A new JTT shielding adapting ATLAS to Hilumi configuration

For the HL-LHC Collider-Experiment Interface Work Package, their LS3 started last January with the manoeuvres to remove the ATLAS end cup toroid (JTT) shielding (Image: F. Sanchez Galan, CERN).


The High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider

Article written by Oliver Brüning and Lucio Rossi and published online by Nature Reviews Physics (2019) on 18 March 2019: A read online version is available for those without a subscription here:


The first of four dispersion suppressor collimators arrived at CERN

The first TCLD collimator produced in industry arrived at CERN on January 30th. This is the first of four dispersion suppressor collimators that will be installed around IP2 and IP7 to improve the collimation performance.


First civil-engineering milestone passed for the High-Luminosity LHC

Excavation of the two new shafts for the HL-LHC at points 1 and 5 of the accelerator has been completed, 


A delicate maneuver

The WP8 team successfully extracted the JTT from the ATLAS detector on 11 January!


The year of the crab

Tests carried out in 2018 on two crab cavities in the SPS validated their technical principle and many operating parameters, CERN Bulletin.



A new step for High-Luminosity LHC

During a public visit, the HL-LHC collaborators saw the progress on the civil engineering works, where in that moment the excavations had reached 30 metres at Point 1 and 25 metres at Point 5, Accelerating News | Issue #27.


QUACO Phase-3 starts now

Mockups from Sigmaphi, Elytt and Antec. (Image: QUACO). Full details in Accelerating News | Issue #27


Load test in SX1

A 'loaded' start to the year for HiLumi. Before the JTT extraction next week in the ATLAS cavern, a WP8 team performs load tests (18.4 tons) in the SX1.


QUACO cited by the European Commission as a successful Horizon 2020 project

Unique magnets to supercharge the world's largest particle accelerator, European Commission website.