Particle Accelerators

Bringing particle accelerators on ships

The first test to use a particle accelerator to clean the exhaust gases of a ship took place in Riga in July 2019. The first results are encouraging.

Previous Issues
16 July, 2019

This week marks the 50th anniversary of collisions in CERN’s Intersecting Storage Rings, the first hadron collider ever built.

Due to the way antibodies are made, each person that is infected has the potential to produce many antibodies that target the virus in a slightly different way.

Experiment reveals new options for synchrotron light sources

An international team of accelerator experts have used a laser to manipulate electron bunches at PTB's Metrology Light Source so that they emitted intense light pulses having a laser-like character.

Issue 36
24 February, 2021

LS2 Report: Getting ready for the future of physics in the East Area

Upgraded beam lines will support existing and new collaborations in an environmentally savvy manner in one of CERN’s oldest facilities.

Issue 36
26 January, 2021

Xcitement down under: Australia gets first X-band facility

Half of a CERN high-gradient test facility embarks on a new life at the University of Melbourne

Issue 36
15 January, 2021

Announcing the 12th Workshop on Accelerators Operation

The 12th Workshop on Accelerators Operation will be held virtually from October 5th to Oct 8th, 2021, organized by the ALBA Synchrotron (Barcelona, Spain).

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27 April, 2021

Announcing I.FAST, an H2020 project aimed at fostering innovation for particle accelerators

I.FAST aims to enhance innovation in the particle accelerator community, mapping out and facilitating the development of breakthrough technologies common to multiple accelerator platforms.

Issue 35
28 January, 2021

Superconducting magnets masterclass: an opportunity born from adverse times

Against the challenges of the first wave of the pandemic, from May to October 2020, CERN's MSC group organised a masterclass on the design of superconducting magnets for particle colliders.

Issue 35
26 January, 2021

New schedule for CERN’s accelerators and experiments

The schedule for the current long shutdown (LS2) has had to be modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Issue 35
27 November, 2020