The European strategy group’s drafting session will take place on 20–24 January 2020, in Bad Honnef, Germany.
The Future Circular Collider study would see a 100 km-circumference tunnel built at CERN to host post-LHC colliders.
The latest CEPC baseline design is a 100 km double ring.
Geoffrey Taylor is chair of the International Committee for Future Accelerators.
The laboratory’s plans for the 2020s include building the world’s most powerful X-ray microscope and constructing a new centre for data and computing science.
The European strategy for particle physics, which is due to be updated by May 2020, will guide the direction of the field to the mid-2020s and beyond.
This year the CLIC workshop focused on preparations for the update of the European Strategy for Particle Physics in 2019–2020.
Multi-messenger astronomy, neutrino physics and dark matter are among several topics set to take priority in Europe, according to a report by the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC).
Lithuania’s relationship with CERN dates back to an International Cooperation Agreement signed in 2004, with Lithuanian researchers contributing to the CMS experiment since 2007.
A platform for internationally competitive research in South-East Europe would stimulate the education of young scientists, and reverse the brain drain, says former CERN DG Herwig Schopper.