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Halfway to high luminosity

The High-Luminosity LHC has reached its halfway point. The second-generation LHC project was launched eight years ago and is scheduled to start up in 2026, eight years from now. CERN Updates

24/10/2018

Power tests of HL-LHC quadrupole

In July, the fourth short model of the Nb3Sn quadrupole for the HL-LHC interaction regions was tested in SM18, Accelerating News #26.

12/10/2018

D2-CCT orbit corrector test

Today the CERN prototype 2.2 m CCT was lowered into the cluster D test cryostat. Cold testing should start next week.

05/10/2018

8th HL-LHC Collaboration Meeting, CERN, 15-18 October 2018

Following the 7th HL-LHC Annual Meeting held in Madrid on 13-17 November 2017, the 8th HL-LHC Collaboration Meeting will be organised at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland from 15 to 18 October 2018.

27/07/2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

The first test of superconducting crab cavities to rotate a beam of protons was performed on 23 May using a beam from CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator. Read more: Accelerating News, Issue #25.

05/07/2018

Full length prototype of an 11T dipole magnet

The construction of the 5.5-m long 11T dipole prototype was completed in May this year after several years of intense work. Read more: Accelerating News, Issue #25.

05/07/2018

Groundbreaking for the HL-LHC civil engineering work

The groundbreaking ceremony for the launch of the civil engineering works took place on Friday 15 June 2018 with the presence of the CERN management, the French and Swiss Authorities and the CERN Council. Read more: Accelerating News, Issue #25

05/07/2018

Ground-breaking ceremony for the High-Luminosity LHC

The earthmovers are at work on the ATLAS site in Meyrin and at CMS in Cessy, digging the new shafts for the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), CERN Bulletin.

26/06/2018

World’s first crabbing of a proton beam

The crab cavities, used to rotate the beams of protons, have been successfully tested on 23 May – a world first, CERN Bulletin.

31/05/2018

Crabs settled in the tunnel

CERN scientist, Giovanna Vandoni, has coordinated the recent installation of the cryomodule containing the first two prototype cavities in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), CERN Bulletin.

03/05/2018