The miniature accelerator: dream or reality?

To look into the atomic and subatomic structure of materials and cells, future industry will need ever-smaller accelerators.

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26 September, 2022

CERN’s “Mining the Future®” competition successfully completes

Aimed at identifying solutions for the reuse rock excavated during tunnelling for future CERN colliders, this competition shortlisted four promising proposals.

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20 September, 2022

Assessing the carbon footprint of future Higgs factories

A recent analysis, comparing the environmental impact of different proposed Higgs factories per physics output, concluded that the FCC-ee is the most sustainable design.

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20 September, 2022

Optimising CLIC for reducing the electricity consumption at machine and laboratory level

Optimised system designs for power efficiency, high efficiency klystrons, permanent magnets, renewable power… The linear collider projects are working to address power efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the facilities.

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19 September, 2022

AWAKE sows the seeds of controlled particle acceleration using plasma wakefields

The AWAKE collaboration has successfully seeded the self-modulation of a proton bunch, to control and stabilise plasma waves that can accelerate electrons with record gradients

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15 September, 2022

New online course to initiate undergraduate students to particle accelerators

This unique online course gives students an overview of particle accelerators, their uses, as well as basic notions of electromagnetism, special relativity, radiofrequencies and magnetism.

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12 September, 2022

Plasma accelerator research and training boosted by EU funding

High level fellowships will carry out an interdisciplinary and cross-sector plasma accelerator research and training programme for the new EuPRAXIA research infrastructure.

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09 September, 2022

31st International Linear Accelerator Conference LINAC2022 delivered in Liverpool

The conference provided a unique opportunity to hear about the latest advances in research and developments on linear accelerators and their applications.

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09 September, 2022

The CERN Accelerator School goes to Lithuania for the Introductory course

In September, 70 physicists, engineers and technicians gathered in Kaunas, Lithuania, to learn the basics of accelerators physics and technology.

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05 September, 2022

Board game developed by scientists is winning plaudits for inspiring students to consider STEM careers

A team of scientists and a games specialist have designed ‘Diamond: The Game’, a board game developed to give secondary school students a chance to explore a broad range of STEM scientific careers and subjects.

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01 September, 2022