LHC

Seven experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) use detectors to analyse the myriad of particles produced by collisions in the accelerator. These experiments are run by collaborations of scientists from institutes all over the world. Each experiment is distinct and characterised by its detectors.

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Accelerator Report: Setting the stage for a productive summer

We are optimistic that we will have a successful luminosity production period this summer

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Accelerators
12 June, 2024

Accelerator Report: Exploring potential performance increases

The LHC injector chain has been switched to a new beam production scheme to explore its potential to produce more collisions in the LHC and to compare its performance to that of the standard LHC beam

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Accelerators
30 May, 2024

Accelerator Report: Already a fifth of the way there

The LHC is performing well and the injector complex is treating its experimental users to a high level of beam availability

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Accelerators
15 May, 2024

Accelerator Report: Keeping cool and adapting to challenges

In the last two weeks, the LHC teams have encountered two main challenges that have led to some changes to the filling scheme

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Accelerators
03 May, 2024

Accelerator Report: The LHC is well ahead of schedule

Almost the whole accelerator complex is now in “physics mode”, routinely delivering the various types of beam to the different physics facilities and experiments. Notably, the intensity ramp-up in the LHC is progressing remarkably well

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Accelerators
16 April, 2024

Large Hadron Collider reaches its first stable beams in 2024

This marks the beginning of physics for the third year of Run 3 of CERN’s flagship particle accelerator

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Accelerators
05 April, 2024

Accelerator Report: Protons or Easter eggs? Let’s hope for both

Beam commissioning is progressing well across the entire accelerator complex, but challenges have arisen, in particular in Linac4, highlighting the complexities involved

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Accelerators
28 March, 2024

Accelerator Report: Beams are circulating in the LHC

On 8 March, three days ahead of schedule, the first proton beam was injected into the LHC, kicking off the 2024 LHC beam commissioning

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Accelerators
14 March, 2024

Accelerator Report: Advancing smoothly through recommissioning and overcoming challenges

The injection of the first protons into the LHC is scheduled for 11 March, but could be brought forward by a few days if all goes well

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Accelerators
29 February, 2024
Accelerators
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29 February, 2024

CERN’s accelerators gear up for action after the winter maintenance break

A new physics run is about to begin! The first particle beams should reach the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 11 March

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Accelerators
22 February, 2024
Accelerators
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22 February, 2024