How to get more collisions at the LHC / crab cavities

(short version) HL-LHC crab cavity engineer Ofelia Capatin, HL-LHC RF system leader Rama Calaga and HL-LHC project leader Lucio Rossiexplain how the introduction of the new Crab Cavities will enable higher luminosities at the HL-LHC.

BL4S – Be a scientist –

Did you ever wonder what it is like to be a scientist? If you’re up for a challenge, the BL4S competition is your chance to experience it. Any high school students from all over the world can join the adventure. Have a closer look and take part: {link) Deadline for submissions 31 March 2018.

SciFi – A large scintillating fibre tracker for LHCb

The LHCb detector will be upgraded during the Long Shutdown 2 (LS2) of the LHC in order to cope with higher instantaneous luminosities and to read out the data at 40 MHz using a trigger-less read-out system. All front-end electronics will be replaced and several sub-detectors must be redesigned to cope with higher occupancy. The current tracking detectors downstream of the LHCb dipole magnet will be replaced by the Scintillating Fibre (SciFi) Tracker. Concept, design and operational parameters are driven by the challenging LHC environment including significant ionising and neutron radiation levels.

FCC study animation

FCC study animation (Japanese subtitles)

ARIA footage

The alignment for the ARIA experiment. After placing the 3 modules next to each other on the floor in bdg 180, we will soon proceed to align them. That will imply lifting and rotations of some of the modules.

The other side of Innovation

On October 25, 2017, more than 150 people explored the IdeaSquare innovation space at CERN to attend “ The Other Side of Innovation” and discover what the space has to offer and how to get involved. Located in a technical hall at CERN next to the Globe of Science and Innovation, it offers ad-hoc meeting space and rapid prototyping facilities for innovation-related projects. Guests visited its electric and machine shops, learnt the basics of 3D printing, robotics programming and human-centered design processes, talked to resident researchers about their current projects and listened to guests speakers.