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Future Circular Collider

Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: TH

 Context: Scientists at CERN are advancing plans for a multibillion-euro project to construct a larger and more potent particle collider called the Future Circular Collider.

  • Estimated to cost around 16 billion euros, the collider aims to commence operations by 2040


 The Future Circular Collider (FCC) is a particle accelerator that is being designed to host the next generation of particle colliders. The FCC is expected to be completed in 2035 and will have a significantly higher energy than previous colliders. 

 The FCC is an international design study that aims to create a hadron collider with a centre-of-mass energy of around 100 TeV. The collider will be built in a new tunnel that is 80–100 km long.

The FCC is intended to extend the research currently being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is located near Geneva, Switzerland, and has been operational since 2010.