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  1. Colliders for CERN after LEP 200

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    For the long range future of CERN, the long range planning commission has explored various options, taking into account the actual development of physics and existing facilities. The solutions envisaged are Large Hadron Collider and e+e- collider (CLIC) in the 1-10 TEV range

  2. LEP the lord of the collider rings at CERN 1980-2000

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    Schopper, Herwig Franz

    2009-01-01

    Housed by a 4 m diameter tunnel of 27 km circumference, with huge underground labs and numerous surface facilities, and set up with a precision of 0.1 mm per kilometer, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) was not only the largest but also one of the most sophisticated scientific research instrument ever created by Man. Located at CERN, near Geneva, LEP was built during the years 1983 - 1989, was operational until 2000, and corroborated the standard model of particle physics through continous high precision measurements. The Author, director-general of CERN during the crucial period of the construction of LEP, recounts vividly the convoluted decision-making and technical implementation processes - the tunnel alone being a highly challenging geo- and civil engineering project - and the subsequent extremely fruitful period of scientific research. Finally he describes the difficult decision to close down LEP, at a time when the discovery of the Higgs boson seemed within reach. LEP was eventually dismantled...

  3. CERN: TeV Electron-Positron Linear Collider Studies; More polarization in LEP

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    The world's highest energy electronpositron collider - CERN's LEP, with a circumference of 27 kilometres - will also be the last such machine to be built as a storage ring. With interest growing in electronpositron physics at energies beyond those attainable at LEP, the next generation of electron-positron colliders must be linear if prohibitive synchrotron radiation power losses are to be avoided. Very high energy linear colliders present many technical challenges but mastery of SLC at Stanford, the world's first electron-positron linear collider, is encouraging. The physics issues of a linear collider have been examined by the international community in ICFA workshops in Saariselka, Finland (September 1991) and most recently in Hawaii (April 1993). The emerging consensus is for a collider with an initial collision energy around 500 GeV, and which can be upgraded to over 1 TeV. A range of very different collider designs are being studied at Laboratories in Europe, the US, Japan and Russia. Following the report of the 1987 CERN Long Range Planning Committee chaired by Carlo Rubbia, studies for a 2 TeV linear collider have progressed at CERN alongside work towards the Laboratory's initial objective - the LHC high energy proton-proton collider in the LEP tunnel

  4. CERN: Towards LEP 200

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    In March a cryomodule with four superconducting radiofrequency accelerating cavities operated for the first time in CERN's new LEP electron-positron collider, the result of many years of careful research and development work and an important step on the road to boost LEP energies from their initial level around 50 GeV per beam to above the 82 GeV threshold for production of W pairs

  5. Implications of results from the CERN e+e- collider LEP for SO(10) grand unification with two intermediate stages

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    We consider the breaking of the grand unification group SO(10) to the standard model gauge group through several chains containing two intermediate stages. Using the values of the gauge coupling constants at a scale MZ derived from recent data from the CERN e+e- collider LEP, we determine the range of their intermediate and unification scales. In particular, we identify those chains that permit new gauge structure at relatively low energy (∼1 TeV)

  6. Radiation levels in the CERN Large Electron Positron collider during the LEP 2 phase (68 105 GeV)

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    Gaborit, J. C.; Silari, M.; Ulrici, L.

    2006-09-01

    The CERN Large Electron Positron (LEP) collider was in operation from 1989 to 2000. At the end of 1995 the LEP 2 phase began, with the progressive upgrade of the collider energy above the W pair production threshold, until the final energy of 105 GeV per beam. During the 11-year operation an extensive radiation survey program monitored the dose levels inside and around the installation. The radiation levels monitored in the underground areas and on the surface during 1989-1995 (LEP 1 phase) were discussed in a previous paper. The aim of this paper is to complete the data reported earlier. This paper first gives an overview of the radiation levels in the LEP tunnel and in other underground areas, and then discusses measurements of the photon radiation performed in the machine tunnel at each energy increase. An estimate of neutron sources, measurements of radiation streaming through ducts and shafts and some results of measurements of synchrotron radiation from the wigglers are given next. Residual dose rates are then briefly addressed. Finally, an overview is provided of the radiation levels recorded on ground surface during operation, both at the LEP access points and at some reference areas in the French and Swiss countryside.

  7. Complementarity of CERN LEP collider, the Fermilab Tevatron, and the CERN LHC in the search for a light MSSM Higgs boson

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    We study the discovery potential of the CERN LHC, Fermilab Tevatron and CERN LEP colliders in the search for the neutral CP-even Higgs boson of the MSSM which couples to the weak gauge bosons with a strength close to the standard model one and, hence, plays a relevant role in the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking. We place special emphasis on the radiative effects which influence the discovery reach of these colliders. We concentrate on the Vb(ovr b) channel, with V=Z or W, and on the channels with diphoton final states, which are the dominant ones for the search for a light standard model Higgs boson at LEP or Tevatron and LHC, respectively. By analyzing the parameters of the MSSM for which the searches become difficult at one or more of these three colliders, we demonstrate their complementarity in the search for a light Higgs boson which plays a relevant role in the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking

  8. LEP - the lord of the collider rings at CERN 1980-2000. The making, operation and legacy of the World's largest scientific instrument

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    Housed by a 4 m diameter tunnel of 27 km circumference, with huge underground labs and numerous surface facilities, and set up with a precision of 0.1 mm per kilometer, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) was not only the largest but also one of the most sophisticated scientific research instrument ever created by Man. Located at CERN, near Geneva, LEP was built during the years 1983 - 1989, was operational until 2000, and corroborated the standard model of particle physics through continous high precision measurements. The Author, director-general of CERN during the crucial period of the construction of LEP, recounts vividly the convoluted decision-making and technical implementation processes - the tunnel alone being a highly challenging geo- and civil engineering project - and the subsequent extremely fruitful period of scientific research. Finally he describes the difficult decision to close down LEP, at a time when the discovery of the Higgs boson seemed within reach. LEP was eventually dismantled in 2000, enabling the tunnel to be reused for building the next generation machine, the much more powerful Large Hadron Collider (LHC), an upgrade then called LEP3 and foreseen from the beginning. It became operational just as this account was being completed. Written by the main protagonist responsible for making LEP a reality, this is the definitive inside story of a remarkable machine and the many thousands of scientists and engineers from around the world, whose efforts contributed to the new knowledge it produced. (orig.)

  9. Le CERN fête le LEP

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    CERN Press Office. Geneva

    2000-01-01

    Members of government from around the world gathered at CERN on 9 October to celebrate the achievements of the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP), the Laboratory's flagship particle accelerator. Over the eleven years of its operational lifetime, LEP has not only added greatly to mankind's pool of knowledge about the Universe, but has also changed the way that particle physics research is done, and proved to be a valuable training ground for young professionals in many walks of life.

  10. Collide@CERN Geneva

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    CERN. Geneva; Kieffer, Robert; Blas Temino, Diego; Bertolucci, Sergio; Mr. Decelière, Rudy; Mr. Hänni, Vincent

    2014-01-01

    CERN, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, and the City of Geneva are delighted to invite you to “Collide@CERN Geneva Music”. Come to the public lecture about collisions between music and particle physics by the third winners of Collide@CERN Geneva, Vincent Hänni & Rudy Decelière, and their scientific inspiration partners, Diego Blas and Robert Kieffer. The event marks the beginning of their residency at CERN, and will be held at the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation on 16 October 2014 at 19.00. Doors will open at 18.30.

  11. LEP : the Large Electron Positron Collider Conference MT17

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    2001-01-01

    LEP was CERN's flagship research facility from 1989 until 2000 when it stepped aside to make way for installation of the Laboratory's next major accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, LHC. With a circumference of 27 kilometres, LEP was the largest circular particle collider in the world. Inside its beam pipe, about 100 metres underground, bunches of electrons and positrons raced around in opposite directions as they were accelerated to almost the speed of light. In its first phase of operation, LEP was designed to collide electrons and positrons at an energy of around 100 GeV. After some seven years of accumulating data at this energy to study the Z particle - electrically neutral carrier of the weak interaction - everything was done to boost the energy of LEP's beams as high as possible.

  12. Large hadron collider in the LEP tunnel. Proceedings. Vol. 2

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    A Workshop, jointly organized by ECFA and CERN, took place at Lausanne and at CERN in March 1984 to study various options for a pp (or panti p) collider which might be installed at a later data alongside LEP in the LEP tunnel. Following the exploration of e+e- physics up to the highest energy now foreseeable, this would open up the opportunity to investigate hadron collisions in the new energy range of 10 to 20 TeV in the centre of mass. These proceedings put together the documents prepared in connection with this Workshop. They cover possible options for a Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the LEP tunnel, the physics case as it stands at present, and studies of experimental possibilities in this energy range with luminosities as now considered. See hints under the relevant topics. (orig./HSI)

  13. Large hadron collider in the LEP tunnel. Proceedings. Vol. 1

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    A Workshop, jointly organized by ECFA and CERN, took place at Lausanne and at CERN in March 1984 to study various options for a pp (or panti p) collider which might be installed at a later date alongside LEP in the LEP tunnel. Following the exploration of e+e- physics up to the highest energy now foreseeable, this would open up the opportunity to investigate hadron collisions in the new energy range of 10 to 20 TeV in the centre of mass. These proceedings put together the documents prepared in connection with this Workshop. They cover possible options for a Large Hadron Collider (LHC= in the LEP tunnel, the physics case at it stands at present, and studies of experimental possibilities in this energy range with luminosities as now considered. See hints under the relevant topics. (orig.)

  14. The Large Hadron Collider in the LEP tunnel

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    The status of the studies for the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is described. This collider will provide proton-proton collisions with 16 TeV centre-of-mass energy and a luminosity exceeding 1033 cm-2 s-1 per interaction point. It can be installed in the tunnel of the Large Electron-Positron Storage Ring (LEP) above the LEP elements. It will use superconducting magnets of a novel, compact design, having two horizontally separated channels for the two counter-rotating bunched proton beams, which can collide in a maximum of seven interaction points. Collisions between protons of the LHC and electrons of LEP are also possible with a centre-of-mass energy of up to 1.8 TeV and a luminosity of up to 2 x 1032 cm-2 s-1. (orig.)

  15. Engineering and construction experience at LEP (CERN)

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    CERN's latest facility presently under construction is LEP. LEP consists of a ring located in an underground tunnel, 26.6 km long, 3.8 m in diameter and excavated between 50 and 150 m below the surface. The experience gained during the LEP project's engineering and construction/installation phase is multiple. The main features (all related to the size of the machine) appeared to the authors to be: a good analysis of contract splitting, minimization of costly underground work, maximization of prefabrication and standardization, use of a unique computerized source of information associated with modern CAD design tools, preparation of management tool before the start of installation and a suitable choice of underground transport system. 4 refs., 6 figs

  16. CERN balances linear collider studies

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    ILC Newsline

    2011-01-01

    The forces behind the two most mature proposals for a next-generation collider, the International Linear Collider (ILC) and the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) study, have been steadily coming together, with scientists from both communities sharing ideas and information across the technology divide. In a support of cooperation between the two, CERN in Switzerland, where most CLIC research takes place, recently converted the project-specific position of CLIC Study Leader to the concept-based Linear Collider Study Leader.   The scientist who now holds this position, Steinar Stapnes, is charged with making the linear collider a viable option for CERN’s future, one that could include either CLIC or the ILC. The transition to more involve the ILC must be gradual, he said, and the redefinition of his post is a good start. Though not very much involved with superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technology, where ILC researchers have made significant advances, CERN participates in many aspect...

  17. Collide@CERN - public lecture

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    2012-01-01

    CERN, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva are delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Gilles Jobin, first winner of the Collide@CERN Geneva Dance and Performance Artist-in-residence Prize, and his CERN inspiration partner, Joao Pequenao. They will present their work in dance and science at the Globe of Science and Innovation on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6.30 p.m.).   
                                                  Programme 19:00 Opening address by - Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, CERN Director-General, - Ariane Koek...

  18. Collide@CERN: sharing inspiration

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    Katarina Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Late last year, Julius von Bismarck was appointed to be CERN's first "artist in residence" after winning the Collide@CERN Digital Arts award. He’ll be spending two months at CERN starting this March but, to get a flavour of what’s in store, he visited the Organization last week for a crash course in its inspiring activities.   Julius von Bismarck, taking a closer look... When we arrive to interview German artist Julius von Bismarck, he’s being given a presentation about antiprotons’ ability to kill cancer cells. The whiteboard in the room contains graphs and equations that might easily send a non-scientist running, yet as Julius puts it, “if I weren’t interested, I’d be asleep”. Given his numerous questions, he must have been fascinated. “This ‘introduction’ week has been exhilarating,” says Julius. “I’ve been able to interact ...

  19. Large hadron collider project in CERN

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    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the latest scientific project in the world of particle physics launched by European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) nearby Geneva. The construction of the main components of this complex synchrotron ring where two proton beams will be accelerated up to energies of 7.7 TeV and then brought into collision, is well underway and the first installation of these components is expected to take place by the end of 2000. As a successor of the existing LEP machine and taking over a significant part of its infrastructure, when completed and commissioned in 2005, the LHG complex represent the most sophisticated and the largest project ever undertaken in the world of science. This machine has an ambitious task to offer the most contemporary and highest quality programmes in particle physics for scientists from all over the world. Its design and construction make use of the latest achievements in modern technologies, material sciences, engineering, computers, electronics and employing world wide experts and specialists of various profiles. At the same time, the LHC project ought to enable CERN and European scientists to maintain the world leading role in the field of particle physics in the next century. (author)

  20. CERN: LEP delivers; Looking deeper at spin; Handling low energy antiprotons

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    One year ago, with the world catalogue of Z particles - the electrically neutral carrier of the weak nuclear force - containing a few hundred examples, it sounded extravagant when proponents of CERN's new LEP electron-positron collider promised a hundred thousand Zs by Christmas 1989. The first round of experiments in the North Area of CERN's SPS proton synchrotron included a considerable investment in studies using high energy muon beams. This paid off with important contribuions to physics, particularly in the measurement of the quark/gluon content (structure functions) of nucleons. ; The LEAR low energy antiproton ring at CERN takes its antimatter beams down to very low kinetic energies - less than 10 MeV - for a unique range of physics studies. However even these modest energies are too high for a series of experiments aiming to explore the effects of gravity on antimatter

  1. The CERN LEP-SPS Librarian system

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    The complexity of a software working environment, such as the control system for the SPS and LEP accelerators, requires a considerable management effort. The software needed to run the machines is continuously evolving, as new releases of application and system programs are introduced rather frequency. Ideally the management effort must coordinate all the different software developers and their users (the machine operating team). A software tool, the Librarian, has been written to help them in performing this task. Its ultimate goal is to enable the accelerator operators to retain control of all the software running in the control system. All the source files needed to produce a piece of running software (a 'product') are saved together, and can be retrieved either individually or as a whole. Management of the different versions of a product is also implemented, as well as a scheme for protections and access rights depending on the type of user (Librarian manager, application manager or software developer). The data base ORACLE has been used to maintain logical links between files saved under the Librarian. (orig.)

  2. Long-term test of a LEP prototype superconducting cavity in the CERN SPS

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    After the commissioning of the LEP e+e- collider at CERN, its energy will be upgraded by adding superconducting (s.c.) r.f. cavities. Obviously, there is a great incentive to test a prototype s.c. LEP cavity in one of CERN's existing accelerators, before a production in series of a large number of cavities (256) be launched. Such a test should prove the validity and the long-term reliability of the design in a real accelerator environment. The SPS proton accelerator/proton-antiproton collider/LEP injector was chosen for the implementation of the cavity, being at present CERN's largest accelerator. As a result the whole experiment (comprising Cavity, cryostat, refrigerator and r.f. system, installed in the tunnel about 60 m below ground) had to be remotely controlled from the accelerator surface buildings, in order not to interfere with the physics program. As long as a refrigerator was not yet delivered (during the first phase of the experiment) we used a 100 m long flexible He transfer line for cooldown with dewars located at the surface. Later on a cold box was installed 6 m off the cryostat, the compressor and control unit being placed in a surface building. For the operation of the SPS as a proton accelerator at high intensity (Id.c. = 0.2 A), on magnetic cycles interleaved with cycles for lepton acceleration, the impedance of the s.c. cavity had to be reduced by several orders of magnitude. This was achieved by damping the cavity's fundamental passband mode impedances by an r.f. feedback including the tetrode power amplifier driving the cavity [1,2]. 10 refs., 5 figs

  3. Loans may keep CERN collider on target

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    Abbott, A

    1996-01-01

    The European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) is considering taking out bank loans to fund its Large Hadron Collider project. CERN officials are evaluating this option in view of the German government's decision to substantially reduce its annual contributions to the project. They state that the bank loans may be the only way to complete the project by the year 2005, especially if other contributing nations follow Germany's lead.

  4. Charmed-hadron fragmentation functions from CERN LEP1 revisted

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    In Phys. Rev. D 58, 014014 (1998) and 71, 094013 (2005), we determined non-perturbative D0, D+, D*+, Ds+, and Λc+ fragmentation functions, both at leading and next-to-leading order in the MS factorization scheme, by fitting e+e- data taken by the OPAL Collaboration at CERN LEP1. The starting points for the evolution in the factorization scale μ were taken to be μ0-2mQ, where Q = c, b. For the reader's convenience, in this Addendum, we repeat this analysis for μ0=mQ, where the flavor thresholds of modern sets of parton density functions are located. (Orig.)

  5. CERN collider glimpses supersymmetry - maybe

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    Seife, C

    2000-01-01

    Particle physicists at CERN announced they may have witnessed supersymmetry. After smashing matter and antimatter in 4 experiments, they detected an anomaly in the resulting sprays of particles. It is consistent with supersymmetry but may yet prove t be a statistical fluctuation in the background data (1 page).

  6. La fermeture du LEP retardee

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    CERN Press Office. Geneva

    2000-01-01

    On 14 September 2000 CERN 's Director General Prof. Luciano Maiani, after a recommendation from the LEP Experiments Committee and the CERN Research Board, decided to extend the experimental run of the LEP accelerator until the 2nd November 2000. It was originally planned to conclude LEP's eleven year period of physics research at the end of September, and to begin the complex operations for the installation of CERN's new accelerator the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, exciting new results from the LEP experiments justify this change. The construction schedule for LHC will not be affected by this prolongation of LEP running.

  7. J/ψ production at CERN LEP: Revisited and resumed

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    We present the leading order differential and total rates for J/ψ production at CERN LEP. By leading order we mean all terms of the form αs[αs ampersand h;log(MZ2/Mψ2)]n and αsn+1 ampersand h;logl(z2)logm(MZ2/Mψ2), (l+m=2n-1), in the regions z=2Eψ/MZ∼O(1) and zs(Mψ)/αs(MZ)]∼2 theoretical uncertainties in previous calculations. The log(z) resummation results in a suppression of the small z region due to coherent gluon emission. Comparing the zeroth moment with the LEP data we find the value for the effective octet matrix element to be left-angle O8ψ(3S1)right-angle=0.019 GeV3. The theoretical uncertainties are substantially smaller than those from Fermilab Tevatron extractions. Using this value of the octet matrix element we make a prediction for the first moment of the differential rate and find that the resumed differential decay rate is in much better agreement with preliminary data than the color singlet result or the unresumed color octet prediction. copyright 1999 The American Physical Society

  8. Radiation problems in the design of the large electron-positron collider (LEP)

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    This is a comprehensive review of the radiation problems taken into account in the design studies for the Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP) now under construction at CERN. It provides estimates and calculations of the magnitude of the most important hazards, including those from non-ionizing radiations and magnetic fields as well as from ionizing radiation, and describes the measures to be taken in the design, construction, and operation to limit them. Damage to components is considered as well as the risk to people. More general explanations are given of the physical processes and technical parameters that influence the production and effects of radiation, and a comprehensive bibliography provides access to the basic theories and other discussions of the subject. The report effectively summarizes the findings of the Working Group on LEP radiation problems and parallels the results of analogous studies made for the previous large accelerator. The concluding chapters describe the LEP radiation protection system, which is foreseen to reduce doses far below the legal limits for all those working with the machine or living nearby, and summarize the environmental impact. Costs are also briefly considered. (orig.)

  9. The Dismantling Project for the Large Electron Positron (LEP) Collider

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    Poole, John

    2002-01-01

    The LEP accelerator was installed in a circular tunnel 27 km in length with nine access points distributed around the circumference in the countryside and villages which surround CERN's sites. The dismantling project involved the removal in less than 15 months of around 29000 tonnes of equipment from the accelerator itself and a further 10000 tonnes from the four experiments - all of which were located at an average depth of 100 m below ground level. There was no contamination risk in the project and less than 3% of the materials removed were classified as radioactive. However, the materials which were classified as radioactive have to be temporarily stored and they consume considerable resources. The major difficulties for the project were in the establishment of the theoretical radiological zoning, implementation of the traceability systems and making appropriate radiation measurements to confirm the zoning. The absence of detailed guidelines from the French authorities, having no threshold levels for relea...

  10. LEP inauguration

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    13 November saw the culmination at CERN of weeks of intricate planning to put together a fitting formal inauguration of LEP, CERN's 27-kilometre electron-positron collider. The day was to witness an event worthy of the many years of assiduous endeavour to bring into being the world's largest scientific machine, a prime example of international collaboration and the portent of a new era in fundamental research.

  11. Alignment studies for the CERN linear collider

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    Transverse alignment tolerances of a few microns are required for the CERN Linear Collider (CLIC) in order to limit the emittance blow-up due to transversely deflecting wakefields to reasonable values. Such tight tolerances over long distances can only be obtained by beam-based active alignment systems using precision micromovers and beam position monitors. Development work being carried out at CERN on closed-loop controlled micron-displacement systems, micron-resolution beam position monitors, active optical pre-alignment schemes and beam blow-up computer simulations for given overall alignment tolerances using both one-to-one and dispersion-free correction algorithms is described. (Author) 11 figs., 8 refs

  12. Collide@CERN is looking for mentors

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    2011-01-01

    The Collide@CERN Artist-in-Residence Programme is currently seeking CERN scientists interested in engaging in thought-provoking and creative collaborations with visiting artists.     In early 2012, a Digital artist will take up a 2-month residency and a Dance and Performance artist a 3-month residency.  Each artist will be allocated a specially selected science inspiration partner to work with. Both the artists and their mentors will give a public lecture in the Globe of Science and Innovation at the beginning and end of the residencies.  One scientist will be selected for each artist. Mentors and artists will be required to share knowledge by:   ·      Meeting once a week throughout the residency ·      Conducting online communications (such as a blog). If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please send the following information by e-m...

  13. Layout, design and construction of the electrostatic separation system of the LEP epluse- collider

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    Electrostatic separators will be used in the LEP Collider, presently under construction at CERN, to separate the electron and positron bunches in the eight collision points during injection and acceleration. The total system will comprise 32 separator tanks, each 4.5 m long with a vacuum of 10-9 Pa after bake-out at 300 degrees C. The operating electric field is 20 kV/cm across a gap of 11 cm between 4 m long stainless steel electrodes; under laboratory conditions the extrapolated spark rate per tank is -3 per hr. Parasitic mode losses cause heating of the electrodes, thus a closed loop cooling system is required to prevent a rise in pressure due to increased outgassing. In this paper, layout, construction, HV circuit and performance of the prototype separators are described

  14. Hadron collider physics at the CERN SPS

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    The results of the experiments of the CERN antiproton-proton collider, collected during the 1988 and 1989 runs, are summarized. The results of the W and Z hadronic decays are discussed. The results obtained from samples of W → e ν and Z → e+e- events for the W and Z production cross section times branching ratio and for pT are in good agreement with theoretical expectations. The measurements of W and Z mass are discussed. Lower limits of 61 GeV/c2 (UA1) and of 67 GeV/c2 (UA2) are reported for the mass of the top quark

  15. At work on LEP, the world’s most powerful electron–positron collider

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    Patrice Loiez,

    1999-01-01

    The LHC will be built inside the same tunnel as an existing accelerator, the Large Electron Positron (LEP) collider which came on stream in 1989. LEP will be removed from the tunnel at the end of this year to make way for the LHC. Here technicians make delicate adjustments to one of LEP’s thousands of magnets.

  16. Comedy Collider presents: No cause for conCERN

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    Traczyk, Piotr

    2014-01-01

    Comedy Collider presents: No cause for conCERN was the highly anticipated follow up to LHComedy: CERN After Dark, starring an entirely new ensemble of comedy talent. Time: 13th June 2014, 19:30 for 20:00 Location: Globe of Science and Innovation, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

  17. Collide@CERN ProHelvetia Public Lecture

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    CERN. Geneva; Heuer, Rolf; Mr. de Diesbach, Simon; Mr. Dubois, Marc; Ms. Perrenoud, Laura; Mr. Vust, Michel; Mrs. Bello, Monica

    2015-01-01

    You are very warmly invited to the opening presentation of Fragment.In’s residency at CERN. Fragment.In are the winners of Collide@CERN ProHelvetia, a collective formed by Laura Perrenoud, Simon de Diesbach, and Marc Dubois. They will present their artistic work along with their CERN scientific inspiration partner, who will present his/her work on Science. In their proposal, Fragment.In has a unique, original and creative approach to data visualization. We look forward to having them at CERN. Collide@CERN is the three month residency programme providing artists with time and space to reflect, research and renew their artistic practice.

  18. The LEP inauguration ceremony

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    1989-01-01

    This photo was taken in November 1989 at the inauguration of the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider. From the left, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, King Carl Gustav of Sweden, CERN Council President Josef Rembser, President Francois Mitterand of France, President Jean-Pascal Delamuraz of Switzerland, Carlo Rubbia, Director-General of CERN at the time.

  19. The ATLAS experiment at the CERN large hadron collider

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    Çetin, Serkant Ali; ATLAS Collaboration

    2008-01-01

    The ATLAS detector as installed in its experimental cavern at point 1 at CERN is described in this paper. A brief overview of the expected performance of the detector when the Large Hadron Collider begins operation is also presented.

  20. Ryoji Ikeda, Data Artist - Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

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    CERN. Geneva; Koek, Ariane; Heuer, Rolf; Ikeda, Ryoji; Mr. Horst, Hoertner

    2014-01-01

    at the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation, CERN. You are very warmly invited to the opening presentation of Data Artist, Ryoji Ikeda’s residency at CERN. Ryoji Ikeda, one of the world’s leading electronic composers and visual artists, is the new Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN award winner. Ryoji Ikeda and his science inspiration partner, Theoretical Physicist, Dr. Tom Melia will talk about their work in arts and science. They are at the beginning of their creative journey together at CERN. A little about Ryoji Ikeda – the new Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN artist in residence. Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual ...

  1. LEP superconducting cavities go into storage

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    Patrice Loïez

    2001-01-01

    Superconducting radio-frequency cavities from the LEP-2 phase (1996-2000) are put into storage in the tunnel that once housed the Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR), the world’s first proton collider, located at CERN.

  2. CERN Library | Mario Campanelli presents "Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider" | 16 March

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    2016-01-01

    "Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider" by Mario Campanelli. Presentation on Wednesday, 16 March at 4 p.m. in the Library (bldg 52-1-052) The book aims to explain the historical development of particle physics, with special emphasis on CERN and collider physics. It describes in detail the LHC accelerator and its detectors, describing the science involved as well as the sociology of big collaborations, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs boson.  Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider  Mario Campanelli World Scientific Publishing, 2015  ISBN 9789814656641​

  3. From the CERN web: Collide@CERN, Fermilab neutrinos and more

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    2015-01-01

    This new section highlights articles, blog posts and press releases published in the CERN web environment over the past weeks. This way, you won’t miss a thing...   Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. (Photo: Matthias H. Risse). Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award goes to “Semiconductor” 10 August – Collide@CERN Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, two English artists collaborating under the name Semiconductor, are this year’s recipients of the Collide@CERN Ars Electronica Award. In the coming months, they will begin a two-month residency at CERN.  Continue to read…     Illustration: Fermilab/Sandbox Studio.   Fermilab experiment sees neutrinos change over 500 miles 7 August - Fermilab press release Scientists on the NOvA experiment saw their first evidence of oscillating neutrinos, confirming that the extraordinary detector built for the project not only functions as planned but is also making great p...

  4. The LEP project of CERN must expand the knowledge of materials

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    Madsen, J H B

    1981-01-01

    The LEP (large electron positron storage ring) project of CERN is planned to produce very high energy particles. The history of the development of the present site is outlined. The new machine has a peripheral acceleration track of 26.7 km with a maximum energy development of 125 GeV. Components of the LEP ring include a set of deflector magnets, magnetic lenses of quadrupole formation, an accelerator system, a vacuum system and a control system. Brief details of each are given. (0 refs).

  5. Gilles Jobin Collide@CERN - Strangels Intervention

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    Maximilien Brice

    2012-01-01

    STRANGELS Cie Gilles Jobin. Site specific choreographic intervention inside the CERN's library. Three strangels on a migration to another dimension rest at the CERN's library. Strangels need food for thoughts. Do not pay attention to them they are only strangels. Dancers : Ruth Childs, Susana Panadès Diaz, Gilles Jobin

  6. Radiological impact of the future CERN program (LEP)

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    The author discusses the radiation problems which are the radiological influences of LEP which interest the majority of the members of the personnel. The first studies done in this domain are achieved, and the results are published this summer, among others the doses of radiation and of radioactivity and equally the concentration of hoxions gases on the exterior of the enclosure of future installations. The results are the object of discussions and are compared with the norms of radioprotection and with the actual situation in this region. (orig.)

  7. Lep vertical tunnel movements - lessons for future colliders

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    The data from 10 years of vertical surveys verify for all of LEP the previous observation, localized to region P1, that LEP floor movements are predominantly deterministic. This rules out the ATL model as being correct for this tunnel. If generalized, for yearly movements a random ATL model underestimates the possible maximum long-term motions. In contrast, extrapolation of the LEP vertical data to the short-term (hours and days) time-scale shows that the random approach predicts larger short-term movements than the deterministic model. This means that simulations using the ATL hypothesis are overtly pessimistic with regard to the frequency of operational realignments required. Depending on the constants chosen in the models these differences can be large, of the order of a magnitude and more. This paper deals solely with the directly measured months-to-years tunnel motions in rock, and the extrapolation of such ground motions to hourly or daily time-spans It does not, address the important question of the contribution of hourly-scale movements of the accelerator components, which could have a random part, to the combined motion. Nor does it address the question of movements of accelerator tunnels like HERA or TRISTAN which are built in water and debris, and not in solid rock. (author)

  8. Lep vertical tunnel movements - lessons for future colliders

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    Pitthan, R. [CERN-Conseil Europeen pour la recherche nucleaire, Clic-Study Group and the Survey Group, Geneve (Switzerland)

    1999-07-01

    The data from 10 years of vertical surveys verify for all of LEP the previous observation, localized to region P1, that LEP floor movements are predominantly deterministic. This rules out the ATL model as being correct for this tunnel. If generalized, for yearly movements a random ATL model underestimates the possible maximum long-term motions. In contrast, extrapolation of the LEP vertical data to the short-term (hours and days) time-scale shows that the random approach predicts larger short-term movements than the deterministic model. This means that simulations using the ATL hypothesis are overtly pessimistic with regard to the frequency of operational realignments required. Depending on the constants chosen in the models these differences can be large, of the order of a magnitude and more. This paper deals solely with the directly measured months-to-years tunnel motions in rock, and the extrapolation of such ground motions to hourly or daily time-spans It does not, address the important question of the contribution of hourly-scale movements of the accelerator components, which could have a random part, to the combined motion. Nor does it address the question of movements of accelerator tunnels like HERA or TRISTAN which are built in water and debris, and not in solid rock. (author)

  9. CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School

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    2007-01-01

    Applications are now open for the 2nd CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School, which will take place at CERN from 6 to 15 June 2007. The school web site is http://cern.ch/hcpss with links to the academic program and application procedure. The application deadline is 9 March 2007. The results of the selection process will be announced shortly thereafter. The goal of the CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools is to offer students and young researchers in high energy physics a concentrated syllabus on the theory and experimental challenges of hadron collider physics. The first school in the series, held last summer at Fermilab, covered extensively the physics at the Tevatron collider experiments. The second school to be held at CERN, will focus on the technology and physics of the LHC experiments. Emphasis will be given on the first years of data-taking at the LHC and on the discovery potential of the programme. The series of lectures will be  supported by in-depth discussion sess...

  10. The software for the CERN LEP beam orbit measurement system

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    The Beam Orbit Measurement (BOM) system of LEP consists of 504 pickups, distributed all around the accelerator, that are capable of measuring the positions of the two beams. Their activity has to be synchronized, and the data produced by them have to be collected together, for example to form a 'closed orbit measurement' or a 'trajectory measurement'. On the user side, several clients can access simultaneously the results from this instrument. An automatic acquisition mode, and an 'on request' one, can run in parallel. This results in a very flexible and powerful system. The functionality of the BOM system is fully described, as well as the structure of the software processes which constitute the system, and their interconnections. Problems solved during the implementation are emphasized. (author)

  11. CERN begins installation on largest collider

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    2005-01-01

    Installation of the world's largest particle physics collider began Monday with the lowering of a massive, superconducting magnet into the tunnel housing the new research facility that will draw scientists from all over the world, a spokeswoman said

  12. Quark radiation from LEP

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    Like any other electrically charged particles, quarks should give out electromagnetic radiation (photons) when they vibrate. One of the physics results from CERN's LEP collider is the first clear observation of this quark radiation from electron-positron collisions. At lower energies this radiation could only be inferred

  13. The Large Hadron electron Collider at CERN

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    Polini Alessandro

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC is a proposed facility which will exploit the new world of energy and intensity offered by the LHC through collisions with a new 60 GeV electron beam. Designed for synchronous operation with the other LHC experiments, the LHeC will be a high luminosity ep and eA collider with a wide ranging physics program on high precision deep inelastic scattering and new physics. Highlights from the physics program will be illustrated along with details from the accelerator, interaction region and detector design.

  14. The Large Hadron electron Collider at CERN

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    Polini Alessandro

    2014-01-01

    The Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC) is a proposed facility which will exploit the new world of energy and intensity offered by the LHC through collisions with a new 60 GeV electron beam. Designed for synchronous operation with the other LHC experiments, the LHeC will be a high luminosity ep and eA collider with a wide ranging physics program on high precision deep inelastic scattering and new physics. Highlights from the physics program will be illustrated along with details from the ac...

  15. Third intervention of Gilles Jobin and Collide@CERN

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    2012-01-01

    Everything you wanted to know about contemporary dance but were afraid to ask. - 4 September 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber -   A subjective and personal presentation of the recent history of contemporary dance by Gilles Jobin, Collide@CERN choreographer in residence.

  16. EIB lends EUR 300 million for CERN's major collider

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    2002-01-01

    "The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 300 million to finance the final phase of construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The EIB loan will also help to finance the instrumentation to record and analyse the high-energy particle collisions at the LHC" (1 page).

  17. CERN completes magnet set for Large Hadron Collider

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    2006-01-01

    "CERN, the European Oganization for Nuclear Research, took delivery of the last superconducting main magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Monday, completint the full set of 1624 main magnets required to build the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator."

