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60 years of the Proton Synchrotron

A colloquium on 25 November will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the PS

PS ring
The PS ring in 1959, just before the start-up (Image: CERN)

Change of location: the colloquium will take place in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)

On 24 November 1959, the first beam was accelerated in CERN’s Proton Synchrotron. Today, the PS is still in operation, with its performance exceeding the initial specifications by orders of magnitude, making it one of the oldest particle accelerators still in operation.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the PS, a festive colloquium will be held on 25 November 2019 at 2.30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.

There will be four short presentations highlighting important phases in the life of the PS:

  • History of the PS: Kurt Hübner
  • RF Gymnastics: Roland Garoby
  • Pushing the Performance: Simone Gilardoni
  • Future and Upgrades: Klaus Hanke

Since places are limited, pre-registration on indico.cern.ch/event/855416 is required. A Webcast will also be available.