China’s plans to develop a next-generation particle collider have moved into a new phase with the release of a Conceptual Design Report (CDR).

 

Speaking recently to an international audience at a workshop in Beijing, the chair of the International Committee for Future Accelerators, Geoffrey Taylor from Australia’s University of Melbourne, described it as “a significant milestone along the road to such an important facility for fundamental physics”.

 

Construction of the Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) is expected to start in 2022 and be completed in 2030.

 

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