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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

Accelerator Report: The accelerator complex gears up for action after the yearly winter maintenance break

The first beams are already circulating in the Linac4 and PS Booster and should reach the LHC on 11 March. A new physics run is about to begin!

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Accelerators
15 February, 2024
Accelerators
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15 February, 2024

HiLumi News: cool kickers for the HL-LHC

Successful tests of the first “MKI-Cool” show that these new kicker magnets can take the heat and keep their cool with high-luminosity beams

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Accelerators
31 January, 2024
Accelerators
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31 January, 2024

Accelerator Report: Optimisation for greater success (and new challenges)

Since the last Accelerator Report, lead-ion beams have been successfully provided to the SPS North Area, in particular to the NA61 experiment, which is their principal user

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Accelerators
12 October, 2023
Accelerators
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12 October, 2023

SHINE shines a light on neutrino beams

The NA61 experiment at CERN, also known as SHINE, has made new measurements that will help physicists work out the content of neutrino beams used in experiments in the US

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Physics
07 June, 2023
Physics
News
07 June, 2023

Fireball at HiRadMat

CERN’s HiRadMat facility restarts this week with a new experiment nicknamed “Fireball”, which will give new insights into extreme astrophysical phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts

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Experiments
24 May, 2023
Experiments
News
24 May, 2023

Kicking off

Following the installation of kicker magnets that are more heat resistant and their successful tests during the SPS scrubbing run, the SPS is getting ready for High-Luminosity LHC operation.

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Accelerators
04 April, 2023
Accelerators
News
04 April, 2023

Accelerator Report: Preparing for the upcoming LHC restart

With the progressive recommissioning of the injectors – including, now, the SPS – the various types of beam are being set up and are gradually reaching the downstream accelerators

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Accelerators
22 March, 2023

W boson turns 40

Forty years ago today, physicists at CERN announced to the world that they had discovered the electrically charged carrier of the weak force, one of nature’s four fundamental forces

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Physics
25 January, 2023
Physics
News
25 January, 2023

The SPS beam dump

On 7 March, beams were circulated in the SPS for the first time this year. In this article, we reflect on the successful commissioning of the accelerator’s new beam dump

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Accelerators
25 April, 2022
Accelerators
News
25 April, 2022

SPS footage LS2

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Accelerators
Accelerators
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