From Monday, 11 April to Friday, 15 April, more than 450 scientists, leaders of high-tech industry, universities and research centres gather in Rome (Italy), to review the progress on Future Circular Collider (FCC) concepts for the post-LHC era. This meeting is held under the high patronage of the president of the Italian Republic, underlining the importance of Italy’s long-standing academic and technology contributions to leading-edge science endeavors.
The FCC study has been kicked off in 2014 as a response to a request of the European Strategy for Particle Physics. The study embraces today 74 institutes from 26 countries and is hosted by CERN. The European Union supports this activity through the EuroCirCol Horizon 2020 infrastructure development project.
The worldwide FCC collaboration will deliver a Conceptual Design Report by 2019, in time for the next strategy update as a decision aid for a future particle research infrastructure that can serve the worldwide science community throughout the 21st century.
The FCC Week features a public event at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome (in Italian with simultaneous translation to English) with CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti, INFN president Fernando Ferroni, physicists Michelangelo Mangano and Guido Tonelli, former CERN Director for Research and Computing Sergio Bertolucci, economist Massimo Florio and INFN vice-president Antonio Zoccoli.
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