  18. Search for exotic processes at the CERN panti p collider

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    The total UA2 data sample at the CERN panti p Collider corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 910 nb-1. Limits on various hypothetical processes, such as production of excited electrons, additional charged or neutral vector bosons, or supersymmetric particles, are presented from the analysis of this sample. (orig.)

  19. Search for Exotic Processes at the CERN pp Collider

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    Ansari, R.; Bagnaia, P.; Banner, M.;......Kofoed-Hansen

    1987-01-01

    The total UA2 data sample at the CERN pp̄ Collider corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 910 nb−1. Limits on various hypothetical processes, such as production of excited electrons, additional charged or neutral vector bosons, or supersymmetric particles, are presented from the analysis of...

  20. Russian plant grows monocrystals for CERN collider

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    2003-01-01

    "..Experts of an enterprise in Murmansk Region has started to make so-called monocrystals. They are needed for making of a huge device the construction of which has started in Switzerland. Thanks to this unique equipment scientists of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will be able to model the creation of the universe for the first time ever" (1/2 page).

  1. Collide@CERN: Horizons Irrésolus

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    2016-01-01

    Sound Installation by Collide@CERN Geneva artists Rudy Decelière and Vincent Hänni in collaboration with physicists Diego Blas and Robert Kieffer, for the Electron Festival 25-27th March, 2016 (see here).   Horizons irrésolus is a sound installation that follows on the artistic residency Collide@CERN 2014.    Registration is absolutely required. Each guest will have to have registered using their own name. Guests without having registered will not be able to come into CERN. Free entrance: Book here  A shuttle will be available every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. from CERN Reception (in front of CERN Globe) to the sound art installation. Access from Geneva to CERN Reception by tram 18, end of the line. With the support from The Republic and Canton of Geneva and The City of Geneva. Find out more on the artists and their Geneva 2...

  2. The CERN linear collider test facility (CTF)

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    The CTF (Collider Test Facility) was brought into service last year. The 3 GHz gun produced a beam of 3 MeV/c which was accelerated to 40 MeV/c. This beam, passing a prototype CLIC (linear collider) structure, generated a sizeable amount of 30 GHz power. This paper describes the results and experience with the gun driven by a 8 ns long laser pulse and its CsI photo cathode, the beam behaviour, the beam diagnostics in particular with the bunch measurements by Cerenkov or transition radiation light and streak camera, the photo cathode research, and the beam dynamics studies on space charge effects. (Author)4 figs., tab., 6 refs

  3. 2nd CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School

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    2007-01-01

    June 6-15, 2007, CERN The school web site is http://cern.ch/hcpss with links to the academic programme and the application procedure. The APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 9 MARCH 2007 The results of the selection process will be announced shortly thereafter. The goal of the CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools is to offer students and young researchers in high energy physics a concentrated syllabus on the theory and experimental challenges of hadron collider physics. The first school in the series, held last summer at Fermilab, extensively covered the physics at the Tevatron collider experiments. The second school, to be held at CERN, will focus on the technology and physics of the LHC experiments. Emphasis will be placed on the first years of data-taking at the LHC and on the discovery potential of the programme. The series of lectures will be supported by in-depth discussion sessions and will include the theory and phenomenology of hadron collisions, discovery physics topics, detector and analysis t...

  4. A Large Hadron Electron Collider at CERN

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    Abelleira Fernandez, J L; Adzic, P; Akay, A N; Aksakal, H; Albacete, J L; Allanach, B; Alekhin, S; Allport, P; Andreev, V; Appleby, R B; Arikan, E; Armesto, N; Azuelos, G; Bai, M; Barber, D; Bartels, J; Behnke, O; Behr, J; Belyaev, A S; Ben-Zvi, I; Bernard, N; Bertolucci, S; Bettoni, S; Biswal, S; Blumlein, J; Bottcher, H; Bogacz, A; Bracco, C; Bracinik, J; Brandt, G; Braun, H; Brodsky, S; Bruning, O; Bulyak, E; Buniatyan, A; Burkhardt, H; Cakir, I T; Cakir, O; Calaga, R; Caldwell, A; Cetinkaya, V; Chekelian, V; Ciapala, E; Ciftci, R; Ciftci, A K; Cole, B A; Collins, J C; Dadoun, O; Dainton, J; Roeck, A.De; d'Enterria, D; DiNezza, P; Dudarev, A; Eide, A; Enberg, R; Eroglu, E; Eskola, K J; Favart, L; Fitterer, M; Forte, S; Gaddi, A; Gambino, P; Garcia Morales, H; Gehrmann, T; Gladkikh, P; Glasman, C; Glazov, A; Godbole, R; Goddard, B; Greenshaw, T; Guffanti, A; Guzey, V; Gwenlan, C; Han, T; Hao, Y; Haug, F; Herr, W; Herve, A; Holzer, B J; Ishitsuka, M; Jacquet, M; Jeanneret, B; Jensen, E; Jimenez, J M; Jowett, J M; Jung, H; Karadeniz, H; Kayran, D; Kilic, A; Kimura, K; Klees, R; Klein, M; Klein, U; Kluge, T; Kocak, F; Korostelev, M; Kosmicki, A; Kostka, P; Kowalski, H; Kraemer, M; Kramer, G; Kuchler, D; Kuze, M; Lappi, T; Laycock, P; Levichev, E; Levonian, S; Litvinenko, V N; Lombardi, A; Maeda, J; Marquet, C; Mellado, B; Mess, K H; Milanese, A; Milhano, J G; Moch, S; Morozov, I I; Muttoni, Y; Myers, S; Nandi, S; Nergiz, Z; Newman, P R; Omori, T; Osborne, J; Paoloni, E; Papaphilippou, Y; Pascaud, C; Paukkunen, H; Perez, E; Pieloni, T; Pilicer, E; Pire, B; Placakyte, R; Polini, A; Ptitsyn, V; Pupkov, Y; Radescu, V; Raychaudhuri, S; Rinolfi, L; Rizvi, E; Rohini, R; Rojo, J; Russenschuck, S; Sahin, M; Salgado, C A; Sampei, K; Sassot, R; Sauvan, E; Schaefer, M; Schneekloth, U; Schorner-Sadenius, T; Schulte, D; Senol, A; Seryi, A; Sievers, P; Skrinsky, A N; Smith, W; South, D; Spiesberger, H; Stasto, A M; Strikman, M; Sullivan, M; Sultansoy, S; Sun, Y P; Surrow, B; Szymanowski, L; Taels, P; Tapan, I; Tasci, T; Tassi, E; Kate, H.Ten; Terron, J; Thiesen, H; Thompson, L; Thompson, P; Tokushuku, K; Tomas Garcia, R; Tommasini, D; Trbojevic, D; Tsoupas, N; Tuckmantel, J; Turkoz, S; Trinh, T N; Tywoniuk, K; Unel, G; Ullrich, T; Urakawa, J; VanMechelen, P; Variola, A; Veness, R; Vivoli, A; Vobly, P; Wagner, J; Wallny, R; Wallon, S; Watt, G; Weiss, C; Wiedemann, U A; Wienands, U; Willeke, F; Xiao, B W; Yakimenko, V; Zarnecki, A F; Zhang, Z; Zimmermann, F; Zlebcik, R; Zomer, F; CERN. Geneva. LHeC Department

    2012-01-01

    This document provides a brief overview of the recently published report on the design of the Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC), which comprises its physics programme, accelerator physics, technology and main detector concepts. The LHeC exploits and develops challenging, though principally existing, accelerator and detector technologies. This summary is complemented by brief illustrations of some of the highlights of the physics programme, which relies on a vastly extended kinematic range, luminosity and unprecedented precision in deep inelastic scattering. Illustrations are provided regarding high precision QCD, new physics (Higgs, SUSY) and electron-ion physics. The LHeC is designed to run synchronously with the LHC in the twenties and to achieve an integrated luminosity of O(100) fb$^{-1}$. It will become the cleanest high resolution microscope of mankind and will substantially extend as well as complement the investigation of the physics of the TeV energy scale, which has been enabled by the LHC.

  5. The fastbus trigger modules for the SAT detector in the DELPHI experiment at LEP, CERN

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    Alvsvaag, S.J.

    1992-09-01

    This thesis describes the functionality and performance of the fastbus trigger modules for the Small Angle Tagger (SAT) detector in the DELPHI experiment at the LEP machine at CERN. The main purpose of the modules is to provide a Bhabha trigger for the SAT calorimeter used for luminosity measurements. The author has bee responsible for the design, production, testing and installation of the trigger modules. All the test programs necessary to confirm that the modules function according to the specifications are included in this work. Is does not, however, aim to make detailed technical descriptions of the modules. 44 refs., 39 figs., 18 tabs.

  6. The fastbus trigger modules for the SAT detector in the DELPHI experiment at LEP, CERN

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    This thesis describes the functionality and performance of the fastbus trigger modules for the Small Angle Tagger (SAT) detector in the DELPHI experiment at the LEP machine at CERN. The main purpose of the modules is to provide a Bhabha trigger for the SAT calorimeter used for luminosity measurements. The author has bee responsible for the design, production, testing and installation of the trigger modules. All the test programs necessary to confirm that the modules function according to the specifications are included in this work. Is does not, however, aim to make detailed technical descriptions of the modules. 44 refs., 39 figs., 18 tabs

  7. Mass limits of invisibly decaying Higgs particles from the CERN LEP data

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    In the Majoron models the SU(2) Higgs doublet can decay invisibly into a Majoron pair via its mixing with a singlet. An analysis of the CERN LEP data shows the invisible decay mode to be more visible than the SM decay. For these models, the dominantly Higgs doublet field H is shown to have a mass limit within ±6 GeV of the SM limit irrespective of the model parameters. But the dominantly singlet one S can be arbitrarily light for a sufficiently small mixing angle

  8. CERN accelerator school: Antiprotons for colliding beam facilities

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    This is a specialized course which addresses a wide spectrum of theoretical and technological problems confronting the designer of an antiproton facility for high-energy-physics research. A broad and profound basis is provided by the lecturers' substantial experience gained over many years with CERN's unique equipment. Topics include beam optics, special lattices for antiproton accumulation and storage rings, antiproton production, stochastic cooling, acceleration and storage, r.f. noise, r.f. beam manipulations, beam-beam interaction, beam stability due to ion accumulation, and diagnostics. The SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) panti p collider, LEAR (the Low Energy Antiproton Ring at CERN), antiprotons in the ISR (Intersecting Storage Rings), the new antiproton collector (ACOL) and gas jet targets are also discussed. A table is included listing the parameters of all CERN's accelerators and storage rings. See hints under the relevant topics. (orig./HSI)

  9. Greece at CERN

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    1997-01-01

    Greece, one of CERN*'s founding Member States, inaugurated its first Industrial Exhibition at the Meyrin site on Tuesday, 14 October. After a meeting with CERN's Director General, Professor Christopher Llewellyn Smith, Professor Emmanuel Frangoulis, the General Secretary of the Greek Ministry of Industry, accompanied by Prof Emmanuel Floratos, Greek delegate to CERN council visited the DELPHI experiment on the LEP collider, guided by Andromachi Tsirou, a Greek physicist.

  10. 3rd CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School

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    2008-01-01

    August 12-22, 2008, Fermilab The school web site is http://cern.ch/hcpss with links to the academic programme and the application procedure. The APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 29 FEBRUARY 2008. The goal of the CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools is to offer students and young researchers in high-energy physics a concentrated syllabus on the theory and experimental challenges of hadron collider physics. The third session of the summer school will focus on exposing young post-docs and advanced graduate students to broader theories and real data beyond what they’ve learned at their home institutions. Experts from across the globe will lecture on the theoretical and experimental foundations of hadron collider physics, host parallel discussion sessions and answer students’ questions. This year’s school will also have a greater focus on physics beyond the Standard Model, as well as more time for questions at the end of each lecture. The 2008 School will be held at ...

  11. LEP dominates LP-HEP

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    CERN's LEP electron-positron collider was the star of this year's major physics meeting - the Joint International Lepton-Photon Symposium and Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics (LP-HEP) - held in Geneva from 25 July - 1 August

  12. Complementarity of the CERN Large Hadron Collider and the $e^+e^-$ International Linear Collider

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    Choi, S Y

    2008-01-01

    The next-generation high-energy facilities, the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the prospective $e^+e^-$ International Linear Collider (ILC), are expected to unravel new structures of matter and forces from the electroweak scale to the TeV scale. In this report we review the complementary role of LHC and ILC in drawing a comprehensive and high-precision picture of the mechanism breaking the electroweak symmetries and generating mass, and the unification of forces in the frame of supersymmetry.

  13. 2nd CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School, June 6-15, 2007, CERN

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    2007-01-01

    The school web site is http://cern.ch/hcpss with links to the academic programme and the application procedure. The APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 9 MARCH 2007. The results of the selection process will be announced shortly thereafter. The goal of the CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools is to offer students and young researchers in high energy physics a concentrated syllabus on the theory and experimental challenges of hadron collider physics. The first school in the series, held last summer at Fermilab, covered extensively the physics at the Tevatron collider experiments. The second school, to be held at CERN, will focus on the technology and physics of the LHC experiments. Emphasis will be placed on the first years of data-taking at the LHC and on the discovery potential of the programme. The series of lectures will be supported by in-depth discussion sessions and will include the theory and phenomenology of hadron collisions, discovery physics topics, detector and analysis techniques and tools...

  14. Physics at LEP

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    This report surveys physics which may be investigated at LEP, the Large Electron-Positron collider under construction at CERN. Five general areas are emphasized, namely: precision measurements at the Z0 peak; studies of toponium; searches for possible new particles; QCD, γγ, and heavy quark studies; and experiments at the highest LEP energies up to and beyond the W+W- pair-production threshold. Wherever possible, full cross section formulae are given, together with references to the original literature where more details may be found. (orig.)

  15. A high efficient 12kW helium refrigerator for the LEP 200 project at CERN

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    CERN has ordered helium refrigeration/liquefier plants for the LEP200 project in 1991 with an equivalent refrigeration capacity of 12kW at 4.5 K. The cold equipment of these plants is divided into two parts with a cut on a temperature level of roughly 20 K. One bigger coldbox with temperatures between ambient and 20 K is installed at ground level, whereas the smaller box between 20 and 4.5 K is placed in the underground LEP tunnel and is therefore limited regarding its constructional size. The boxes are interconnected by a four stream transferline system mainly vertically arranged in machine access shafts of 90 to 140 m depth. The helium refrigeration plant delivered by LINDE KRYOTECHNIK AG combines an extremely compact construction especially of the lower coldbox with a remarkably good cycle efficiency. This paper describes the thermodynamic process, the construction of the plant and the control concept of the system. In addition, the cold boxes are already prepared for a later expansion to 18kW refrigeration capacity without need of changing internal equipment

  16. [European particle accelerator conference, Rome, Italy, and visit to the LEP storage ring and LEP detectors L3 and ALEPH at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, June 5-16, 1988]: Foreign trip report

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    A selection of papers presented at the EPAC Conference relating to accelerator technology, facilities proposed, planned or under construction, and operating machines are discussed. Also noted are discussions at CERN with personnel from the LEP superconducting RF, the LEP L3 and ALEPH detectors, and the LHC superconducting magnet groups

  17. LEP copper accelerating cavities

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    Laurent Guiraud

    1999-01-01

    These copper cavities were used to generate the radio frequency electric field that was used to accelerate electrons and positrons around the 27-km Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider at CERN, which ran from 1989 to 2000. The copper cavities were gradually replaced from 1996 with new superconducting cavities allowing the collision energy to rise from 90 GeV to 200 GeV by mid-1999.

  18. Recent results from LEP

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    A Gurtu

    2000-04-01

    Recent results from the LEP collider at CERN are presented: on the identification of +- → +- and the determination of the mass and width and limits on its anomalous couplings; the search for the Standard Model and non-minimal Higgs; search for SUSY and other new particles. Fits to all electroweak data leading to predictions of the Higgs mass within the Standard Model are presented.

  19. The LEP impedance model

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    Zotter, B. [European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland)

    1996-08-01

    This report describes a number of measurements and computations of the impedance of the Large Electron Positron collider LEP at CERN. The work has been performed over several years, together with D. Brandt, K. Cornelis, A. Hofmann, G. Sabbi and many others. The agreement between measurements of single bunch instabilities on the machine and computer simulations is in general excellent and gives confidence in the impedance model used. (author)

  20. Supersymmetric particles at the CERN p anti p collider

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    We explore the experimental missing psub(T) signatures for squark qtilde and gluino gtilde production at the CERN panti p Collider. We present topological cross-sections for gtildegtilde(anti qtilde) production followed by gtilde -> anti qγtilde (qtilde -> qγtilde) decay, applying criteria for the jet trigger and specification modelled on those used by UA1. Gluinos or squarks with masses less than about 40 GeV give events with missing psub(T), predominantly one-jet events, -fewer two- and multijet events. We use the observed monojet events as an upper limit implying msub(g)tilde (msub(q)tilde) > or approx. 40 GeV. The observed one- and multijet events could be due to the production of gtildegtilde or qtildeanti qtilde with msub(g)tilde or msub(q)tilde = 0(40)GeV. The small invariant masses of the observed monojets and their hard missing psub(T) spectrum favour a qtilde interpretation. Predictions are presented for msub(g)tilde or msub(q)tilde up to 60 GeV which could be detectable in forthcoming data from the CERN panti p collider. (orig.)

  1. The LEP groundbreaking ceremony

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    1983-01-01

    French President Francois Mitterand and Swiss President Pierre Aubert visiting CERN for the LEP ground-breaking ceremony on 13 September 1983. They are seen here with Emilio Picasso, LEP project director, and Herwig Schopper, CERN's then Director-General.

  2. CERN: Making CLIC tick

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    While the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) scheme for counter-rotating proton beams in a new superconducting ring to be built in CERN's existing 27-kilometre LEP tunnel is being pushed as the Laboratory's main construction project for the 1990s, research and development continues in parallel for an eventual complementary attack on new physics frontiers with CERN's Linear Collider - CLIC - firing TeV electron and positron beams at each other

  3. Civil Engineering Feasibility Studies for Future Ring Colliders at CERN

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    Bruning, O; Myers, S; Osborne, J; Rossi, L; Waaijer, C; Zimmermann, F

    2013-01-01

    CERN civil engineers are studying the feasibility of several potential ring colliders to complement the LHC: an 80km circular tunnel to house the TLEP and VHE-LHC, and the ring-ring and linac-ring options for the LHeC. The feasibility of these projects is largely dependent on civil design and geotechnical and environmental risks. As civil infrastructure works typically represent one third of the cost of major physics projects, it is critical that the construction costs are well understood from the conceptual stage. This proceeding presents the first results of the feasibility studies for the 80km tunnel and the linac-ring LHeC. Presented at IPAC'13 Shanghai, 12-17 May 2013

  4. Art and science interactions - First Collide @CERN public lecture by Julius Von Bismarck

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    2012-01-01

    Creative collisions between the arts and science have begun at CERN with the first Collide@CERN artist, Julius Von Bismarck starting his digital arts residency at the world's largest particle physics laboratory outside Geneva. He was chosen from 395 entries from 40 countries around the world from the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN competition launched last September 2011. To mark this special occasion, the first Collide@CERN public lecture open to everyone will take place on March 21st 2012 at CERN's Globe of Science and Innovation, with a drinks reception at 18.45 and with presentations starting at 19.30. The event is free and will be opened by the Director General of CERN, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer and Gerfried Stocker, the Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, Linz, - CERN's international cultural partners for the digital arts Collide@CERN award known as Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN in recognition of our joint partnership. Julius Von Bismarck and his CERN science inspiration partner, the physic...

  5. Beyond the Large Hadron Collider: a first look at cryogenics for CERN future circular colliders

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    Lebrun, Ph

    2015-01-01

    Following the first experimental discoveries at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the recent update of the European strategy in particle physics, CERN has undertaken an international study of possible future circular colliders beyond the LHC. The study, conducted with the collaborative participation of interested institutes world-wide, considers several options for very high energy hadron-hadron, electron-positron and hadron-electron colliders to be installed in a quasi-circular underground tunnel in the Geneva basin, with a circumference of 80 km to 100 km. All these machines would make intensive use of advanced superconducting devices, i.e. high-field bending and focusing magnets and/or accelerating RF cavities, thus requiring large helium cryogenic systems operating at 4.5 K or below. Based on preliminary sets of parameters and layouts for the particle colliders under study, we discuss the main challenges of their cryogenic systems and present first estimates of the cryogenic refrigeration capacities req...

  6. Study of cosmic ray events with high muon multiplicity using the ALICE detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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Correia Zanoli, Henrique Jose; Zaporozhets, Sergey; Zardoshti, Nima; Zarochentsev, Andrey; Zavada, Petr; Zavyalov, Nikolay; Zbroszczyk, Hanna Paulina; Zgura, Sorin Ion; Zhalov, Mikhail; Zhang, Haitao; Zhang, Xiaoming; Zhang, Yonghong; Zhang, Zuman; Zhao, Chengxin; Zhigareva, Natalia; Zhou, Daicui; Zhou, You; Zhou, Zhuo; Zhu, Hongsheng; Zhu, Jianhui; Zichichi, Antonino; Zimmermann, Alice; Zimmermann, Markus Bernhard; Zinovjev, Gennady; Zyzak, Maksym

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    ALICE is one of four large experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, specially designed to study particle production in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Located 52 meters underground with 28 meters of overburden rock, it has also been used to detect muons produced by cosmic ray interactions in the upper atmosphere. In this paper, we present the multiplicity distribution of these atmospheric muons and its comparison with Monte Carlo simulations. This analysis exploits the large size and excellent tracking capability of the ALICE Time Projection Chamber. A special emphasis is given to the study of high multiplicity events containing more than 100 reconstructed muons and corresponding to a muon areal density $\\rho_{\\mu} > 5.9~$m$^{-2}$. Similar events have been studied in previous underground experiments such as ALEPH and DELPHI at LEP. While these experiments were able to reproduce the measured muon multiplicity distribution with Monte Carlo simulations at low and intermediate multiplic...

  7. The lattice of the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Scandale, Walter; Koutchouk, Jean-Pierre; Luo, X; Méot, F; Ostojic, R; Risselada, Thys; Rufer, C E; Taylor, T; Trenkler, T; Weisz, S

    1996-01-01

    The lattice of the CERN Large Hadron Collider is designed with 23 regular cells per arc, each containing 6 tightly packed 14.2 m long dipoles. This allows to reach 7 TeV per beam with a dipole field of 8.4 Tesla. There are four experimental insertions, two of which are devoted to high luminosity experiments with ± 23 m of free space for the detector. The other two experimental insertions are combined with injection. The value of ß* at the interaction points is tunable from 6 m at injection to 0.5 m in collision. The energy deposition in the inner triplets is carefully reduced to sustain the nominal luminosity of 1034 cm-2s-1. Two insertions are devoted to collect the halo particles with large emittance and momentum spread surrounding the beam core: escaping rates of the protons are estimated to be less than 4·106 sec-1m-1. Finally, one insertion is used to extract the particles in the vertical direction with a minimized deflecting strength.

  8. Large Hadron Collider at CERN expected to go live summer of 2008

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    2008-01-01

    ScienceDaily (Jan. 2, 2008) CERN is reporting progress towards the goal of starting physics research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in summer 2008. The LHC is CERNs new flagship research facility, bringing together some 9000 researchers from around the world. Approved by the CERN Council in 1996, it will begin operation in 2008 and has an expected operational lifetime of around 20 years.

  9. Measurement of the s dependence of jet production at the CERN pp collider

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    Appel, J.A.; Bagnaia, P.; Banner, M.;

    1985-01-01

    The production of very large transverse momentum (pT) hadron jets has been measured in the UA2 experiment at the CERN pp Collider for s=630 GeV. The inclusive jet production cross sections exhibit a pT-dependent increase with respect to the s=546 GeV data from previous Collider runs. This increase...

  10. Physics at the CERN p bar p collider

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    This paper reports that the transformation of the 450 GeV Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) at CERN into a proton-antiproton collider was originally proposed as a cheap way to observe experimentally the production and decay of the weak Intermediate Vector Bosons (IVBs), W± and Z, postulated by the unified electroweak theory. The first p bar p collisions at a centre-of-mass energy square root of s = 546 GeV were observed in July 1981, three years after the approval of the project. In the first physics run, which took place at the end of 1981, the production of high transverse momentum (pT) jets in hadron collisions was observed unambiguously for the first time. By the end of 1982, the machine luminosity was high enough to permit the observation of W production, followed by the decay W → ev. In a subsequent run during the spring of 1983, the decays Z → e+e- and Z → μ+μ- were observed. Following these historical discoveries, the machine energy was increased to the value of 630 GeV, and two more physics runs took place in the autumn of 1984 and of 1985. These runs have allowed the two major experiments, UA1 and UA2, to collect a large amount of data, which have greatly contributed to our understanding of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and of the electroweak theory based on SU(2) x U(1) gauge invariance and on spontaneous symmetry breaking by means of the Higgs mechanism (the so-called Standard Model)

  11. Hangout With CERN: The Large Hadron Collider (S01E02)

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    2012-01-01

    In this second Hangout with CERN "The Large Hadron Collider" ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb is joined by Giulia Papotti and Laurette Ponce from the CERN Control Centre, Despina Hatzifotiadou and Ken Read from the ALICE experiment, Achintya Rao and Roberto Rossin from the CMS experiment and Patrick Koppenburg from the LHCb experiment, as well as Jaana Nystrom from Finland and Liz Krane from the USA. This hangout answers questions about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) received via #askCERN on Twitter and Google+ and via YouTube and Facebook comments. Recorded live on 8th November 2012.

  12. Physics at LEP 200

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    The LEP project has always been understood as an e+e- collider with an energy of 100 GeV per beam. In 1981 it was decided to introduce a step in energy and to make available as soon as possible 50 GeV per beam, the so called LEP I phase. A tremendous effort is underway to construct both the machine and the detectors, most of this concentrated on the start of physics with LEP I. Nevertheless a workshop was proposed to study the experimental and theoretical aspects of the physics feasible at LEP 200. It was organized by ECFA under the chairmanship of W. Hoogland and held at Aachen in September 29th 1986. Many contributions were presented and the summary was given by Professor D. Perkins. A few weeks ago the proceedings appeared. I have used essentially all the various results of the working groups of the workshop and I will refer to the proceedings as the Green Book. Many discussions and results were already mentionned in Physics at LEP referred to as the Yellow Book. An excellent lecture given by R.P. PECCEI at the CERN School has also been very useful to me. In this report I would like to discuss the following points: upgrading of the machine to 200 GeV. Physics to the W's. Higgs boson search. Toponium physics. Non-standard physics, and finally give a conclusion

  13. Experimental limits on the number of light neutrino species from the CERN p bar p Collider

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    The latest result on experimental limits for the number of light neutrino species Nν obtained from the combined data of the UA1 and UA2 experiments at the CERN p bar p Collider are presented. Three independent methods for determining Nν at the Collider are compared. The authors conclude with an overview of the present limits on Nν from e+e- and p bar p colliders, and from cosmological and astrophysical evaluations

  14. Recent results from the Lep 1.5 run at CERN

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    The LEP 1.5 was a three weeks period of data taking which took place in autumn 1995. The data recorded at centre-of-mass energies of 130 and 136 GeV, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 5.7 pb1, have been analysed by the four LEP experiments. Active searches for new particles and new phenomena have been carried out. With a limited statistic, searches for supersymmetric particles produced in e+e- collisions have been performed. No candidate event were found, allowing limits to be set on the masses and production cross-sections of scalar leptons, scalar tops, charginos and neutralinos. The domains previously excluded ar LEP1 are substantially extended. Search for pair-produced heavy particles decaying hadronially have also been carried out in the four-jet topology. Preliminary results from the four LEP experiments are presented without any attempt to combine them. (author)

  15. Estimate of life performance of cable insulating materials from accelerated radiation damage tests for the CERN LEP project

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    The Large Electron Positron storage ring, LEP, is at present under construction at CERN. It is estimated that the cables installed in this machine will be exposed to doses of 105 to 5x105 Gy depending on the beam energy. The materials specified for insulation and sheath of these cables are polyethylene, ethylene-propylene rubber and flame retardant halogen-free polyolefins. Radiation damage tests have been carried out on these materials both at high dose rates of 105 Gy/h and low dose rates of 100 Gy/h. From the results of these tests estimates are made on the life performance of the cables. It is shown that depending on the materials, the specified end point criterion of 100% elongation at 106 Gy can be expected to be reduced to 4 to 20% due to long term radiation aging effects. Taking this into account and under the present assumptions of LEP operation parameters for 10 years, the radiation induced degradation must be expected to be severe to moderate for the higher energy stages of the LEP project

  16. CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School 2013 open for applications

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    2013-01-01

    Mark your calendar for 28 August - 6 September 2013, when CERN will welcome students to the eighth CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School.   Experiments at hadron colliders will continue to provide our best tools for exploring physics at the TeV scale for some time. With the completion of the 7-8 TeV runs of the LHC, and the final results from the full Tevatron data sample becoming available, a new era in particle physics is beginning, heralded by the Higgs-like particle recently discovered at 125 GeV. To realize the full potential of these developments, CERN and Fermilab are jointly offering a series of "Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools", to prepare young researchers for these exciting times. The school has alternated between CERN and Fermilab, and will return to CERN for the eighth edition, from 28 August to 6 September 2013. The CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School is an advanced school which particularly targets young postdocs in exper...

  17. Investigation of induced radioactivity in the CERN Large Electron Positron collider for its decommissioning

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    Silari, Marco

    2004-01-01

    The future installation of the Large Hadron Collider in the tunnel formerly housing the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP) required the dismantling of the latter after 11-year operation. As required by the French legislation, an extensive theoretical study was conducted before decommissioning to establish the possible activation paths both in the accelerator and in the four experiments (L3, ALEPH, OPAL and DELPHI) installed around the ring. The aim was to define which areas may contain activated material and which ones would be completely free of activation. The four major sources of activation in LEP, i.e., distributed and localized beam losses, synchrotron radiation and the super-conducting RF cavities, were investigated. Conversion coefficients from unit lost beam power to induced specific activity were established for a number of materials. A similar study was conducted for the four experiments, evaluating the four potential sources of induced radioactivity, namely e**+e **- annihilation events, two-p...

  18. LEP is upgraded

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    1995-01-01

    A superconducting radio-frequency cavity is installed on the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider. This upgrade, known as LEP-2, allowed the accelerator to reach new, higher energies and so investigate new areas of physics.

  19. Timken steel technology used in CERN's hadron collider

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    2007-01-01

    "The Timken Company's steel technology helped Superbolt, Inc. provide equipment to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and its large particle physics laboratory located near Geneva, Switzerland." (1,5 page)

  20. CERN told to start technical thinking for next collider

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    1998-01-01

    CERN has been told to begin technical design work for the successor to the LHC. A report commissioned last year, suggests that future design work should focus on developping cost-effective high-field magnets (1 page).

  1. Public Lecture Collide@CERN Pro Helvetia | 23 July | Main Auditorium

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    2015-01-01

    You are very warmly invited to the opening presentation of Fragment.In’s residency at CERN.   Fragment.In: Simon de Diesbach, Laura Perrenoud and Marc Dubois. 23 July 2015 - 7 p.m. Main Auditorium  The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at 8.30 p.m. Doors open at 6.30 p.m.  Opening address by Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, Michel Vust, project leader at the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, and Monica Bello, Head of Arts@CERN. Fragment.In are the winners of Collide@CERN Pro Helvetia, formed by Laura Perrenoud, Simon de Diesbach, and Marc Dubois. They will present their artistic work along with their CERN scientific inspiration partner, who will present his/her scientific work. In their proposal, Fragment.In took a unique, original and creative approach to data visualization. We look forward to having them at CERN.  Fragment.In Collide@CERN is the three month residency programme providing artists with time and...

  2. 1986 CERN school of physics

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    The CERN school of physics is intended to give young experimental physicists an introduction to the theoretical aspects of recent advances in elementary particle physics. These proceedings contain reports of lecture series on the following topics: introduction to symmetries and gauge theories, quark dynamics, experimental tests of gauge theories, proton antiproton collider results and detectors, physics at LEP, superphysics, and quantum black holes. (orig.)

  3. High Energy Booster Options for a Future Circular Collider at CERN

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    Stoel, Linda; Bartmann, Wolfgang; Burkart, Florian; Goddard, Brennan; Herr, Werner; Kramer, Thomas; Milanese, Attilio; Rumolo, Giovanni; Shaposhnikova, Elena

    2016-01-01

    In case a Future Circular Collider for hadrons (FCC-hh) is constructed at CERN, the tunnels for SPS, LHC and the 100 km collider will be available to house a High Energy Booster (HEB). The different machine options cover a large technology range from an iron-dominated machine in the 100 km tunnel to a superconducting machine in the SPS tunnel. Using a modified LHC as reference, these options are compared with respect to their energy reach, magnet technology and filling time of the collider. Potential issues with beam transfer, reliability and beam stability are presented.

  4. CERN celebrating the Lowering of the final detector element for large Hadron Collider

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    2008-01-01

    In the early hours of the morning the final element of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector began the descent into its underground experimental cavern in preparation for the start-up of CERNs Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this summer. This is a pivotal moment for the CMS collaboration.

  5. Taking Energy to the Physics Classroom from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Cid, Xabier; Cid, Ramon

    2009-01-01

    In 2008, the greatest experiment in history began. When in full operation, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will generate the greatest amount of information that has ever been produced in an experiment before. It will also reveal some of the most fundamental secrets of nature. Despite the enormous amount of information available on this…

  6. Measurement of jet fragmentation properties at the CERN anti pp collider

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    Fragmentation properties of a sample of two-jet events measured by the UA2 detector at the CERN anti pp Collider are described. The energy flow is compared with different model predictions. The charged particle multiplicity in jets is found to exceed extrapolations from lower energy e+e- jet data. (orig.)

  7. Inclusive Charged Particle Production at the CERN pp Collider

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    Banner, M.; Kofoed-Hansen, O.

    1983-01-01

    Transverse momentum distributions of pions, kaons and protons have been measured around 90° in the UA2 detector at the SPS p collider, at a CM energy of 540 GeV. All the cross sections have increased by more than a factor of 2 over those measured at ISR energies and exhibit a flatter behaviour wi...

  8. Last lap for LEP There's one more month left to hunt Higgs in the old collider

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    Cho, A

    2000-01-01

    LEP will run for one extra month to give researchers the chance to find the Higgs boson. It will cost the laboratory 3 million pounds but it is hoped will not delay construction of the LHC too much (1/2 page).

