Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

The International Linear Collider Higgs Factory

Phil Burrows (Oxford University)


An international team has recently completed the Technical Design Report for the International Linear Collider (ILC). The ILC is an electron-positron collider with a design target centre-of-mass energy of 500 GeV. Following the Higgs boson discovery it has been proposed to realise the ILC by building a 250 GeV 'Higgs Factory', and subsequently to upgrade it in stages to higher energies of 350 GeV, where it would also serve as a 'top factory', and eventually to 500 GeV to allow access to the top-Higgs and Higgs self- couplings. The Japanese particle physics community has proposed to host the collider in Japan. I will describe the programme of precision Higgs-boson measurements at the ILC. I will give an overview of the collider design, and report on the project status.