Long Shutdown 1

A collaborative adventure

20 Jan 2014 | Opinion | Rolf Heuer | There’s much to look forward to in 2014 – let’s make it another safe and successful year at CERN, says Director-General Rolf Heuer

CMS scaffold

26 Aug 2013 | Image | An engineer looks out from a scaffold in the CMS cavern

Consolidation stations

4 Jul 2013 | Image | Technicians consolidate shunts between magnets on the Large Hadron Collider

Timelapse: Giant magnet flies through ALICE cavern

7 Jun 2013 | Update - For the public | Cian O'Luanaigh | Watch a quadrupole magnet being lowered into the ALICE cavern for transportation to its required spot on the LHC

LS1 report: The electric atmosphere of the LHC

19 Mar 2013 | Update - For scientists | Simon Baird | Testing of the LHC's main magnet circuits - dipole and quadrupole - has been completed

Making connections

Closeup image of a technician's hands working on interconnect wiring

12 Mar 2013 | Image | A technician practices repairing LHC magnet interconnects - there are 1695 such interconnections to consolidate during the long shutdown

Interconnection talk

6 Mar 2013 | Image | Discussing approaches to quality control of the new LHC magnet interconnects that will be fitted during the long shutdown

LS1 report: onwards and upwards

5 Mar 2013 | Update - For scientists | Katarina Anthony | The upgrade and maintenance of the LHC (LS1 - first long shutdown) started with the tests of most of the electromagnetic circuits

First three-year LHC running period reaches a conclusion

14 Feb 2013 | Update - For the public | James Gillies | At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, ending the machine’s first three-year run

LS1: Exciting times ahead

8 Feb 2013 | Update - For CERN people | Caroline Duc | As the first and last proton-lead run of 2013 draws to a close, the maintenance programme of the LHC's first long shutdown (LS1) is about to start

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