  9. Dimuon production at the CERN panti p collider

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    In panti p collisions at 630 (540) GeV centre of mass energy heavy quarks are copiously produced, mainly by gluon fusion. About 10% of them decay semileptonically into muons. In order to study heavy quark physics at the collider, we selected dimuon event satisfying following cuts: Pt > 3 GeV/c (each muon) mμμ > 6 GeV/c2. (orig./HSI)

  10. The ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Aad, G.; Abat, E.; Abdallah, J.; Bazalová, Magdalena; Böhm, Jan; Chudoba, Jiří; Gunther, J.; Hruška, I.; Jahoda, M.; Jež, J.; Juránek, Vojtěch; Kepka, Oldřich; Kupčo, Alexander; Kus, V.; Kvasnička, O.; Lokajíček, Miloš; Marčišovský, Michal; Mikeštíková, Marcela; Myška, Miroslav; Němeček, Stanislav; Panušková, M.; Polák, Ivo; Popule, Jiří; Přibyl, Lukáš; Šícho, Petr; Staroba, Pavel; Šťastný, Jan; Taševský, Marek; Tic, Tomáš; Tomášek, Lukáš; Tomášek, Michal; Valenta, Jan; Vrba, Václav

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 3, - (2008), S08003/1-S08003/437. ISSN 1748-0221 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LA08032; GA MŠk 1P04LA212 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100502 Keywords : ATLAS * LHC * CERN * accelerator * proton-proton collisions * heavy-ion collisions * minimum-bias events * bunch-crossings * pile-up * superconducting magnets Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics Impact factor: 0.333, year: 2008

  11. LEP Operation and Performance with 100 GeV Colliding Beams

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    Assmann, R W; Bailey, R; Butterworth, A; Collier, Paul; Cornelis, Karel; Lamont, M; Morpurgo, G; Raimondi, Pantaleo; Roy, G; Wenninger, J

    2000-01-01

    Luminosity production in LEP was extended to 101 GeV beam energy in 1999 and 104.4 GeV in 2000. The performance was continually optimised, resulting in 1999 peak and integrated luminosities higher than in any previous year of LEP operation. In particular, the beam-beam tune shift reached 0.083 per interaction point. This was achieved with the help of a faster luminosity monitoring, a new tune working point, a reduced design vertical dispersion and new dispersion and coupling optimisation tools. A higher beam rate from the injectors, a better injection efficiency, a faster ramp and a newly automated control of the horizontal damping partition number Jx maximised the time available for physics and thus contributed to the higher integrated luminosity.

  12. Strategy for the 1995 LEP energy scan

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    It is proposed a procedure to measure the Z0 line shape and take full advantage of the superb performance of the CERN e+ e- Collider LEP. A precise determination of the total cross section at 5 energies is needed for a model-independent analysis of the data and for a precision test of the QED initial state radiation from the fully inclusive hadronic channel

  13. Collide@CERN: exclusive open rehearsal of Gilles Jobin's last piece

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    2012-01-01

    Collide@CERN and Gilles Jobin, artist in residency at CERN, present an exclusive open rehearsal of his last piece SPIDER GALAXIES Tuesday 31 July 2012 - A new piece created to open new territories of the mind - Join us in Restaurant 1 from 4 p.m. (next to the Glass Box Restaurant) With this piece, the body turns into matter, which is complete, spatial and sensual. Come and see Gilles Jobin and his dancers. With a score by Cristian Vogel and Carla Scaletti invoking sound particles, while Daniel Demont disperses the spectrum. Protean, infinitely large or infinitesimal, such are the Spider Galaxies.    

  14. Design and Installation Challenges of the Neutral Beam Absorbers for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Fernández Vélez, Óscar

    2005-01-01

    El CERN (Consejo Europeo de Investigación Nuclear) está construyendo su nuevo acelerador de partículas en la frontera franco-suiza. Actualmente en la fase de instalación, El Large Hadron Collider (LHC), con 26,7 kilómetros de longitud a 100 metros bajo tierra, será el mayor y más potente acelerador de partículas jamás construido. A su llegada al CERN, cada uno de casi 2000 imanes superconductores que formarán parte del acelerador debe ser verificado, ensamblado y transportado hasta ...

  15. Detecting invisible Higgs bosons at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    In some extensions of the standard model the (lightest) Higgs boson can have mainly invisible decays, decaying to a pair of the lightest supersymmetric partners, or to Goldstone bosons, or to Majorons, none of which interact in the detector. Thus it is not clear how such a Higgs boson can be detected. We show that associated production of such Higgs bosons with Z's at high-luminosity hadron colliders can provide a detectable signal for the mass region of most interest, Mh≤150 GeV. If a Higgs boson is detected another way, so that Mh is known, this method may allow a measurement of the branching ratio (B) (h→invisible), and may also allow measurement of other branching ratios

  16. Elastic scattering and total cross section at the CERN collider

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    In the 1981 Collider run, proton-antiproton elastic scattering was measured in the range 0.05 2. The t-distribution could be fitted by the exponential exp (bt) with slope parameter b = 17.2 +- 1.0 GeV-2. Combining this data with the measurement of the inelastic interaction rate the total cross-section was found to be sigmasub(t) = 66 +- 7 mb. The ration sigmasub(el)/sigmasub(t) is 0.20 +- 0.02. In the 1982 run elastic scattering was measured in the range 0.21 2. The t-distribution is well described by the slope parameter b = 13.6 +- 0.5 GeV-2. A marked variation of the slope parameter with t takes place around -t = 0.15 GeV2, an effect similar to that previously observed at the ISR. Measurement of inelastic scattering are also discussed. (orig.)

  17. Inside CERN's Large Hadron Collider from the proton to the Higgs boson

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    Campanelli, Mario

    2016-01-01

    The book aims to explain the historical development of particle physics, with special emphasis on CERN and collider physics. It describes in detail the LHC accelerator and its detectors, describing the science involved as well as the sociology of big collaborations, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs boson. Readers are led step-by-step to understanding why we do particle physics, as well as the tools and problems involved in the field. It provides an insider's view on the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

  18. Radiation hard electronics for physics experiments at LHC, the future particle collider at CERN

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    In the field of particle physics research, CERN is building the LHC (large hadron collider), a 7+7 TeV proton-proton collider with very high beam intensity, starting 2005. The experiments located at the beam intersections will include a large variety of detectors and electronics with huge numbers of readout channels, which will see high fluxes of radiation. After several years of research and development, the effects produced by these radiations are now well understood. Strategies have been set up to assess a reliable operation over more than 10 years, while keeping an affordable cost for this very large number of measurement channels. (author)

  19. LEP at 90°

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    With twice as many Z particles logged this year, the performance of CERN's LEP electron-positron collider continues to improve. Paradoxically, the improvement would have been even better had it not been for teething problems with new operating conditions which will eventually boost performance still higher. Now solidly established, these new conditions, notably the 90° (instead of the previous 60°) phase for transverse betatron oscillations, and the 'pretzel' scheme for eight bunches per beam instead of four (October, page 17), first had to be assimilated, and it took a few weeks before the LEP operating crews could add them to their full repertoire. Collision performance (measured by 'luminosity') continues to improve. Although in principle LEP has yet to deliver its 'design' luminosity of 1.3 x 1031 per sq cm per s at any one time, its best performance to date is not far off - 1.1 x 1031. The crews have become very skilled at optimizing conditions during each beam coast, with continual careful grooming of the beams ensuring high collision rates. This, together with improved performance at the four detectors - Aleph, Delphi, L3, and Opal - have led to average efficiency increasing to 57% from 44% in 1991, so that the luminosity delivered over a day has exceeded what could have been expected initially, says Steve Myers

  20. Bosons production $W^{\\pm}$ via $e^{-}$ p-collisions at CERN LEP/LHC energies with a $W{\\pm}$ anomalous magnetic moment

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    Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, A

    2002-01-01

    We discuss the production of charged bosons in deep inelastic e/sup - /p-scattering, in the context of an electroweak model, in which the vector boson self interactions may be different from those prescribed by the electroweak standard model. We show that even small deviations from the standard model value of kappa ( kappa =1) implies an observable deviation in the W/sup +or-/ production rates at CERN LEP /LHC energies.

  1. Measurement of Wsup(+-) and Z0 properties at the CERN anti pp collider

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    A study of Wsup(+-) and Z0 properties has been performed using the UA2 detector at the CERN anti pp collider. The data correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 142 nb-1 at √s=546 GeV, and of 310 nb-1 at √s=630 GeV. The experimental results are compared to the predictions of the Standard Model of the unified electroweak theory. (orig.)

  2. Measurement of jet production properties at the CERN anti pp collider

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    Jet production properties at √s=540 GeV have been measured in the UA2 detector at the CERN anti pp Collider. Results on the total transverse momentum of the jet system, on the parton density in the nucleon (structure function) and on the two-jet angular distributions are reported. The data are compared with QCD predictions and extrapolations from lower energy experiments. (orig.)

  3. Transverse momentum spectra for charged particles at the CERN proton-antiproton collider

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    We have measured transverse momentum spectra up to 10 GeV/c for charged particles produced centrally in proton-antiproton collisions at 540 GeV in the centre of mass at the CERN collider. Our results are compared with data at ISR energies and with the predictions of a QCD model. The charged particle spectrum shows a clear dependence on charged track multiplicity. (orig.)

  4. University of Tennessee deploys force10 C-series to analyze data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider

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    2007-01-01

    "Force20 networks, the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today announced that the University of Tennessee physics department has deployed the C300 resilient switch to analyze data form CERN's Large Hadron Collider." (1 page)

  5. News from the Library: CERN Library and Collide@CERN present media artist Nataša Teofilović

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    2012-01-01

    The Serbian media artist Nataša Teofilović creates virtual characters which are living art works, often employing animation techniques. She won an honorary mention for her work in the first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN competition for her outstanding digital works which cross the boundaries between virtual and real spaces.  As part of her prize, Arts@CERN offered Nataša the opportunity for a two-day visit to CERN, which is being funded by a Swedish foundation travel grant.   Nataša talks about why and how she creates her digital work and virtual beings, shows examples and reveals insights into the role and status of an artist in her native Serbia. Nataša Teofilović has an PhD and MA in Digital Art (Belgrade University of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies) and holds a BA in Architecture from Belgrade University of Architecture. She lives in Pančevo, Vojvodina, Serbia. See examples of Nataša’s work here. &quo...

  6. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1985, v. 25(4)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events. A workshop is being arranged to discuss the potential of the CERN SPS proton-antiproton Collider for the early 90s in view of the then simultaneous operation of the Tevatron at Fermilab, LEP at CERN and HERA at DESY, and to evaluate the need for a new Collider detector

  7. Modulation of the lepton production for the CERN LEP pre-injection

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    This paper reports on features of the LEP Pre-injector (LPI) machine, first stage of the CEHN complex dealing with e+/e-, which lead to specific modulation techniques for the alternate lepton production schemes. The LPI consists of both a Linac pulsing up to 100 Hz and an Accumulator adapted to the slower cycling of the CPS machine, next stage of the lepton production. In addition to a well-known Pulse-to-Pulse-Modulation (PPM) of the CPS, a multi-level sequencing device is needed to drive the LPI. Extra constraints come from ins-precise timing requirements for the Linac and lack of dead time in the accumulator stacking process. After a description of the operating principles, comes an analysis of the methods used to deal with simultaneous slow and fast modulations; according to the CPS master requirements, a two-stage local sequencer drives alternate cycling of both the Accumulator and the Linac production settings. Finally, one standard scheme is presented to illustrate the current possibilities of these modulations

  8. The CERN ps as e+e- accelerator in the LEP injector chain: First results

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    The role of the 28 GeV Proton Synchrotron (PS) in the LEP injector chain (1) is to accelerate up to 3.5 GeV and transfer to the SPS e+ and e- delivered by the Electron Positron Accumulator (EPA) at 600 MeV. First injection in the PS of e- at 500 MeV and acceleration was achieved, as scheduled, in September 1986. As required by future operation, these first tests were carried out while delivering beams of different particles to the other PS users. Two different modes of acceleration and bunch shaping needed for stability at injection in SPS have been successfully tried up to twice the nominal intensity: 1) with two new high Q 114 MHz cavities (2) (''Bunch Expansion''), 2) with the existing ferrite cavities tuned at 3.8 MHz and one new high Q 114 MHz cavity (''Long Bunch Expansion''). As a consequence of the combined function magnets in the PS, the longitudinal and horizontal damping partition numbers are Je = 4 and Jx =-1 respectively, therefore electron acceleration is horizontally unstable. Because of this, in all three modes the damping partition numbers, and thus longitudinal and horizontal beam emittance, were controlled by Robinson wigglers. Synchrotron radiation effects were also studied during a dedicated run. This paper describes the problems encountered and the performance achieved so far

  9. Polarization at LEP. Vol. 2

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    This report contains a collection of papers covering the most important part of studies carried out by five study groups in view of a programme of experiments with polarized beams at LEP, the Large Electron-Positron collider under construction at CERN. The emphasis is on precision measurements at the Z peak. Such measurements are shown to be of considerable theoretical interest as well as very clean from the point of view of theoretical and experimental uncertainties. The measurement of the beam polarization can certainly be performed with sufficient accuracy, thanks to the availability of both e+ and e- beam polarization. The normalization of the data taken with different beam helicities poses certain constraints that are described. Substantial progress has been made in understanding the possibility of providing longitudinally polarized beams in the LEP machine: The design of new wigglers and spin rotators, the study of correction procedures and results of numerical simulations are presented. (orig.)

  10. LEP for twice the energy

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    In 1995, CERN's 27-kilometre LEP electron-positron collider should start operating for physics at considerably higher energy. Since its commissioning in 1989, the machine has been operating around 45.5 GeV per beam to give collision energies that home in on the Z particle - the electrically neutral carrier of the weak nuclear force, with a mass of 91 GeV. The Z, discovered at CERN in 1983 by Carlo Rubbia's UA1 protonantiproton tour de force, was for a long time a rare physics jewel. Until LEP came along, only a handful had been seen. With millions now captured by the four LEP experiments - Aleph, Delphi, L3 and Opal - the Z has become everyday physics, and the accumulated precision Z data give an incisive view inside today's Standard Model. The self-consistency of these measurements make physicists confident that the sixth ('top') quark should turn up around 150 GeV. But the Z is only one side of the picture. For the self-consistency of the Standard Model to become really watertight, a precision fix is also needed on the W at 81 GeV, the electrically charged companion of the Z. While the neutral Z can be produced directly in electron-positron annihilations, the charged Ws can only be produced in pairs, hence the call for higher energies at LEP. (The project is known as LEP200, but 200 GeV is acknowledged as an optimistic energy target.) To roughly double beam energy from around 45 GeV for Z physics to the level needed for W production calls for an additional 1900 Megavolts of accelerating voltage

  11. Le CERN s'envole vers des énergies plus élevées

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    CERN's Large Electron-Positron Collider LEP has moved up a gear. On 31 October, particle collisions were observed for the first time at 130 GeV, the highest energy ever achieved in an electron-positron collider. After six years of studying the elementa ry particle known as the Z, LEP moved smoothly up to its new energy, bringing the possibility of discovering new particles and furthering our understanding of how the Universe works.

  12. Tau physics at LEP

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    This articles reviews major results on τ physics derived from the analysis of τ+τ- final states produced at the e+e- collider LEP at CERN. Results are summarized for the physics of the neutral weak current in τ-pair production as well as of the charged weak current in τ decays. Results on the neutral current include measurements of total cross sections and of forward-backward, polarization and forward-backward polarization asymmetries. Results on the charged current include measurements of the τ lifetime, inclusive as well as exclusive branching fractions and Michel parameters. Also discussed are the determination of the strong coupling constant, limits on the mass of the τ neutrino, and τ physics beyond the Minimal Standard Model. (orig.)

  13. For Information: CERN-Fermilab2006 Hadron Collider Physics Summer School

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    Applications are Now Open for the CERN-Fermilab2006 Hadron Collider Physics Summer School August 9-18, 2006 Please go to the school web site http://hcpss.fnal.gov/ and follow the links to the Application process. The APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 8, 2006. Successful applicants and support awards will be announced shortly thereafter. Also available on the web is the tentative academic program of the school. The main goal of the CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools is to offer students and young researchers a broad picture of both the theoretical and experimental aspects of hadron collider physics. The emphasis of the first school will be on the physics potential of the first years of data taking at the LHC, and on the experimental and theoretical tools needed to exploit that potential. A series of lectures and informal discussions will include an introduction to the theoretical and phenomenological framework of hadron collisions, and current theoretical models of frontier physics, as...

  14. 3rd CERN-Fermilab HadronCollider Physics Summer School

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    August 12-22, 2008, Fermilab The school web site is http://cern.ch/hcpss with links to the academic programme and the application procedure. The APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 29 FEBRUARY 2008. The goal of the CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools is to offer students and young researchers in high-energy physics a concentrated syllabus on the theory and experimental challenges of hadron collider physics. The third session of the summer school will focus on exposing young post-docs and advanced graduate students to broader theories and real data beyond what they’ve learned at their home institutions. Experts from across the globe will lecture on the theoretical and experimental foundations of hadron collider physics, host parallel discussion sessions and answer students’ questions. This year’s school will also have a greater focus on physics beyond the Standard Model, as well as more time for questions at the end of each lecture. The 2008 School will be held at Fermilab. Further enquiries should ...

  15. $W^{+-}$-production in $e^{-}$ p-collisions at CERN LEP/LHC energies with a non-standard $W^{+-}$ anomalous magnetic moment

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    Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, A

    2000-01-01

    We discuss the production of charged bosons in deep inelastic e-p- scattering, in the context of an electroweak model, in which the vector boson self interactions may be different from those prescribed by the electroweak standard model. We present results which show the strong dependence of the cross section on the anomalous magnetic dipole moment kappa of the W/sup +or-/. We show that even small deviations from the standard model value of kappa ( kappa =1) implies an observable deviation in the W/sup +or-/-production rates at CERN LEP/LHC energies. We also show that for the analysis of the charged boson production via e/sup -/p collisions at LEP/LHC energies will be very important to include the contribution from heavy boson exchange diagrams to the cross section rates. (25 refs).

  16. Donation of LEP Equipment

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    2005-01-01

    In accordance with CERN's Financial Rules, the Management hereby notifies Finance Committee of the gift of a LEP copper cavity to the town of Meyrin (CH) following a request from the Meyrin municipal authorities.

  17. Commissioning and Operation of the ATLAS Pixel Detector at the CERN LHC Collider

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    Djama, F; The ATLAS collaboration

    2010-01-01

    Physics program at the CERN LHC collider started in autumn 2009. Since then, LHC daily delivers collisions between its two proton beams. This talk was devoted to the commissioning and early operation of the ATLAS Pixel Detector. The Pixel Detector is working nicely and all the required performances like efficiency, resolution and low noise were met. The fraction of working modules is as high as 97.4 %. The Pixel Detector fully participates in the reconstruction of charged particles trajectories, and is a key element in finding primary and secondary verticies and in tagging of short-lived particles.

  18. The CERN study of a 2 TeV e+e- collider CLIC

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    Progress with the CERN study of a 2 TeV e+e- linear collider (CLIC) is reported. The CLIC Test Facility for drive beam generation is giving first results. Results are also reported from development work on 30 GHz prototype accelerating structures (including RF quadrupole configurations) from a 30 GHz transfer structure for RF power generation in the CLIC two-beam scheme, from a prototype system for submicron automatic alignment and from theoretical work on wake-field stabilization, alignment tolerances, compensation of the beams energy spread and the final focus system

  19. Measurement of W and Z production properties at the CERN anti pp collider

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    A study has been made of the production characteristics of W and Z bosons produced at the CERN anti pp collider. The event sample consists of 251 W → eν decays, and 39 Z → e+e- decays, identified by the UA2 detector, and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 142 nb-1 at √s = 546 GeV, and 768 nb-1 at √s = 630 GeV. Measurements of W and Z production cross sections, of longitudinal and transverse momentum distributions, and of associated jet production, are presented. These measurements are compared with theoretical expectations, which include higher order QCD effects. (orig.)

  20. A study of three-jet events at the CERN anti pp collider

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    The UA2 experiment, running at the CERN SPS anti pp Collider, has performed a study of events containing three hard jets in the final state. The angular distributions of the three jets show evidence for gluon bremsstrahlung, in good agreement with a QCD model to leading order in the strong coupling constant αsub(s). The yield of three-jet events relative to that of two-jet events provides a measure of the strong coupling constant: αsub(s)K3/K2=0.23. (orig.)

  1. A search for relativistic particles with fractional electric charge at the Cern collider

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    Banner, M.; Kofoed-Hansen, O.

    1983-01-01

    A search for relativistic particles with fractional electric charge has been performed at the CERN collider using a telescope of scintillation counters to detect particles with abnormally low ionisation. The thickness of the detector (40 gr cm−2) limits this search to particles without strong...... absorption in matter. No evidence for such particles has been found. This negative result is used to set an upper limit for the ratio of quark yield to that of particles with unit electric charge. For quark masses below 2 GeV/c2 the 90% confidence level upper limits range from 2 × 10−4 to 2.5 × 10...

  2. Signature of Large Extra Dimensions from Z boson pair production at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Gao, Jun; Li, Chong Sheng; Gao, Xiangdong; Zhang, Jia Jun

    2009-01-01

    We study the Z boson pair production mediated by the Kaluza-Klein (KK) graviton in large extra dimensions (LED) at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We use the partial wave unitarity to discuss the constraints on the process energy scale in order to give a self-consistent calculation. We find that the LED contributions can enhance the Z boson pair production cross sections significantly when the fundamental scale $M_S$ of the large extra dimensions is up to several TeV. We also show that ...

  3. Associated production of Z and neutral Higgs bosons at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Kniehl, Bernd A. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). 2. Inst. fuer Theoretische Physik; Palisoc, Caesar P. [Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City (Philippines). National Inst. of Physics

    2011-12-15

    We study the hadroproduction of a CP-even or CP-odd neutral Higgs boson in association with a Z boson in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM) We include the contributions from quark-antiquark annihilation at the tree level and those from gluon-gluon fusion, which proceeds via quark and squark loops, and list compact analytic results. We quantitatively analyze the hadronic cross sections at the CERN Large Hadron Collider assuming a favorable supergravity-inspired MSSM scenario. (orig.)

  4. Measurement of very large transverse momentum jet production at the CERN anti pp collider

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    The production of very large transverse momentum hadron jets has been measured in the UA2 experiment at the CERN anti pp Collider for √s = 540 GeV using a highly segmented calorimeter. The range of previously available cross sections for inclusive jet production is extended to psub(T) = 150 GeV and the two-jet invariant mass distribution to msub(jj) = 280 GeV with the largely increased data sample collected during the 1983 running period. The results are compared with the predictions of QCD models. (orig.)

  5. Recent results from the UA2 experiment at the CERN anti pp Collider

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    We present recent results from the analysis of the data collected until the end of 1984 by the UA2 experiment at the CERN anti pp Collider. These data, which correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 452 nb-1, cover two physics subjects : the production and decay of the weak intermediate vector bosons, W± and Z; and the production of particles, or jets of particles, at high transverse momentum. All experimental results are found to be in good agreement with the predictions of the Standard SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) Model. (author)

  6. Strategy for Superconducting Magnet Development for a Future Hadron-Hadron Circular Collider at CERN

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    AUTHOR|(SzGeCERN)693930; Bajas, Hugo; Bajko, Marta; Ballarino, Amalia; Benedikt, Michael; Izquierdo Bermudez, Susana; Bordini, Bernardo; Bottura, Luca; Buzio, Marco; De Rijk, Gijs; Karppinen, Mikko; Lackner, Friedrich; Milanese, Attilio; Van Nugteren, Jeroen; Parma, Vittorio; Perez, Juan Carlos; Russenschuck, Stephan; Savary, Frederic; Todesco, Ezio; Tommasini, Davide

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    Following the recommendation of the European Strategy Group for Particle Physics, a study on options for a Future Circular Collider (FCC) with centre-of-mass energy of 100 eV, a luminosity of 5-10 $\\times 10^{34}$cm$^2$s$^{-1}$ and a circumference in the range of 100 km was started. The study integrates ongoing accelerator and technology initiatives at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and in partner institutes and universities. A key technology for the FCC are high-field superconducting accelerator magnets. The FCC arc magnets need an aperture of 50 mm, with dipole fields with a target of 16 T and quadrupole gradients with a target in excess of 400 T/m. Based on these preliminary parameters, we discuss in this paper the challenges for the main magnetic elements of such a collider, and outline a strategy for the development of the required technology.

  7. Precision measurement of the ratio Mw/Mz at the CERN bar pp collider

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    In the 1988 and 1989 runs of the CERN SPS bar pp collider, large numbers of W → eve and Z → e+e- decays were collected by UA2. Subsamples of these events have been selected to determine individual boson masses, MW and MZ, for which systematic errors in energy scale are expected to be identical. As a result, a precise value for the ratio MW/MZ is obtained. This is used to determine sin2ΘW, and it is combined with the recent, very precise measurements of MZ at e+e- colliders to extract a precise value for MW. In this paper the results are discussed within the context of the standard model

  8. Energy Extraction in the CERN Large Hadron Collider a Project Overview

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    Dahlerup-Petersen, K; Kazmine, B; Medvedko, A S; Sytchev, V V; Vasilev, L B

    2001-01-01

    In case of a resistive transition (quench), fast and reliable extraction of the magnetic energy, stored in the superconducting coils of the electromagnets of a particle collider, represents an important part of its magnet protection system. In general, the quench detectors, the quench heaters and the cold by-pass diodes across each magnet, together with the energy extraction facilities provide the required protection of the quenching superconductors against damage due to local energy dissipation. In CERN's LHC machine the energy stored in each of its eight superconducting dipole chains exceeds 1300 MJ. Following an opening of the extraction switches this energy will be absorbed in large extraction resistors located in the underground collider tunnel or adjacent galleries, during the exponential current decay. Also the sixteen, 13 kA quadrupole chains (QF, QD) and more than one hundred and fifty, 600 A circuits of the corrector magnets will be equipped with extraction systems. The extraction switch-gear is bas...

  9. Measurement of the √s dependence of jet production at the CERN anti pp Collider

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    The production of very large transverse momentum (psub(T)) hadron jets has been measured in the UA2 experiment at the CERN anti pp collider for √s=630 GeV. The inclusive jet production cross sections exhibit a psub(T)-dependent increase with respect to the √s=546 GeV data from previous Collider runs. This increase can be described both by QCD calculations and by approximate chisub(T)=2psub(T)/√s scaling. No significant deviation of the data from QCD predictions is observed at very large psub(T), placing a lower limit on the characteristic scale Λsub(c) of a hypothetical superstrong contact interaction responsible for the binding of preons in the quark (Λsub(c)>370 GeV at 95% CL). (orig.)

  10. Interaction region for crab waist scheme of the Future Electron-Positron Collider (CERN)

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    Bogomyagkov, A

    2015-01-01

    Design study in CERN of the accelerator that would fit 80-100 km tunnel called Future Circular Colliders (FCC) includes high-luminosity $e^+ e^−$ collider (FCC-ee) with center-of-mass energy from 90 to 350 GeV to study Higgs boson properties and perform precise measurements at the electroweak scale [1–3]. Crab waist interaction region provides collisions with luminosity higher than 2 × 10$^{36}$ cm$^{−2}$ sec$^{−1}$ at beam energy of 45 GeV. The small values of the beta functions at the interaction point and distant final focus lenses are the reasons for high nonlinear chromaticity limiting energy acceptance of the whole ring. The paper describes interaction region for crab waist collision scheme in the FCC-ee, principles of tuning the chromaticity correction section in order to provide large energy acceptance.

  11. Heavy flavour production and heavy flavour mixing at the CERN proton-antiproton collider

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    In this thesis some results of the proton-antiproton-collision experiment UA1 with the CERN Super Proton-Antiproton Synchrotron are presented and interpreted. Ch. 1 contians a general introduction to the physics motivations behind the proton-antiproton-collider project, a brief description of the CERN facilities and a summary of collider and UA1 physics achievements. Furthermore the concept of studying heavy flavours via their weak decays into muons is introduced. Ch. 2 gives a brief overview of the UA1 experimental set-up, while those parts of the detector that are relevant for the analysis, presented in this thesis, is discussed in some more detail. Ch. 3 contains a short introduction to, and motivation for the use of Monte Carlo techniques in event simulations, while Ch. 4 describes the framework of the recently developed 'EUROJET' event generator. In Ch. 5 a treatment is given of the theoretical background and concepts like 'quark-mixing' and 'CP-violation' are explained, also other useful definitions and formulae are introduced on which the later analysis of the same-sign to opposite-sign dimuon ratio is built. Data collection and event reconstruction is the subject of Ch. 6, while a detailed comparison between the theoretical models and experimentally obtained distributions is given in Ch. 7. Finally, in Ch. 8 some concluding remarks are made. 182 refs.; 81 figs.; 9 tabs

  12. The LEP physics program

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    The physics program of LEP is reviewed in the context of recent developments from the SpantipS collider. LEP offers the unique possibility to unambiguously explore the particle spectrum up to a mass of 100 GeV i.e. over the mass range typical of the electroweak symmetry breaking. 31 refs.

  13. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The worlds largest vacuum system is working at CERN; El Large Hadron Collider (LHC). El sistema de vacio mas grande del mundo esta operando en el CERN

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    Jimenez y Carvajal, J. M.

    2010-07-01

    When the September 10, 2008, was put into service at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) particle accelerator Giant left the imagination of particle physicists High Energy, began the most ambitious experiment in the field of Particle Physics High Energy. It expected to lead to the discovery of the predicted Higgs boson or could reveal new physics beyond the Standard Model. (author)

  14. LEP Traceability

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    Billen, R

    2000-01-01

    After more than ten years of production for high energy physics, CERN's current flagship, LEP, will be closed down definitively October 1st, 2000. Starting immediately, some 30,000 tonnes of LEP materials will be removed from the tunnel to make room for LHC installation. The dismantling project is a major undertaking in terms of resources and constraints, which has to be completed in less than one year. Moreover, since LEP is classified as a nuclear installation in France (as if it was a nuclear power plant), special procedures have to be followed in addition to the normal environmental and safety issues. One major facet of the project is the "traceability" of everything that comes out of the LEP tunnel. This implies that each piece of equipment must be identified and tracked from its origin through any temporary storage to its final destination. Special procedures have to be followed for all materials even if they are not radioactive. As much of the equipment as possible will be recycled or disposed of. This...

  15. 1990 CERN School of Physics

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    The CERN School of Physics is intended to give young experimental physicists an introduction to the theoretical aspects of recent advances in elementary particle physics. These Proceedings contain reports of lectures on the following topics: Field theory, electroweak theory, physics beyond the Standard Model, QCD, heavy flavours and CP violation, results from LEP experiments, particle accelerator technology, tau charm factories, and the Large Hadron Collider project. (orig.)

  16. The LEP project Lifting the curtain on physics of the year 2000

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    Kanel, A

    1982-01-01

    Describes some of the work carried out by CERN, particularly that concerning the proton and neutron. A few details are given of installed plant for this type of research. The author deals particularly with the LEP machine (Large Electron Positron collider). The reasons for having such a machine are given and this is followed by a description of some of the techniques used. Public fears have been raised concerning the project and, because of this, CERN has organised three public debates at Geneva for discussion of all aspects involved. These include atom bombs, nuclear energy, and stocking of radioactive waste material. There have been some threats of sabotage regarding the LEP installation.

  17. Transmission Line Analysis of the Superconducting Quadrupole Chains of the LHC Collider at CERN

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    Dahlerup-Petersen, K

    2003-01-01

    Key information for determination of fundamental design features of magnet powering and protection circuits can be retrieved from the results of transmission line calculations of the superconducting magnet chains in a particle accelerator. Modelling and simulation of the behaviour of long magnet strings provide important data for the expected electrical behaviour and performances under all operating conditions. The presented results of a transmission line study concerns the sixteen superconducting main quadrupole chains QF/QD of CERN's future LHC collider. The paper details the elaboration of the synthesized electrical model of the individual quadrupoles and the associated lumped transmission line. It presents results on the current ripple for a given converter voltage output characteristics, the magnet excitation, leakage and earth currents during the ramping procedure, the impedance resonance spectrum and the need for individual magnet damping and the propagation, reflection, superposition and damping of th...

  18. Black holes in many dimensions at the CERN large Hadron collider testing critical string theory

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    Hewett, J L; Rizzo, T G; Hewett, JoAnne L.; Lillie, Ben; Rizzo, Thomas G.

    2005-01-01

    We consider black hole production at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in a generic scenario with many extra dimensions where the standard model fields are confined to a brane. With ~20 dimensions the hierarchy problem is shown to be naturally solved without the need for large compactification radii. We find that in such a scenario the properties of black holes can be used to determine the number of extra dimensions, n. In particular, we demonstrate that measurements of the decay distributions of such black holes at the LHC can determine if n is significantly larger than 6 or 7 with high confidence and thus can probe one of the critical properties of string theory compactifications.

  19. The Radiological Situation in the Beam-Cleaning Sections of the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

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    Brugger, Markus; Stevenson, Graham

    2003-01-01

    This thesis contributes to radiological assessments of the design and operation of the Large Hadron Collider currently under construction at CERN. In particular, the scope of this thesis is to examine the beam cleaning insertions - two of the main loss regions of the LHC where beam particles which would otherwise cause unwanted losses at different places of the machine are purposely intercepted. Two critical issues with regard to the protection of personnel and environment are studied: remanent dose rates due to induced radioactivity and airborne radioactivity. Although a detailed estimate of remanent dose rates is important for an optimization of later maintenance interventions only very limited information on remanent dose rates to be expected around the collimators was available so far. This thesis is an attempt to extend the knowledge considerably, especially by applying a new calculational method. Since this new approach is used for the first time in the design of the LHC a careful benchmarking with expe...

  20. Parton distribution functions probed in ultraperipheral collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Thomas, J; Brady, N; Clark, D B; Godat, E; Olness, F

    2016-01-01

    Vector meson production in ultra-peripheral pA and AA collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are very sensitive to Parton Distribution Functions (PDF) as well as to their leading-order, next-to-leading-order, and medium corrections. This process is a complimentary tool to explore the effects of different PDFs in particle production in proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus central collisions. Existing and forthcoming data available, e.g., from ALICE and CMS, may be used in conjunction with our theoretical predictions to constrain the PDFs. We make predictions for rapidity distributions and for cross sections of J/$\\psi$ , $\\psi(2S)$ and $\\Upsilon$ production at $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV and $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=5$ TeV. We use the second energy as representative for the Run 2 of PbPb collisions at the LHC.

  1. Observation of Single Isolated Electrons of High Transverse Momentum in Events with Missing Transverse Energy at the CERN pp Collider

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    Banner, M.; Kofoed-Hansen, O.

    1983-01-01

    We report the results of a search for single isolated electrons of high transverse momentum at the CERN collider. Above 15 GeV/c, four events are found having large missing transverse energy along a direction opposite in azimuth to that of the high-pT electron. Both the configuration of the events...

