June 23, 2020
The new European strategy for particle physics was announced today at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN).
The particle community has set out the priorities around which the field will revolve over next five years. This strategy states that successful completion of high-luminosity enhancement of the LHC (HL-LHC) and its experiments, should remain the focus of European particle physics, together with continuous innovation of experimental techniques. Full physical potential of the LHC and HL-LHC should be exploited, including the study of flavour physics and plasma of quarks and gluons.
For future collider experiments, a leptonic accelerator operating as a Higgs factory is the highest priority. The timely implementation of the International Linear Collider (ILC) in Japan would be compatible with this priority and, in that case, the European particle physics community would like to collaborate.
The particle physics group of IFCA is actively involved both in the HL-LHC project with relevant contributions, and in the improvement of detectors of the CMS experiment or preparation of future analyses to exploit the full potential of the HL-LHC experiment, looking for new particles and making a more precise study of the properties of the Higgs boson. IFCA members are leading several of these initiatives within CMS experiment.
IFCA is also very active in detector R&D for the ILC. And members of the institute are part of the executive and technical committees of the International Linear Detector (ILD), one of the proposed experiments for the International Linear Collider (ILC).