CERN Accelerating science

“TLEP” - Circular Higgs Factory and a Long-Term Perspective for High Energy Physics

EuCARD workshops to discuss the key ingredients, the physics potential, experimental detector concepts, and synergies with other projects of a TLEP facility.

From the editors

This summer saw CERN announce to a worldwide audience the discovery of a Higgs-like boson, so this issue takes a look at the LHC, as well as future plans for a possible Higgs factory in the form of LEP3.

LHC - Higgs factory

With a wry smile, Fabiola Gianotti showed the significance of the combined gamma-gamma and 4 lepton channels. "We observe in our data clear signs of a new particle, at the level of 5 sigma, in the mass region around 126 GeV."

From the editors

In this summer issue we look at how developments in collimator materials could have applications in aerospace and beyond, and how Polish researchers are harnessing accelerators for medical and industrial uses.