Long Shutdown 2

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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: CERN’s oldest accelerator awakens

The Proton Synchrotron accelerated its first beam on 4 March after a comprehensive two-year overhaul

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Accelerators
03 March, 2021
Accelerators
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03 March, 2021

LS2 Report: Making a movie of the PS beam

The new Beam Gas Ionisation beam profile monitor, installed in the Proton Synchrotron (PS) last month, will help accelerator physicists and operators gain new insights into the dynamics of the PS beams

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Accelerators
09 February, 2021
Accelerators
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09 February, 2021

LS2 Report: Getting ready for the future of physics in the East Area

Upgraded beam lines will support existing and new collaborations in an environmentally savvy manner in one of CERN’s oldest facilities

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Accelerators
26 January, 2021
Accelerators
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26 January, 2021

LS2 Report: Beams circulate in the PS Booster

The PS Booster successfully received its first beams from Linac4 in December. The PSB team is now preparing the machine for acceleration

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Accelerators
12 January, 2021
Accelerators
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12 January, 2021

ALICE takes leap forward with major new installation

The upgraded Muon Forward Tracker, one of ALICE’s main subdetectors, was installed in the cavern in December

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Accelerators
11 January, 2021
Accelerators
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11 January, 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

SPS key back in the hands of the Operations group

After the PS, it is now time for the SPS to return to the Operations group’s hands. Beam commissioning in the accelerator is scheduled for 12 April 2021

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Accelerators
09 December, 2020
Accelerators
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09 December, 2020

Reinstalling the revamped ALICE Miniframe

The upgraded ALICE Miniframe was reinstalled in the experimental cavern in November

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Experiments
08 December, 2020
Experiments
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08 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
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24 November, 2020