Matthew Wing (UCL)
The possibility of using plasma wakefield acceleration to build an electron-proton collider (VHEeP) at a centre-of-mass energy of 9 TeV was presented at the DIS2015 workshop. In this talk, the physics case is further developed, with more detailed studies at low parton momentum fractions, x, down to 10^-8. The VHEeP collider also has sensitivity to the production of leptoquarks approaching the kinematic limit and thus extends the reach currently accessible. Other exotic physics such as a quark sensitivity can also be probed at higher energies or smaller distances. These and other studies are presented, demonstrating that an ep collider with an energy a factor of 30 above HERA has sensitivity to new physical phenomena.