Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

First Advisor

Donald J. Summers

Second Advisor

Luca Bombelli

Third Advisor

Lucien M. Cremaldi

Relational Format



In 2001 a cost analysis survey was conducted to build a 233km circumference tunnel in northern Illinois in which to build a Very Large Hadron Collider. Ten years later I have reexamined the proposal, taking into consideration the technological advancements in all the aspects of construction cost analysis. I would also propose that the implementation of a multipurpose collider could be introduced in light of new advancements in design parameters surrounding such collision methods. Such a collider could provide the means necessary for Chicago and more importantly America to stay relevant and competitive in the international marketplace of particle physics.

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