High-Luminosity LHC

Great beginnings for HL-LHC IT String’s cryogenic system cold commissioning

This summer, the cryogenic system of the future magnet test bench passed its first commissioning phase with success

Issue 45
20 September, 2023

HL-LHC IT String steadily advances towards commissioning

Sound advancements made on the HL-LHC IT String as key equipment is now installed on the metallic platform.

Issue 44
24 May, 2023

New measurement technique to probe the inside of a cryostat

Capable of better tracking the position of cold masses inside their cryostat, the new technique tested at Fermilab will equip all the HL-LHC's triplet quadrupoles and crab cavities.

Issue 44
05 July, 2023

Beam Gas Curtain installed in the Large Hadron Collider

Non-invasive beam profile monitor using supersonic gas jet furthers our understanding of the beam dynamics and supports new discoveries.

Issue 43
14 March, 2023

54 magnets: The High-Luminosity LHC receives its first in-kind contribution

The completion of the High Order Corrector Magnet project was only made possible by the collaborative efforts of INFN, CERN, and industry.

Issue 43
14 March, 2023

Cryogenic Distribution Line, Demineralised Water System, Circuit Disconnector Boxes... The HL-LHC IT String is taking shape

With its first major equipment now in place and infrastructure nearly installed, HL-LHC’s test bed is on track to start operation in 2024.

Issue 42
07 December, 2022

Flexible and accessible, the HiRadMat facility celebrates its tenth anniversary

Since its construction in 2011, HiRadMat has been a unique experimental facility for testing materials under beam impact.

Issue 38
05 November, 2021

The North Area is getting a fresh look

The North Area, part of the Super Proton Synchrotron complex, will see a major two-phased facelift in the upcoming years

Issue 38
27 October, 2021

Interview with Lucio Rossi: “When an opportunity meets a need”

Lucio Rossi, coordinator of the HL-LHC project until July 2020, tells us about a new community-building intiative of INFN.

Issue 37
17 August, 2021

QUACO at the finish line

Two 90-mm Niobium-titanium (NbTi) double-aperture quadrupole magnets, also called MQYY in the LHC vernacular, have been developed and manufactured by the companies Elytt Energy and SigmaPhi under the QUACO project for the High-Luminosity LHC upgrades.

Issue 37
22 July, 2021