China is planning on building a huge particle accelerator twice the size and seven times as powerful as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The main goal is to reveal a new physics beyond the Standard Model and the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism along with the clues to understanding dark matter and supersymmetry also.
According to China Daily reports, this new particle accelerator will be capable of generating millions of Higgs boson particles. The Standard Model of physics, is an assembly of theories physicists have derived — and repeatedly improved — to explain the cosmos and how the smallest building blocks of our universe interact with one another. Of course there are problems with the Standard Model remain to be solved. For instance, gravity has not yet been effectively combined into the framework.
Chinese researchers have already finished an initial conceptual design of a super-giant particle collider which will be larger and more powerful than any particle accelerator on Earth.
Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High EnergyPhysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told China Daily in an exclusive interview “We have completed the initial conceptual design and organized international peer review recently, and the final conceptual design will be completed by the end of 2016,”
The institute has been working with major high-energy physics tasks in China, for instance the Beijing Electron Positron Collider and the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino experiment. Now researchers are recommending a more ambitious new accelerator with seven times the energy level of the Large Hadron Collider in Europe.
If everything goes as planned, the construction of the first stage project CEPC will begin between 2020 and 2025, followed by the second stage in 2040.
Yes it’s a long road ahead but this can completely change our understanding of quantum world.