High-Luminosity LHC

The High-Luminosity LHC is a project to increase the luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider by a factor of 10 beyond its design value by 2020.

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Council delegates visit new High-Luminosity LHC infrastructure

On 23 September, 16 CERN Council delegates visited the new underground cavern at Point 1

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At CERN
28 September, 2021

CERN acquires four new buildings for the High-Luminosity LHC

Four buildings set to house technical infrastructure for the future accelerator were delivered to CERN by contractors between June and September

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At CERN
15 September, 2021

Qualifying HL-LHC magnets and cavities at Uppsala University

Uppsala University is upgrading its FREIA Laboratory, initially constructed for the ESS project, to test superconducting magnets and crab cavities for the HL-LHC

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Accelerators
24 June, 2021

The High-Luminosity LHC project takes shape at Point 1

The construction of an underground cavern at Point 1, which will house equipment for the High-Luminosity LHC, has been successfully completed

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Accelerators
09 June, 2021

The superconducting coils for the 11 T dipoles have been delivered

35 niobium–tin superconducting coils have been manufactured as part of a fruitful collaboration with the company General Electric. They will be used in the 11 T dipoles for the HL-LHC

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Accelerators
28 April, 2021

CERN and Fermilab map out HL-LHC collaboration

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between CERN and Fermilab, signed on 23 March, details Fermilab’s contributions to the High-Luminosity LHC project

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At CERN
24 March, 2021

New schedule for CERN’s accelerators and experiments

The schedule for the current long shutdown (LS2) has had to be modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Accelerators
27 November, 2020
Accelerators
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27 November, 2020

LS2 Report: increased cryogenic power at LHC Point 4

At LHC Point 4, a refrigerator that cools helium from room temperature to 4.5 K (-268.65 °C) has undergone major improvements in preparation for the HL-LHC

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Accelerators
14 October, 2020
Accelerators
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14 October, 2020

LS2 Report: The High-Luminosity LHC is ready for injection

A new beam absorber, developed for high luminosity, has been installed in the LHC

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Accelerators
24 July, 2020

Oliver Brüning becomes the new HL-LHC project leader

Oliver Brüning takes over from Lucio Rossi at the helm of the HL-LHC project as of 1 July

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Accelerators
02 July, 2020

Electricity transmission reaches even higher intensities

A superconducting electrical transmission line developed for the High-Luminosity LHC has set a new intensity record

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Accelerators
24 June, 2020

HL-LHC equipment installed on both sides of the ALICE experiment

Novel cryostat units have been installed for the High-Luminosity LHC to allow insertion of room-temperature collimators in the LHC’s 1.9 K cryostats

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Accelerators
22 April, 2020