Emmanuel Tsesmelis (CERN), will deliver a lecture in the John Adams
Institute for Accelerator Science series at 15.30 on Friday 13 March 2009
in the Lecture Theatre, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford.
Title: The Status of the LHC and Future Projects at CERN
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Laboratory for Particle
Physics (CERN) is on the verge of restarting later this year following
first beam on 10 September 2008 and the incident which brought the machine
to a standstill on 19 September last year. By colliding unparalleled
high-energy and high-intensity beams, the LHC will launch a new era of
research in particle physics and will open up previously unexplored
territory at the TeV scale in great detail, allowing the experiments to
probe deeper inside matter and providing an understanding of processes
that occurred very early in the history of the Universe.
This presentation reviews the basic ingredients of the LHC accelerator,
the status of preparations for the restart, and discusses typical
accelerator parameters and associated performance levels. Dedicated runs
with heavy ions and protons are discussed, and a typical LHC accelerator
operation schedule is shown. This talk will also provide a short review of
the new accelerator projects at CERN.
The lecture by Florian Gruener that was due to take place on Thursday 12
March is postponed to a later date.
21 May: Simon Jolly - High Power Proton Accelerator Development
4 June: Louis Rinolfi - CLIC