Muon Collider Physics Workshop
Machine - Detector - Physics
November 10-12 (Tuesday-Thursday), 2009

About the workshop

This is the organizing workshop for the study of physics, detectors and backgrounds at a Muon Collider in the 1.5 to 5 TeV energy range (a benchmark 1.5 TeV and 3.0 TeV machine parameters). This study will draw on the previous work on Muon Colliders but update and reevaluate the possibilities in light of the substantial recent advances. The goal of the workshop is to deliver within one year a report on the physics potential of such a Muon Collider. This study should set requirements on luminosity, energy, determine acceptable background event rates and suggest feasible methods of attaining these levels. The impact of the polarized beams, energy spread, and detector fuducial volume should be evaluated. The physics opportunities should be compared to the CLIC option and take account of the substantial running of LHC after a luminosity upgrade. Synergies with the ILC/CLIC and LHC detector R&D should be exploited.

The workshop is organized by Estia Eichten from Fermilab (chair), Ken Peach from University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London (co-chair), and Jaco Konigsberg from University of Florida (co-chair). The entire organizing committee and administrative support can be found here.
There will be three Working Groups - Physics, Detectors, and Machine-Detector Interface (MDI). Each of these studies are essential to determining the overall physics potential at a Muon Collider.
  • Physics WG: conveners - Aryes Freitas and Tao Han
    Study the various Beyond the Standard Model physics opportunities (SUSY, Extra Dimensions, Little Higgs, Strong Dynamics, etc.) at the Muon Collider. Set energy and luminosity requirements for the various physics options. Develop Monte Calro studies to Explore dependence on polarization, beam energy spread, angular coverage of the detector. Compare to CLIC.
  • Detectors WG: conveners - John Hauptman and Sergey Klimenko
    Determine the design requirements for detectors at the Muon Collider. Specifications for performance, background rejection, radiation tolerance, calibration and triggering are to be developed. Synergies with ILC/CLIC and LHC detector R&D will be identified and exploited. Develop a simulation framework in colaboration with the physics and MDI working groups.
  • MDI (Machine-Detector Interface) WG: conveners - Nikolai Mokhov and Bob Palmer
    Study the detector backgrounds for a Muon Collider. Determine how to reduce this to an acceptable level. Starting with the existing shielding design look for opportunities for improvement. Consider how to make precise luminosity measurements and measure the beam energy and spread. Study how to reduce the effects of muon decays.

Please register here to attend the workshop either in person or remotely. There will be no registration fee.

Below is the agenda (go to this page to upload and download talks)

Date / Time Topic Speaker
2:45 - 3:00 PM
3:00 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:15 PM
4:15 - 5:00 PM
5:00 - 5:45 PM
Joint Session with Project X Workshop
Message from the Director
Project X: Workshop Summary
Muon Collider: Physics Motivation
Muon Collider: Complex
Muon Collider: Machine - Detector Interface

Pier Oddone
Yoshi Kuno
Joseph Lykken
Michael Zisman
Nikolai Mokhov
6:00 - 8:00 PM Reception
8:30 - 9:10 AM
9:10 - 9:40 AM
9:40 - 10:10 AM

Plenary Session
CLIC Overview
Issues for Machine-Detector Interface
Muon Collider Detector:
Old Design and New Developments

Daniel Schulte
Andrei Seryi
Marcel Demarteau

10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:00 PM
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Coffee Break
Working Group Sessions
Working Group Sessions
Coffee Break
Working Group Sessions
8:30 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - 9:30 AM
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session
ILC and CLIC Detector R&D
Synergy in Detector Design Efforts
Simulation Framework

Hitoshi Yamamoto
Panel Discussion
Pere Mato
10:00 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 3:30 PM
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Coffee Break
Working Group Sessions
Working Group Sessions
Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00 PM Plenary Session
Working Group Summaries
5:00 - 5:30 PM
Workshop Concluding Remarks

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