FCC physics opportunities: future circular collider conceptual design report volume 1

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  • The FCC Collaboration

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • CERN
  • Sezione di Bari
  • Universita degli Studi di Bari
  • Shahid Beheshti University
  • Bochvar Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM)
  • University of Oxford
  • Dep. of Physics, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham TW20 0EX, UK
  • University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS TW)
  • TOBB University of Economics and Technology
  • University of Belgrade
  • Harvard University
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universitat de València
  • Paul Scherrer Institut
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy and INFN
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University (KSU)
  • Laboratori Nazionali Del Sud (LNS)
  • University of Catania
  • University of Manchester
  • CEA Saclay
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano
  • University of Cambridge
  • Eskişehir Technical University (ESTU)
  • Istanbul University
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Linde Kryotechnik AG (Linde)
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • University of Florence
  • Università degli Studi di Milano and oINFN-Milan
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MAN Energy Solutions Schweiz AG (MAN ES)
  • Muenster University
  • Laboratori Nazionali dell'Infn di Frascati
  • INFN Padova
  • University of Padova Dep. Pure and Applied Mathematics Via Trieste
  • Università di Insubria (UNINSUBRIA)


We review the physics opportunities of the Future Circular Collider, covering its e+e-, pp, ep and heavy ion programmes. We describe the measurement capabilities of each FCC component, addressing the study of electroweak, Higgs and strong interactions, the top quark and flavour, as well as phenomena beyond the Standard Model. We highlight the synergy and complementarity of the different colliders, which will contribute to a uniquely coherent and ambitious research programme, providing an unmatchable combination of precision and sensitivity to new physics.


Original languageEnglish
Article number474
Number of pages161
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019