International Center for Future of High Energy Physics


Why are we here

Particle physics is at an exciting juncture. With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the Standard Model is "complete". At the same time, many fundamental questions remained unanswered, including the mechanism of the electroweak symmetry breaking, fine tuning of the fundamental parameters, and so on. At the same time, the Standard Model does not have a candidate for the dark matter in the universe.

An extended high energy experiment program beyond the planned running of the LHC will be crucial to fully address these questions. Beijing Center for Future will dedicate its effort to carry out detailed studies both on physics case and the design of the possible future colliders.

(more details about the blurb. Do we want to be more explicit about possible colliders to study?)
The immediate focus would be on a Higgs factory and a high energy proton collider, based on a circular tunnel.

The near term goal of the center is to present a conceptual design report. To facilitate this study, center will host an active visitor program [link to visitor page], as well as occasional workshops on topics essential to the center's mission. Center will also offer regular lecture series and run schools to prepare students and junior researchers. See [link to event page] an updated list of recent and planned activities.

[links to program page, visitor info page]


Inaugural meeting, December 15- [link]


Director: Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS, USA)
Executive Director: Cai-Dian Lv (IHEP, China)

Physics Coordinators: Tao Han (U. Pittsburgh/Tsinghua U.), Hongjian He (Tsinghua U.), Shufang Su (U. Arizona), Lian-Tao Wang (U. Chicago), Shouhua Zhu (Peking U.)

Visit the Center

We whole heartedly welcome and strongly encourage everyone who would like to contribute to the planning of the future of HEP to join our studies. At the same time, it is crucial to maintain a strong connection to the local effort in China. For this purpose, the Center hosts an active visitor program. To effectively facilitate the physics study and accommodate the need of participation at different levels, we established two categories within the visitor program.

1) Long term visitors.
A long term visitor is someone who can visit the center for more than a month. We expect such visitors to play key roles in the physics studies, including leading topical study groups, organizing center lecture and short term visitor program. We expect to have 3-5 long term visitors at the center at any given time. Although we strongly encourage continuous presence at the center, splitting the visit into two separate trips can be considered in principle. To maintain a continuous presence, we especially encourage visiting the center during the school year.

For long term visitors, one international travel (for each stay of more than a month) and local expenses (lodging and meals) can be reimbursed. If a stay is split into two trips, one of them will be covered. Support is also available for local expenses of students affiliated with the long term visitors.

Solicitation of long term visitors is in progress. If you are interested, please let us know [a common email for the organizers].

(When all the dust settle, we need a list of names and a schedule)

2) Short term visitors.
The Center also welcome visits for a shorter term. The duration is flexible. Coordination with the organizers and long term visitors are strongly encouraged.

Local expenses will be covered for short term visitors.

[Information for domestic visitors]

Useful logistical information for visitors [link] (Can copy the page from the Higgs workshop in Aug.)