The Forward Physics Facility: Sites, experiments, and physics potential

Luis A. Anchordoqui, Akitaka Ariga, Tomoko Ariga, Weidong Bai, Kincso Balazs, Brian Batell, Jamie Boyd, Joseph Bramante, Mario Campanelli, Adrian Carmona, Francesco G. Celiberto, Grigorios Chachamis, Matthew Citron, Giovanni De Lellis, Albert De Roeck, Hans Dembinski, Peter B. Denton, Antonia Di Crecsenzo, Milind V. Diwan, Liam DoughertyHerbi K. Dreiner, Yong Du, Rikard Enberg, Yasaman Farzan, Jonathan L. Feng, Max Fieg, Patrick Foldenauer, Saeid Foroughi-Abari, Alexander Friedland, Michael Fucilla, Jonathan Gall, Maria Vittoria Garzelli, Francesco Giuli, Victor P. Goncalves, Marco Guzzi, Francis Halzen, Juan Carlos Helo, Christopher S. Hill, Ahmed Ismail, Ameen Ismail, Richard Jacobsson, Sudip Jana, Yu Seon Jeong, Krzysztof Jodłowski, Kevin J. Kelly, Felix Kling, Fnu Karan Kumar, Zhen Liu, Rafał Maciuła, Roshan Mammen Abraham, Julien Manshanden, Josh McFayden, Mohammed M.A. Mohammed, Pavel M. Nadolsky, Nobuchika Okada, John Osborne, Hidetoshi Otono, Vishvas Pandey, Alessandro Papa, Digesh Raut, Mary Hall Reno, Filippo Resnati, Adam Ritz, Juan Rojo, Ina Sarcevic, Christiane Scherb, Holger Schulz, Pedro Schwaller, Dipan Sengupta, Torbjörn Sjöstrand, Tyler B. Smith, Dennis Soldin, Anna Stasto, Antoni Szczurek, Zahra Tabrizi, Sebastian Trojanowski, Yu Dai Tsai, Douglas Tuckler, Martin W. Winkler, Keping Xie, Yue Zhang

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The Forward Physics Facility (FPF) is a proposal to create a cavern with the space and infrastructure to support a suite of far-forward experiments at the Large Hadron Collider during the High Luminosity era. Located along the beam collision axis and shielded from the interaction point by at least 100 m of concrete and rock, the FPF will house experiments that will detect particles outside the acceptance of the existing large LHC experiments and will observe rare and exotic processes in an extremely low-background environment. In this work, we summarize the current status of plans for the FPF, including recent progress in civil engineering in identifying promising sites for the FPF and the experiments currently envisioned to realize the FPF's physics potential. We then review the many Standard Model and new physics topics that will be advanced by the FPF, including searches for long-lived particles, probes of dark matter and dark sectors, high-statistics studies of TeV neutrinos of all three flavors, aspects of perturbative and non-perturbative QCD, and high-energy astroparticle physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-50
Number of pages50
JournalPhysics Reports
StatePublished - Jul 19 2022

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  • Experiments
  • LHC
  • Long-lived particles
  • Neutrinos interactions
  • New physics


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