Either scheme would cost billions of dollars, which would be shared between Cern’s 20 member states.
Now a team of 18 scientists are drawing up a roadmap for Cern, including designs for new machines.
“The new machine could be installed in the LHC tunnel. Alternatively, it could be installed in a new, longer tunnel, using a tunnel circumference of 80km,” the Daily Mail quoted their paper as saying.
The suggestions will be discussed at a European Strategy Preparatory Group in Krakow in Poland this week.