Interview: Edward Witten Discussing Future High Energy Colliders

By Edward Witten and Hong-Jian He Edward Witten is currently the Charles Simonyi Professor at Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He recently visited Beijing, where he attended the international conference of String-2016 hosted by Tsinghua University, and right before this meeting he and Professor David Gross (Laureate of Nobel Physics Prize 2004) received Honorary Doctorate…

Why China Should Build The Great Collider: A Response to C.N. Yang

By David Gross Professor C.N. Yang is one of the great figures in physics of the last century. However, I disagree with all the objections to building the “Great Collider” in China that he has recently voiced. Before addressing Professor Yang’s points, it is perhaps worth explaining why I feel compelled to voice my opinions…

Supplement to the “Giant Collider in China” Debate

By Henry Tve Background on Prof. C.N. Yang’s opinion on high-energy physics (HEP), sometimes referred to as elementary particle physics, or just particle physics. I have expressed my personal view supporting the construction of the giant collider in China. Prof. S.T. Yau and Prof. Yifang Wang have already explained clearly the rationale behind this collider…

It is Suitable Now for China to Build Large Collider

By Yifang Wang About the author: Yifang Wang is the director of Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Today (September 4th) “The Intellectuals” published Prof. Chen-Ning Yang’s article “It’s not suitable now for China to construct the large collider”. As an experimentalist and the current Director of Institute…

China Should Not Build a Super-Collider Now

By C.N. Yang In an article published in WeChat public account “Mr. Gu on Geometry”, titled “S. T. Yau: A few comments on the construction of high energy collider in China, and answer to questions from the media”, he said he support the construction of super collider in China, but I (Yang) am against, he…

“From the Great Wall…” Reference in Caixin’s Collider Article

The article, China Plans World’s Largest Particle Collider to Unlock Universe’s Mysteries, by Zhang Yan and Yu Dawei of Caixin Online, discusses the support and criticism of the potential construction of a super collider in China. The authors refer to “From the Great Wall…” to give readers an idea of the impact a super collider…

Forbes.com refers to “From the Great Wall…” in Supercollider Article

The Forbes.com article, China’s Biggest Bang, A Supercollider Twice The Size Of CERN’s, discusses the potential plan for a supercollider to be constructed in China. Author Casey Hall touches on the  logistics, budget, and impact of the potential supercollider in China. To give readers more of an idea of the impact the supercollider would have on the physical science field, Hall says, According to “From…

“From the Great Wall…” gets reviewed by Quantum Diaries Survivor blog

Tommaso Dorigo, a CERN particle physicist based at the University of Padua reviewed “From the Great Wall to the Great Collider” on his blog, “A Quantum Diaries Survivor”. Here’s an excerpt from the review: The book is quite readable and understandable by non‑experts, and if you are interested to see how a big project is conceived and…