadership.
Innovative designs for accelerator magnets to achieve high-quality fields up to 16 T are amongst the main challenges that will be addressed.
The Group of Applied Superconductivity led by prof. Carmine Senatore of the Department of Quantum Matter Physics (University of Geneva) has the role to define the electromechanical limits of the superconducting wires envisaged for use in the next generation accelerator magnets.