  2. Achieving Resiliency in Production Worldwide Grid Services for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Shiers, J

    2007-01-01

    The world’s coolest machine – also the largest scientific instrument to date – will enter production in 2008. Operating at a temperature below 2oK, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will generate massive amounts of data – some 15PB per year – that will require significant computational and storage resources. A worldwide production Grid, the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) [1] has been setup, building on the infrastructures of two main Grids – the Open Science Grid (OSG) in the US [2] and the Enabling Grids for E-SciencE in Europe (EGEE) [3] and elsewhere. This is a highly complex system with many components but which must provide a robust and resilient service. This paper describes the state of the Grid in terms of resiliency and is based on a workshop on WLCG Service Reliability held at CERN in November 2007. The goals of the workshop were to discuss and agree the primary techniques for designing, building, deploying and operating robust and resilient services. Concret...

  3. Cryogenic Studies for the Proposed CERN Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC)

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    Haug, F

    2011-01-01

    The LHeC (Large Hadron electron Collider) is a proposed future colliding beam facility for lepton-nucleon scattering particle physics at CERN. A new 60 GeV electron accelerator will be added to the existing 27 km circumference 7 TeV LHC for collisions of electrons with protons and heavy ions. Two basic design options are being pursued. The first is a circular accelerator housed in the existing LHC tunnel which is referred to as the "Ring-Ring" version. Low field normal conducting magnets guide the particle beam while superconducting (SC) RF cavities cooled to 2 K are installed at two opposite locations at the LHC tunnel to accelerate the beams. For this version in addition a 10 GeV re-circulating SC injector will be installed. In total four refrigerators with cooling capacities between 1.2 kW and 3 kW @ 4.5 K are needed. The second option, referred to as the "Linac-Ring" version consists of a race-track re-circulating energy-recovery type machine with two 1 km long straight acceleration sections. The 944 hi...

  4. Simulations and measurements of beam loss patterns at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Bruce, R; Boccone, V; Bracco, C; Brugger, M; Cauchi, M; Cerutti, F; Deboy, D; Ferrari, A; Lari, L; Marsili, A; Mereghetti, A; Mirarchi, D; Quaranta, E; Redaelli, S; Robert-Demolaize, G; Rossi, A; Salvachua, B; Skordis, E; Tambasco, C; Valentino, G; Weiler, T; Vlachoudis, V; Wollmann, D

    2014-01-01

    The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is designed to collide proton beams of unprecedented energy, in order to extend the frontiers of high-energy particle physics. During the first very successful running period in 2010--2013, the LHC was routinely storing protons at 3.5--4 TeV with a total beam energy of up to 146 MJ, and even higher stored energies are foreseen in the future. This puts extraordinary demands on the control of beam losses. An un-controlled loss of even a tiny fraction of the beam could cause a superconducting magnet to undergo a transition into a normal-conducting state, or in the worst case cause material damage. Hence a multi-stage collimation system has been installed in order to safely intercept high-amplitude beam protons before they are lost elsewhere. To guarantee adequate protection from the collimators, a detailed theoretical understanding is needed. This article presents results of numerical simulations of the distribution of beam losses around the LHC that have leaked out of the co...

  5. Fault Tracking of the Superconducting Magnet System at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Griesemer, Tobias

    2016-03-25

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is one of the most complex machines ever built. It is used to explore the mysteries of the universe by reproducing conditions of the big bang. High energy particles are collide in particle detectors and as a result of the collision process secondary particles are created. New particles could be discovered during this process. The operation of such a machine is not straightforward and is subject to many different types of failures. A model of LHC operation needs to be defined in order to understand the impact of the various failures on availability. As an example a typical operational cycle is described: the beams are first injected, then accelerated, and finally brought into collisions. Under nominal conditions, beams should be in collision (so-called ‘stable beams’ period) for about 10 hours and then extracted onto a beam dump block. In case of a failure, the Machine Protection Systems ensure safe extraction of the beams. From the experience in LHC Run 1 (2009 - 20...

  6. Lightening-like interactions in nuclear collisions at CERN large hadron collider

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    Abdel-Waged, Khaled

    2015-01-01

    A simple basic model for describing proton-nucleus (pA) and nucleus-nucleus (AA) collisions has been the intra-nuclear cascade model, where the interactions are simulated by a sequence of binary nucleon-nucleon (NN) collisions. This model helped to establish many scientific concepts and also creates the foundation for more modern simulation codes, especially at low and intermediate energies. In this paper, we present a new Monte Carlo model for pA and AA collisions at high CERN Large Hadron collider energies. The model implements HIJING code with a collective cascade recipe, that induces striking light-like effect in a large nucleus. A single collision (lightening) event is shown to be a complex process:A primary interacting nucleon passes its energy to the surrounding nucleons in a large nucleus. This new simulation code is shown to be good to reproduce the Large Hadron collider (LHC) data, especially the charged particle pseudorapidity density in p+Pb and Pb+Pb collisions at LHC energies.

  7. b-tagging in DELPHI at LEP

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    Abdallah, J; Adam, W; Adye, T; Adzic, P; Albrecht, T; Alderweireld, T; Alemany-Fernandez, R; Allmendinger, T; Allport, P P; Almehed, S; Amaldi, Ugo; Amapane, N; Amato, S; Anashkin, E; Andreazza, A; Andringa, S; Anjos, N; Antilogus, P; Apel, W D; Arnoud, Y; Ask, S; Åsman, B; Augustin, J E; Augustinus, A; Baillon, Paul; Ballestrero, A; Bambade, P; Barbier, R; Bardin, Dimitri Yuri; Barker, G; Baroncelli, A; Bates, M; Battaglia, Marco; Baubillier, M; Becks, K H; Begalli, M; Behrmann, A; Benekos, N C; Benvenuti, Alberto C; Bérat, C; Berggren, M; Berntzon, L; Bertrand, D; Besançon, M; Besson, N; Bibby, J; Biffi, P; Bloch, D; Blom, M; Bonesini, M; Boonekamp, M; Booth, P S L; Borisov, G; Botner, O; Bouquet, B; Bowcock, T J V; Boyko, I; Bracko, M; Branchini, P; Brenner, R; Brodet, E; Brückman, P; Brunet, J M; Bugge, L; Buschmann, P; Caccia, M; Calvi, M; Camporesi, T; Canale, V; Carena, F; Castro, N; Cavallo, F R; Chabaud, V; Chapkin, M M; Charpentier, P; Checchia, P; Chierici, R; Shlyapnikov, P; Chudoba, J; Chung, S U; Cieslik, K; Collins, P; Contri, R; Cosme, G; Cossutti, F; Costa, M J; Couchot, F; Crawley, B; Crennell, D J; Cuevas-Maestro, J; D'Almagne, B; D'Hondt, J; Dalmau, J; Da Silva, T; Da Silva, W; Della Ricca, G; De Angelis, A; de Boer, Wim; De Clercq, C; De Lotto, B; De Maria, N; De Min, A; De Paula, L S; Di Ciaccio, Lucia; Dijkstra, H; Di Simone, A; Doroba, K; Drees, J; Dris, M; Eigen, G; Ekelöf, T J C; Ellert, M; Elsing, M; Espirito-Santo, M C; Fanourakis, G K; Fassouliotis, D; Feindt, M; Fernández, J; Ferrer, A; Ferro, F; Flagmeyer, U; Föth, H; Fokitis, E; Fulda-Quenzer, F; Fuster, J A; Gandelman, M; García, C; Gavillet, P; Gazis, E N; Geralis, T; Gokieli, R; Golob, B; Gómez-Cadenas, J J; Gómez-Ceballos, G; Gonçalves, P; Graziani, E; Grosdidier, G; Grzelak, K; Guy, J; Haag, C; Hallgren, A; Hamacher, K; Hamilton, K; Hansen, J; Haug, S; Hauler, F; Hedberg, V; Hennecke, M; Hernando, J A; Herr, H; Heuser, J M; Holmgren, S O; Holt, P J; Houlden, M A; Hultqvist, K; Jackson, J N; Jalocha, P; Jarlskog, C; Jarlskog, G; Jarry, P; Jeans, D; Johansson, E K; Johansson, P D; Jonsson, P; Joram, C; Jungermann, L; Kapusta, F; Karlsson, M; Katsanevas, S; Katsoufis, E C; Keränen, R; Kernel, G; Kersevan, Borut P; Kiiskinen, A P; King, B T; Kjaer, N J; Kluit, P; Kokkinias, P; Kourkoumelis, C; Kuznetsov, O; Krumshtein, Z; Kucharczyk, M; Kucewicz, W; Kurowska, J; Lamsa, J; Leder, G; Ledroit, F; Leinonen, L; Leitner, R; Lemonne, J; Lepeltier, V; Lesiak, T; Liebig, W; Liko, D; Lipniacka, A; Lopes, J H; López, J M; Loukas, D; Lutz, P; Lyons, L; MacNaughton, J; Malek, A; Maltezos, S; Mandl, F; Marco, J; Marco, R; Maréchal, B; Margoni, M; Marin, J C; Mariotti, C; Markou, A; Martínez-Rivero, C; Martínez-Vidal, F; Masik, J; Mastroyiannopoulos, N; Matorras, F; Matteuzzi, C; Mazzucato, F; Mazzucato, M; McNulty, R; Meroni, C; Meyer, W T; Migliore, E; Mitaroff, W A; Mjörnmark, U; Moa, T; Moch, M; Mönig, K; Monge, R; Montenegro, J; Moraes, D; Moreno, S; Morettini, P; Müller, U; Münich, K; Mulders, M; Mundim, L; Murray, W; Muryn, B; Myatt, Gerald; Myklebust, T; Nassiakou, M; Navarria, Francesco Luigi; Nawrocki, K; Nicolaidou, R; Niezurawski, P; Nikolenko, M; Nomerotski, A; Norman, A; Nygren, A; Oblakowska-Mucha, A; Obraztsov, V F; Olshevskii, A G; Onofre, A; Orava, Risto; Österberg, K; Ouraou, A; Oyanguren, A; Paganoni, M; Paiano, S; Palacios, J P; Palka, H; Papadopoulou, T D; Pape, L; Parkes, C; Parodi, F; Parzefall, U; Passeri, A; Passon, O; Peralta, L; Perepelitsa, V F; Perrotta, A; Petrolini, A; Piedra, J; Pieri, L; Pierre, F; Pimenta, M; Piotto, E; Podobnik, T; Poireau, V; Pol, M E; Polok, G; Poropat, P; Pozdnyakov, V; Pukhaeva, N; Pullia, Antonio; Rames, J; Ramler, L; Read, A; Rebecchi, P; Rehn, J; Reid, D; Reinhardt, R; Renton, P B; Richard, F; Rídky, J; Rivero, M; Rodríguez, D; Romero, A; Ronchese, P; Rosenberg, E I; Roudeau, Patrick; Rovelli, T; Ruhlmann-Kleider, V; Ryabtchikov, D; Sadovskii, A; Salmi, L; Salt, J; Savoy-Navarro, A; Schwickerath, U; Segar, A; Sekulin, R L; Siebel, M; Sissakian, A N; Smadja, G; Smirnova, O G; Sokolov, A; Sopczak, A; Sosnowski, R; Spassoff, Tz; Stanitzki, M; Stavitski, I; Stocchi, A; Strauss, J; Stugu, B; Szczekowski, M; Szeptycka, M; Szumlak, T; Tabarelli de Fatis, T; Taffard, A C; Tegenfeldt, F; Timmermans, J; Tinti, N; Tkatchev, L G; Tobin, M; Todorovova, S; Tomaradze, A G; Tomé, B; Tonazzo, A; Tortosa, P; Travnicek, P; Treille, D; Trischuk, W; Tristram, G; Trochimczuk, M; Troncon, C; Turluer, M L; Tyapkin, I A; Tyapkin, P; Tyndel, M; Tzamarias, S; Uvarov, V; Valenti, G; van Dam, P; Van Eldik, J; Van Lysebetten, A; Van Remortel, N; Van Vulpen, I B; Vegni, G; Veloso, F; Venus, W A; Verbeure, F; Verdier, P; Verzi, V; Vilanova, D; Vitale, L; Vrba, V; Wahlen, H; Washbrook, A J; Weilhammer, Peter; Weiser, C; Wicke, D; Wickens, J H; Wilkinson, G; Winter, M; Witek, M; Yushchenko, O P; Zalewska-Bak, A; Zalewski, Piotr; Zavrtanik, D; Zimin, N I; Zinchenko, A I; Zupan, M

    2004-01-01

    The standard method used for tagging b-hadrons in the DELPHI experiment at the CERN LEP Collider is discussed in detail. The main ingredient of b-tagging is the impact parameters of tracks, which relies mostly on the vertex detector. Additional information, such as the mass of particles associated to a secondary vertex, significantly improves the selection efficiency and the background suppression. The paper describes various discriminating variables used for the tagging and the procedure of their combination. In addition, applications of b-tagging to some physics analyses, which depend crucially on the performance and reliability of b-tagging, are described briefly.

  8. CERN Library | Pauline Gagnon presents the book "Who cares about particle physics? : making sense of the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN" | 15 September

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    "Who cares about particle physics? : making sense of the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN ", by Pauline Gagnon. Thursday 15 September 2016, 16:00 - 17:30 in the CERN Library (Bldg 52 1-052) *Coffee will be served at 15:30* CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics, regularly makes the news. What kind of research happens at this international laboratory and how does it impact people's daily lives? Why is the discovery of the Higgs boson so important? Particle physics describes all matter found on Earth, in stars and all galaxies but it also tries to go beyond what is known to describe dark matter, a form of matter five times more prevalent than the known, regular matter. How do we know this mysterious dark matter exists and is there a chance it will be discovered soon? About sixty countries contributed to the construction of the gigantic Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and its immense detectors. Dive in to discover how international teams of researchers...

  9. CERN moves into the LHC era

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    2001-01-01

    Dr Hans Eschelbacher (on the left), President of the CERN Council for the last three years, hands over to his successor Maurice Bourquin.  The CERN Council, where the representatives of the 20 Member States of the Organization decide on scientific programmes and financial resources, held its 116th session on 15 December under the chairmanship of Dr. Hans C. Eschelbacher (DE). 'Le Roi est mort. Vive le Roi !' The Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) era has ended and CERN's future is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), stated Director General, Prof. Luciano Maiani. He opened his report to Council with a 'homage to LEP', which reached the end of its career during 2000 and is now being dismantled to make way for CERN's next major machine, the LHC collider, in the same 27-kilometre tunnel. The strong indications of a Higgs boson at 115 GeV found during the year were the culmination of LEP's long and distinguished physics career, during which the machine opened up new regimes of precision physics, involvi...

  10. Experiments at CERN in 1997

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    This book summarises the current experimental programme at CERN. The experiments listed are taking place at one of the following machines: the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP), the Super Proton Synchroton (SPS), the 28 GeV Proton Synchrotron (PS), including the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) for slow antiprotons and the ISOLDE facility for short-lived ions. The three experiments now approved for installation at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the R and D projects aimed at the development of new detector technologies and data acquisition systems for the LHC experiments are also listed. (orig./WL)

  11. LEP shuts down after eleven years of forefront research

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    2000-01-01

    After extended consultation with the appropriate scientific committees, CERN’s Director-General Luciano Maiani announced today that the LEP accelerator had been switched off for the last time. LEP was scheduled to close at the end of September 2000 but tantalising signs of possible new physics led to LEP’s run being extended until 2 November. At the end of this extra period, the four LEP experiments had produced a number of collisions compatible with the production of Higgs particles with a mass of around 115 GeV. These events were also compatible with other known processes. The new data was not sufficiently conclusive to justify running LEP in 2001, which would have inevitable impact on LHC construction and CERN’s scientific programme. The CERN Management decided that the best policy for the Laboratory is to proceed full-speed ahead with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project. Steve Myers, Head of SL Division, with members of the LEP team, pulling the symbolic rope to swich off the accelerator. CERN Co...

  12. Follow-up research at CERN

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    At The European Center for High Energy Physics (Conseil Europeen de Recherche Nucleaire - CERN) basic research is carried out based on some of the world's largest particle accelerators, especially the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP). Danish membership of CERN gives Danish physicists access to these machines and the Accelerator Committee offers advice on their utilization and related financing. Danish research carried out at CERN is described, based on contributions from individual research groups. The functions, administration and budgets of the Accelerator Committee are explained in addition to other forms of administration connected with CERN, such as the Danish CERN Delegation, and an evaluation of Danish experimentation within physics is presented. Information is given on individual Danish members of the CERN groups of scientists and a list of the publications of international research groups which include Danish subjects, covering the years 1991-93, is presented. The publication is related to the delegation of grants for research projects carried out by Danish physicists. (AB)

  13. Calculations of safe collimator settings and β* at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Bruce, R.; Assmann, R. W.; Redaelli, S.

    2015-06-01

    The first run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN was very successful and resulted in important physics discoveries. One way of increasing the luminosity in a collider, which gave a very significant contribution to the LHC performance in the first run and can be used even if the beam intensity cannot be increased, is to decrease the transverse beam size at the interaction points by reducing the optical function β*. However, when doing so, the beam becomes larger in the final focusing system, which could expose its aperture to beam losses. For the LHC, which is designed to store beams with a total energy of 362 MJ, this is critical, since the loss of even a small fraction of the beam could cause a magnet quench or even damage. Therefore, the machine aperture has to be protected by the collimation system. The settings of the collimators constrain the maximum beam size that can be tolerated and therefore impose a lower limit on β*. In this paper, we present calculations to determine safe collimator settings and the resulting limit on β*, based on available aperture and operational stability of the machine. Our model was used to determine the LHC configurations in 2011 and 2012 and it was found that β* could be decreased significantly compared to the conservative model used in 2010. The gain in luminosity resulting from the decreased margins between collimators was more than a factor 2, and a further contribution from the use of realistic aperture estimates based on measurements was almost as large. This has played an essential role in the rapid and successful accumulation of experimental data in the LHC.

  14. Development of a beam condition monitor for use in experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider using synthetic diamond

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    Fernández-Hernando, L; Ilgner, C; MacPherson, A; Oh, A; Pernegger, H; Pritchard, T; Stone, R; Worm, S

    2004-01-01

    The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will collide two counter rotating proton beams, each with a store energy about 350MJ; enough to melt 550kg of copper. If there is failure in an element of the accelerator, the resulting beam losses could cause damage not only to the machine but also to the experiments. A Beam Condition Monitor (BCM) is foreseen to monitor last increments of particle flux near the interaction point and if necessary, to generate an abort signal to the LHC accelerator control, to dump the beams. Due to its radiation hardness and minimal services requirements, synthetic CVD diamond is being considered as BCM sensor option. (12 refs).

  15. Associated Higgs boson production with top quarks at the CERN Large Hadron Collider NLO QCD corrections

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    Dawson, S; Orr, L H; Reina, L; Wackeroth, D; 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.034022

    2003-01-01

    We present in detail the calculation of the O( alpha /sub s//sup 3/) inclusive total cross section for the process pp to tth, in the standard model, at the CERN Large Hadron Collider with a center-of- mass energy square root s/sub H/=14 TeV. The calculation is based on the complete set of virtual and real O( alpha /sub s/) corrections to the parton level processes qq to tth and gg to tth, as well as the tree level processes (q, q)g to tth+(q, q). The virtual corrections involve the computation of pentagon diagrams with several internal and external massive particles, first encountered in this process. The real corrections are computed using both the single and the two cutoff phase space slicing method. The next-to-leading order QCD corrections significantly reduce the renormalization and factorization scale dependence of the Born cross section and moderately increase the Born cross section for values of the renormalization and factorization scales above m/sub t/. (46 refs).

  16. Associated Higgs boson production with top quarks at the CERN Large Hadron Collider: NLO QCD corrections

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    We present in detail the calculation of the O(αs3) inclusive total cross section for the process pp→tt-barh, in the standard model, at the CERN Large Hadron Collider with a center-of-mass energy √(sH)=14 TeV. The calculation is based on the complete set of virtual and real O(αs) corrections to the parton level processes qq-bar→tt-barh and gg→tt-barh, as well as the tree level processes (q,q-bar)g→tt-barh+(q,q-bar). The virtual corrections involve the computation of pentagon diagrams with several internal and external massive particles, first encountered in this process. The real corrections are computed using both the single and the two cutoff phase space slicing method. The next-to-leading order QCD corrections significantly reduce the renormalization and factorization scale dependence of the Born cross section and moderately increase the Born cross section for values of the renormalization and factorization scales above mt

  17. The Thermosiphon Cooling System of the ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Battistin, M; Bitadze, A; Bonneau, P; Botelho-Direito, J; Boyd, G; Corbaz, F; Crespo-Lopez, O; Da Riva, E; Degeorge, C; Deterre, C; DiGirolamo, B; Doubek, M; Favre, G; Godlewski, J; Hallewell, G; Katunin, S; Lefils, D; Lombard, D; McMahon, S; Nagai, K; Robinson, D; Rossi, C; Rozanov, A; Vacek, V; Zwalinski, L

    2015-01-01

    The silicon tracker of the ATLAS experiment at CERN Large Hadron Collider will operate around –15°C to minimize the effects of radiation damage. The present cooling system is based on a conventional evaporative circuit, removing around 60 kW of heat dissipated by the silicon sensors and their local electronics. The compressors in the present circuit have proved less reliable than originally hoped, and will be replaced with a thermosiphon. The working principle of the thermosiphon uses gravity to circulate the coolant without any mechanical components (compressors or pumps) in the primary coolant circuit. The fluorocarbon coolant will be condensed at a temperature and pressure lower than those in the on-detector evaporators, but at a higher altitude, taking advantage of the 92 m height difference between the underground experiment and the services located on the surface. An extensive campaign of tests, detailed in this paper, was performed using two small-scale thermosiphon systems. These tests confirmed th...

  18. Analysis of the Laser Calibration System for the CMS HCAL at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

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    2005-11-01

    The European Organization for Nuclear Physics' (CERN) Large Hadron Collider uses the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector to measure collision products from proton-proton interactions. CMS uses a hadron calorimeter (HCAL) to measure the energy and position of quarks and gluons by reconstructing their hadronic decay products. An essential component of the detector is the calibration system, which was evaluated in terms of its misalignment, linearity, and resolution. In order to analyze the data, the authors created scripts in ROOT 5.02/00 and C++. The authors also used Mathematica 5.1 to perform complex mathematics and AutoCAD 2006 to produce optical ray traces. The misalignment of the optical components was found to be satisfactory; the Hybrid Photodiodes (HPDs) were confirmed to be linear; the constant, noise and stochastic contributions to its resolution were analyzed; and the quantum efficiency of most HPDs was determined to be approximately 40%. With a better understanding of the laser calibration system, one can further understand and improve the HCAL.

  19. Jet measures and hadronic event shapes at the CERN anti pp collider

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    We analyze the energy density distribution in hadronic final states as a function of their total transverse energy measured in the segmented central calorimeter of the UA2 detector. The energy dependence of collective shape variables is investigated. The data, collected at the CERN anti pp Collider at √s=630 GeV, exhibit strong variations in all these variables over the transverse energy range between 15 and 210 GeV, corresponding to substantial modifications in the structure of multihadronic final states. The evolution of the energy density distribution and of the collective shape variables shows a clear transition between two extreme dynamical regimes, respectively dominated by pT-limited phase space and by collimated two-jet configurations. A study of the relative populations of two- and three-jet systems reveals two different sources of configurations having three distinct lobes in the pattern of the energy-flow. A first component, steeply falling with energy, receives substantial contributions from soft parton collisions at lower transverse energies. Above 60 GeV a new hard component emerges, characterized by an approximately constant rate with respect to the dominant two-jet structures. (orig.)

  20. k0 production in μ-tagged jets at the CERN p anti p collider

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    This thesis describes work that has been done within the UA1 collaboration at the CERN proton-antiproton collider at the CM energy of 630 GeV. The objective was to study the use of neutral kaons for the identification of jets produced by the heavy b and c quarks. For this work a data sample was used with one reconstructed muon (called single muon data), because it has been shown to contain a substantial amount of heavy quark jets and because of the high number of events in this sample (approx. 20000 events). The Standard model is reviewed in ch. 2 and the UA1 detector is discussed in ch. 3. The KO reconstruction in jets and the reconstruction efficiency are considered in ch.'s 4, 5. The efficiency determination is used to calculate the cross section of KSO production in the single muon sample (ch. 6). Ch. 7 discusses the use of the neutral kaon for heavy quark tagging. (author). 49 refs.; 39 figs.; 36 tabs

  1. Inclusive jet cross-section and a search for quark compositeness at the CERN anti pp Collider

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    The inclusive jet cross-section has been measured at the CERN anti pp Collider (√s = 630 GeV) as a function of the jet transverse momentum (pT) and pseudorapidity (η) for pT values up to 180 GeV and for -2c>825 GeV (95% CL) is set on the quark compositeness scale Λc. (orig.)

  2. First observation of corelations between high transverse momentum charged particles in events from the CERN proton-antiproton collider

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    In events at centre of mass energy 540 GeV from the CERN panti p collider, we have found clear evidence for correlations in rapidity and azimuthal angle between high transverse momentum charged particles. These correlations increase with transverse momentum and are much stronger than the general two-particle correlations in minimum bias events. By analogy to ISR results, a qualitative interpretation in terms of hard scattering and fragmentation of partons is discussed. (orig.)

  3. Measured and simulated heavy-ion beam loss patterns at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Hermes, P. D.; Bruce, R.; Jowett, J. M.; Redaelli, S.; Salvachua Ferrando, B.; Valentino, G.; Wollmann, D.

    2016-05-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN pushes forward to new regimes in terms of beam energy and intensity. In view of the combination of very energetic and intense beams together with sensitive machine components, in particular the superconducting magnets, the LHC is equipped with a collimation system to provide protection and intercept uncontrolled beam losses. Beam losses could cause a superconducting magnet to quench, or in the worst case, damage the hardware. The collimation system, which is optimized to provide a good protection with proton beams, has shown a cleaning efficiency with heavy-ion beams which is worse by up to two orders of magnitude. The reason for this reduced cleaning efficiency is the fragmentation of heavy-ion beams into isotopes with a different mass to charge ratios because of the interaction with the collimator material. In order to ensure sufficient collimation performance in future ion runs, a detailed theoretical understanding of ion collimation is needed. The simulation of heavy-ion collimation must include processes in which 82+208Pb ions fragment into dozens of new isotopes. The ions and their fragments must be tracked inside the magnetic lattice of the LHC to determine their loss positions. This paper gives an overview of physical processes important for the description of heavy-ion loss patterns. Loss maps simulated by means of the two tools ICOSIM [1,2] and the newly developed STIER (SixTrack with Ion-Equivalent Rigidities) are compared with experimental data measured during LHC operation. The comparison shows that the tool STIER is in better agreement.

  4. Studies of the single sided FOXFET biased detectors used in the OPAL experiment at LEP

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    The OPAL Microvertex Detector, installed in March 1993 at the CERN LEP collider, uses single sided 250 μm thick FOXFET biased detectors. Construction of the detector required systematic studies of detector properties in order to ascertain desirable characteristics of detectors used in the final construction. We present measurements based on a pool of more than 200 detectors, including properties such as visual quality, FET characteristics, and leakage currents. ((orig.))

  5. Specification, installation and commissioning of a large industrial control system for the LEP2 cryogenics

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    Kuhn, H. K.; Juillerat, A. C.; Rabany, M.; Wollès, J. C.

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    CERN is upgrading the LEP e +-e - collider for energies above the Z 0 particle by installing super-conducting cavities. The cryogenic system attached to these cavities is controlled by a distributed, industrial control system, having been the object of a tender. The issues relate to the software specification, the management of the contract, the installation and the gradual commissioning of the system. The experience with a fully farmed- out solution is reported.

  6. Lecture | CERN prepares its long-term future: a 100-km circular collider to follow the LHC? | CERN Globe | 11 March

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    Particle physics is a long-term field of research: the LHC was originally conceived in the 1980s, but did not start running until 25 years later. An accelerator unlike any other, it is now just at the start of a programme that is set to run for another 20 years.   Frédérick Bordry. While the LHC programme is already well defined for the next two decades, it is now time to look even further ahead, and so CERN is initiating an exploratory study for a future long-term project centred on a next-generation circular collider with a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometres. A worthy successor to the LHC, whose collision energies will reach 13 TeV in 2015, such an accelerator would allow particle physicists to push the boundaries of knowledge even further. The Future Circular Collider (FCC) programme will focus especially on studies for a hadron collider, like the LHC, capable of reaching unprecedented energies in the region of 100 TeV. Opening with an introduction to the LHC and...

  7. First Lecture of Collide@CERN Geneva for Dance and Performance: Gilles Jobin artist in residency and his inspiration partner Joao Pequenao

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    2012-01-01

    CERN, jointly with Canton and City of Geneva, presents the public lecture of Gilles Jobin, the first winner of the Prix Collide@CERN Geneva, residency award for Dance and Performance arts, and his inspiration partner. They will present their work in dance and science at the CERN Globe of Science and Innovation on Wendesday 23 May 2012 at 19h (open doors at 18.30h) Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please reserve your places for you and your friends by contacting merce.monje.cano@cern.ch. +41 22 76 75246 We very much look forward to seeing you there.

  8. Cryogenic testing of by-pass diode stacks for the superconducting magnets of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Della Corte, A; Hagedorn, Dietrich; Turtu, S; Basile, G L; Catitti, A; Chiarelli, S; Di Ferdinando, E; Taddia, G; Talli, M; Verdini, L; Viola, R

    2002-01-01

    A dedicated facility prepared by ENEA (Italian Agency for Energy and Environment) for the cryogenic testing of by-pass diodes for the protection of the CERN Large Hadron Collider main magnets will be described. This experimental activity is in the frame of a contract awarded to OCEM, an Italian firm active in the field of electronic devices and power supplies, in collaboration with ENEA, for the manufacture and testing of all the diode stacks. In particular, CERN requests the measurement of the reverse and forward voltage diode characteristics at 300 K and 77 K, and endurance test cycles at liquid helium temperature. The experimental set-up at ENEA and data acquisition system developed for the scope will be described and the test results reported. (3 refs).

  9. Attend the lecture of the first artist-scientist inspiration partners of the Collide@CERN programme

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    2012-01-01

    Julius Von Bismarck, the first winner of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN residency award for the digital arts and his science inspiration partner, Dr. James Wells, will present their individual work in art and science at the beginning of the residency on Wednesday 21 March at 18:45 at the Globe of Science and Innovation.   Hands up, this is a photo shoot! Julius Von Bismarck in action. All are welcome! The event will be in English, the common language between the artist and the scientist. To make a reservation for you and any guests, please send an e-mail to merce.monje.cano@cern.ch or call +41 22 76 75 246. For the complete programme of the event, see the official invitation.

  10. CERN-RD39 collaboration activities aimed at cryogenic silicon detector application in high-luminosity Large Hadron Collider

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    Li, Zheng; Eremin, Vladimir; Verbitskaya, Elena; Dehning, Bernd; Sapinski, Mariusz; Bartosik, Marcin R.; Alexopoulos, Andreas; Kurfürst, Christoph; Härkönen, Jaakko

    2016-07-01

    Beam Loss Monitors (BLM) made of silicon are new devices for monitoring of radiation environment in the vicinity of superconductive magnets of the Large Hadron Collider. The challenge of BLMs is extreme radiation hardness, up to 1016 protons/cm2 while placed in superfluid helium (temperature of 1.9 K). CERN BE-BI-BL group, together with CERN-RD39 collaboration, has developed prototypes of BLMs and investigated their device physics. An overview of this development-results of the in situ radiation tests of planar silicon detectors at 1.9 K, performed in 2012 and 2014-is presented. Our main finding is that silicon detectors survive under irradiation to 1×1016 p/cm2 at 1.9 K. In order to improve charge collection, current injection into the detector sensitive region (Current Injection Detector (CID)) was tested. The results indicate that the detector signal increases while operated in CID mode.

  11. Heavy quark production and missing energy studies at the CERN p anti p collider UA1 collaboration

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    The cross section for strong b anti b production is inferred from the flux of high P/sub T/ muons observed in p anti p collisions at the CERN collider. Like-sign dimuon events give evidence for B0/sub s/-anti B0/sub s/ mixing. Events with jets and missing transverse energy are due mainly to W → tau nu with hadronic decay of tau. These results come from 120 nb-1 of data at √s of 546 GeV and 600 nb-1 at √s of 630 GeV

  12. Beam dynamics aspects of crab cavities in the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Sun, Y. P.; Assmann, R.; Barranco, J.; Tomàs, R; Weiler, T.(Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik, Karlsruhe, Germany); Zimmermann, F.; Calaga, R.; Morita, A.

    2009-01-01

    Modern colliders bring into collision a large number of bunches to achieve a high luminosity. The longrange beam-beam effects arising from parasitic encounters at such colliders are mitigated by introducing acrossing angle. Under these conditions, crab cavities (CC) can be used to restore effective head-on collisions and thereby to increase the geometric luminosity. Such crab cavities have been proposed for both linear and circular colliders. The crab cavities are rf cavities operated in a tr...

  13. The LEP project

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    Southworth, Brian

    1981-01-01

    The Rutherford/Bohr concept of atomic structure was pleasingly simple but later research revealed a bewildering multiplicity of elementary particles. Recently, however, a 'new physics' has emerged according to which all these particles can be interpreted in terms of only four fundamental ones-two quarks and two leptons. To test this theory very powerful new machines are required, among the most important of which is the proposed electron-positron storage ring (LEP) at CERN. The design and development of LEP are described, with a brief outline of the project timetable. (5 refs).

  14. LEP Dismantling: Wagons Roll!

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    2001-01-01

    The first trucks transporting material from LEP and its four experiments left CERN on 31 January. Since the LEP dismantling operation began, the material had been waiting to be removed from the sites of the four experiments and the special transit area on the Prévessin site. On the evening of 30 January, the French customs authorities gave the green light for the transport operation to begin. So first thing the next day, the two companies in charge of recycling the material, Jaeger & Bosshard (Switzerland) and Excoffier (France), set to work. Only 1500 truckloads to go before everything has been removed!

  15. Physics Goals of the Next Century at CERN

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    Ellis, Jonathan Richard

    2000-01-01

    After recalling briefly the main physics issues beyond the Standard Model,the main physics objectives of experiments at CERN in the coming decade(s) arereviewed. These include the conclusion of the LEP programme during the year2000, a limited number of fixed-target experiments during the following years,the CNGS long-baseline neutrino programme and the LHC, both scheduled to startin 2005. Then possible accelerator projects at CERN after the LHC are reviewed,in the expectation that an $e^+ e^-$ linear collider in the TeV energy rangewill be built elsewhere. The default option for CERN's next major project maybe the CLIC multi-TeV $e^+ e^-$ collider project. Also interesting is theoption of a three-step scenario for muon storage rings, starting with aneutrino factory, continuing with one or more Higgs factories, and culminatingin a $\\mu^+ \\mu^-$ collider at the high-energy frontier.

