| Future High Energy Circular Colliders
The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics can describe the strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions under the framework of quantum gauge field theory. The theoretical predictions of SM are in excellent agreement with the past experimental measurements. Especially the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to F. Englert and P. Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider”.
After the discovery of the Higgs particle, it is natural to measure its properties as precise as possible, including mass, spin, CP nature, couplings, and etc., at the current running Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and future electron positron colliders, e.g. the International Linear Collider (ILC). The low Higgs mass of ~125 GeV makes possible a Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) as a Higgs Factory, which has the advantage of higher luminosity to cost ratio and the potential to be upgraded to a proton-proton collider to reach unprecedented high energy and discover New Physics.
Discussion on Fundamental Physics