A luminous future for the LHC

Work continues apace for the high-luminosity upgrade for the LHC 10 years from now


A luminous future for the LHC

Computer-generated image of Fermilab’s 1-m-long 11-T dipole model and a pair of CERN coils for the high-luminosity era (Image: Don Mitchell/Fermilab)

To maintain scientific progress and exploit the full capacity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the collider will need to operate at higher luminosity. The High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project aims to increase the luminosity by a factor of 5–10 beyond the original design value and provide 3000 fb–1 in 10-12 years. Now, activities have started up to deliver key technologies needed for the upgrade. 

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