October 30, 2024 to November 1, 2024
Fermilab - Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Muon Cooling Demonstrator Workshop

High-energy muon colliders combine cutting edge discovery potential with precision measurements. Because muons are point-like particles they can achieve comparable physics to protons at much lower centre-of-mass energies. Due to the muon’s high mass, synchrotron radiation production is suppressed compared to electrons. This makes a high energy muon collider an excellent candidate for discovery at the energy frontier. The International Muon Collider Collaboration (IMCC) is charged by CERN to deliver an assessment of the potential for a muon collider to be a future collider facility and the required R&D to deliver such a facility. The IMCC is supported by the EU MuCol study. The Particle Physics Project Prioritisation Panel has identified the muon collider as an important future possibility for the US particle physics community.

One of the key challenges in development of the muon collider is delivery of a high brightness muon beam, which is essential to produce sufficient luminosity. Ionisation cooling is the technique that is planned to increase beam brightness. The ionisation cooling technique has been demonstrated in principle by the Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment. However, a number of questions remain that must be answered in order to prove that the technique can be applied in practice. The IMCC foresees a Muon Cooling Demonstrator and associated development programme that must be executed in order to deliver the muon collider.

In this workshop we will:

  • Review the progress on design of the muon cooling Demonstrator.
  • Identify potential host sites and associated timelines within which the Demonstrator could be deployed.
  • Identify associated science programmes that could be synergistic with the development, construction and operation of the Demonstrator.
Fermilab - Wilson Hall
One West
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Batavia, IL