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Achintya Rao (CERN)
26 Mar 2020

Proton Synchrotron prepared for higher injection energies

CERN’s oldest working accelerator has a new injection kicker magnet and will soon receive a new septum as well.

Matthew Chalmers (Editor, CERN Courier)
26 Mar 2020

HL-LHC superconducting quadrupole successfully tested

Advanced niobium-tin accelerator magnets for the LHC upgrade developed at US labs are also carving a path towards future energy-frontier colliders.

Tessa Charles (University of Melbourne)
26 Mar 2020

Synchrotrons on the frontline

Tessa Charles describes the impressive progress being made by synchrotron X-ray facilities to solve the structure of SARS-CoV-2 — a first step towards the development of drugs and vaccines.

Ebba Jakobsson
10 Dec 2019

A workshop on the energy-sustainable future for research infrastructures

On 28 and 29 November, CERN took part in the 5th Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures workshop at the Paul Scherrer Institute.

Nadia Pastrone, Daniel Schulte (Muon Collider Group)
10 Dec 2019

Towards a strategic plan for future muon colliders

In the context of the European Strategy Update on Particle Physics, a working group was been appointed in 2017 by the CERN Directorate to review the status of muon collider activities.

Anaïs Schaeffer
4 Dec 2019

AWAKE: More plasma = more acceleration

A new type of plasma cell, known as a helicon cell, is being studied for AWAKE. The aim is to generate a greater quantity of plasma in one go. AWAKE Run 2 will start after the LS2.

Anaïs Schaeffer
4 Dec 2019

Aligning the HL-LHC magnets with interferometry

CERN surveyors have developed a procedure based on interferometry to determine the position of cold masses inside the cryostats of the future HL-LHC.

Corinne Pralavorio
20 Oct 2019

News from LS2: Dissipating the electron clouds

Two teams are treating the vacuum chambers of selected SPS magnets to limit the electron-cloud phenomenon, which can disrupt the beams.

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ACC
Accelerator-related stories
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CLIC
Compact Linear Collider
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ACO
Accelerator Communication and Outreach
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ARI
ARIES: Accelerator Research and Innovation for European Science and Society
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EUP
EUPRAXIA: European Plasma Research Accelerator with Excellence in Applications
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FCC
FCC : Future Circular Collider study and European Circular Collider (EuroCirCol) project
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HIL
HL LHC: High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider
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ESI
EASITRAIN: European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training
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KT
Knowledge Technology Transfer
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