The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp 525-583

First online:

From the LHC to future colliders

CERN Theory Institute summary report
  • A. De RoeckAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, CERNUniversity of Antwerp
  • , J. EllisAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, CERN
  • , C. GrojeanAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, CERNCEA Email author 
  • , S. HeinemeyerAffiliated withInstituto de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)
  • , K. JakobsAffiliated withPhysikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
  • , G. WeigleinAffiliated withIPPP, University of Durham
  • , J. WellsAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, CERN
  • , G. AzuelosAffiliated withUniversite de MontréalTRIUMF
  • , S. DawsonAffiliated withPhysics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • , B. GripaiosAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, CERN
    • , T. HanAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Wisconsin
    • , J. HewettAffiliated withSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    • , M. LancasterAffiliated withUCL
    • , C. MariottiAffiliated withINFN, Sezione di Torino
    • , F. MoortgatAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, ETH Honggerberg
    • , G. Moortgat-PickAffiliated withIPPP, University of Durham
    • , G. PoleselloAffiliated withINFN, Sezione di Pavia
    • , S. RiemannAffiliated withDESY
    • , M. SchumacherAffiliated withPhysikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
    • , K. AssamaganAffiliated withPhysics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • , P. BechtleAffiliated withDESY
    • , M. CarenaAffiliated withFermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    • , G. ChachamisAffiliated withPaul Scherrer Institut
    • , K. F. ChenAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, National Taiwan University
    • , S. De CurtisAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Florence and INFN
    • , K. DeschAffiliated withPhysikalisches Institut, Universität Bonn
    • , M. DittmarAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, CERN
    • , H. DreinerAffiliated withBethe Center for Theoretical Physics and Physikalisches Institut, Bonn University
    • , M. DührssenAffiliated withPhysikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität
    • , B. FosterAffiliated withParticle Physics, University of Oxford
    • , M. T. FrandsenAffiliated withCP³—Origins, University of Southern DenmarkRudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
    • , A. GiammancoAffiliated withCP3, Université Catholique de Louvain
    • , R. GodboleAffiliated withCentre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science
    • , S. GopalakrishnaAffiliated withPhysics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • , P. GovoniAffiliated withUniversità and INFN Milano-Bicocca
    • , J. GunionAffiliated withDepartment of Physics
    • , W. HollikAffiliated withMax-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut)
    • , W. S. HouAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, National Taiwan University
    • , G. IsidoriAffiliated withINFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
    • , A. JusteAffiliated withFermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    • , J. KalinowskiAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Warsaw
    • , A. KorytovAffiliated withUniversity of Florida
    • , E. KouAffiliated withLaboratoire de l’Accelerateur Lineaire, Université Paris-Sud 11
    • , S. KramlAffiliated withLPSC, UJF Grenoble 1, CNRS/IN2P3
    • , M. KrawczykAffiliated withPhysics Department, University of Warsaw
    • , A. MartinAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Sloane Laboratory, Yale University
    • , D. MilsteadAffiliated withFysikum, Stockholms Universitet
    • , V. Morton-ThurtleAffiliated withIPPP, University of Durham
    • , K. MoenigAffiliated withDESY
    • , B. MeleAffiliated withINFN, Sezione di Roma, and Università “La Sapienza”
    • , E. OzcanAffiliated withUCL
    • , M. PieriAffiliated withUniversity of California San Diego
    • , T. PlehnAffiliated withInstitute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University
    • , L. ReinaAffiliated withPhysics Department, Florida State University
    • , E. Richter-WasAffiliated withInstitute of Physics, Jagellonian UniversityInstitute of Nuclear Physics IFJ-PAN
    • , T. RizzoAffiliated withSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    • , K. RolbieckiAffiliated withIPPP, University of Durham
    • , F. SanninoAffiliated withCP³—Origins, University of Southern Denmark
    • , M. SchramAffiliated withMcGill University
    • , J. SmillieAffiliated withIPPP, University of Durham
    • , S. SultansoyAffiliated withPhysics Division, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
    • , J. TattersallAffiliated withIPPP, University of Durham
    • , P. UwerAffiliated withInstitut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • , B. WebberAffiliated withCavendish Laboratory
    • , P. WienemannAffiliated withPhysikalisches Institut, Universität Bonn

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Discoveries at the LHC will soon set the physics agenda for future colliders. This report of a CERN Theory Institute includes the summaries of Working Groups that reviewed the physics goals and prospects of LHC running with 10 to 300 fb−1 of integrated luminosity, of the proposed sLHC luminosity upgrade, of the ILC, of CLIC, of the LHeC and of a muon collider. The four Working Groups considered possible scenarios for the first 10 fb−1 of data at the LHC in which (i) a state with properties that are compatible with a Higgs boson is discovered, (ii) no such state is discovered either because the Higgs properties are such that it is difficult to detect or because no Higgs boson exists, (iii) a missing-energy signal beyond the Standard Model is discovered as in some supersymmetric models, and (iv) some other exotic signature of new physics is discovered. In the contexts of these scenarios, the Working Groups reviewed the capabilities of the future colliders to study in more detail whatever new physics may be discovered by the LHC. Their reports provide the particle physics community with some tools for reviewing the scientific priorities for future colliders after the LHC produces its first harvest of new physics from multi-TeV collisions.