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The Muon Collider 2011 conference will take place June 27 - July 1, 2011 in Telluride, Colorado, USA. It will bring together experimentalists, theorists, accelerator physicists and experts in advanced detector design in a focused effort to study the issues and opportunities of a multi-TeV Muon Collider.
Muon Collider R&D has been making steady progress over the last decade. This new type of collider offers the possibility of building a cost-effective multi-TeV lepton collider with a compact footprint that fits within the boundaries of an existing accelerator laboratory. In response to an increased interest in the feasibility of building a multi-TeV Muon Collider, a new national accelerator R&D program (Muon Accelerator Program. MAP) has been created, together with a parallel effort to explore the associated physics, detector and background issues.
The purpose of the Muon Collider 2011 meeting is to (i) explore the physics potential of a multi-TeV Muon Collider, (ii) inform the community of the progress on Muon Collider R&D, its status, challenges, and prospects, (iii) explore synergies with R&D on detectors and accelerator technology for other machines (e.g. ILC, CLIC and an upgraded LHC), and (iv) identify opportunities for participation in the R&D.
The meeting will comprise of plenary and working group sessions, with a physics and detector working group, and an accelerator working group. The agenda has been designed to inform the participants of the status and issues, and allow adequate discussion of plans and prospects. In addition to invited and contributed talks, there will also be a poster session.