FCC Week 2018

José Van Dijk, president of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, opening the FCC Week 2018

More than 450 participants in the Future Circular Collider (FCC) Study met last week in Amsterdam for its annual collaboration week.

The Cockcroft Institute had an important representation in the FCC Week 2018 with Oleg Malyshev, Reza Valizadeh, Ruta Sirvinskaite, and Taaj Sian presenting six posters about their work on surface engineering and coatings for electron cloud mitigation. Ricardo Torres also attended the event as a member of the communication group.

The conference started with a plenary talk about the physics opportunities at FCC. The coordinator of the study Michael Benedikt and the leaders of the different work packages then gave an overview of the status of various aspects of the project, covering the definition of baseline parameters, layout, operational model, magnet design and technology, vacuum and cryogenics, civil engineering, etc.

Ruta Sirvinskaite presenting a poster on ‘Vacuum Properties of Single Metal Zirconium Non-Evaporable Getter Coating’.

The following days were dedicated to detailed discussions on these topics, distributed in parallel sessions as well as a poster session. The conclusions from each topic were presented on the last day.

The collaboration is now moving to prepare the FCC Conceptual Design Report, including a cost estimate for all the collider options, to be delivered by the end of this year. The 2018 collaboration meeting has contributed to consolidate the vision for future energy and intensity-frontier colliders that could replace the LHC by the end of the 2030s.

More information about the FCC Week 2018, including the presentations, can be found in: