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Why the LHC magnets are blue – and other colourful accelerator questions answered

Are all LHC magnets blue? Who decides the colour of a magnet and on what basis? What does the small purple one do? See our answers below

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Accelerators
19 May, 2021

LHC key handed back for operation

Two and a quarter years after it was delivered to the LS2 intervention teams, the key to the LHC is back in the hands of the Operations group

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Accelerators
24 March, 2021
Accelerators
News
24 March, 2021

LS2 Report: FASER is born

FASER, the Forward Search Experiment, has been installed in the LHC tunnel during Long Shutdown 2. It is currently being tested and will start taking data next year

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Experiments
24 March, 2021
Experiments
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24 March, 2021

LS2 Report: Review of a rather unusual year

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had an impact on the activities and schedule of LS2. Nevertheless, the accelerators are now starting up again

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Accelerators
14 December, 2020
Accelerators
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14 December, 2020

CERN announces new open data policy in support of open science

A new open data policy for scientific experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will make scientific research more reproducible, accessible, and collaborative

Press release
Knowledge sharing
11 December, 2020
Knowledge sharing
Press release
11 December, 2020

ALICE opens avenue for high-precision studies of the strong force

The collaboration shows how proton–proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider can reveal the strong interaction between composite particles called hadrons

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Physics
09 December, 2020

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

First LHC sector reaches nominal temperature

Sector 4-5 of the LHC has now been cooled with superfluid helium to a temperature of 1.9 K (−271.3 °C)

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Accelerators
24 November, 2020
Accelerators
News
24 November, 2020

Completion of pressure tests in the LHC

The final pressure test in the LHC took place in sector 6-7 on 27 October. The pressure tests are the last step before the cooling of each sector

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Accelerators
28 October, 2020
Accelerators
News
28 October, 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
News
14 October, 2020