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Title: Future Accelerators, Muon Colliders, and Neutrino Factories

Particle physics is driven by five great topics. Neutrino oscillations and masses are now at the fore. The standard model with extensions to supersymmetry and a Higgs to generate mass explains much of the field. The origins of CP violation are not understood. The possibility of extra dimensions has raised tantalizing new questions. A fifth topic lurking in the background is the possibility of something totally different. Many of the questions raised by these topics require powerful new accelerators. It is not an overstatement to say that for some of the issues, the accelerator is almost the experiment. Indeed some of the questions require machines beyond our present capability. As this volume attests, there are parts of the particle physics program that have been significantly advanced without the use of accelerators such as the subject of neutrino oscillations and many aspects of the particle-cosmology interface. At this stage in the development of physics, both approaches are needed and important. This chapter first reviews the status of the great accelerator facilities now in operation or coming on within the decade. Next, midrange possibilities are discussed including linear colliders with the adjunct possibility of gamma-gamma colliders, muon colliders, with precursor neutrino factories,more » and very large hadron colliders. Finally visionary possibilities are considered including plasma and laser accelerators.« less
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
789645
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-Conf-01/373-E
TRN: US0200197
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th Non-Accelerator Astroparticle Physics School, Trieste (IT), 07/09/2001--07/20/2001; Other Information: PBD: 19 Dec 2001
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; ACCELERATORS; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; HADRONS; LINEAR COLLIDERS; MUONS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; STANDARD MODEL; SUPERSYMMETRY; STORAGE RINGS; FORECASTING