  16. Physics goals of the next century at CERN

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    After recalling briefly the main physics issues beyond the Standard Model, the main physics objectives of experiments at CERN in the coming decade(s) are reviewed. These include the conclusion of the LEP program during the year 2000, a limited number of fixed-target experiments during the following years, the CNGS long-baseline neutrino program and the LHC, both scheduled to start in 2005. Then possible accelerator projects at CERN after the LHC are reviewed, in the expectation that an e+e- linear collider in the TeV energy range will be built elsewhere. The default option for CERN's next major project may be the CLIC multi-TeV e+e- collider project. Also interesting is the option of a three-step scenario for muon storage rings, starting with a neutrino factory, continuing with one or more Higgs factories, and culminating in a μ+μ- collider at the high-energy frontier

  17. Highlights from CERN: The CLIC Project for a Future e$^{+}$e$^{−}$ Linear Collider

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    Tecker, Frank

    2007-01-01

    A high luminosity ( 10$^{34}$-10$^{35}$ cm$^{2}$/s) linear electron-positron Collider (CLIC) with a nominal centre-of-mass energy of 3 TeV is under study in the framework of an international collaboration of laboratories and institutes, with the aim to provide the HEP community with a new facility for the post LHC era. After a brief introduction of the physics motivation, the CLIC scheme to extend Linear Colliders into the Multi-TeV colliding beam energy range will be described. In the following, the main challenges and the very promising achievements already obtained will be presented.

  18. Inclusive particle production in two-photon collisions at LEP

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    Two-Photon collision processes are studied with the L3 detector at the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP) at CERN. The inclusive particle production of K0s and, for the first time at LEP, π0 in the reaction e+e- → e+e-γγ → e+e- hadrons is analysed for quasi-real photons at center-of-mass energies, √s, for the incoming electron-positron pair of 189 GeV < √s < 202 GeV. The differential cross sections of the neutral pions and kaons are measured as a function of their transverse momentum as well as their pseudo rapidity and compared to next-to-leading order perturbative QCD predictions. (author)

  19. Visit ALEPH experiment on the LEP collider by twenty-eight young scientists chosen to represent their respective countries

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    Laurent Guiraud

    1998-01-01

    Following an international meeting of secondary school pupils on the theme of "Future Scientists: Women and Men" in Paris on 23 and 24 April. The aim of this meeting, which was organised by UNESCO, was to encourage young people, and girls in particular, to choose scientific studies and careers. Twenty-eight young scientists chosen to represent their respective countries visited the CERN site this week following an international meeting of secondary school pupils on the theme of "Future Scientists: Women and Men" in Paris on 23 and 24 April. The aim of this meeting, which was organised by UNESCO, was to encourage young people, and girls in particular, to choose scientific studies and careers.

  20. Large Area Silicon Tracking Detectors with Fast Signal Readout for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN

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    Köstner, S

    2005-01-01

    The Standard Model of elementary particles, which is summarized briefly in the second chapter, incorporates a number of successful theories to explain the nature and consistency of matter. However not all building blocks of this model could yet be tested by experiment. To confirm existing theories and to improve nowadays understanding of matter a new machine is currently being built at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), described in the third chapter. LHC is a proton-proton collider which will reach unprecedented luminosities and center of mass energies. Five experiments are attached to it to give answers to questions like the existence of the Higgs meson, which allows to explain the mass content of matter, and the origin of CP-violation, which plays an important role in the baryogenesis of the universe. Supersymmetric theories, proposing a bosonic superpartner for each fermion and vice versa, will be tested. By colliding heavy ions, high energy and particle densities can be achieved and probed. This stat...

  1. Early results from experiment UA1 at the CERN anti pp collider

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    The UA1 detector is a general purpose 4π apparatus for the measurement of hadron and lepton momenta at anti pp collider energies. The performance of the detector and first results from 1981 running are discussed

  2. Cern

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    2009-01-01

    "La réparation de l'accélérateur géant de particules LHC, qui devrait redémarrer mi-novembre aprés une panne de plus d'un an, a coûté 23 millions d'euros, selon un haut responsable du Centre européen de recherche nucléaire (CERN), cité vendredi par les médias espagnols" (1 paragraph)

  3. Colliders

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    Chou, Weiren

    2014-01-01

    The idea of colliding two particle beams to fully exploit the energy of accelerated particles was first proposed by Rolf Wideröe, who in 1943 applied for a patent on the collider concept and was awarded the patent in 1953. The first three colliders — AdA in Italy, CBX in the US, and VEP-1 in the then Soviet Union — came to operation about 50 years ago in the mid-1960s. A number of other colliders followed. Over the past decades, colliders defined the energy frontier in particle physics. Different types of colliers — proton–proton, proton–antiproton, electron–positron, electron–proton, electron-ion and ion-ion colliders — have played complementary roles in fully mapping out the constituents and forces in the Standard Model (SM). We are now at a point where all predicted SM constituents of matter and forces have been found, and all the latest ones were found at colliders. Colliders also play a critical role in advancing beam physics, accelerator research and technology development. It is timel...

  4. LEP - the world's largest particle accelerator

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    CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics established 1953, is composed today of thirteen West European member countries. Its laboratories are spread over an area on both sides of the border between Switzerland and France. Roughly, 3,500 staff members design, build and maintain the particle accelerators used by more than 2,500 scientists. In 1957, the 600 MeV synchro-cyclotron was completed, in 1976 the 400 GeV proton synchrotron. In 1981, the Council of member countries approved the construction of a large 2X50 GeV electron-positron storage ring, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP), which was begun on September 13, 1983. The machine is housed in a tunnel 27 km long and installed up to 160 m below ground level. Four packets each of electrons and positrons circulate in opposite directions in the ultrahigh vacuum of a closed ring-shaped tube. LEP will be installed a total of 3,328 dipole magnets, 744 quadrupole magnets, and 512 sextupole magnets. In a first stage of completion four of the resulting eight collision points will be fitted with large underground experimental halls connected through shafts with the supply buildings above ground. At this stage of expansion, the particle energy will be roughly 50 GeV, which is tantamount to 100 GeV of center-of-mass energy in a collider. At some later date the center-of-mass energy is to be raised to some 200 GeV. This will allow LEP to be used for experimental verification of the theories about the electromagnetic force and the weak nuclear force and for measurements of the parameters associated with these forces. (orig.)

  5. Study of some optical glues for the Compact Muon Solenoid at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN

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    Montecchi, Marco

    2001-01-01

    Two Avalanche Photodiodes will measure the light produced in each of the 61,200 PbWO4 crystals composing the barrel part of the electromagnetic calorimeter of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN. To improve the collection of the photons, these detectors will be glued to the crystal. To be used in CMS, the optical glue must fulfil several requirements. The paper describes those requirements and reports the results of the investigation of several commercial optical glues. In particular, refractive index, absorption length, radiation hardness and forecast ageing after 15 years are reported. The most promising glue for CMS was more deeply investigated, in particular its chemical composition, chemical compatibility with the other parts of the calorimeter and curing time in realistic conditions.

  6. Calculation of abort thresholds for the Beam Loss Monitoring System of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Nemcic, Martin; Dehning, Bernd

    The Beam Loss Monitoring (BLM) System is one of the most critical machine protection systems for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland. Its main purpose is to protect the superconducting magnets from quenches and other equipment from damage by requesting a beam abort when the measured losses exceed any of the predefined threshold levels. The system consist of circa 4000 ionization chambers which are installed around the 27 kilometres ring (LHC). This study aims to choose a technical platform and produce a system that addresses all of the limitations with the current system that is used for the calculation of the LHC BLM abort threshold values. To achieve this, a comparison and benchmarking of the Java and .NET technical platforms is performed in order to establish the most suitable solution. To establish which technical platform is a successful replacement of the current abort threshold calculator, comparable prototype systems in Java and .NET we...

  7. Constraining the Higgs couplings to up and down quarks using production kinematics at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Bonner, Gage

    2016-01-01

    We study the prospects for constraining the Higgs boson's couplings to up and down quarks using kinematic distributions in Higgs production at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. We find that the Higgs $p_T$ distribution can be used to constrain these couplings with precision competitive to other proposed techniques. With 3000 fb$^{-1}$ of data at 13 TeV in the four-lepton decay channel, we find $-0.73 \\lesssim \\bar{\\kappa}_u \\lesssim 0.33$ and $-0.88 \\lesssim \\bar{\\kappa}_d \\lesssim 0.32$, where $\\bar{\\kappa}_q = (m_q/m_b) \\kappa_q$ is a scaling factor that modifies the $q$ quark Yukawa coupling relative to the Standard Model bottom quark Yukawa coupling. The sensitivity may be improved by including additional Higgs decay channels.

  8. Dynamic aperture computation for the as-built CERN Large Hadron Collider and impact of main dipoles sorting

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    During the design phase of the CERN Large Hadron Collider the dynamic aperture, i.e. the amplitude of the domain in phase space where the particle motion is stable, was used as one of the most important figures-of-merit to specify the field quality of the various types of superconducting magnets and to quantify the machine performance. The programme of magnetic measurements performed during the production and acceptance testing of the magnets generated a large amount of information, which was used to obtain a best estimate of the dynamic aperture of the actual machine. In this paper the results of massive numerical simulations based on the measured field quality of several optical configurations and beam energies, are presented and discussed. The effect of the sorting of the main dipoles on the final value of the dynamic aperture has also been studied and the results are reviewed in detail.

  9. Slice of a LEP bending magnet

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    This is a slice of a LEP dipole bending magnet, made as a concrete and iron sandwich. The bending field needed in LEP is small (about 1000 Gauss), equivalent to two of the magnets people stick on fridge doors. Because it is very difficult to keep a low field steady, a high field was used in iron plates embedded in concrete. A CERN breakthrough in magnet design, LEP dipoles can be tuned easily and are cheaper than conventional magnets.

  10. Technological stakes of LHC, the large superconducting collider in project at CERN

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    The LHC large superconducting particle collider project is presented, with particular emphasis on its major technological requirements and returns, mostly in the domains of high-field electromagnets, superfluid helium cryogenics, and integration of such advanced techniques in a large machine. The corresponding cooperation and technological transfer to European laboratories and industries are briefly discussed

  11. Beam dynamics aspects of crab cavities in the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Sun, Y P; Barranco, J; Tomás, R; Weiler, T; Zimmermann, F; Calaga, R; Morita, A

    2009-01-01

    Modern colliders bring into collision a large number of bunches to achieve a high luminosity. The long-range beam-beam effects arising from parasitic encounters at such colliders are mitigated by introducing a crossing angle. Under these conditions, crab cavities (CC) can be used to restore effective head-on collisions and thereby to increase the geometric luminosity. Such crab cavities have been proposed for both linear and circular colliders. The crab cavities are rf cavities operated in a transverse dipole mode, which imparts on the beam particles a transverse kick that varies with the longitudinal position along the bunch. The use of crab cavities in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may not only raise the luminosity, but it could also complicate the beam dynamics, e.g., crab cavities might not only cancel synchrobetatron resonances excited by the crossing angle but they could also excite new ones, they could reduce the dynamic aperture for off-momentum particles, they could influence the aperture and orbit...

  12. Beam dynamics aspects of crab cavities in the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Modern colliders bring into collision a large number of bunches to achieve a high luminosity. The long-range beam-beam effects arising from parasitic encounters at such colliders are mitigated by introducing a crossing angle. Under these conditions, crab cavities (CC) can be used to restore effective head-on collisions and thereby to increase the geometric luminosity. Such crab cavities have been proposed for both linear and circular colliders. The crab cavities are rf cavities operated in a transverse dipole mode, which imparts on the beam particles a transverse kick that varies with the longitudinal position along the bunch. The use of crab cavities in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may not only raise the luminosity, but it could also complicate the beam dynamics, e.g., crab cavities might not only cancel synchrobetatron resonances excited by the crossing angle but they could also excite new ones, they could reduce the dynamic aperture for off-momentum particles, they could influence the aperture and orbit, also degrade the collimation cleaning efficiency, and so on. In this paper, we explore the principal feasibility of LHC crab cavities from a beam dynamics point of view. The implications of the crab cavities for the LHC optics, analytical and numerical luminosity studies, dynamic aperture, aperture and beta beating, emittance growth, beam-beam tune shift, long-range collisions, and synchrobetatron resonances, crab dispersion, and collimation efficiency will be discussed.

  13. Who cares about particle physics? making sense of the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

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    Gagnon, Pauline

    2016-01-01

    CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics, regularly makes the news. What kind of research happens at this international laboratory and how does it impact people's daily lives? Why is the discovery of the Higgs boson so important? Particle physics describes all matter found on Earth, in stars and all galaxies but it also tries to go beyond what is known to describe dark matter, a form of matter five times more prevalent than the known, regular matter. How do we know this mysterious dark matter exists and is there a chance it will be discovered soon? About sixty countries contributed to the construction of the gigantic Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and its immense detectors. Dive in to discover how international teams of researchers work together to push scientific knowledge forward. Here is a book written for every person who wishes to learn a little more about particle physics, without requiring prior scientific knowledge. It starts from the basics to build a solid understanding of current res...

  14. Physics of Z0/γ*-tagged jets at energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Electroweak bosons produced in conjunction with jets in high-energy collider experiments is one of the principal final-state channels that can be used to test the accuracy of perturbative quantum chromodynamics calculations and to assess the potential to uncover new physics through comparison between data and theory. In this article we present results for the Z0/γ*+jet production cross sections at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at leading and next-to-leading orders. In proton-proton reactions we elucidate up to O(GFαs2) the constraints that jet tagging via the Z0/γ* decay dileptons provides on the momentum distribution of jets. In nucleus-nucleus reactions we demonstrate that tagged jets can probe important aspects of the dynamics of quark and gluon propagation in hot and dense nuclear matter and characterize the properties of the medium-induced parton showers in ways not possible with more inclusive measurements. Finally, we present specific predictions for the anticipated suppression of the Z0/γ*+jet production cross section in the quark-gluon plasma that is expected to be created in central lead-lead collisions at the LHC relative to the naive superposition of independent nucleon-nucleon scatterings.

  15. Development of large-capacity refrigeration at 1.8 K for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Lebrun, P; Claudet, G

    1996-01-01

    CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is working towards the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a high-energy, high-luminosity particle accelerator and collider [1] of 26.7 km circumference, due to start producing frontier physics, by bringing into collision intense proton and ion beams with centre-of-mass energies in the TeV-per-constituent range, at the beginning of the next century. The key technology for achieving this ambitious scientific goal at economically acceptable cost is the use of high-field superconducting magnets using Nb-Ti conductor operating in superfluid helium [2]. To maintain the some 25 km of bending and focusing magnets at their operating temperature of 1.9 K, the LHC cryogenic system will have to produce an unprecedented total refrigeration capacity of about 20 kW at 1.8 K, in eight cryogenic plants distributed around the machine circumference [3]. This has requested the undertaking of an industrial development programme, in the form of a collaboration betwe...

  16. CERN/KEK: Very high accelerating gradients

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    Full text: A world-wide effort is under way to develop linear electron-positron colliders so that physics experiments can be extended into a range of energies where circular machines (necessarily much larger than CERN's 27-kilometre LEP machine) would be crippled by synchrotron radiation. CERN is studying the feasibility of building a 2 TeV machine called CLIC powered not by individual klystrons, but by a high intensity electron 'drive' linac running parallel to the main linac (November 1990, page 7). This drive linac will itself be powered by similar superconducting cavities to those developed for LEP. A high gradient is an obvious design aim for any future high energy linear collider because it makes it shorter and therefore cheaper - the design figure for the CLIC machine is 80 MV/m. The CLIC study group has taken a significant step forward in demonstrating the technical feasibility of their machine by achieving peak and average accelerating gradients of 137 MV/m and 84 MV/m respectively in a short section of accelerating structure during high gradient tests at the Japanese KEK Laboratory last year. This result obtained within the framework of a CERN/KEK collaboration on linear colliders was obtained using a 20-cell accelerating section built at CERN using state-of the- art technology which served both as a model for CLIC studies as well as a prototype for the Japanese Linear Collider studies. The operating frequency of the model accelerating section is 2.6 times lower than the CLIC frequency but was chosen because a high power r.f. source and pulse compression scheme has been developed for this frequency at KEK. Testing CLIC models at 11.4 GHz is however more stringent than at 30 GHz because the chance of electrical breakdown increases as the frequency is lowered. This recent result clearly demonstrates that a gradient of 80 MV/m is feasible

  17. What do we learn from proton-antiproton diffractive scattering at the CERN colliders

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    We point out that the recent proton-antiproton collision experiments at the ISR allow for the first time a comparison with proton-proton collisions and make it possible to test very general predictions based on axiomatic field theory and also to confirm certain aspects of conventional models and to eliminate certain unorthodox possibilities . We also discuss what will be the output of the measurement of total cross-sections and elastic scattering at the SPS panti p collider, and describe what might happen in the ultra-high energy limit. (orig.)

  18. Small angle elastic scattering at the CERN proton-antiproton collider

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    Proton-antiproton elastic scattering at a centre of mass energy √s=540 GeV has been studied at low momentum transfer. The measured value of the logarithmic slope of the differential elastic cross-section, b = 17.1 +- 0.9 GeV-2 for 0.04 2, b = 12.9 +- 0.3 GeV-2 for 0.19 2 confirms the previous evidence from the UA1 and UA4 collaborations for an increase at small t. A preliminary estimate of the proton-antiproton total cross-section shows an increase of about 50% from ISR to Collider energy. (orig.)

  19. Crab dispersion and its impact on the CERN Large Hadron Collider collimation

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    Sun, P.; Assmann, R.; Tomàs, R.; Zimmermann, F.

    2010-01-01

    Crab cavities are proposed to be used for a luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Crab cavities are rf cavities operated in a transverse dipole mode, which imparts on the beam particles a transverse kick that varies with the longitudinal position along the bunch. The crab cavity introduces another kind of dispersion to the particles which is z dependent, and thus could complicate the beam dynamics and have an impact on the LHC collimation system. As for LHC, the off-momentum ...

  20. Physics at Future Colliders

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    1997-01-01

    After a brief review of the Big Issues in particle physics, we discuss the contributions to resolving that could be made by various planned and proposed future colliders. These include future runs of LEP and the Fermilab Tevatron collider, B factories, RHIC, the LHC, a linear electron-positron collider, an electron-proton collider in the LEP/LHC tunnel, a muon collider and a future larger hadron collider (FLHC). The Higgs boson and supersymmetry are used as benchmarks for assessing their capa...

  1. Measurement of production and properties of jets at the CERN anti pp collider

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    The production and properties of high transverse momentum hadron jets have been measured in the UA2 experiment at the CERN anti pp Colider (√s=540 GeV) using a highly segmented total absorption calorimeter. The characteristics of a sample of two-jet events with invariant mass up to 200 GeV/c2 are discussed, including measurements of their fragmentation properties, angular and rapidity distributions, and the properties of the additional energy clusters accompanying the two-jet system. Cross sections for inclusive jet production in the jet transverse momentum range between 30 and 100 GeV/c and for the two-jet invariant mass distribution in the mass range from 60-200 GeV/c2 are reported. (orig.)

  2. LEP takes to the hills

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    From 1-7 June the focal point of thinking about the European project for a very high energy electron-positron machine, LEP, moved up into the Swiss mountains. The European Committee for Future Accelerators, ECFA, organized a 'General Meeting on LEP' at the alpine resort of Villars. This was in the long tradition of ECFA meetings which try to ensure a broad consultation of the European High Energy Physics community before major decisions on CERN projects are taken. Over 400 physicists gathered at the Palace Hotel where they were very agreeably immersed in the happy Club Mediterranee ambience. The Conference was successful beyond expectation and left the feeling that the contacts and discussions had moved LEP significantly further towards its goals. Above all it demonstrated again the keenness of the community to become involved in the experimental programme of LEP and the great belief in the scientific promise of the machine

  3. Development of hybrid pixel detectors for proton-proton collisions in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    The ATLAS experiment at the future large hadron collider at CERN uses a silicon pixel detector as the innermost tracking device. The detector is built using ∼2000 modules which consist of a silicon sensor and 16 bump bonded VLSI electronic readout chips with ∼3000 channels per chip. The requirements for the sensor and the 1.4 x 108 preamplifier channels are discussed. The architectures of several existing readout chips are described. Detailed laboratory measurements have been performed on all chips and the results are compared to the requirements of ATLAS. The performance of a first ATLAS compatible pixel detector assembly in a test beam at CERN is presented. (orig.)

  4. LEP - ppbar

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    1983-01-01

    Aerial views. UA1, big rectangle of metal going down to the detector. E. Jones, ACOL control room, filled with people (a first?). See ACOL. Chantier, LEP shaft. Underground. LEP dipole magnet construction. Interview with Schopper and LEP: history has shown that the discovery of new phenomena has led to new applications...."I don't have the imagination to predict what could come out from the research we are doing now," but history has shown...electro-magnetism led to radio, tv. Comments : colour washed out, green. Silent at beginning and from time to time after

  5. Evidence of subnucleonic degrees of freedom in J /ψ photoproduction in ultraperipheral collisions at energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Andrade-II, E.; González, I.; Deppman, A.; Bertulani, C. A.

    2015-12-01

    We present calculations for the incoherent photoproduction of J /ψ vector mesons in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions (UPCs) in terms of hadronic interactions. This study was carried out using the recently developed Monte Carlo model CRISP extended to include UPCs at energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. A careful study of rescattering and destruction of the J /ψ particles is presented for Pb + Pb collisions at √{sN N}=2.76 TeV. We have also compared our method to Au + Au collisions at √{sN N}=200 GeV measured at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

  6. Britain's delegation to CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research near Geneva, voted in favour of a project which take seven years to build, involve a 27 kilometre long tunnel, and cost 230 million pounds. Now LEP receives the go-ahead later this month

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    Britain's delegation to CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research near Geneva, voted in favour of a project which take seven years to build, involve a 27 kilometre long tunnel, and cost 230 million pounds. Now LEP receives the go-ahead later this month

  7. A study of three jet events production in proton-antiproton collisions at the CERN collider

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    This thesis presents the study done in the UA2 experiment of events with three large momentum jets of particles. We show that these events are well described by a theoretical model based on leading order Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) calculations. In this theory, the ratio of the number of 2-jet events to the number of 3-jet events is proportional to the strong coupling constant α(S). We have adjusted this parameter in the model in order to reproduce the observed ratio. In fact, higher order QCD corrections permit only a determination of the strong coupling constant α(S) multiplied by a ratio of ''K-factors'' (K3 over K2) involved in 3-jet and 2-jet production. A study of the systematic errors give the final result: 0.22 ± 0.01 (Stat.) ± 0.04 (Syst.). We compare this value to the results of other recent CERN experiments in nucleon collisions, and discuss it together with other experimental determinations of α(S)

  8. The Quest for the Higgs Boson and the Planck Black Hole Production at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Haramein, Nassim; Rauscher, E. A.

    2003-10-01

    When the CERN 7 TeV Large Hadron Collider (LHC) comes on line in the next few years, hypothesis is that significant experimental discoveries may verify the Higgs boson and the production of short lived Planck size mini Schwarzchild black holes, both of which are fundamental to a unified particle and cosmological standard and supersymmetry model. The Higgs mechanism relates to particle mass in the standard model and the mini black holes may relate to the cosmological mini mass problem as well as yield clues as to the structure of the vacuum. These points are of particular interest to our research [1,2], and the discovery and identification of mini black holes (mbh) is basic to our scaling law model [1]. Hawking radiation from the production of mini black holes from accelerated Hadrons are expected to be observed from x- and γ-ray lepton production from subcomponents of quarks or partons. Our model [1,2] and Hawking's picture [3] may demonstrate that mbh hold basic clues about the very nature of the fabric of spacetime itself. We examine the Kerr-Newman black hole production cross section in detail at the energies of the LHC. (1) N. Haramein, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. AB006, 1154 (2001), (2) E.A. Rauscher, lett. Nuovo Cimento 3, 661 (1972), (3) S.W. Hawking, Phys. Rev. D53, 3099 (1996).

  9. Light-by-light scattering in ultraperipheral Pb-Pb collisions at energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Kłusek-Gawenda, Mariola; Lebiedowicz, Piotr; Szczurek, Antoni

    2016-04-01

    We calculate cross sections for diphoton production in (semi)exclusive PbPb collisions, relevant for the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The calculation is based on the equivalent photon approximation in the impact parameter space. The cross sections for the elementary γ γ →γ γ subprocess are calculated including two different mechanisms. We take into account box diagrams with leptons and quarks in the loops. In addition, we consider a vector-meson dominance (VDM-Regge) contribution with virtual intermediate hadronic (vector-like) excitations of the photons. We get measurable cross sections in PbPb collisions. This opens a possibility to study the γ γ →γ γ (quasi)elastic scattering at the LHC. We present many interesting differential distributions which could be measured by the ALICE, CMS, or ATLAS Collaborations at the LHC. We study whether a separation or identification of different components (boxes, VDM-Regge) is possible. We find that the cross section for elastic γ γ scattering could be measured in the heavy-ion collisions for subprocess energies smaller than Wγ γ≈15 -20 GeV.

  10. Sources of machine-induced background in the ATLAS and CMS detectors at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    2013-11-21

    One source of experimental background in the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is particles entering the detectors from the machine. These particles are created in cascades, caused by upstream interactions of beam protons with residual gas molecules or collimators. We estimate the losses on the collimators with SixTrack and simulate the showers with FLUKA and MARS to obtain the flux and distribution of particles entering the ATLAS and CMS detectors. We consider some machine configurations used in the first LHC run, with focus on 3.5 TeV operation as in 2011. Results from FLUKA and MARS are compared and a very good agreement is found. An analysis of logged LHC data provides, for different processes, absolute beam loss rates, which are used together with further simulations of vacuum conditions to normalize the results to rates of particles entering the detectors. We assess the relative importance of background from elastic and inelastic beam-gas interactions, and the leakage out of the LHC collimation system, and show that beam-gas interactions are the dominating source of machine-induced background for the studied machine scenarios. Our results serve as a starting point for the experiments to perform further simulations in order to estimate the resulting signals in the detectors.

  11. Monitoring of damage on water–cooled cables installed in the Large Hadron Collider (CERN) and research on possible alternatives.

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    Wollmann, Alexander; Guillaume, J C; Ricci, D

    To supply the superconducting magnets in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, several thousand metres of water–cooled cables were installed. These cables consist of a flexible copper core surrounded by a reinforced rubber hose. Although the hose material has been selected carefully, on many cables the rubber hose has suffered from damage. After giving a general overview on common rubber materials and known reasons for their ageing, the technology of water–cooled cables and their special requirements will be introduced. Then, the aim of this thesis is to present the monitoring of the damage on the rubber hoses. This includes an introduction to the monitoring technique used, followed by an analysis and discussion of the results obtained. As a different way of investigating the damage, a pressure test for the rubber hose will be proposed and specified; and the possibility of using alternative conductors for the current supply of the LHC main magnets will be examined. Finally, a series of radiation tests on pot...

  12. CERN Library | Arthur I. Miller presents "Colliding worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art" | 21 October

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    In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists illuminate the latest advances in science.   Some of their provocative creations - a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang itself - can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google's Creative Lab and the MIT Media Lab. Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. From the movement's origins a century ago - when Einstein shaped Cubism and X-rays affected fine photography - to the latest discoveries of biotechnology, cosmology and quantum physics, Miller shows how today's artists and designers are producing work at the cutting edge of science. Tuesday, 21 October 2014 at 14:30 in the Library, Bldg. 52 1-052 https://indico.cern.ch/event/346299/ *Coffee will be served from 2 p.m.* "Colliding Worlds: How Cutt...

  13. Temperature dependent formation-time approach for $\\Upsilon$ suppression at energies available at the CERN Large Hadraon Collider

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    2015-01-01

    We present here a comprehensive model to describe the bottomonium suppression data obtained from the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at center-of-mass energy of $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}=2.76$ TeV. We employ a quasiparticle model (QPM) equation of state for the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) expanding under Bjorken's scaling law. The current model includes the modification of the formation time based on the temperature of the QGP, color screening during bottomonium production, gluon induced dissociation and collisional damping due to the imaginary part of the potential between the $b\\bar b$ pair. We propose a method for determining the temperature-dependent formation time of bottomonia using the solution of the time-independent Schr\\"{o}dinger equation and compare it with another approach based on time-dependent Schr\\"{o}dinger wave equation simulation. We find that these two independent methods based on different axioms give similar results for the formation time. Cold nuclear matter effects and feed-down from higher resona...

  14. Next-to-leading order QCD effects in associated charged Higgs and W boson production in the MSSM at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Gao, Jun; Li, Chong Sheng; Li, Zhao

    2007-01-01

    We present the calculations of the next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections to the inclusive total cross sections for the associated production of the $W^{\\pm}H^{\\mp}$ through $b\\bar{b}$ annihilation in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The NLO QCD corrections can either enhance or reduce the total cross sections, but they generally efficiently reduce the dependence of the total cross sections on the renormalization/factorization scale. The magnit...

  15. Simulated production of a Higgs event in ATLAS. This track is an example of simulated data modeled for the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, which will begin taking data in 2008.

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    2008-01-01

    Simulated production of a Higgs event in ATLAS. This track is an example of simulated data modeled for the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, which will begin taking data in 2008.

  16. EPOS LHC: Test of collective hadronization with data measured at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Pierog, T.; Karpenko, Iu.; Katzy, J. M.; Yatsenko, E.; Werner, K.

    2015-09-01

    Epos is a Monte Carlo event generator for minimum bias hadronic interactions, used for both heavy ion interactions and cosmic ray air shower simulations. Since the last public release in 2009, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments have provided a number of very interesting data sets comprising minimum bias p -p ,p -Pb, and Pb-Pb interactions. We describe the changes required to the model to reproduce in detail the new data available from the LHC and the consequences in the interpretation of these data. In particular we discuss the effect of the collective hadronization in p -p scattering. A different parametrization of flow has been introduced in the case of a small volume with high density of thermalized matter (core) reached in p -p compared to large volume produced in heavy ion collisions. Both parametrizations depend only on the geometry and the amount of secondary particles entering in the core and not on the beam mass or energy. The transition between the two flow regimes can be tested with p -Pb data. Epos LHC is able to reproduce all minimum bias results for all particles with transverse momentum from pt=0 to a few GeV/c .

  17. Reliability of the Beam Loss Monitors System for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

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    Guaglio, G; Santoni, C

    2005-01-01

    The energy stored in the Large Hadron Collider is unprecedented. The impact of the beam particles can cause severe damage on the superconductive magnets, resulting in significant downtime for repairing. The Beam Loss Monitors System (BLMS) detects the secondary particles shower of the lost beam particles and initiates the extraction of the beam before any serious damage to the equipment can occur. This thesis defines the BLMS specifications in term of reliability. The main goal is the design of a system minimizing both the probability to not detect a dangerous loss and the number of false alarms generated. The reliability theory and techniques utilized are described. The prediction of the hazard rates, the testing procedures, the Failure Modes Effects and Criticalities Analysis and the Fault Tree Analysis have been used to provide an estimation of the probability to damage a magnet, of the number of false alarms and of the number of generated warnings. The weakest components in the BLMS have been pointed out....

  18. Gluino Pair Production in $e^+ e^-$ and Photon-Photon Collisions at CERN CLIC

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    Berge, S; 10.1140/epjc/s2003-01194-4

    2003-01-01

    We confront the generally small cross sections for gluino pair production in e^+e^- annihilation with the much larger ones in photon-photon scattering at a multi-TeV linear collider like CERN CLIC. The larger rates and the steeper rise of the cross section at threshold may allow for a precise gluino mass determination in high-energy photon-photon collisions for a wide range of squark masses and post-LEP SUSY benchmark points.

  19. The original LEP machine Exhibition LEPFest 2000

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    2000-01-01

    With a circumference of 27 kilometres,LEP is the largest particle collider in the world.At about 100 metres underground,bunches of electrons and positrons race around in opposite directions as they are accelerated to almost the speed of light.In its first phase of operation,LEP was designed to collide electrons and positrons at an energy of around 100 GeV.After accumulating data on the decay of the Z particle -electrically neutral messenger of the weak force with a mass of 91.2 GeV -everything was done to boost the energy of LEP 's particle beams as high as possible.

  20. Reliability of the beam loss monitors system for the large hadron collider at CERN

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    The energy stored in the Large Hadron Collider is unprecedented. The impact of the beam particles can cause severe damage on the superconductive magnets, resulting in significant downtime for repairing. The Beam Loss Monitors System (BLMS) detects the secondary particles shower of the lost beam particles and initiates the extraction of the beam before any serious damage to the equipment can occur. This thesis defines the BLMS specifications in term of reliability. The main goal is the design of a system minimizing both the probability to not detect a dangerous loss and the number of false alarms generated. The reliability theory and techniques utilized are described. The prediction of the hazard rates, the testing procedures, the Failure Modes Effects and Criticalities Analysis and the Fault Tree Analysis have been used to provide an estimation of the probability to damage a magnet, of the number of false alarms and of the number of generated warnings. The weakest components in the BLMS have been pointed out. The reliability figures of the BLMS have been calculated using a commercial software package (Isograph.). The effect of the variation of the parameters on the obtained results has been evaluated with a sensitivity analysis. The reliability model has been extended by the results of radiation tests. Design improvements, like redundant optical transmission, have been implemented in an iterative process. The proposed system is compliant with the reliability requirements. The model uncertainties are given by the limited knowledge of the thresholds levels of the superconductive magnets and of the locations of the losses along the ring. The implemented model allows modifications of the system, following the measuring of the hazard rates during the LHC life. It can also provide reference numbers to other accelerators which will implement similar technologies. (author)

  1. High accuracy magnetic field mapping of the LEP spectrometer magnet

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    Roncarolo, F

    2000-01-01

    The Large Electron Positron accelerator (LEP) is a storage ring which has been operated since 1989 at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), located in the Geneva area. It is intended to experimentally verify the Standard Model theory and in particular to detect with high accuracy the mass of the electro-weak force bosons. Electrons and positrons are accelerated inside the LEP ring in opposite directions and forced to collide at four locations, once they reach an energy high enough for the experimental purposes. During head-to-head collisions the leptons loose all their energy and a huge amount of energy is concentrated in a small region. In this condition the energy is quickly converted in other particles which tend to go away from the interaction point. The higher the energy of the leptons before the collisions, the higher the mass of the particles that can escape. At LEP four large experimental detectors are accommodated. All detectors are multi purpose detectors covering a solid angle of alm...

