Construction of an e + e - Higgs factory has been identified as a major goal for particle physics. Such a collider will offer precise measurements of the Higgs bosons couplings to other particles. A Higgs factory extendable in energy can also establish the Higgs self-coupling, measure the Higgs coupling to the top quark, and expand the reach to probe new phenomena. We propose a strategy for an energy-extendable Higgs factory based on a new linear accelerator technology. This strategy offers a compact and cost-effective design that could be realized as an accelerator project in the US. The core technologies to be developed have broad applications to accelerators for medicine and for X-ray science. The challenge of realizing these technologies will offer unique and exciting opportunities to young scientists.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mathematical Physics
- Accelerator Subsystems and Technologies
- Instrumentation for particle accelerators and storage rings - high energy (linear accelerators, synchrotrons)