China is set to build the biggest and most powerful particle collider on Earth, dwarfing the Large Hadron Collider at Cern.
The super-giant particle collider will measure between 50 and 100 km in circumference – double or quadruple that of the LHC, which measures 27 km in length.
They have completed the initial conceptual design and organized international peer review recently, and the final conceptual design will be completed by the end of 2016. It will begin construction of the world’s largest particle collider in 2020.
In the long run, it can be revamped into a large proton collider, generating seven times more energy than the LHC in operation in the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva. Best of all, the facility will reportedly be available to the entire global scientific community.