  2. CERN: Fixed target targets

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    Full text: While the immediate priority of CERN's research programme is to exploit to the full the world's largest accelerator, the LEP electron-positron collider and its concomitant LEP200 energy upgrade (January, page 1), CERN is also mindful of its long tradition of diversified research. Away from LEP and preparations for the LHC proton-proton collider to be built above LEP in the same 27-kilometre tunnel, CERN is also preparing for a new generation of heavy ion experiments using a new source, providing heavier ions (April 1992, page 8), with first physics expected next year. CERN's smallest accelerator, the LEAR Low Energy Antiproton Ring continues to cover a wide range of research topics, and saw a record number of hours of operation in 1992. The new ISOLDE on-line isotope separator was inaugurated last year (July, page 5) and physics is already underway. The remaining effort concentrates around fixed target experiments at the SPS synchrotron, which formed the main thrust of CERN's research during the late 1970s. With the SPS and LEAR now approaching middle age, their research future was extensively studied last year. Broadly, a vigorous SPS programme looks assured until at least the end of 1995. Decisions for the longer term future of the West Experimental Area of the SPS will have to take into account the heavy demand for test beams from work towards experiments at big colliders, both at CERN and elsewhere. The North Experimental Area is the scene of larger experiments with longer lead times. Several more years of LEAR exploitation are already in the pipeline, but for the longer term, the ambitious Superlear project for a superconducting ring (January 1992, page 7) did not catch on. Neutrino physics has a long tradition at CERN, and this continues with the preparations for two major projects, the Chorus and Nomad experiments (November 1991, page 7), to start next year in the West Area. Delicate neutrino oscillation effects could become

  3. Experience with the LEP Superconducting RF Accelerating System

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    Geschonke, Günther

    1998-01-01

    CERN is presently upgrading the large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) to higher energy by installing superconducting RF accelerating cavities. For a total installed circumferential voltage of about 2800 MV, 272 cavities operating at 352 MHz will be needed, representing an active length of 462 m and a cold surface of more than 1600 m2. The series production cavities are made out of copper, sputter-coated with a thin layer of niobium and cooled with liquid He to 4.5 K. The cavities are produced by industry and the acceptance testing is done at CERN. In 1996, 176 cavities had been installed and run successfully at their design gradient of 6 MV/m during physics at a beam energy of 86 GeV. As RF power sources 36 klystrons will finally be installed with a nominal RF output power of 1 MW each. In this paper the superconducting accelerating system in LEP will be described and experience gained during operation for physics as well as new developments will be presented.

  4. [Attend the CERN accelerator school on advanced accelerator theory, W. Berlin, and visit to CERN, September 12--26, 1987]: Foreign trip report

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    The traveler attended the CERN Accelerator School on advanced accelerator physics that was held at the Johannesstift in W. Berlin Sept. 14-25, 1987. Formal lectures were delivered on advanced accelerator physics. These included lectures on Hamiltonian dynamics as well as lectures on stocastic cooling, Landau damping, Schottky noise, nonlinear resonances, and bunched beam coherent instabilities. These latter lectures are based on experience gained from CERN colliders and are subjects pertinent to the operation of RHIC. A one day visit to CERN was made on the return trip to the US; the primary goal was to search through the informal reports on accelerator physics generated by the LEP (Large Electron Positron Collider) group and obtain copies of those reports of interest for RHIC design

  5. People and things. CERN Courier, Oct 1991, v. 31(8)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) at CEBAF, a summer program in electromagnetic nuclear physics held at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, has completed its sixth year. ; With research and development work pushing ahead for the experimental programme at the proposed LHC proton collider in CERN's LEP tunnel, attention is also turning to preparations for the experiments themselves

  6. Monitoring the waste water of LEP

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    1999-01-01

    Along the LEP sites CERN is discharging water of differing quality and varying amounts into the local rivers. This wastewater is not only process water from different cooling circuits but also water that infiltrates into the LEP tunnel. The quality of the discharged wastewater has to conform to the local environmental legislation of our Host States and therefore has to be monitored constantly. The most difficult aspect regarding the wastewater concerns LEP Point 8 owing to an infiltration of crude oil (petroleum), which is naturally contained in the soil along octant 7-8 of the LEP tunnel. This paper will give a short summary of the modifications made to the oil/water separation unit at LEP Point 8. The aim was to obtain a satisfactory oil/water separation and to install a monitoring system for a permanent measurement of the amount of hydrocarbons in the wastewater.

  7. The design and construction of a double-sided Silicon Microvertex Detector for the L3 experiment at CERN

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    A Silicon Microvertex Detector (SMD) has been commissioned for the L3 experiment at the Large Electron-Positron colliding-beam accelerator (LEP) at the European Center for Nuclear Physics, (CERN). The SMD is a 72,672 channel, two layer barrel tracker that is comprised of 96 ac-coupled, double-sided silicon detectors. Details of the design and construction are presented

  8. LEP Radio Frequency Copper Cavities

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    The pulse of a particle accelerator. 128 of these radio frequency cavities were positioned around CERN's 27-kilometre LEP ring to accelerate electrons and positrons. The acceleration was produced by microwave electric oscillations at 352 MHz. The electrons and positrons were grouped into bunches, like beads on a string, and the copper sphere at the top stored the microwave energy between the passage of individual bunches. This made for valuable energy savings as it reduced the heat generated in the cavity.

  9. Observation of single isolated electrons of high transverse momentum in events with missing transverse energy at the CERN anti pp collider

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    We report the results of a search for single isolated electrons of high transverse momentum at the CERN anti pp collider. Above 15 GeV/c, four events are found having large missing transverse energy along a direction opposite in azimuth to that of the high-psub(T) electron. Both the configuration of the events and their number are consistent with the expectations from the process anti p + p -> Wsup(+-) + anything, with W -> e+v, where Wsup(+-) is the charged Intermediate Vector Boson postulated by the unified electroweak theory. (orig.)

  10. Report of the Working Group on High Luminosities at LEP

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    The availability of an order-of-magnitude increase in the luminosity of LEP (CERN's Large Electron-Positron Collider) can dramatically increase its physics output. With the help of a pretzel scheme, it should be possible to increase the peak luminosity beyond 1032 cm-2 s-1 at the Z energy and to significantly increase the luminosity around the W-pari threshold. This report spells out the physics possibilities opened up by the availability of several 107Z events. The three domains of physics that benefit mostly from this abundance are very accurate measurements of Standard Model parameters, rare decays of the Z, and the physics of fermion-antifermion states such as B physics. The possibilities and implications for the machine and the experiments are presented. The physics possibilities are explored and compared with those at other accelerators. (orig.)

  11. Searching for invisible and almost invisible particles at e+e- colliders

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    We explore the techniques, cross sections, and expected signal significance for detecting invisible and almost invisible particles at CERN e+e- collider LEP2 and the NLC (next linear e+e- collider) by means of a hard photon tag. Examples from supersymmetry include the lightest chargino and second lightest neutralino when their masses are nearly the same as that of the lightest neutralino [the LSP (lightest supersymmetric particle)], and invisibly decaying sneutrinos. The importance of particular features of the detectors is discussed. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  12. Inside the LEP control room at start-up

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    Physicists grouped around a screen in the LEP control room at the strat-up of LEP on 14 July 1989. The emotion of the moment is clear. Carlo Rubbia, Director-General of CERN at the time, is in the centre and on his left, Herwig Schopper, former Director-General of the Organization.

  13. The Large Hadron Collider, A Megascience Project

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    Lebrun, P

    2001-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be the next particle accelerator built to serve the world's high-energy physics community at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. Reusing the 26.7-km circumference tunnel and infrastructure of the existing LEP collider, the LHC will make use of advanced technology - high-field superconducting magnets operated in superfluid helium - to push the energy frontier up by an order of magnitude, while remaining economically feasible. The LHC demonstrates on a grand scale several typical features of megascience projects, such as the need for international funding, world-wide co-operation and integration in the local environment, which we review in the following.

  14. Electroweak interactions at LEP

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    Electroweak interaction at LEP are a subject based on a wealth of data, given the success of the CERN e+e- storage ring. The author will report on the results from the four experiments, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL after the analysis of about 1/2 of the data collected in 1989 and 1990. The review will cover the electroweak aspects of the process e+e- → Z* → f bar f where the fermions can be either quarks or leptons. The analysis of experimental data is based on the determination of the cross section integrated on the solid angle and on the asymmetry of forward-backward leptons in the final state. In this game the knowledge of the center mass energy is fundamental as the determination of the luminosity by which the event rate is normalized to compute the absolute cross section. Therefore a specific attention is given to these subjects

  15. The transmission of accelerator timing information around CERN

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    Prior to the construction of the Large Electron Positron (LEP) collider, machine timing information was transmitted around CERN's accelerators using a labyrinth of dedicated copper wires. However, at an early stage in the design of the LEP control system, it was decided to use an integrated communication system based on Time Division Multiplex (TDM) techniques. Therefore it was considered appropriate to use this facility to transmit timing information over long distances. This note describes the overall system, with emphasis placed on the connectivity requirements for the CCITT G.703 series of recommendations. In addition the methods used for error detection and correction, and also for redundancy, are described. The cost implications of using such a TDM based system are also analyzed. Finally the performance and reliability obtained by using this approach are discussed. (author)

  16. CERN looks to the long-term future: might a 100km circular collider follow the LHC around mid-century?

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    2015-01-01

    Particle physics is a long-term field of research: the LHC was originally conceived in the 1980s, but did not start running until 25 years later. An accelerator unlike any other, it is now just at the start of a programme that is set to run for another 20 years. While the LHC programme is already well defined for the next two decades, it is now time to look even further ahead, and so CERN is initiating an exploratory study for a future long-term project centred on a next-generation circular collider with a circumference of 80 to 100 kilometres. A worthy successor to the LHC, whose collision energies will reach 13 TeV in 2015, such an accelerator would allow particle physicists to push the boundaries of knowledge even further. The Future Circular Collider (FCC) programme will focus on studies for a hadron collider, like the LHC, capable of reaching unprecedented energies in the region of 100 TeV. It will also study electron-positron and electron-proton options. Opening with an introduction to the LHC and its...

  17. Deformation analysis of LEP

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    LEP (Large Electron Positron Collider) is in an underground accelerator, located in a tunnel of 27 km circumference and from 40 to 160 m deep. It is the largest accelerator in the world. The electrons and positrons circulate in opposite directions and hit each other in four points. The collisions are observed by means of detectors, housed in large underground caverns. Due to the sensitivity of such accelerators to alignment errors a complete leveling is made every year, followed by a 'smoothing' process - i.e. an optimal refinement of successive positions - which makes that the accelerator is kept operational with respect to misalignments. The annual leveling of LEP can be characterised as follows: - A quasi circle of 27 km circumference in tunnel; - Measurements with a LEICA NA3000 (σ = ± 0.4 mm/km, statistically ± 0.04 to ± 0.05 mm/station, at intervals of 39.5 m); - Maximum height difference of 120 m between the highest point and the lowest point; - Measured points: alignment reference targets of the quadrupole magnets (entrance and exit points); -800 quadrupole magnets, 1600 points to measure; - Cholesky method, with two independent traverses (forward/backward loops). The data processing is made by least squares, according to a free network concept. In addition, a smoothing procedure (successive fits within a sliding window) is also carried out after each annual leveling measurement, in the purpose of refining the successive positions and finding the points being vertically too far (more than 0.3 mm in general) from the local smoothing curve. These points are then brought physically on their smoothed position (realignment) in order to keep the vertical configuration of LEP as optimal as possible. Tilt (transverse slope) measurements are also taken during this realignment process, thus putting the corrected element back to its right transverse position and reducing the correlated radial movement associated to this defect. (authors)

  18. Magnetic-field-induced squeezing effect at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Pang, Long-Gang; Endrődi, Gergely; Petersen, Hannah

    2016-04-01

    In off-central heavy-ion collisions, quark-gluon plasma (QGP) is exposed to the strongest magnetic fields ever created in the universe. Because of the paramagnetic nature of the QGP at high temperatures, the spatially inhomogeneous magnetic field configuration exerts an anisotropic force density that competes with the pressure gradients resulting from purely geometric effects. In this paper, we simulate (3+1)-dimensional ideal hydrodynamics with external magnetic fields to estimate the effect of this force density on the anisotropic expansion of the QGP in collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). While negligible for quickly decaying magnetic fields, we find that long-lived fields generate a substantial force density that suppresses the momentum anisotropy of the plasma by up to 20 % at the LHC energy and also leaves its imprint on the elliptic flow v2 of charged pions.

  19. Chiral electric field in relativistic heavy-ion collisions at energies available at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Zhong, Yang; Yang, Chun-Bin; Cai, Xu; Feng, Sheng-Qin

    2016-08-01

    It has been proposed that electric fields may lead to chiral separation in quark-gluon plasma (QGP). This is called the chiral electric separation effect. The strong electromagnetic field and the QCD vacuum can both be completely produced in off-central nuclear-nuclear collision. We use the Woods-Saxon nucleon distribution to calculate the electric field distributions of off-central collisions. The chiral electric field spatial distribution at Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (RHIC) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) energy regions are systematically studied in this paper. The dependence of the electric field produced by the thermal quark in the central position with different impact parameters on the proper time with different collision energies in the RHIC and LHC energy regions are studied in this paper. Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (11375069, 11435054, 11075061, 11221504) and Key Laboratory Foundation of Quark and Lepton Physics (Hua-Zhong Normal University)(QLPL2014P01)

  20. CERN: ALICE in the looking-glass

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    While proton-proton collisions will provide the main research thrust at CERN's planned LHC high energy collider to be built in the LEP tunnel, its 27-kilometre superconducting magnet ring will also be able to handle all the other high energy beams on the CERN menu, opening up the possibility of both heavy ion and electron-proton collisions to augment the LHC research programme. A major new character in the LHC cast - ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) - has recently published a letter of intent, announcing its intention to appear on the LHC stage. Three letters of intent for major LHC proton-proton experiments were aired last year (January, page 6), and ALICE, if approved, would cohabit with the final solution for the protonproton sector (see box). Only a single major heavy ion experiment is envisaged. The protonproton detectors have some heavy ion capability, but could only look at some very specific signals. (Detailed plans for LHC's electron proton collision option are on hold, awaiting the initial exploration of this field by the new HERA collider which came into operation last year at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg.) Describing the ALICE detector and its research aims, spokesman Jurgen Schukraft echoes T.D.Lee's observations on the state of particle physics. It is becoming increasingly clear that resolving some of today's particle puzzles require a deeper understanding of the vacuum

  1. LEP vacuum chamber cross-section

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    This diagram shows the layout of the vacuum chambers used at LEP, which was in operation at CERN between 1989 and 2000. Vacuum chambers are necessary in accelerators to prevent unwanted interactions that can destabilise the beam. The pump on the right sucks air out of the chamber allowing the beam to progress with minimal interactions.

  2. CERN: A tale of two photons

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    When precision data from the several million Zs carefully collected over several years by the four big experiments - Aleph, Delphi, L3 and Opal - at CERN's LEP electron-positron collider have otherwise consistently underlined conventional physics, a hint of something unexplained quickly packs the seminar rooms. In 1991, the L3 experiment turned up two examples of Z decays producing a muon pair accompanied by a widely separated pair of high energy photons, with the photon pair in each case taking some 60 GeV of energy (actually 58.8 and 59.0 GeV). Nothing to get excited about at the time, but ongoing data analysis tuned into this channel. This year two more events turned up, one again with a muon pair accompanied by a 60 GeV photon pair, the other with an electron (electron-positron) pair and a 62 GeV photon pair. At first L3 preferred to keep this quiet, and the news was not announced at the major international meeting in Dallas last August. The first public announcement of the four unexplained events (out of a total of 1.6 million Z decays) came in a LEP Experiments Committee session at CERN in October

  3. A Study of J/psi Production at the LEP $e^{+} e{-}$ Collider; and the Implementation of the DELPHI Slow Controls System

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    1998-01-01

    This thesis describes two separate areas of work conducted for the DELPHI detector at LEP. The first concerns the Slow Controls of the DELPHI detector, which enable a single operator to oversee the proper functioning of the apparatus and to diagnose faults as they occur. The hardware and software of this system, as well as their interface to the experiment and the operator, are described. Some conclusions are drawn from seven years' design work and the initial six years' operation of DELPHI. Secondly, a study is made of the production, at e+e- collision centre of mass energies close to the Z0 resonance, of J/psi mesons, decaying to mu+ mu-. J/psi mesons produced via a B-hadron are used to measure the mean B lifetime, tau_B = (1.53 +- 0.11 (stat.) +- 0.06 (syst.)) ps A measurement is also made of the fraction of J/psis produced promptly at the e+e- collision point, N(Z0 -> prompt J/psi X) / N(Z0 -> J/psi X) = (9.6 +- 3.2 (stat.) +- 1.2 (syst.))%. This method is largely model-independent.

  4. The vacuum chamber in the interaction region of particle colliders : a historical study and developments implemented in the LHCb experiment at CERN

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    Knaster Refolio, Juan Ramón

    2004-01-01

    El colisionador de protenes actualmente en construcción en el CERN llamado LHC (Large Hadron Collider) se convertirá en el más potente acelerador jamas construido con una energía por protón de 7 TeV. Se prevé que esta en operación en 2007. Constará de 4 grandes experimentos uno de los cuales, LHCb, se dedicará a la investigación de la violación CP. Los requerimientos de la cámara de vacío de los experimentos en colisionadores de partículas son muy especiales. La presente tesis doctoral, en un...

  5. Multiparticle azimuthal correlations in p-Pb and Pb-Pb collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Abelev, B.; Adam, J.; Adamová, Dagmar; Bielčík, J.; Bielčíková, Jana; Brož, M.; Čepila, J.; Ferencei, Jozef; Hladký, Jan; Křelina, M.; Křížek, Filip; Kučera, Vít; Kushpil, Svetlana; Mareš, Jiří A.; Pachr, M.; Petráček, V.; Petráň, M.; Schulc, M.; Špaček, M.; Šumbera, Michal; Vajzer, Michal; Wagner, V.; Zach, Č.; Závada, Petr

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 90, č. 5 (2014), UNSP 054901. ISSN 0556-2813 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61389005 Keywords : LHC * ALICE experiment * nucleus nucleus collisions Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders; BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics (FZU-D) Impact factor: 3.733, year: 2014

  6. First measurement and correction of nonlinear errors in the experimental insertions of the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Maclean, E. H.; Tomás, R.; Giovannozzi, M.; Persson, T. H. B.

    2015-12-01

    Nonlinear magnetic errors in low-β insertions can contribute significantly to detuning with amplitude, linear and nonlinear chromaticity, and lead to degradation of dynamic aperture and beam lifetime. As such, the correction of nonlinear errors in the experimental insertions of colliders can be of critical significance for successful operation. This is expected to be of particular relevance to the LHC's second run and its high luminosity upgrade, as well as to future colliders such as the Future Circular Collider. Current correction strategies envisioned for these colliders assume it will be possible to calculate optimized local corrections through the insertions, using a magnetic model of the errors. This paper shows however, that reliance purely upon magnetic measurements of the nonlinear errors of insertion elements is insufficient to guarantee a good correction quality in the relevant low-β* regime. It is possible to perform beam-based examination of nonlinear magnetic errors via the feed-down to readily observed beam properties upon application of closed orbit bumps, and methods based upon feed-down to tune have been utilized at RHIC, SIS18, and SPS. This paper demonstrates the extension of such methodology to include direct observation of feed-down to linear coupling in the LHC. It is further shown that such beam-based studies can be used to complement magnetic measurements performed during LHC construction, in order to validate and refine the magnetic model of the collider. Results from first attempts of the measurement and correction of nonlinear errors in the LHC experimental insertions are presented. Several discrepancies of beam-based studies with respect to the LHC magnetic model are reported.

  7. Development and applications of super high energy collider accelerators. Vol. 1

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    This paper presents a review of cyclic accelerators and their energy limitations. A description is given of the phase stability principle and evaluation of the synchrotron, an accelerator without energy limitation. Then the concept of colliding beams emerged to yield doubling of the beam energy as in the Tevatron 2 trillion electron volts (TeV) proton collider at Fermilab, and the large harden collider (LHD) which is now planned as a 14-TeV machine in the 27 Kilometer tunnel of the large electron positron (LEP) collider at CERN. Then presentation is given of the superconducting supercollider (SSC), a giant accelerator complex with energy 40-TeV in a tunnel 87 Kilometers in circumference under the country surrounding Waxahachile in Texas, U.S.A. These superhigh energy accelerators are intended to smash protons against protons at energy sufficient to reveal the nature of matter and to consolidate the prevailing general theory of elementary particles. 12 figs., 1 tab

  8. The ratio of same sign to opposite sign dimuons measured at the CERN Spp-barS collider compared with estimations from the Eurojet Monte Carlo

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    The author has performed a detailed study on inclusive muon production in pp-bar collisions at the CERN SPS collider. Both the inclusive single muon p/sub t/ distribution and the inclusive dimuon p/sub t/ distribution for the so-called nonisolated dimuon sample, recently presented by the UA1 collaboration, are compared with detailed calculations concerning weak production processes and processes described by perturbative QCD. In addition he performed a detailed analysis on dimuon event topologies. He finds that muon production at the collider is well explained by assuming that most of the muons originate from the decays of heavy flavours. He concludes that heavy flavour production is dominated by the strong interactions. The ratio of same sign to opposite sign dimuons R(+-+-/+-) derived from the non-isolated dimuon sample is analyzed. He shows that the measurements presented by the UA1 collaboration are significantly higher than the estimations we obtain on the basis of QCD alone. He has made use of the extensive data available on the production and decay mechanisms for bottom and charmed hadrons from e/sup +/e/sup -/ annihilation experiments to 'callibrate' his calculations

  9. The Large Hadron Collider and the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN as Tools to Generate Warm Dense Matter and Non-Ideal Plasmas

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    Tahir, N A; Deutsch, C; Gryaznov, V; Lomonosov, I V; Shutov, A; Piriz, A R; Fortov, V E; Geissel, H; Redmer, R

    2011-01-01

    The largest accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, has entered into commissioning phase. It is expected that when this impressive machine will become fully operational, it will generate two counter rotating 7 TeV/c proton beams that will be made to collide, leading to an unprecedented luminosity of 10(34) cm(-2)s(-1). Total energy stored in each LHC beam is about 362 MJ, sufficient to melt 500 kg copper. Safety of operation is a very critical issue when working with such extremely powerful beams. It is important to know the consequences of an accidental release of the beam energy in order to design protection system for the equipment. For this purpose we have carried out extensive numerical simulations of the interaction of one full LHC beam with copper and graphite targets which are materials of practical importance. Our calculations have shown that the LHC protons will penetrate up to about 35 m in solid copper and 10 m in solid graphite. A very interesting outcome of this work i...

  10. The Large Hadron Collider and the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN as Tools to Generate Warm Dense Matter and Non–Ideal Plasmas

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    Tahir, N A; Shutov, A; Lomonosov, I V; Gryaznov, V; Piriz, A R; Deutsch, C; Fortov, V E

    2011-01-01

    The largest accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, has entered into commission- ing phase. It is expected that when this impressive machine will become fully operational, it will generate two counter rotating 7 TeV/c proton beams that will be made to collide, leading to an unprecedented luminosity of 1034 cm−2s−1. Total energy stored in each LHC beam is about 362 MJ, sufficient to melt 500 kg copper. Safety of operation is a very critical issue when working with such extremely powerful beams. It is important to know the consequences of an accidental release of the beam energy in order to design protection system for the equipment. For this purpose we have carried out extensive numerical simulations of the interaction of one full LHC beam with copper and graphite targets which are materials of practical importance. Our calculations have shown that the LHC protons will penetrate up to about 35 m in solid copper and 10 m in solid graphite. A very interesting outcome of this work i...

  11. Particle physics and the LEP project

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    A very didactic chronological account of the last 20 years of elementary particle physics is presented. After some recall on matter constituents and interactions between these constituents, some details are given on researches which will be made in LEP, the e+-e- collider

  12. Thinking on experiments at LEP

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    From 16-20 June some 350 physicists gathered at the University of Uppsala in Sweden to take a first look at the challenges of carrying out experiments at the proposed large electron-positron storage ring, LEP, at CERN. The meeting was organized by the University and the European Committee for Future Accelerors, ECFA. An early look at the experimental programme to be mounted on a new high energy facility is necessary because of the very long timescale needed for the preparation of large and complex detection systems, and because the evolution of the experimental programme can have an impact on aspects of the machine and, obviously, experimental hall design

  13. Linear colliders

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    From November 28 to December 9, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center hosted an International Workshop on Next Generation Linear Colliders. The attendance, including delegations from CERN, Frascati (Italy), KEK (Japan), Livermore (US), Novosibirsk (USSR), Drsay (France) and SLAC itself reflected the international interest in this new approach to higher energies

  14. Study of cosmic ray events with high muon multiplicity using the ALICE detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Adam, J.; Adamová, Dagmar; Bielčík, J.; Bielčíková, Jana; Brož, M.; Čepila, J.; Contreras, J. G.; Eyyubova, G.; Ferencei, Jozef; Křížek, Filip; Kučera, Vít; Kushpil, Svetlana; Mareš, Jiří A.; Petráček, V.; Pospíšil, Jan; Schulc, M.; Špaček, M.; Šumbera, Michal; Vajzer, Michal; Vaňát, Tomáš; Závada, Petr

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 2016, č. 1 (2016), s. 032. ISSN 1475-7516 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61389005 Keywords : ALICE collaboration * cosmic ray experiments * cosmic rays detectors Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders; BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics (FZU-D) Impact factor: 5.810, year: 2014

  15. A Large Hadron Electron Collider at CERN: Report on the Physics and Design Concepts for Machine and Detector

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    Abelleira Fernandez, J L; Akay, A N; Aksakal, H; Albacete, J L; Alekhin, S; Allport, P; Andreev, V; Appleby, R B; Arikan, E; Armesto, N; Azuelos, G; Bai, M; Barber, D; Bartels, J; Behnke, O; Behr, J; Belyaev, A S; Ben-Zvi, I; Bernard, N; Bertolucci, S; Bettoni, S; Biswal, S; Blumlein, J; Bottcher, H; Bogacz, A; Bracco, C; Brandt, G; Braun, H; Brodsky, S; Brüning, O; Bulyak, E; Buniatyan, A; Burkhardt, H; Cakir, I T; Cakir, O; Calaga, R; Cetinkaya, V; Ciapala, E; Ciftci, R; Ciftci, A K; Cole, B A; Collins, J C; Dadoun, O; Dainton, J; De Roeck, A; d'Enterria, D; Dudarev, A; Eide, A; Enberg, R; Eroglu, E; Eskola, K J; Favart, L; Fitterer, M; Forte, S; Gaddi, A; Gambino, P; Garcia Morales, H; Gehrmann, T; Gladkikh, P; Glasman, C; Godbole, R; Goddard, B; Greenshaw, T; Guffanti, A; Guzey, V; Gwenlan, C; Han, T; Hao, Y; Haug, F; Herr, W; Herve, A; Holzer, B J; Ishitsuka, M; Jacquet, M; Jeanneret, B; Jimenez, J M; Jowett, J M; Jung, H; Karadeniz, H; Kayran, D; Kilic, A; Kimura, K; Klein, M; Klein, U; Kluge, T; Kocak, F; Korostelev, M; Kosmicki, A; Kostka, P; Kowalski, H; Kramer, G; Kuchler, D; Kuze, M; Lappi, T; Laycock, P; Levichev, E; Levonian, S; Litvinenko, V N; Lombardi, A; Maeda, J; Marquet, C; Mellado, B; Mess, K H; Milanese, A; Moch, S; Morozov, I I; Muttoni, Y; Myers, S; Nandi, S; Nergiz, Z; Newman, P R; Omori, T; Osborne, J; Paoloni, E; Papaphilippou, Y; Pascaud, C; Paukkunen, H; Perez, E; Pieloni, T; Pilicer, E; Pire, B; Placakyte, R; Polini, A; Ptitsyn, V; Pupkov, Y; Radescu, V; Raychaudhuri, S; Rinol, L; Rohini, R; Rojo, J; Russenschuck, S; Sahin, M; Salgado, C A; Sampei, K; Sassot, R; Sauvan, E; Schneekloth, U; Schorner-Sadenius, T; Schulte, D; Senol, A; Seryi, A; Sievers, P; Skrinsky, A N; Smith, W; Spiesberger, H; Stasto, A M; Strikman, M; Sullivan, M; Sultansoy, S; Sun, Y P; Surrow, B; Szymanowski, L; Taels, P; Tapan, I; Tasci, T; Tassi, E; Ten Kate, H; Terron, J; Thiesen, H; Thompson, L; Tokushuku, K; Tomas Garcia, R; Tommasini, D; Trbojevic, D; Tsoupas, N; Tuckmantel, J; Turkoz, S; Trinh, T N; Tywoniuk, K; Unel, G; Urakawa, J; VanMechelen, P; Variola, A; Veness, R; Vivoli, A; Vobly, P; Wagner, J; Wallny, R; Wallon, S; Watt, G; Weiss, C; Wiedemann, U A; Wienands, U; Willeke, F; Xiao, B W; Yakimenko, V; Zarnecki, A F; Zhang, Z; Zimmermann, F; Zlebcik, R; Zomer, F

    2012-01-01

    The physics programme and the design are described of a new collider for particle and nuclear physics, the Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC), in which a newly built electron beam of 60 GeV, up to possibly 140 GeV, energy collides with the intense hadron beams of the LHC. Compared to HERA, the kinematic range covered is extended by a factor of twenty in the negative four-momentum squared, $Q^2$, and in the inverse Bjorken $x$, while with the design luminosity of $10^{33}$ cm$^{-2}$s$^{-1}$ the LHeC is projected to exceed the integrated HERA luminosity by two orders of magnitude. The physics programme is devoted to an exploration of the energy frontier, complementing the LHC and its discovery potential for physics beyond the Standard Model with high precision deep inelastic scattering measurements. These are designed to investigate a variety of fundamental questions in strong and electroweak interactions. The physics programme also includes electron-deuteron and electron-ion scattering in a $(Q^2, 1/x)$ ran...

  16. FEM calculations of uhv all-metal demountable joints for LEP

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    The 27 km vacuum chamber of the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) at CERN includes some 15,000 mixed aluminium-stainless steel flange pairs. The overall dimensions of these all-metal demountable joints were determined by the LEP design parameters and a bolted version (instead of segmented V-clamps) were chosen with a view to the space available and a sufficient sealing force as well as cost. The joints are sealed with aluminium gaskets (copper could introduce electrochemical corrosion), and the system is baked at 1500C in order to achieve the static base pressure of 2.5 x 10-9 Pa (2 x 10-11 Torr). In addition to extensive testing of the LEP vacuum joints, and the more recent field experience, calculations of this sealing system have been carried out by means of the Finite Element Method (FEM). The results are summarized and illustrated with a load-deflection model showing the functioning principles and the effective resilience, i.e. degree of quality, of this type of vacuum joint. (author)

  17. Electroweak Measurements in Electron-Positron Collisions at W-Boson-Pair Energies at LEP

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    Schael, S; Bruneliere, R; Buskulic, D; De Bonis, I; Decamp, D; Ghez, P; Goy, C; Jezequel, S; Lees, J P; Lucotte, A; Martin, F; Merle, E; Minard, M N; Nief, J Y; Odier, P; Pietrzyk, B; Trocme, B; Bravo, S; Casado, M P; Chmeissani, M; Comas, P; Crespo, J M; Fernandez, E; Fernandez-Bosman, M; Garrido, Ll; Grauges, E; Juste, A; Martinez, M; Merino, G; Miquel, R; Mir, Ll. M; Orteu, S; Pacheco, A; Park, I C; Perlas, J; Riu, I; Ruiz, H; Sanchez, F; Colaleo, A; Creanza, D; De Filippis, N; De Palma, M; Iaselli, G; Maggi, G; Maggi, M; Nuzzo, S; Ranieri, A; Raso, G; Ruggieri, F; Selvaggi, G; Silvestris, L; Tempesta, P; Tricomi, A; Zito, G; Huang, X; Lin, J; Ouyang, Q; Wang, T; Xie, Y; Xu, R; Xue, S; Zhang, J; Zhang, L; Zhao, W; Abbaneo, D; Bazarko, A; Becker, U; Boix, G; Bird, F; Blucher, E; Bonvicini, B; Bright-Thomas, P; Barklow, T; Buchmuller, O; Cattaneo, M; Cerutti, F; Ciulli, V; Clerbaux, B; Drevermann, H; Forty, R W; Frank, M; Greening, T C; Hagelberg, R; Halley, A W; Gianotti, F; Girone, M; Hansen, J B; Harvey, J; Jacobsen, R; Hutchcroft, D E; Janot, P; Jost, B; Knobloch, J; Kado, M; Lehraus, I; Lazeyras, P; Maley, P; Mato, P; May, J; Moutoussi, A; Pepe-Altarelli, M; Ranjard, F; Rolandi, L; Schlatter, D; Schmitt, B; Schneider, O; Tejessy, W; Teubert, F; Tomalin, I R; Tournefier, E; Veenhof, R; Valassi, A; Wiedenmann, W; Wright, A E; Ajaltouni, Z; Badaud, F; Chazelle, G; Deschamps, O; Dessagne, S; Falvard, A; Ferdi, C; Fayolle, D; Gay, P; Guicheney, C; Henrard, P; Jousset, J; Michel, B; Monteil, S; Montret, J C; Pallin, D; Pascolo, J M; Perret, P; Podlyski, F; Bertelsen, H; Fernley, T; Hansen, J D; Hansen, J R; Hansen, P H; Kraan, A C; Lindahl, A; Mollerud, R; Nilsson, B S; Rensch, B; Waananen, A; Daskalakis, G; Kyriakis, A; Markou, C; Simopoulou, E; Siotis, I; Vayaki, A; Zachariadou, K; Blondel, A; Bonneaud, G; Brient, J C; Machefert, F; Rouge, A; Rumpf, M; Swynghedauw, M; Tanaka, R; Verderi, M; Videau, H; Ciulli, V; Focardi, E; Parrini, G; Zachariadou, K; Corden, M; Georgiopoulos, C; Antonelli, A; Antonelli, M; Bencivenni, G; Bologna, G; Bossi, F; Campana, P; Capon, G; Cerutti, F; Chiarella, V; Felici, G; Laurelli, P; Mannocchi, G; Murtas, G P; Passalacqua, L; Picchi, P; Colrain, P; Have, I. ten; Hughes, I S; Kennedy, J; Knowles, I G; Lynch, J G; Morton, W T; Negus, P; O'Shea, V; Raine, C; Reeves, P; Scarr, J M; Smith, K; Thompson, A S; Turnbull, R M; Wasserbaech, S; Buchmuller, O; Cavanaugh, R; Dhamotharan, S; Geweniger, C; Hanke, P; Hansper, G; Hepp, V; Kluge, E E; Putzer, A; Sommer, J; Stenzel, H; Tittel, K; Werner, W; Wunsch, M; Beuselinck, R; Binnie, D M; Cameron, W; Davies, G; Dornan, P J; Goodsir, S; Marinelli, N; Martin, E B; Nash, J; Nowell, J; Rutherford, S A; Sedgbeer, J K; Thompson, J C; White, R; Williams, M D; Ghete, V M; Girtler, P; Kneringer, E; Kuhn, D; Rudolph, G; Bouhova-Thacker, E; Bowdery, C K; Buck, P G; Clarke, D P; Ellis, G; Finch, A J; Foster, F; Hughes, G; Jones, R.W L; Keemer, N R; Pearson, M R; Robertson, N A; Sloan, T; Smizanska, M; Snow, S W; Williams, M I; van der Aa, O; Delaere, C; Leibenguth, G; Lemaitre, V; Bauerdick, L.A T; Blumenschein, U; van Gemmeren, P; Giehl, I; Holldorfer, F; Jakobs, K; Kasemann, M; Kayser, F; Kleinknecht, K; Muller, A S; Quast, G; Renk, B; Rohne, E; Sander, H G; Schmeling, S; Wachsmuth, H; Wanke, R; Zeitnitz, C; Ziegler, T; Aubert, J J; Benchouk, C; Bonissent, A; Carr, J; Coyle, P; Curtil, C; Ealet, A; Etienne, F; Fouchez, D; Motsch, F; Payre, P; Rousseau, D; Tilquin, A; Talby, M; Thulasidas, M; Aleppo, M; Antonelli, M; Ragusa, F; Buscher, V; David, A; Dietl, H; Ganis, G; Huttmann, K; Lutjens, G; Mannert, C; Manner, W; Moser, H G; Settles, R; Seywerd, H; Stenzel, H; Villegas, M; Wiedenmann, W; Wolf, G; Azzurri, P; Boucrot, J; Callot, O; Chen, S; Cordier, A; Davier, M; Duflot, L; Grivaz, J F; Heusse, Ph; Jacholkowska, A; Le Diberder, F; Lefrancois, J; Mutz, A M; Schune, M H; Serin, L; Veillet, J J; Videau, I; Zerwas, D; Azzurri, P; Bagliesi, G; Bettarini, S; Boccali, T; Bozzi, C; Calderini, G; Dell'Orso, R; Fantechi, R; Ferrante, I; Fidecaro, F; Foa, L; Giammanco, A; Giassi, A; Gregorio, A; Ligabue, F; Lusiani, A; Marrocchesi, P S; Messineo, A; Palla, F; Rizzo, G; Sanguinetti, G; Sciaba, A; Sguazzoni, G; Spagnolo, P; Steinberger, J; Tenchini, R; Vannini, C; Venturi, A; Verdini, P G; Awunor, O; Blair, G A; Cowan, G; Garcia-Bellido, A; Green, M G; Medcalf, T; Misiejuk, A; Strong, J A; Teixeira-Dias, P; Botterill, D R; Clifft, R W; Edgecock, T R; Edwards, M; Haywood, S J; Norton, P R; Tomalin, I R; Ward, J J; Bloch-Devaux, B; Boumediene, D; Colas, P; Emery, S; Fabbro, B; Kozanecki, W; Lancon, E; Lemaire, M C; Locci, E; Perez, P; Rander, J; Renardy, J F; Roussarie, A; Schuller, J P; Schwindling, J; Tuchming, B; Vallage, B; Black, S N; Dann, J H; Kim, H Y; Konstantinidis, N; Litke, A M; McNeil, M A; Taylor, G; Booth, C N; Cartwright, S

    2013-01-01

    Electroweak measurements performed with data taken at the electron-positron collider LEP at CERN from 1995 to 2000 are reported. The combined data set considered in this report corresponds to a total luminosity of about 3~fb$^{-1}$ collected by the four LEP experiments ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, at centre-of-mass energies ranging from $130~GeV$ to $209~GeV$. Combining the published results of the four LEP experiments, the measurements include total and differential cross-sections in photon-pair, fermion-pair and four-fermion production, the latter resulting from both double-resonant WW and ZZ production as well as singly resonant production. Total and differential cross-sections are measured precisely, providing a stringent test of the Standard Model at centre-of-mass energies never explored before in electron-positron collisions. Final-state interaction effects in four-fermion production, such as those arising from colour reconnection and Bose-Einstein correlations between the two W decay systems arising ...

