Particle accelerators are some of the most complicated machines in science. Scientists are working on ways to run them with a diminishing amount of direction from humans.
Scientists around the world are testing ways to further boost the power of particle accelerators while drastically shrinking their size.
Three new studies show the promise and challenge of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build a future electron-positron collider.
Planning the next big science machine requires consideration of both the current landscape and the distant future.