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Paolo Giacomelli

September 20th

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September 20th at 2:00 pm Paolo Giacomelli (INFN) Future physics prospects at LHC and HL-LHC WH11 NE (Sunrise)

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Guest: Paolo Giacomelli
Date: September 20th
Time: 1:00 pm
Topic: Future physics prospects at LHC and HL-LHC
Where: WH11 NE (Sunrise)


After a shutdown needed to exploit LHC at its design energy, LHC will restart operations in 2015 at a centre-of-mass energy of 13-14 TeV. After about six years of operation LHC will have delivered ~300 fb-1 of integrated luminosity. Then another shutdown will follow to modify the interaction points' optics and significantly increase the instantaneous luminosity. During this new phase, denoted HL-LHC, the accelerator will deliver, in a time span of approximately 10 years, 3000 fb-1 of luminosity. The future physics prospects with these very large datasets are reviewed and discussed. The upgrade plans of ATLAS and CMS are also presented.