  18. Lare Hadron Collider faces today

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    Cartwright, Jon

    2007-01-01

    "The start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN could be delayed after three of the magnets used to focus and manipulate the accelerator's proton beams failed premilinary tests at CERN earlier this week." (1 page)

  19. Looking For Physics Beyond The Standard Model: Searches For Charged Higgs Bosons At $e^{+}e^{-}$ Colliders

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    Kiiskinen, A P

    2004-01-01

    This thesis describes direct searches for pair production of charged Higgs bosons performed in the data collected by the DELPHI detector at the LEP collider at CERN. In addition, the possibilities to discover and study heavy charged Higgs bosons at possible future high-energy linear colliders are presented. The existence of charged Higgs bosons is predicted by many extensions of the Standard Model. A possible discovery of these particles would be a solid proof for physics beyond the Standard Model. Discovery of charged Higgs bosons, and measurement of their properties, would also provide useful information about the structure of the more general theory. New analysis methods were developed for the searches performed at LEP. A large, previously unexplored, mass range for cover but no evidence for the existence of the charged Higgs bosons was found. This allowed setting new lower mass limits for the charged Higgs boson within the framework of general two Higgs doublet models. Results have been interpreted and pr...

  20. Exclusive beauty physics at the Z0 pole. Analysis techniques and research results and recent results from the DELPHI experiment at LEP

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    The analysis of about 1.7 Million Z0 hadronic decays, recorded with the DELPHI detector at the CERN LEP collider, has already provided a number of results in exclusive heavy flavour physics. Recent studies on the determination of the exclusive B lifetimes, the measurement of the Bs and Λb masses and the search for rare b decays are reviewed. Special emphasis is given to the analysis techniques developed in order to exploit the accurate tracking and hadron identification capabilities of the DELPHI apparatus. These analysis techniques represent a starting point for the study of beauty physics at the next generation of experimental facilities, as high luminosity B factories. (author)

  1. Same-sign top pair production in an extra-dimension model of flavor at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Gao, Jun; Li, Chong Sheng; Gao, Xiangdong; Li, Zhao

    2008-01-01

    We study the same-sign top pair production mediated by the first Kluza-Klein (KK) excitation of the gluon in the Randall-Sundrum (RS) model with flavor violation at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in which the nonuniversal couplings between fermions and KK gauge bosons will lead to observable tree level flavor-changing neutral current (FCNC) effects. We find that the same-sign top quarks produced in our case have property of high energy and high transverse momentum, and lead to an observable...

  2. Signatures of the anomalous Zγ and ZZ production at lepton and hadron colliders

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    Gounaris, G. J.; Layssac, J.; Renard, F. M.

    2000-04-01

    The possible form of new physics (NP) interactions affecting the ZZZ, ZZγ, and Zγγ vertices is critically examined. Their signatures and the possibilities to study them, through ZZ and Zγ production, at the CERN e-e+ colliders LEP and LC and at the hadronic colliders, the Fermilab Tevatron and CERN LHC, are investigated. Experimental limits obtained or expected on each coupling are collected. A simple theoretical model based on virtual effects due to some heavy fermions is used for acquiring some guidance on the plausible forms of these NP vertices. In such a case specific relations among the various neutral couplings are predicted, which can be experimentally tested and possibly used to constrain the form of the responsible NP structure.

  3. Signatures of the anomalous Z gamma and ZZ production at lepton and hadron colliders

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    Gounaris, George J; Renard, F M

    2000-01-01

    The possible form of new physics (NP) interactions affecting the ZZZ, ZZ gamma , and Z gamma gamma vertices is critically examined. Their signatures and the possibilities to study them, through ZZ and Z gamma production, at the CERN e/sup -/e/sup +/ colliders LEP and LC and at the hadronic colliders, the Fermilab Tevatron and CERN LHC, are investigated. Experimental limits obtained or expected on each coupling are collected. A simple theoretical model based on virtual effects due to some heavy fermions is used for acquiring some guidance on the plausible forms of these NP vertices. In such a case specific relations among the various neutral couplings are predicted, which can be experimentally tested and possibly used to constrain the form of the responsible NP structure. (21 refs).

  4. Coherent photoproduction of vector mesons in ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions: Update for run 2 at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Guzey, V.; Kryshen, E.; Zhalov, M.

    2016-05-01

    We make predictions for the cross sections of coherent photoproduction of ρ ,ϕ ,J /ψ ,ψ (2 S ) , and Υ (1 S ) mesons in Pb-Pb ultraperipheral collisions (UPCs) at √{sN N}=5.02 TeV in the kinematics of run 2 at the Large Hadron Collider extending the approaches successfully describing the available Pb-Pb UPC data at √{sN N}=2.76 TeV . Our results illustrate the important roles of hadronic fluctuations of the photon and inelastic nuclear shadowing in photoproduction of light vector mesons on nuclei and the large leading twist nuclear gluon shadowing in photoproduction of quarkonia on nuclei. We show that the ratio of ψ (2 S ) and J /ψ photoproduction cross sections in Pb-Pb UPCs is largely determined by the ratio of these cross sections on the proton. We also argue that UPCs with electromagnetic excitations of the colliding ions followed by the forward neutron emission allows one to significantly increase the range of photon energies accessed in vector meson photoproduction on nuclei.

  5. Another Detector for the International Linear Collider

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    Akchurin, Nural; Wigmans, Richard; Arnold, Hanna; Bazal, Aaron; Basili, Robert; Hauptman, John; Overton, Tim; Priest, Andrew; Zhao, Bingzhe; Mikhailichenko, Alexander; Cascella, Michele; Grancagnolo, Franco; Tassielli, Giovanni; Bedeschi, Franco; Scuri, Fabrizio; Park, Sung Keun; Ignatov, Fedor; Gaudio, Gabriella; Livan, Michele

    2013-01-01

    We describe another detectora designed for the International Linear Collider based on several tested instrumentation innovations in order to achieve the necessary experi- mental goal of a detecter that is 2-to-10 times better than the already excellent SLC and LEP detectors, in particular, (1) dual-readout calorimeter system based on the RD52/DREAM measurements at CERN, (2) a cluster-counting drift chamber based on the successful kloe chamber at Frascati, and (3) a second solenoid to return the magnetic flux without iron. A high-performance pixel vertex chamber is presently un- defined. We discuss particle identification, momentum and energy resolutions, and the machine-detector interface that together offer the possibility of a very high-performance detector for $e^+e^-$physics up to $\\sqrt{s} = 1$ TeV.

  6. Ion colliders

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    Ion colliders are research tools for high-energy nuclear physics, and are used to test the theory of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD). The collisions of fully stripped high-energy ions create matter of a temperature and density that existed only microseconds after the Big Bang. Ion colliders can reach higher densities and temperatures than fixed target experiments although at a much lower luminosity. The first ion collider was the CERN Intersecting Storage Ring (ISR), which collided light ions (77Asb1, 81Bou1). The BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is in operation since 2000 and has collided a number of species at numerous energies. The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started the heavy ion program in 2010. Table 1 shows all previous and the currently planned running modes for ISR, RHIC, and LHC. All three machines also collide protons, which are spin-polarized in RHIC. Ion colliders differ from proton or antiproton colliders in a number of ways: the preparation of the ions in the source and the pre-injector chain is limited by other effects than for protons; frequent changes in the collision energy and particle species, including asymmetric species, are typical; and the interaction of ions with each other and accelerator components is different from protons, which has implications for collision products, collimation, the beam dump, and intercepting instrumentation devices such a profile monitors. In the preparation for the collider use the charge state Z of the ions is successively increased to minimize the effects of space charge, intrabeam scattering (IBS), charge change effects (electron capture and stripping), and ion-impact desorption after beam loss. Low charge states reduce space charge, intrabeam scattering, and electron capture effects. High charge states reduce electron stripping, and make bending and acceleration more effective. Electron stripping at higher energies is generally more efficient. Table 2 shows the charge states and energies in the

  7. Search for the top quark at the UA2 detector at the CERN proton-antiproton collider

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    The results of a search for the top quark, done in the UA2 experiment at CERN is presented in this thesis. The data from proton-antiproton collisions, at 546 and 630 GeV energy in the centre-of-mass system, representing a total integrated luminosity of 894 nb-1 accumulated by the UA2 detector, has been used. A signal coming from the semi-leptonic decay of the top quark (t decays to b + electron + neutrino) has been searched for in the event sample containing an identified electron associated with 0.1 or 2 jets. A detailed study of the experimental background coming from misidentified electrons has been made; furthermore, the standard sources of real electrons have been estimated using a simulation program. Taking into account these background evaluations, and using a top production Monte-Carlo, a statistical analysis of the events containing one electron and 2 jets allows us to discuss a lower limit on the top quark mass. An upper limit on top production through the process proton-antiproton goes to top-antitop is derived, as a function of the top mass, from our data. Extrapolating the background and production evaluations to UA2'indicates that this experiment should be sensitive to top masses below 70 GeV/c2

  8. P P collider physics

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    A brief introduction to {bar p}p collider physics is given. Selected results from the collider experiments at the CERN S{bar p}pS and the Tevatron collider are described. The emphasis is on experimental aspects of {bar p}p collisions. Minimum bias physics and the production of jets, Intermediate Vector Bosons and heavy flavors is reviewed. The outlook for physics at hadron colliders for the near future is briefly discussed.

  9. Ion Colliders

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    2014-01-01

    High-energy ion colliders are large research tools in nuclear physics to study the Quark-Gluon-Plasma (QGP). The range of collision energy and high luminosity are important design and operational considerations. The experiments also expect flexibility with frequent changes in the collision energy, detector fields, and ion species. Ion species range from protons, including polarized protons in RHIC, to heavy nuclei like gold, lead and uranium. Asymmetric collision combinations (e.g. protons against heavy ions) are also essential. For the creation, acceleration, and storage of bright intense ion beams, limits are set by space charge, charge change, and intrabeam scattering effects, as well as beam losses due to a variety of other phenomena. Currently, there are two operating ion colliders, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

  10. CERN and the LHC

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    1992-01-01

    CERN, a high-energy physics laboratory in Europe, is planning to build a more powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadronic Collider. The US spreads its accelerators around the country while most of Europe's research is conducted at and around CERN.

  11. Electromagnetic probes of a pure-glue initial state in nucleus-nucleus collisions at energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Vovchenko, V.; Karpenko, Iu. A.; Gorenstein, M. I.; Satarov, L. M.; Mishustin, I. N.; Kämpfer, B.; Stoecker, H.

    2016-08-01

    Partonic matter produced in the early stage of ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions is assumed to be composed mainly of gluons, and quarks and antiquarks are produced at later times. To study the implications of such a scenario, the dynamical evolution of a chemically nonequilibrated system is described by ideal (2+1)-dimensional hydrodynamics with a time dependent (anti)quark fugacity. The equation of state interpolates linearly between the lattice data for the pure gluonic matter and the lattice data for the chemically equilibrated quark-gluon plasma. The spectra and elliptic flows of thermal dileptons and photons are calculated for central Pb+Pb collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider energy of √{sN N}=2.76 TeV. We test the sensitivity of the results to the choice of equilibration time, including also the case where the complete chemical equilibrium of partons is reached already at the initial stage. It is shown that a suppression of quarks at early times leads to a significant reduction of the yield of the thermal dileptons, but only to a rather modest suppression of the pT distribution of direct photons. It is demonstrated that an enhancement of photon and dilepton elliptic flows might serve as a promising signature of the pure-glue initial state.

  12. Electron identification for transverse momentum above 10 GeV/c in UA2' at the proton-antiproton collider at CERN

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    The CERN decision to increase the luminosity of the proton-antiproton collider (ACOL) at 630 GeV in the center of mass by about one order of magnitude, has motivated the upgrade of the UA2 detector in order to search for the top quark. The main improvement of the detector consists in a better electron identification and an increase of the hadronic calorimeter coverage. The upgraded central detector uses new techniques to identify electrons, in particular a scintillating fiber detector (SFD). This detector of cylindrical geometry have been built at the CEN Saclay (DPhPE) using ∼ 60,000 fibers arranged in 24 layers. It measures tracks (6 points in space) as well as the position of electromagnetic preshowers. It rejects fake electrons, simulated by the spacial overlap of a πo and a hadron, with the help of a precise measurement of the distance between track and preshower. Using data from a small integrated luminosity 46 nb-1 achieved on 1987, we have studied the UA2 electron identification improvement. Comparing the electron transverse momentum spectra observed both in the old and the new detector we have found that the electron identification of the new UA2 apparatus has improved by an order of magnitude. The expected increase of the luminosity for the coming runs and the good knowledge of the UA2 apparatus will make it possible to improve tests of the standard model and in particular to achieve a better sensitivity for the top quark search

  13. Design, Construction and Commissioning of the CMS Tracker at CERN and Proposed Improvements for Detectors at the Future International Linear Collider

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    The CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector is a huge particle physics experiment located at one of the four proton-proton interaction points of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Geneva, Switzerland). With 27 km circumference it is the not only the largest particle accelerator in size, but with a center of mass energy of 2x7 TeV it will also set the world record in terms of energy. The inner tracking system of the CMS experiment has a diameter of 2.4 m and a length of 5.4 m and is representing the largest silicon tracker ever built. About 15,000 detector modules consisting of more than 24,000 silicon sensors create a silicon area of 206 m2 to detect charged particles from proton collisions. They are placed on a rigid carbon fibre structure in the center of the experiment, and have to operate reliably within a harsh radiation environment and the working conditions of a 3.8 Tesla solenoid magnetic field at -10 degree C temperature. This thesis was conducted ...

  14. Electroweak interactions at LEP energies

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    What determined the energies of LEP and the SLC? Essentially they were determined by the desire to produce the Z0 in e+e- collisions. Since the mass of the Z0 is of order 90 MeV we need electron and positron energies of at least 45 MeV in the collider. We can already produce Z0 at the SPS and Tevatron, so why was so much effort and money spent to produce them also at the new accelerators? The answer is that the e+e- collisions the Z0 particles are produced in the s channel, and are thus produced resonantly, and therefore copiously. We shall see that the resonance peak in e+e- → f bar f is several hundred times the cross section off peak. In the terminology introduced by the nuclear physicists looking for funding of high intensity 1 GeV machines, LEP is a Z0 factory. Using LEP we can study the properties of the Z0, and of the electroweak interactions, with a detail and precision never before possible. It is already possible, after only short runs at LEP to see clearly the effects of the radiative corrections in the electroweak interactions. It has been the that the electroweak interaction is now entering a stage equivalent to the heady days of the Lamb shift in QED. In this paper, the author shows how to calculate some of the processes that have been, will be and may be observed at these energies in the production and decay of the Z0. This paper calculates the decay rate for Z0 → f bar f, to exhibit the Z0 peak , and also calculate the forward-backward asymmetry in this process which permits an alternative measurement of the parameters of the interaction

  15. LEP: a new instrument for high energy physics

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    This year, the CERN council will give its opinion upon the construction of a storage ring for positrons and electrons. This new installation will enable the investigation of electron-positron (e-e+) collisions with a focal point energy between 44 and 260 GeV. The name of this machine is LEP, an acronym for Large Electron Positron Storage Ring. CERN proposes financing the LEP from the existing budget, thus either stopping or reducing the proposed budget for a facility elsewhere. The arguments associated with CERN'S enthusiasm for LEP are presented and are illuminated with numerical data. The article then describes the facility and gives an impression of the experimental capabilities. (C.F.)

  16. Department of Energy assessment of the Large Hadron Collider

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    This report summarizes the conclusions of the committee that assessed the cost estimate for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This proton-proton collider will be built at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics near Geneva, Switzerland. The committee found the accelerator-project cost estimate of 2.3 billion in 1995 Swiss francs, or about $2 billion US, to be adequate and reasonable. The planned project completion date of 2005 also appears achievable, assuming the resources are available when needed. The cost estimate was made using established European accounting procedures. In particular, the cost estimate does not include R and D, prototyping and testing, spare parts, and most of the engineering labor. Also excluded are costs for decommissioning the Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP) that now occupies the tunnel, modifications to the injector system, the experimental areas, preoperations costs, and CERN manpower. All these items are assumed by CERN to be included in the normal annual operations budget rather than the construction budget. Finally, contingency is built into the base estimate, in contrast to Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that explicitly identify contingency. The committee's charge, given by Dr. James F. Decker, Deputy Directory of the DOE Office of Energy Research, was to understand the basis for the LHC cost estimate, identify uncertainties, and judge the overall validity of the estimate, proposed schedule, and related issues. The committee met at CERN April 22--26, 1996. The assessment was based on the October 1995 LHC Conceptual Design Report or ''Yellow Book,'' cost estimates and formal presentations made by the CERN staff, site inspection, detailed discussions with LHC technical experts, and the committee members' considerable experience

  17. High energy accelerator and colliding beam user group. Progress report, March 1, 1983-February 29, 1984

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    Topics covered in this research summary include: status of the OPAL collaboration at LEP, CERN; two-photon physics at PLUTO; search for new particles at JADE; neutrinoless double beta decay at DESY; Fermilab jet experiment; neutrino deuterium experiment in the 15 foot bubble chamber at Fermilab; deep inelastic muon experiment at Fermilab; new experiments at the proton-antiproton collider; neutrino-electron scattering at Los Alamos; parity violation in proton-proton scattering; an upgrade of laboratory and computer facilities; and a study of bismuth germanate as a durable scintillation crystal

  18. The Next Linear Collider: NLC2001

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    D. Burke et al.

    2002-01-14

    Recent studies in elementary particle physics have made the need for an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider able to reach energies of 500 GeV and above with high luminosity more compelling than ever [1]. Observations and measurements completed in the last five years at the SLC (SLAC), LEP (CERN), and the Tevatron (FNAL) can be explained only by the existence of at least one particle or interaction that has not yet been directly observed in experiment. The Higgs boson of the Standard Model could be that particle. The data point strongly to a mass for the Higgs boson that is just beyond the reach of existing colliders. This brings great urgency and excitement to the potential for discovery at the upgraded Tevatron early in this decade, and almost assures that later experiments at the LHC will find new physics. But the next generation of experiments to be mounted by the world-wide particle physics community must not only find this new physics, they must find out what it is. These experiments must also define the next important threshold in energy. The need is to understand physics at the TeV energy scale as well as the physics at the 100-GeV energy scale is now understood. This will require both the LHC and a companion linear electron-positron collider. A first Zeroth-Order Design Report (ZDR) [2] for a second-generation electron-positron linear collider, the Next Linear Collider (NLC), was published five years ago. The NLC design is based on a high-frequency room-temperature rf accelerator. Its goal is exploration of elementary particle physics at the TeV center-of-mass energy, while learning how to design and build colliders at still higher energies. Many advances in accelerator technologies and improvements in the design of the NLC have been made since 1996. This Report is a brief update of the ZDR.

  19. The Next Linear Collider: NLC2001

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    Recent studies in elementary particle physics have made the need for an e+e- linear collider able to reach energies of 500 GeV and above with high luminosity more compelling than ever [1]. Observations and measurements completed in the last five years at the SLC (SLAC), LEP (CERN), and the Tevatron (FNAL) can be explained only by the existence of at least one particle or interaction that has not yet been directly observed in experiment. The Higgs boson of the Standard Model could be that particle. The data point strongly to a mass for the Higgs boson that is just beyond the reach of existing colliders. This brings great urgency and excitement to the potential for discovery at the upgraded Tevatron early in this decade, and almost assures that later experiments at the LHC will find new physics. But the next generation of experiments to be mounted by the world-wide particle physics community must not only find this new physics, they must find out what it is. These experiments must also define the next important threshold in energy. The need is to understand physics at the TeV energy scale as well as the physics at the 100-GeV energy scale is now understood. This will require both the LHC and a companion linear electron-positron collider. A first Zeroth-Order Design Report (ZDR) [2] for a second-generation electron-positron linear collider, the Next Linear Collider (NLC), was published five years ago. The NLC design is based on a high-frequency room-temperature rf accelerator. Its goal is exploration of elementary particle physics at the TeV center-of-mass energy, while learning how to design and build colliders at still higher energies. Many advances in accelerator technologies and improvements in the design of the NLC have been made since 1996. This Report is a brief update of the ZDR

  20. Rc measurements at LEP

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    The partial width Rc is a basic observable in Z physics. Within the Standard Model its value is accurately predicted and other experimental measurements at LEP involve its knowledge. The DELPHI and OPAL collaborations have presented several Rc measurements. All methods are based on charmed hadron reconstruction and b/c separation. The LEP average, computed by the LEP Electroweak Heavy Flavor Working Group, is presented. (author)

  1. Missing energy at LEP2: W boson and new physics

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    In 1995 LEP, CERN's large e+e- collider, increased its center-of-mass energy beyond the Z boson resonance up to 184 GeV in 19997. The data recorded by the ALEPH detector allow to study the parameters of the standard model and to search for new particles. The mass of the W boson can be determined at LEP via the measurement of the cross section of W pairs at the production threshold. Two selections for the final states lνlν and τνqq-bar are developed. In combination with the other decay channels, the mass of the W boson and its branching ratios are measured. The reaction e+e- → Weν gives access to the coupling γWW. The cross section of this process is measured and limits on the anomalous couplings (λγ,κγ) are determined. The non-minimal standard model with an extra scalar doublet predicts the existence of charged Higgs bosons. A selection of the final state τνqq'-bar is developed. In absence of a signal, limits on the mass of the charged Higgs bosons are determined. In a supersymmetric theory each boson is associated to a fermion and vice versa. A search for sleptons, the supersymmetric partners of the leptons, is performed. The result is interpreted in the framework of the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM). Moreover, in the MSSM a practically invisible W decay is possible. This decay can be detected if the second W decays to standard model particles. A limit on the invisible branching ratio of the W boson is deduced. (author)

  2. CERN prepares for the LHC and beyond

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    The phrase ''needle in a haystack'' - the challenge of finding something small but important in the midst of a much, much larger object - is often used to describe CERN. It could be applied to searching for someone's office in one of the 373 buildings that occupy the laboratory's site at Meyrin, just outside Geneva on the Swiss rench border, but the real needle in the haystack at CERN is the Higgs boson. The Higgs is the particle that is responsible for other fundamental particles such as quarks and Z-bosons having mass. It is also the main reason that CERN is building a machine called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at a cost of SwFr 2bn. Particles predicted by supersymmetry the theory that every particle has a supersymmetric partner with the same mass and charge but different ''spin'' are the other top priority. There is a chance, albeit it a small one, that particle physicists might find the Higgs boson at CERN's large electron positron (LEP) collider before it is shut down to make way for the LHC. It all depends on how high the beam energy at LEP which currently stands at 103 GeV (103 X 109 electron volts) can be raised. ''1 GeV can matter at this stage'', says Luciano Maiani, the lab's director general. ''Exploring up to a mass of 114 GeV is optimistic but not impossible. Unless we see the Higgs, the current plan is for LEP to be dismantled after it stops running at the end of September. Installation of the LHC in the LEP tunnel will then start in October.'' The LHC will collide protons at a centre-of-mass energy of 14 TeV (14 000 GeV), and two massive general-purpose detectors ATLAS and CMS will search for evidence of the Higgs and supersymmetry. A third experiment called LHC-b will probe the difference between matter and antimatter, while the ALICE experiment will study the extreme state of matter known as the quark gluon plasma. Meanwhile, two massive teams of physicists are preparing the two detectors for the LHC. Both ATLAS and CMS have the same basic

  3. 2001 Report on the Next Linear Collider

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    Gronnberg, J; Breidenbach; Burke, D; Corlett, J; Dombeck, T; Markiewicz, T

    2001-08-28

    Recent studies in elementary particle physics have made the need for an e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider able to reach energies of 500 GeV and above with high luminosity more compelling than ever [1]. Observations and measurements completed in the last five years at the SLC (SLAC), LEP (CERN), and the Tevatron (FNAL) can be explained only by the existence of at least one particle or interaction that has not yet been directly observed in experiment. The Higgs boson of the Standard Model could be that particle. The data point strongly to a mass for the Higgs boson that is just beyond the reach of existing colliders. This brings great urgency and excitement to the potential for discovery at the upgraded Tevatron early in this decade, and almost assures that later experiments at the LHC will find new physics. But the next generation of experiments to be mounted by the world-wide particle physics community must not only find this new physics, they must find out what it is. These experiments must also define the next important threshold in energy. The need is to understand physics at the TeV energy scale as well as the physics at the 100-GeV energy scale is now understood. This will require both the LHC and a companion linear electron-positron collider.

  4. The large hadron collider and the super proton synchrotron at CERN as tools to generate warm dense matter and non-ideal plasmas

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    The largest accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, has entered into commissioning phase. It is expected that when this impressive machine will become fully operational, it will generate two counter rotating 7 TeV/c proton beams that will be made to collide, leading to an unprecedented luminosity of 1034 cm-2s-1. Total energy stored in each LHC beam is about 362 MJ, sufficient to melt 500 kg copper. Safety of operation is a very critical issue when working with such extremely powerful beams. It is important to know the consequences of an accidental release of the beam energy in order to design protection system for the equipment. For this purpose we have carried out extensive numerical simulations of the interaction of one full LHC beam with copper and graphite targets which are materials of practical importance. Our calculations have shown that the LHC protons will penetrate up to about 35 m in solid copper and 10 m in solid graphite. A very interesting outcome of this work is that the impact of the LHC beam on solid matter will generate Warm Dense Matter (WDM) and Strongly Coupled Plasmas (SCP). The beams for the LHC are pre-accelerated in the SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) to 450 GeV/c and transferred to LHC via two beam lines. Several SPS cycles are required to fill the LHC, in one cycle a batch with up to 288 bunches can be accelerated. From the safety point of view it is also very important to study the damage caused to the equipment in case of an accident involving an uncontrolled release of the SPS beam. For this purpose we have also carried out detailed numerical simulations of the impact of the full SPS beam on solid copper and tungsten targets. These simulations have shown that the targets are severely damaged by the beam. It is also interesting to note that also in this case, a large part of the target material is converted into WDM and SCP. This study, therefore, shows that the LHC and the SPS have the potential to be used

  5. Study of Z Boson Pair Production and Search for Physics beyond Standard Model at LEP-II

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    2002-01-01

    The LEP collider at CERN, with its large data sample collected at energies that were never previously attained in e+e- collisions, is an ideal laboratory to test the predictions of the Standard Model (SM). One of the major areas to be explored at LEP is the self-interaction among the gauge bosons envisaged, due to the non-abelian nature of the SU(2)_LXU(1)_Y gauge group associated with the SM. The reaction e+e- -> ZZ, in particular, provides an ideal opportunity to test this theory by verifying that the anomalous couplings, V_ZZZ and V_ZZgamma, are absent at the tree level. Possible deviation from the SM expectation, in the form of a change in the measured Z-pair production cross section or a modification to the angular distribution of the Z bosons, would be a sign of new physics. Another strong motivation for studying this process is in connection with the production of the Higgs boson at LEP. The Higgs boson, the manifestation of spontaneous breaking of the underlying gauge symmetry, is responsible for gene...

  6. LEP Shines Light on Dark Matter

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    Fox, Patrick J.; Harnik, Roni(Theoretical Physics Department, Fermilab, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL, 60510, U.S.A.); Kopp, Joachim; Tsai, Yuhsin

    2011-01-01

    Dark matter pair production at high energy colliders may leave observable signatures in the energy and momentum spectra of the objects recoiling against the dark matter. We use LEP data on mono-photon events with large missing energy to constrain the coupling of dark matter to electrons. Within a large class of models, our limits are complementary to and competitive with limits on dark matter annihilation and on WIMP-nucleon scattering from indirect and direct searches. Our limits, however, d...

  7. Hadron collider physics at UCR

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    This paper describes the research work in high energy physics by the group at the University of California, Riverside. Work has been divided between hadron collider physics and e+-e- collider physics, and theoretical work. The hadron effort has been heavily involved in the startup activities of the D-Zero detector, commissioning and ongoing redesign. The lepton collider work has included work on TPC/2γ at PEP and the OPAL detector at LEP, as well as efforts on hadron machines

  8. Results from an analysis of missing transverse energy events in the UA1 experiment at the CERN pp-bar collider

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    Results from an analysis of missing transverse energy events from a data sample of 715 nb/sup -1/ in the UA1 experiment at the CERN Proton-Antiproton Collider are presented. A signal of high-transverse-momentum tau-leptons from W decays is observed through their semihadronic decay modes. The measured relative rates of W → eν, W → μν, and W → tauν provide the first direct tests of e-μ-tau universality of the weak charged couplings at Q/sup 2/ = m/sub w//sup 2/. The remaining events that are not clear W → tauν candidates are found to be consistent in rate with the expected contributions from Standard Model sources. After accounting for these expected contributions, the author obtains the following limits on various possible new physics processes; a mass limit for a fourth-generation charged heavy lepton of m/sub L/ > 41 GeV/c/sup 2/ (90% CL); a limit on the total number of neutrino species of n/sub ν/ ≤ 10 (90% CL); and model-dependent supersymmetric mass limits for squarks and gluinos of m/sub q//sup --/ > 70 GeV/c/sup 2/ and m/sub g//sup --/ > 60 GeV/c/sup 2/ (90% CL), respectively. The rate of events with E/sub T//sup jet/ > 40 GeV and which are not tau candidates is found to be slightly higher than theoretical expectations and may indicate increase activity in Z/sup 0/ production at large transverse momentum

  9. 50 years of synchrotrons. Early synchrotrons in Britain, and early work for CERN. - The CERN synchrotrons. Lectures

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    In the first report, 'Early synchrotrons in Britain, and early work for CERN', John Lawson gives an extended account of the material presented at the John Adams lecture, and at the same time a revised and shortened version of RAL report 97-011, which contains fuller archival references and notes. During the period covered by this report there was extensive work in Russia, where the principle of phase stability had been discovered in 1944 by Veksler. Unfortunately, all experimental work was kept secret until Veksler's talk at the first 'Atoms for Peace' conference at Geneva in August 1955. In the second lecture, 'The CERN Synchrotrons', Giorgio Brianti outlines the history of alternating-gradient synchrotrons from 1953/54 until today. In preparing this lecture he was confronted with a vast amount of material, while the time at his disposal was not even one minute per year, implying a time compression factor close to one million. Therefore, he had to exercise drastic choices, which led him to concentrate on CERN hadron synchrotrons and colliders and leave aside the Large Electron-Positron storage ring (LEP). Indeed, LEP was the subject of the John Adams Memorial Lecture in 1990, and it may be treated again in the future in connection with its energy upgrade. Even with these severe limitations, it was impossible to do justice to the number and variety of events and to the ingenuity of the people who have carved the history of CERN and of particle physics on the magnets, radiofrequency cavities, vacuum etc., and on the record performance of our machines. (orig./WL)

  10. CERN - Commission Européenne

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    Rolf-Dieter HEUER, Director General of CERN visits Commissioner Janez POTOCNIK (BRUSSELS, 03/03/2009, Ref.62264) CERN LHC Inauguration : extracts from the CERN LHC (European Organization for Nuclear Research - Large Hadron Collider) Inauguration and statements (GENEVA, 21/10/2008, Ref.59811) Commissioner Viviane REDING's visit to CERN (GENEVA, recorded 28/10/2005, Ref.42185)

  11. The Large Hadron Collider

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    2012-01-01

    The construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been a massive endeavour spanning almost 30 years from conception to commissioning. Building the machine with the highest possible energy (7 TeV) in the existing large electron–positron (LEP) collider tunnel of 27 km circumference and with a tunnel diameter of only 3.8 m has required considerable innovation. The first was the development of a two-in-one magnet, where the two rings are integrated into a single magnetic structure. This compact two-in-one structure was essential for the LHC owing to the limited space available in the existing LEP collider tunnel and the cost. The second was a bold move to the use of superfluid helium cooling on a massive scale, which was imposed by the need to achieve a high (8.3 T) magnetic field using an affordable Nb-Ti superconductor.

