Colliders, past, present and where next?

by Dr Lyn Evans

The story of the Standard Model is the story of colliders. All of the particles of the Standard Model apart from the lightest have been discovered with these machines. A historical account of their evolution from the first “pathfinders” to the LHC is given and a few little-known features of the LHC are discussed. Some future options after the LHC and its upgrade are discussed.