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CSIL researchers contribute to a landmark CERN study on the Future Circular Collider (FCC)

January 2019, 

A team of researchers led by Massimo Florio has contributed to the Future Circular Collider Study at CERN, potentially the most ambitious project in fundamental physics to date, with a total investment of approximately 24 billion euros throughout the various phases of the project.

The team comprises researchers from the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan, in collaboration with Stefano Forte from the Department of Physics, and researchers from CSIL, the Centre for Industrial studies.

The study investigated the socio-economic impact of Large Hadron Collider, where the Higgs Boson has been discovered, and also the upgrade of the particle accelerator (High Luminosity LHC, to be run from 2025) with a cost-benefit analysis model. The FCC Study is available in preview at and will be published by the European Physics Journal (Special Topics).