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


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.


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.


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.


Young researchers become innovators

Early this year, the HL-LHC and the FCC teams organized for the first time an Innovation Course for young researchers in their last year of association with CERN, CERN Bulletin.


Crab kicks for brighter collisions

Advanced radio-frequency crab cavities are to be tested for the first time in a proton beam, a vital step towards the high-luminosity LHC upgrade, CERN Courier, Vol.58, Number 4, May 2018.


Education for innovation in Hilumi and FCC

What’s in it for innovators in Hilumi and FCC? Read more: Accelerating News, Issue #24.


Ensuring safer operation at higher luminosities

After several years of engineering and specification work, the efforts now move to the procurement of materials and components for the assembly of the TDIS prototype. Read more: Accelerating News, Issue #24.


A new step towards successful MgB2 superconducting coils

On 7th March the INFN-LASA laboratory completed the construction and successfully tested a superconducting coil in MgB2 (Magnesium di-Boride based conductor) to be used in a high order corrector magnet. Read more: Accelerating News, Issue #24.


The Crab Cavity teams celebrate a key milestone

A festive event took place in the Globe on Wednesday 7th March to celebrate the successful completion and installation of the first cryo-module of the Crab Cavity system project and the newly prepared cryogenic test facility in the SPS.