Physics with e + e - linear colliders

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Abstract

The physics potential of e + e - linear colliders is summarized in this report. These machines are planned to operate in the first phase at a center-of-mass energy of 500 GeV, before being scaled up to about 1 TeV. In the second phase of the operation, a final energy of about 2 TeV is expected. The machines will allow us to perform precision tests of the heavy particles in the Standard Model, the top quark and the electroweak bosons. They are ideal facilities for exploring the properties of Higgs particles, in particular in the intermediate mass range. New vector bosons and novel matter particles in extended gauge theories can be searched for and studied thoroughly. The machines provide unique opportunities for the discovery of particles in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, the spectrum of Higgs particles, the supersymmetric partners of the electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons, and of the matter particles. High precision analyses of their properties and interactions will allow for extrapolations to energy scales close to the Planck scale where gravity becomes significant. In alternative scenarios, i.e. compositeness models, novel matter particles and interactions can be discovered and investigated in the energy range above the existing colliders up to the TeV scale. Whatever scenario is realized in Nature, the discovery potential of e + e - linear colliders and the high precision with which the properties of particles and their interactions can be analyzed, define an exciting physics program complementary to hadron machines.

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Authors
  • E. Accomando
  • A. Andreazza
  • H. Anlauf
  • A. Ballestrero
  • T. Barklow
  • J. Bartels
  • A. Bartl
  • M. Battaglia
  • W. Beenakker
  • G. Bélanger
  • W. Bernreuther
  • J. Biebel
  • J. Binnewies
  • J. Blümlein
  • E. Boos
  • F. Borzumati
  • F. Boudjema
  • A. Brandenburg
  • P. J. Bussey
  • M. Cacciari
  • R. Casalbuoni
  • A. Corsetti
  • S. de Curtis
  • F. Cuypers
  • G. Daskalakis
  • A. Deandrea
  • A. Denner
  • M. Diehl
  • S. Dittmaier
  • A. Djouadi
  • D. Dominici
  • H. Dreiner
  • H. Eberl
  • U. Ellwanger
  • R. Engel
  • K. Flöttmann
  • H. Franz
  • T. Gajdosik
  • R. Gatto
  • H. Genten
  • R. Godbole
  • G. Gounaris
  • M. Greco
  • J. F. Grivaz
  • D. Guetta
  • D. Haidt
  • R. Harlander
  • W. Hollik
  • K. Huitu
  • P. Igo-Kemenes
  • V. Ilyin
  • P. Janot
  • F. Jegerlehner
  • M. Jezabek
  • B. Jim
  • J. Kalinowski
  • W. Kilian
  • T. Kleinwort
  • B. A. Kniehl
  • M. Krämer
  • G. Kramer
  • S. Kraml
  • A. Krause
  • M. Krawczyk
  • A. Kryukov
  • A. Kyriakis
  • A. Leike
  • H. Lotter
  • J. Maalampi
  • W. Majerotto
  • C. Markou
  • M. Martinez
  • U. Martyn
  • B. Mele
  • D. J. Miller
  • R. Miquel
  • A. Nippe
  • H. Nowak
  • T. Ohl
  • P. Osland
  • P. Overmann
  • G. Pancheri
  • A. A. Pankov
  • C. G. Papadopoulos
  • N. Paver
  • A. Pietila
  • M. Peter
  • M. Pizzio
  • T. Plehn
  • M. Pohl
  • N. Polonsky
  • W. Porod
  • A. Pukhov
  • M. Raidal
  • S. Riemann
  • T. Riemann
  • K. Riesselmann
  • I. Riu
  • A. de Roeck
  • J. Rosiek
  • R. Rückl
  • H. J. Schreiber
  • D. Schulte
  • R. Settles
  • R. Shanidze
  • S. Shichanin
  • E. Simopoulou
  • J. Smith
  • A. Sopczak
  • H. Spiesberger
  • T. Teubner
  • C. Troncon
  • C. Vander Velde
  • A. Vogt
  • R. Vuopionper
  • A. Wagner
  • B. H. Wiik
  • P. M. Zerwas
Organisations
External organisations
  • University of Turin
  • University of Milan
  • Technical University of Darmstadt
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Vienna
  • CERN
  • Rijksuniversiteit Leiden
  • ENSLAPP
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Weizmann Institute of Science Israel
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Florence
  • Northeastern University
  • INFN Section of Florence
  • Paul-Scherrer-Institut
  • Institute of Nuclear Physics, Athens
  • CNRS-Luminy
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Montpellier
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Saclay
  • Leipzig University
  • University of Geneva
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • INFN Frascati National Laboratory
  • St. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Helsinki Institute of Physics
  • Heidelberg University
  • University of Silesia
  • ETH Zürich
  • Max Planck Institut fur Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut)
  • University of Warsaw
  • World Orthopaedic Concern
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • University College London
  • University of Barcelona
  • University of Bergen
  • University of Trieste
  • University of Turku
  • Rutgers University: The State University of New Jersey
  • Valencia University Hospital
  • Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg
  • Durham University
  • Free University of Brussels (ULB)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • 12.10.-g, 12.15.-y, 12.38.-t, 12.60.-i, Compositeness, Electroweak gauge bosons, Higgs, Supersymmetry, Top quark
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-78
Number of pages78
JournalPhysics Report
Volume299
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes