LHC

Seven experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) use detectors to analyse the myriad of particles produced by collisions in the accelerator. These experiments are run by collaborations of scientists from institutes all over the world. Each experiment is distinct and characterised by its detectors.

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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

How to train your magnets

Magnet training for the LHC circuits will be completed by the end of the year

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Accelerators
28 September, 2021
Accelerators
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28 September, 2021

LS2 report: The new LHC collimators

During LS2, 16 new collimators have been installed in the LHC ready for the next run and above all for the future HL-LHC

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Accelerators
28 September, 2021
Accelerators
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28 September, 2021

LS2 Report: Accelerated beams in the SPS

The SPS accelerated its first LHC-type beam in May and is now sending beams to the North Area, where the physics season has started

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Accelerators
12 August, 2021
Accelerators
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12 August, 2021

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
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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

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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