PED Study Coordination


The Physics, Experiments and Detectors work package of the FCC Feasibility Study has several goals:

  • Consolidate the physics case for the integrated FCC programme
  • Consider and benchmark FCC-ee detector concepts to meet the requirements of ultra-precise Higgs boson and electroweak measurements¬†
  • Revisit FCC-hh detector concepts in light of the evolution of the physics landscape and the experience gained with the High-Luminosity LHC detector upgrades
  • Evaluate the cost drivers for construction and operation of the detectors and formulate the requirements on accelerator performance, technical infrastructure, integration and civil engineering
  • Establish the requirements on theoretical calculations and Monte Carlo generators in order to fully exploit the physics programme

Work will proceed in collaboration with related ECFA activities and with the R&D for future detectors initiative at CERN.

The PED work package is convened by Patrick Janot and Christophe Grojean and has the following working groups:

  • Physics Programme, led by Matthew McCullough and Frank Simon
  • Physics Performance, led by Patrizia Azzi and Emmanuel Perez
  • Detector Concepts, led by Mogens Dam, Marc-Andr√© Pleier, and Felix Sefkow
  • Physics Software & Computing, led by Gerardo Ganis
  • Machine-Detector Interface (join with Accelerators work package), led by Manuela Boscolo and Mike Sullivan
  • EPOL (joint with Accelerators work package), led by Guy Wilkinson and Jacqueline Keintzel
  • Figure 1: PED Pillar organisation chart
    Figure 1: PED Pillar organisation chart


The physics programme and physics performance work packages also contain physics groups, organised as follows:

Physics Groups and their conveners
Figure 2: Physics Groups and their conveners

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