Progress Toward the
Very Large Hadron Collider

March 2000
(annual report) (pdf)

Bibliography for the Annual Report (pdf)


Mini-Workshop:  vlhc stability issues, SLAC, Mar. 21-23, 2001

Mini-Workshop:  vlhc Accelerator Physics Workshop, Lake Geneva, Wi, Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2001 (by invitation; contact Tanaji Sen for information)

Danfords, Port Jefferson
Long Island, NY
Oct. 16-18, 2000

Mini-Workshop:  "The Effect of Synchrotron Radiation in the VLHC"  BNL, Sept. 18-20, 2000

Magnets for a Very Large Hadron Collider,
May 24-26, 2000

VLHC Mini-Symposium
at APS2000,
April 30, 2000

Annual Meeting
June 28-30, 1999
Monterey, California

Magnet Technologies , Port Jefferson, LI
Nov. 16-18, 1998

Accelerator Technologies, Thomas Jefferson Laboratory
Feb. 8 - 11, 1999


Feb. 22 - 25, 1999
The Abbey, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

"Tunnel Vision"

Bill Foster:
Low Field vlhc option

Peter Limon:
High Field vlhc option

Gerry Dugan:
Questions & Answers


Fermilab's vlhc page

Brookhaven's future hadron collider page


Accelerator Physics

Magnet Technologies

Accelerator Technologies

History of the Steering Committee for a Very Large Hadron Collider
In 1998 the Gilman Panel recommended an expanded program of R&D on cost reduction strategies, enabling technologies, and accelerator physics issues for a VLHC and further recommended that these efforts be coordinated across laboratory and university groups with the aim of identifying design concepts for an economically and technically viable facility. 

As an outgrowth of these recommendations a Steering Committee for a Future Very Large Hadron Collider was formed to coordinate and bring coherence into the U.S. efforts on a very large hadron collider. 

The Directors of BNL, FNAL, LBNL, Cornell, and SLAC appointed representatives to this Committee. 

The committee formed working groups on Accelerator Physics, Accelerator Technologies, and Magnet Technologies and these working groups organized workshops. 

Two well attended annual meetings were held and an annual report issued.  Throughout these efforts the U.S. site of the vlhc was assumed to be Fermilab. 

From these efforts emerged the staging scenario described in the recently completed VLHC study.   The main parameters have changed from those in our original mission statement but the dream still is alive!  These parameters and the staging strategy will be explored during the Snowmass workshop.

Steering Committee Memebers

BNL: Michael Harrison, Stephen Peggs
FNAL: Peter Limon (Ernie Malamud until his retirement Jan. 1, 2001)
LBNL: William A. Barletta, James L. Siegrist
Cornell: Gerry Dugan
SLAC: Alex Chao

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The steering committee for a future very large hadron collider coordinates efforts in the United States to achieve a superconducting proton-proton collider with approximately 100 TeV cm and approximately 1034 cm-2sec-1 luminosity.

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The Steering Committee for a future very large hadron collider has been established to coordinate the U.S. effort towards a future, post-LHC, large hadron collider. Its initial membership consists of representatives appointed by the Directors of BNL, FNAL, LBNL, and Cornell University's Laboratory of Nuclear Studies. 

The Steering Committee will encourage the exchange of personnel between participating institutions, promote coordination in planning and sharing of research facilities and provide a mechanism for all interested parties to participate in the evaluation of the alternative technological approaches that are presently being pursued.

The Steering Committee does not manage the work of the individual institutions. It will organize the selection of a good name and logo for the vlhc. It will issue an annual report summarizing work of each group and setting goals for the next year.  The focus is on technology and cost reduction. 

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The Steering Committee appoints working groups to deal with specialized issues. Working Groups are open to all and participation is welcomed from all US and foreign institutions

The orbiting accelerator logo is from a 1954 slide by Enrico Fermi, University of Chicago Special Collection.


Page maintained by Ernie Malamud; revised May 14, 2001