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Message 34813 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 16:16:34 UTC

A top physicist says the construction of a "factory" to produce Higgs boson particles is a priority for the science community.
In an exclusive interview, Nigel Lockyer, head of America's premier particle physics lab, said studying the Higgs could hasten major discoveries.

He said momentum in the physics community was gathering for a machine to be built either in Europe or Asia.
"Our field uniformly agrees that would be a good thing," he told the BBC. The Fermilab director added: "The Higgs is such an interesting particle - a unique particle."

The Higgs boson - named after British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs - was discovered in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle smasher under the Franco-Swiss border.
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Message 35641 - Posted: 25 Jun 2018, 15:30:31 UTC
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The CERN director Fabiola Gianotti has announce the start of the HiLumi LHC project, which should increase the luminosity of the LHC beams by a factor of 5 or more. The Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare has also announced it on June 15. The detectors will be also upgraded and the number of collisions will increase also the production of data, with new data processing facilities needed. The project will be concluded in 2026, so I won't certainly see it. But Go Fabiola!
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