China is set to build a particle collider twice the circumference of the LHC
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is by far the biggest particle collider in the world–it even has “large” in the name. However, the now famous scientific instrument buried near Geneva, Switzerland may soon be eclipsed by an even bigger collider currently being planned in China. The plan from scientists at the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing calls for a ring-shaped collider nearly twice the size of the LHC.
Construction could start within the next five years, even if no other country pledges to help. The collider could be operational as soon as 2028.