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  1. Aug 30, 2017 #26
    Speaking at a conference on the Higgs boson here at the Royal Society in January, Wyatt outlined what kind of enormous science experiments would be needed to go beyond the science that the LHC may deliver.

    "The tunnel to house such a machine might possibly be completed by around 2040," he added. "In addition, such a tunnel could also house an accelerator to collide electrons and positrons at a much lower energy, but nevertheless sufficient to produce and study Higgs bosons."

    Finally, scientists are looking into a possibility of a ring that would smash muons — the heavy cousins of electrons — together. It could potentially be housed at Fermilab, Wyatt said, but it probably wouldn't be built anytime soon — maybe sometime between 2040 and 2050. [Images: Inside the World's Top Physics Labs]
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  2. Aug 30, 2017 #27

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    That is not the earliest possible date then.

    A muon collider also needs more R&D. The MICE group is testing muon cooling, the most critical part, at the moment.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2017 #28

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    I agree that the next particle colliders will be built in one of the world's superpowers like China or Japan. Since they do not have any yet, and their scientific contribution and research has improved, I believe they will build the next ones. They also would construct some different or more effective colliders, because they might wish to stand out from the already existing atomic research companies. This will include innovative technology and engineering.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2017 #29

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    Both China and Japan have colliders. Not at the energy frontier currently (although Tristan was there in the past), but at energies and collision rates relevant for flavor physics. Japan's Super-KEKB will break the luminosity record (set by KEKB - Japan as well) soon, probably within two years, and become the most powerful B-factory in the world, and the only one still running.
     
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