  12. CAD for LEP

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    1983-01-01

    A work station of the Computer-Aided Design system which was installed in 1982 to aid in the mechanics design for LEP. Visible on the screen is a design made for a pick-up for LEP. See Annual Report 1982 p. 79, Fig. 2.

  13. LEP superconducting cavity

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    1995-01-01

    Engineers work in a clean room on one of the superconducting cavities for the upgrade to the LEP accelerator, known as LEP-2. The use of superconductors allow higher electric fields to be produced so that higher beam energies can be reached.

  14. Review of LEP results

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    Parodi, F

    2001-01-01

    I present a review of the results obtained during 10 years of activity in b-physics at LEP. Special emphasis is put on measurements that attained precisions not even envisaged at the beginning of the LEP programme (V/sub ub/ and Delta m/sub s/). Finally the impact of these measurements on the CKM parameters determination is presented. (16 refs).

  15. UK committee to push for CERN budget cuts

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    Walgate, Robert

    1985-01-01

    A committee set up to assess Britain's continued membership of CERN will suggest that spending on high energy physics should be reduced. Germany and France also believe that CERN could survive cuts but the Director General Professor Schopper defended the CERN budget saying that increased spending was needed to increase the energy of LEP and to fulfill pension requirements (1 page)

  16. VIdeo News Release : CERN sets date for first attempt at 7 TeV collisions in the LHC

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    footage and interview of Mike Lamont, leader of the Operation Group . Geneva, 23 March 2010. With beams routinely circulating in the Large Hadron Collider at 3.5 TeV, the highest energy yet achieved in a particle accelerator, CERN has set the date for the start of the LHC research programme. The first attempt for collisions at 7 TeV (3.5 TeV per beam) is scheduled for 30 March. “The LHC is not a turnkey machine,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “The machine is working well, but we’re still very much in a commissioning phase and we have to recognize that the first attempt to collide is precisely that. It may take hours or even days to get collisions.” The last time CERN switched on a major new research machine, the Large Electron Positron collider, LEP, in 1989 it took three days from the first attempt to collide beams to the first recorded collisions. The current LHC run began on 20 November 2009, with the first circulating beam at 0.45 TeV. Milestones were quick to follow, with twin circulat...

  17. The history of the LEP proposal

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    Following recommendations by ECFA, the European Committee for Future Accelerators, that the next major European high energy facility should be a large electron positron collider, about 400 physicists and engineers from the 12 CERN member nations have been contributing to preparatory work as members of working groups. In particular, design and feasibility studies have been issued for (a) a 100 GeV per beam collider with a 51.5 km circumference, (b) a 70 GeV per beam collider with a 22.2 km circumference and (c) an 86 GeV per beam collider with a 30.6 km circumference. It is now proposed that the design (c) as discussed in the so-called 'Pink Book' should be used and that the accelerator should be built adjacent to CERN Meyrin. (U.K.)

  18. Overview of the SPS/LEP fast broadcast message timing system

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    A fast broadcast message system, also referred to as the general machine timing system, has recently been installed at CERN's Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). It is used to control the SPS in its roles as a multi-cycling, multi-user service accelerator. The messages are centrally generated by an IBM compatible PC/AT card and broadcast to all users of the system. At the receiving end the frames are decoded and presented to the user in the form of either an interrupt to his intelligent equipment, a hardware pulse or a short message. They are used to synchronise the SPS when used as a 450 GeV fixed target machine, a 315 GeV p-pbar collider, a 100/450 GeV pulsing-coasting machine and also as an injector for the Large Electron Positron (LEP) machine. In the future it will also be used for LEP control. Implementation details and constraints are described, as are experience to date and foreseen expansions

  19. Status of Higgs hunting at LEP - five years of progress

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    New results from general searches for the Higgs boson of the minimal standard model, and for neutral and charged Higgs bosons of non-minimal Higgs models are reviewed from the four LEP experiments at CERN. Much progress has been made due to the analysis of new data sets. A total of about 13 million hadronic Z decays are recorded from 1989 to 1994

  20. Heavy quark physics in ep collisions at LEP+LHC

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    We study electroweak production of heavy quarks - charm, beauty, and top - in deep inelastic electron-proton collisions at the proposed LEP+LHC collider at CERN. The assumed energy for the collisions is Ee=50 GeV, Ep=8000 GeV, providing an ep center of mass energy, √s≅1.26 TeV. We invoke the boson-gluon fusion model to estimate theoretical cross sections and distributions for the heavy quarks. Higher order QCD corrections are only approximately taken into account, by assuming a (normalization) K-factor of 2 for the charm and beauty quark production rates and incorporating the parton shower cascades. With these assumptions and the parameterization of Eichten et al. for the structure functions (EHLQ, set 1), we find the following cross sections: σ(ep→c+X)≅O(3 μb), σ(ep→b+X)≅O(40 nb), and σ(ep→t+X)≅4 pb for mt=120 GeV, decreasing to 0.5 pb for mt=250 GeV. These cross sections would provide O(6x109) charmed hadrons, O(8x107) beauty hadrons, and O(103) top hadrons, for an integrated ep luminosity of 1000 pb-1. The heavy quark rates in ep collisions are considerably smaller than the corresponding rates in pp collisions at LHC, with √s=16 TeV. This gives a clear advantage to pp collisions for top searches. However, for the charmed and beauty quarks only a tiny fraction of the cross sections in p+p→Q+X can be triggered in comparison to the corresponding cross sections in e+p→Q+X, resulting in comparable number of measured heavy quark events in the ep and pp mode. We sketch the energy-momentum profile of heavy quark events in ep collisions and illustrate the kind of analyses that experiments at the LEP+LHC collider would undertake to quantitatively study heavy quark physics. In particular, prospects of measuring the particle-antiparticle mixing parameter xs=ΔM/Γ for the Bs0-anti Bs0 meson system are evaluated, and search strategies for the top quark in ep collisions are presented. (orig.)

  1. Measurement of the electroweak parameters at LEP 2, search for the gauge boson Z'

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    The measurement of the electroweak parameters at LEP2 allows to test the validity of the standard model at these energies. Grand Unified Theories (GUT), as a possible extension of the standard model to high energies, predicts the extension of the gauge sector with additional gauge bosons generically called Z'. Such gauge bosons would couple to standard fermions, and their effect, depending on their masses and couplings, would be to shift the measured values of electroweak observables from their standard model expectations. From 1995 to 1998, the ALEPH experiment located on the e+e- collider LEP (CERN) collected an integrated luminosity of 260 pb-1 at different points of energy (130 to 189 GeV). At each point of energy, several types of observables for three leptonic channels are measured. For the Bhabha channels, two exclusive cross sections, corresponding to two angular acceptance, are measured. For the μ+μ- and τ+τ- channels, the inclusive (√(s'/s) ≥ 0.1) and exclusive (√(s'/s) ≥ 0.9) cross sections are measured, as well as the exclusive forward backward asymmetries. The methodology to measure those observables and to reduce their systematic errors, relies on the identification of particles, based on likelihood method algorithm, and the minimization of the use of kinematical variables. A study of all the sources of the systematic errors on those measurements is performed. No significant deviation from the standard model predictions are observed. Using those results as well as the electroweak results from the ALEPH experiment at LEP1, we derive limits on the free parameters (mass, mixing angle with standard model Z0) describing additional Z' for the grand unification model E6 and LR and for the SSM model. In an independent model approach, we derive limits on the vector and axial couplings of Z' to standard leptons. (author)

  2. Supersymmetric particles at LEP

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    The authors examine whether the supersymmetrization of nature at a mass scale up to 100 GeV can be confirmed or excluded by experiments with LEP. They review the qualitative features of the spectroscopy suggested by supersymmetric theories. Then they discuss possible production rates and means of detection of these particles at LEP. In this framework they make some remarks about other projects for future high energy physics machines which can be used for the study of supersymmetric phenomena. (HSI)

  3. The evolution of the LEP logging database

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    Billen, R

    1995-01-01

    In January 1992, a project was started to create a system, using an on-line ORACLE database, to allow logging of a multitude of data on the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP). The aim of this project was to log particle beam characteristics, physics parameters, hardware settings and environmental conditions. Storing and keeping track of this heterogeneous data for a period of at least one year would permit a better understanding of the behavior of the fairly new LEP Collider.After using the logging system for almost four years, nearly three years of which in full operation, the reliability and performance has been proved, endorsing the design of the database and surrounding software. Moreover, the large number of users of the logging database and the huge amount of new requests for data logging shows the high activity and usefulness of this system. Furthermore, in the context of the 1993 and 1995 energy scans, the logged data turns out to be indispensable for thorough monitoring of the LEP beam energy, wh...

  4. CERN physicists want more time to look for Higgs boson

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    2000-01-01

    A new event has increased the probability that CERN scientists have really seen the Higgs boson. It has led to demands that the closure of LEP be further postponed, perhaps for up to a year (2 paragraphs).

  5. CERN'S Fire and Rescue Group Gets New Ambulance

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    2000-01-01

    The ambulance is to replace another based on the off-road vehicle design which was originally acquired for the civil engineering phase of LEP construction. Just one figure, in 1999, the CERN ambulance was called out 195 times.

  6. CERN: RICH dividends

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    Back in 1985, when the hunt was on at CERN's proton-antiproton collider for as many W and Z particles as possible, an Athens/CERN/Uppsala/Wuppertal group had an unique chance to install a ring-imaging Cherenkov counter (RICH) in one of the twelve end-cap sectors of the big UA2 experiment and squeeze in a short run

  7. People and things. CERN Courier, Sep-Oct 1990, v. 30(7)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; At the June meeting of CERN Council, Director General Carlo Rubbia outlined the plan for the LHC proton collider in the LEP tunnel as CERN's major project for the coming decade. ; After initial trials of injection and storage of oxygen ions last year, CERN's LEAR low energy 'antiproton' ring has electron-cooled oxygen ions, achieving momentum 'spreads' down to 4 x 10-4 , and stacked up to 13.8 x 109 charges at 11.4 MeV per nucleon, with subsequent acceleration taking the ions to 408 Me V per nucleon before extraction for experiments. ; Under the North Holland Physics Publishing imprint, the History of CERN, Volume 1, became available in 1987. ; The Atlanta Conference on the SSC will be held on the 13-15 November and will focus on industrial and scientific opportunities, covering the status of the project, industry, university and laboratory participation, the development efforts now underway for major detectors and progress toward defining the initial research programme

  8. Industrial services at CERN

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    2002-01-01

    The Bulletin looks at industrial services contracts and the real impact of the cost reductions at CERN. The level of industrial services contracts varies from one phase to another. For example, during the dismantling of LEP (photo) it rose substiantially to fall again at the end of dismantling. Industrial services contracts are an important resource for CERN. The level and nature of such contracts changes according to the phase of operation of the Laboratory. A construction phase, as for the LHC, requires a higher level of industrial services contracts compared with a period of normal running. During the operation of LEP, industrial services contracts were thus maintained at a level of 120 MCHF per year. The level rose to 156 MCHF in 2001 to include contracts awarded for dismantling LEP, and fell to about 144 MCHF in 2002 when the dismantling was complete. During the whole LHC construction period, up to 2007, industrial services spending will be stable in the range 135-140 MCHF per year. For the running pe...

  9. The trigger system of the OPAL experiment at LEP

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    Arignon, M.; Ball, A.H.; Bell, K.W.; Bramhall, M.; Braun, A.; Carter, A.A.; Carter, J.R.; Charlton, D.G.; Dittmar, M.; Farthouat, P.; Feyt, J.; Gao, H.; Gary, J.W.; Gillies, J.D.; Greiner, C.; Hammarstroem, R.; Hart, J.; Heuer, R.D.; Hill, J.C.; Hillier, S.J.; Hilse, T.; Humbert, R.; Jaroslawski, S.; Joos, D.; Jovanovic, P.; Kawamoto, T.; Kellogg, R.G.; Kobayashi, T.; Le Du, P.; Levinson, L.J.; Loebinger, F.K.; MacBeth, A.A.; Mikenberg, G.; Milborrow, R.; Pawley, S.J.; Penton, A.; Pritchard, T.W.; Quast, G.; Rieth, G.; Roach, C.M.; Runge, K.; Schaile, O.; Scherer, D.; Schuler, G.; Schwarz, J.; Springer, R.W.; Takeda, H.; Virtue, C.J.; Wagner, A.; Ward, D.R.; Watkins, P.M.; Webel, M.; Weber, C.; Weymann, M.; Wilson, G.W.; Wilson, J.A. (School of Physics and Space Research, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom) Dept. of Physics, Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States) Cavendish Lab., Cambridge (United Kingdom) CERN, European Organisation for Particle Physics, Geneva (Switzerla

    1992-03-01

    This paper describes the trigger system of the OPAL detector at the e{sup +}e{sup -} collider LEP and its performance during the first year of data taking. A high level of redundancy and fine detector segmentation at the trigger level led to a high efficiency for all considered physics reactions while the trigger rates were kept low. (orig.).

  10. Exclusive Channels in Photon-Photon Collisions at LEP

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    Braccini, S.

    2002-01-01

    The study of exclusive channels in photon-photon collisions at e+e- colliders allows to investigate the structure and the properties of hadrons in a very clean experimental environment. A concise review of the most recent results obtained at LEP is presented.

  11. Asymmetric collider

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    The study of CP violation in beauty decay is one of the key challenges facing high energy physics. Much work has not yielded a definitive answer how this study might best be performed. However, one clear conclusion is that new accelerator facilities are needed. Proposals include experiments at asymmetric electron-positron colliders and in fixed-target and collider modes at LHC and SSC. Fixed-target and collider experiments at existing accelerators, while they might succeed in a first observation of the effect, will not be adequate to study it thoroughly. Giomataris has emphasized the potential of a new approach to the study of beauty CP violation: the asymmetric proton collider. Such a collider might be realized by the construction of a small storage ring intersecting an existing or soon-to-exist large synchrotron, or by arranging collisions between a large synchrotron and its injector. An experiment at such a collider can combine the advantages of fixed-target-like spectrometer geometry, facilitating triggering, particle identification and the instrumentation of a large acceptance, while the increased √s can provide a factor > 100 increase in beauty-production cross section compared to Tevatron or HERA fixed-target. Beams crossing at a non-zero angle can provide a small interaction region, permitting a first-level decay-vertex trigger to be implemented. To achieve large √s with a large Lorentz boost and high luminosity, the most favorable venue is the high-energy booster (HEB) at the SSC Laboratory, though the CERN SPS and Fermilab Tevatron are also worth considering

  12. The W bosons physics and four-fermion processes in the LEP2 experiments - Monte Carlo approach

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    The computer codes LoralW and YFSWW for Monte Carlo simulation of the four-fermion processes is presented. These programs are dedicated for prediction of W bosons pairs production and theirs decay at LEP experiments at CERN

  13. Electroweak physics at LEP and LHC

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    During more than 10 years, the LEP accelerator and the LEP experiments have taken data for a large amount of measurements at the frontier of particle physics. The main outcome is a thorough and successful test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions. The first part of this volume gives a short theoretical introduction and describes the most important physics results obtained at LEP. Emphasis is put on the properties of the electroweak gauge bosons, which was the main research field at LEP. Details on interesting other physics effects like Colour Reconnection and Bose-Einstein Correlations are discussed as well. A summary of the current electroweak measurements as the pillars of precision tests of theoretical models is given. The analysis of electroweak data concludes the status of electroweak physics as known today. It allows a determination of unmeasured physics parameters of the Standard Model, like the mass of the Higgs boson, but constrains also physics beyond the Standard Model. The second part of this volume introduces the expected electroweak measurements as well as Higgs boson searches at the newly built LHC. After a description of the LHC collider and its experiments, the projected performance for an improved determination of electroweak observables is presented. The masses of the W boson and of the top quark as well as the weak mixing angle are being focused on. One of the main goals of the LHC experiments is however the finding of the Standard Model Higgs boson or of new physics. The search for the Higgs boson and the future determination of its properties, like mass, spin and behaviour under CP transformation, are therefore summarized, pointing out interesting relations with the LEP results. If the LHC experiments meet the expectations presented here they will definitely shed light on one of the primary questions of today's particle physics research: the origin of electroweak symmetry breaking and of the masses of the fundamental particles

  14. Collider limits on dark matter

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    Kopp, Joachim

    2011-01-01

    Dark matter pair production at high energy colliders may leave observable signatures in the energy and momentum spectra of the objects recoiling against the dark matter. We discuss signatures of Dark Matter in the jets + missing energy and photon + missing energy channels at the Tevatron and at LEP. Working in a largely model-independent effective theory framework, we can convert the collider bounds into constraints on the dark matter-nucleon scattering cross section and on the dark matter an...

  15. Drilling a borehole for LEP

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    1981-01-01

    Boreholes were drilled along the earlier proposed line of the LEP tunnel under the Jura to find out the conditions likely to be encountered during the construction of the LEP tunnel (Annual Report 1981 p. 106, Fig. 10).

  16. Electroweak experimental results at LEP

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    Recent data on precision tests of the standard model at LEP are presented and compared with the theoretical expectations. These results are obtained by a preliminary analysis of all the data collected at LEP between 1990 and 1995

  17. Recognizing Superpartners at LEP

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    Kane, G L; Mahlon, Gregory

    1997-01-01

    There is a class of supersymmetric models which is well-motivated by hints of evidence for SUSY and consistent with all existing data. It is important to study the predictions of these models. They are characterized by M(N3) > M(C1) > M(snu) > M(N1) (where Ni and Ci are neutralino and chargino mass eigenstates), |mu| ~< M1 ~< M2 ~= M(Z), mu < 0, and tan(beta) near 1. Their LEP signatures are mostly unusual. Most produced superpartners are invisible! A good signature is two photons plus large missing energy. There are also excess events at large recoil mass in the single photon plus nothing channel. We list the main signatures for charginos, stops, etc., which are also likely to be unconventional. This class of models will be definitively tested at LEP194 with 100 pb^{-1} per detector, and almost definitively tested at LEP184.

  18. People and things. CERN Courier, May 1990, v.30(4)

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    The article reports on achievements of various people, staff changes and position opportunities within the CERN organization and contains news updates on upcoming or past events: ; Implications for 'dark matter' - the invisible mass of the Universe - were a talking point at the recent astrophysics workshop in the Moriond series, and a focus of the meeting 'LEP and the Universe' at CERN. ; This year's DESY Theory Workshop from 1-3 October will be on 'Waiting for the Top Quark'. ; To explore in detail and update the physics possibilities for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project at CERN, the European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA) is now preparing for an LHC Workshop to be held in Aachen from 4-9 October. ; An important milestone for the HERA electron-proton collider being built at the German DESY Laboratory in Hamburg was passed early in April when the turbines of the HERA refrigeration plant were switched on to cool down the first octant of the superconducting proton ring

  19. Physics with colliding hadron beams

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    Wetherell, Alan M

    1972-01-01

    The results on p-p collisions obtained with the CERN ISR will be reviewed and the current experimental programme described. Future possibilities for colliding hadron beams, other than proton-proton, will be briefly discussed. (0 refs).

  20. B physics at LEP

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    The experiments at LEP now dominate the world average b hadron lifetime, and have measured individual lifetimes for the pseudo-scalar B mesons and for b baryons with precisions of 15-20%. Measurements of the average mixing parameter [χ] at LEP suggest substantial Bs mixing. Flavor oscillations have been observed directly for the Bd, and searches for Bs oscillations are underway. Some exclusive B decays have been reconstructed, and the mass of the Bs has been measured. Most analyses are statistics limited, so further improvements can be expected as the data sample increases

  1. CERN: LHC magnets

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    With test magnets for CERN's LHC proton-proton collider regularly attaining field strengths which show that 10 Tesla is not forbidden territory, attention turns to why and where quenches happen. If 'training' can be reduced, superconducting magnets become easier to commission

  2. Geodesy and metrology of the LEP

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    The accurate installation of an accelerator of 8,500 m diameter requires the most refined geodetic techniques. The instrumentation in use incorporates not only lasers and eventually satellites, but also the simple nylon wire. Over 20,000 measurement will be made to install to within 0.1 mm the 5,000 fonctional elements of the LEP machine (Large Electron-Positron Collider). This work will be controlled and checked by portable computers. Each instrument will be automatic and will contain a miniature micro-computer (on a ''flexible-rigid'' card)

  3. Performance of the ALEPH detector at LEP

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N.; Cartwright, S.; Combley, F.; Dawson, I.; Koksal, A.; Rankin, C.; Thompson, L. F.; Böhrer, A.; Brandt, S.; Cowan, G.; Feigl, E.; Gillessen, G.; Grupen, C.; Lutters, G.; Minguet-Rodriguez, J.; Rivera, F.; Saraiva, P.; Schäfer, U.; Smolik, L.; Bosisio, L.; Della Marina, R.; Giannini, G.; Gobbo, B.; Pitis, L.; Ragusa, F.; Rothberg, J.; Wasserbaech, S.; Bellantoni, L.; Caldwell, A.; Cinabro, D.; Conway, J. S.; Cowen, D. F.; Feng, Z.; Ferguson, D. P. S.; Gao, Y. S.; Grahl, J.; Harton, J. L.; Hayes, O. J.; Hu, H.; Izen, J.; Jared, R. C.; Muller, D.; Nachtman, J. M.; Pan, Y. B.; Saadi, Y.; Schmitt, M.; Scott, I.; Sharma, V.; Strom, D.; Takashima, M.; Turk, J. D.; Walsh, A. M.; Weber, F. V.; Wicklund, E.; Wu, Sau Lan; Wu, X.; Yamartino, J. M.; Zheng, M.; Zobernig, G.; Aleph Collaboration

    1995-02-01

    The performance of the ALEPH detector at the LEP e +e - collider is reviewed. The accuracy of the tracking detectors to measure the impact parameter and momentum of charged tracks is specified. Calorimeters are used to measure photons and neutral hadrons, and the accuracy obtained in energy and angle is given. An essential property of the detector is its ability to identify particles; the performance in identification of electrons, muons, neutrinos (from missing energy), charged hadrons, π0's and V 0's is described.

  4. Large Hadron Collider au CERN: des big bangs en série sous le contrôle de WorldFIP

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    2007-01-01

    Thanks to WorlsFIP, associated with a GPS system, CERN is able to synchronize most of the LHC equipments, to drive the magnetic field of giant experiments, to put back automatically the clock at the hour and date events with a precision better than 10 mu s. (1 page)

  5. CREATIVE COLLISIONS: ARTS @CERN

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    CERN. Geneva

    2012-01-01

    In 2000, CERN hosted Signatures of the Invisible – one of the landmark initiatives in arts and science. In 2012, CERN is now initiating its own science/arts programme Collide@CERN in different arts disciplines. The first of these is in digital arts, and the international competition to find the winning artist is called the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN. It was announced September 2011 at CERN’s first collaboration with an international arts festival – Ars Electronica in Linz. The competition attracted over 395 entries from 40 countries around the world. The winning artist, Julius Von Bismarck, will begin his two month residency here at CERN next month. Ariane Koek who leads on this initiative, discusses the residency programme, as well as the background about Art@CERN. History has shown that particle physics and the arts are great inspiration partners. The publication of the paper by Max Planck which gave birth to quantum mechanics as well as those by Einstein, heavily influenced some of the grea...

  6. Inter-string Bose-Einstein correlations in hadronic Z decays using the L3 detector at LEP

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    Wang, Qin

    2008-01-01

    Bose-Einstein Correlations (BEC) of identical bosons can be used for the femtoscopy of the pro- duction properties of bosons in high energy particle collisions. This quantum mechanical BEC effect is a direct consequence of the symmetrization of the wave function of a boson system and is frequently used on photons in Astophysics to measure the angular size and other properties of distant stars. In particle collisions, the effect can be observed experimentally as an enhancement of the production of identical bosons with small four-momentum difference Q relative to a production that would occur in a world without Bose-Einstein statistics. In this thesis, BEC are studied between identical pions produced in electron-positron collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 91 GeV in the LEP e+ e− Collider of CERN, near Geneva. The final-state particles of these collisions are detected in the detector of the L3 experiment, which is positioned at one of the four intersections of LEP. According to the present picture of bo...

  7. LEP dismantling starts

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    2000-01-01

    Since the end of November, various teams have been getting stuck into dismantling the LEP accelerator and its four experiments. After making the installations safe, the dismantling and removal of 40,000 tonnes of equipment is underway. Down in the tunnel, it is a solemn moment. It is 10 o'clock on 13 December and Daniel Regin, one of those heading the dismantling work, moves in on a magnet, armed with a hydraulic machine. Surrounded by teams gathered there for a course in dismantling, he makes the first cut into LEP. The great deconstruction has begun. In little over than a year, the accelerator will have been cleared away to make room for its successor, the LHC. The start of the operation goes back to 27 November. Because before setting about the machine with hydraulic shears and monkey wrenches, LEP had first to be made safe - it was important to make sure the machine could be taken apart without risk. All the SPS beam injection systems to LEP were cut off. The fluids used for cooling the magnets and superc...

  8. Technicolour particles at LEP

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    After an introduction into the technicolour theories the light colourless and electrically neutral pseudoscalars with masses between 350 MeV and 3 GeV are considered which might be detected at LEP via radiative toponium decays. Furthermore, the pair production of such particles in e+e--annihilations is discussed. Then the prospects for studying coloured pseudoscalars are considered. (HSI)

  9. ZZ production at LEP

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    Sánchez-Álvaro, E

    2000-01-01

    The process e/sup +/e/sup -/ to ZZ is studied at LEP at center-of- mass energies near 183 and 189 GeV. Cross sections are measured and found to be in agreement with the standard model expectations. Limits on anomalous ZZZ and ZZ gamma couplings are set. (6 refs).

  10. LEP Vacuum Chamber

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    1983-01-01

    This is a cut-out of a LEP vacuum chamber for dipole magnets showing the beam channel and the pumping channel with the getter (NEG) strip and its insulating supports. A water pipe connected to the cooling channel can also be seen at the back.The lead radiation shield lining is also shown. See also 8305563X.

  11. *164160 LEPTIN; LEP [OMIM

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  12. Superconducting cavities for LEP

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    1983-01-01

    Above: a 350 MHz superconducting accelerating cavity in niobium of the type envisaged for accelerating electrons and positrons in later phases of LEP. Below: a small 1 GHz cavity used for investigating the surface problems of superconducting niobium. Albert Insomby stays on the right. See Annual Report 1983 p. 51.

  13. LEP vacuum chamber, prototype

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    1983-01-01

    Final prototype for the LEP vacuum chamber, see 8305170 for more details. Here we see the strips of the NEG pump, providing "distributed pumping". The strips are made from a Zr-Ti-Fe alloy. By passing an electrical current, they were heated to 700 deg C.

  14. The collider of the future?

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    2009-01-01

    Why are two studies for one linear collider being conducted in parallel? This is far from a duplication of effort or a waste of resources, since the two studies reflect a complementary strategy aimed at providing the best technology for future physics. On Friday 12 June CERN hosted the first joint meeting between CLIC, ILC and the CERN management.

  15. Design Study of the Large Hadron Electron Collider and a Rapid Cycling Synchrotron as Alternative to the PS Booster Upgrade at CERN

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    Fitterer, Miriam

    2013-01-01

    To further extend the discovery potential of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a major upgrade is foreseen around 2020 of the LHC itself and the LHC injectors. Furthermore it has been suggested to built a new electron accelerator in order to allow for deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering at the LHC, referred to as Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC). In this thesis design options for a new LHC injector - a Rapid Cycling Synchrotron - and an electron accelerator for the LHeC are presented.

  16. Monitoring and control of the muon detector in the L3 experiment at LEP

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    In this report the monitoring system of the muon spectrometer of the L3 detector in LEP at CERN is presented. The system is based on a network of VME's using the OS9 operating system. The design guiding lines and the present system configuration are described both from the hardware and the software point of view. In addition, the report contains the description of the monitored parameters showing typical data collected durintg the first months of LEP operation. (Author)

  17. Experiments at CERN in 1984

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    This book is a compilation of the current experimental program at CERN. The experiments listed are being performed at one of the following machines: the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), the Proton Synchrotron (PS) and the Synchro-Cyclotron (SC). The Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR) have ceased functioning early this year. The four approved experiments to be done by means of the Large Electron Positron machine (LEP) are also listed. (orig./HSI)

  18. Hadron collider physics at UCR

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    Kernan, A.; Shen, B.C.

    1997-07-01

    This paper describes the research work in high energy physics by the group at the University of California, Riverside. Work has been divided between hadron collider physics and e{sup +}-e{sup {minus}} collider physics, and theoretical work. The hadron effort has been heavily involved in the startup activities of the D-Zero detector, commissioning and ongoing redesign. The lepton collider work has included work on TPC/2{gamma} at PEP and the OPAL detector at LEP, as well as efforts on hadron machines.

  19. Ex / Noise / CERN / Deerhoof

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    2015-01-01

    Indie rockers Deerhoof battled with the noise of CERN’s magnet test facilities on 30 August 2015. The band visited CERN at the invitation of ATLAS physicist James Beacham, whose pilot project Ex/Noise/CERN collides experimental music artists with experimental particle physics. Credits: -Producer- CERN Video Productions James Beacham François Briard -Director- Noemi Caraban -Camera- Yann Krajewski Piotr Traczyk Noemi Caraban -Crane operator- Antonio Henrique Jorge-Costa -Live recording at CERN- Mixing at Rec studio/Geneva By Serge Morattel -Infography- Daniel Dominguez Noemi Caraban -Deerhoof- John Dieterich Satomi Matsuzaki Ed Rodriguez Greg Saunier w/Deron Pulley SPECIAL THANKS TO: Michal Strychalski Marta Bajko Maryline Charrondiere Luca Bottura Christian Giloux Rodrigue Faes Mariane Catallon Georgina Hobgen Hailey Reissman Marine Bass

  20. Production of light nuclei and anti-nuclei in pp and Pb-Pb collisions at energies available at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Adam, J.; Adamová, Dagmar; Bielčík, J.; Bielčíková, Jana; Brož, M.; Čepila, J.; Contreras, J. G.; Eyyubova, G.; Ferencei, Jozef; Křelina, M.; Křížek, Filip; Kučera, Vít; Kushpil, Svetlana; Mareš, Jiří A.; Petráček, V.; Pospíšil, Jan; Schulc, M.; Špaček, M.; Šumbera, Michal; Vajzer, Michal; Vaňát, Tomáš; Závada, Petr

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 93, č. 2 (2016), s. 024917. ISSN 0556-2813 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG13031 Institutional support: RVO:68378271 ; RVO:61389005 Keywords : heavy ion collisions * ALICE collaboration * deuteron production Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders; BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics (FZU-D) Impact factor: 3.733, year: 2014

  1. 5-8 Mar 1992: 650 physicists meet in Evian to discuss experiments on CERN's new accelerator project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

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    1992-01-01

    General Meeting on LHC Physics and Detectors - Towards the LHC experimental programme 5 - 8 Mar 1992 - Evian-les-Bains, France. With G. Flügge, C. H. Llewellyn Smith, M. Della Negra, P. Jenni, J. Schükraft, G. Brianti, C. Rubbia. At 30', images of a LHC special session with William Mitchell, President of Council, Ch. Llewellyn Smith, Chairman of the Scientific Policy Committee, Carlo Rubbia, CERN Director General and J.E. Augustin, Chairman of ECFA

  2. Tevatron's complex collider cousins

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    Fischer, W

    2004-01-01

    Letter referring to Schwarzschild's story "Disappointing performance and tight budgets confront Fermilab with tough decisions" and contesting that the Tevatron is not the most complex accelerator operating. They use the examples of CERN's SPS collider, HERA at DESY and the RHIC at Brookhaven (1/4 page)

  3. Large Hadron Collider

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    2007-01-01

    "In the spring 2008, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) machine at CERN (the European Particle Physics laboratory) will be switched on for the first time. The huge machine is housed in a circular tunnel, 27 km long, excavated deep under the French-Swiss border near Geneva." (1,5 page)

  4. LEP Magnets Get a Second Lease of Life

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    2001-01-01

    Removed one minute, recycled the next! Around 900 yokes from the LEP dipole magnets have been re-used as building material. 906 yokes from the LEP dipole magnets have been incorporated in the foundations of the new Building 954, where they have been used to create the underfloor space and reinforcements. The recycling of LEP is already under way. Over half of CERN's accelerator has been dismantled so far, and parts of its magnets are already beginning a new life: since 16 May, some of the LEP dipole magnet yokes have been re-used as building material. The dipole yokes, the only ones of their kind, are made up of steel plates and layers of concrete sandwiched together, thus forming blocks of reinforced concrete. It would be a painstaking task to separate the basic materials for re-use, which led to the idea of using the yokes intact as reinforcements. 906 LEP yokes have gone into the foundations of the brand-new Building 954 on the Prévessin site. They have been used to build the underfloor space ...

  5. accelerating cavity from LEP

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    This is an accelerating cavity from LEP, with a layer of niobium on the inside. Operating at 4.2 degrees above absolute zero, the niobium is superconducting and carries an accelerating field of 6 million volts per metre with negligible losses. Each cavity has a surface of 6 m2. The niobium layer is only 1.2 microns thick, ten times thinner than a hair. Such a large area had never been coated to such a high accuracy. A speck of dust could ruin the performance of the whole cavity so the work had to be done in an extremely clean environment. These challenging requirements pushed European industry to new achievements. 256 of these cavities are now used in LEP to double the energy of the particle beams.

  6. The LEP alarm system

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    Unlike alarm systems for previous accelerators, the LEP alarm system caters not only for the operation of the accelerator but also for technical services and provides the direct channel for personnel safety. It was commissioned during 1989 and has seen a continued development up to the present day. The system, comprising over 50 computers including 5 different platforms and 4 different operating systems, is described. The hierarchical structure of the software is outlined from the interface to the equipment groups, through the front end computers to the central server, and finally to the operator consoles. Reasons are given for choosing a conventional, as opposed to a 'knowledge based' approach. Finally, references are made to a prototype real time expert system for surveying the power converters of LEP, which was conducted during 1990 as part of the alarm development program. (author)

  7. Recent Progress and Results of LEPS, LEPS2, and ELPH

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    Muramatsu, Norihito

    2013-08-01

    Hadron photoproduction reactions are complementarily studied at SPring-8/LEPS and ELPH, Tohoku University. Their recent results on hadron structure and interaction are summarized in the present article. On the pentaquark candidate Θ+, a clear peak structure is seen in new exclusive analyses using increased statistics data of the γ d→K+K-X reaction. A new project LEPS2 has started at SPring-8 in conjunction with LEPS and ELPH. Recent progress is discussed including a new photon detector system BGO-EGG, which is under construction at ELPH. LEPS2 beam commissioning will start from the end of FY2012.

  8. Tau anomalous magnetic moment in γγ colliders

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    Peressutti, Javier; Sampayo, Oscar A.

    2012-08-01

    We investigate the possibility of setting model independent limits for a nonstandard anomalous magnetic moment aτNP of the tau lepton, in future γγ colliders based on Compton backscattering. For a hypothetical collider we find that, at various levels of confidence, the limits for aτNP could be improved, compared to previous studies based on LEP1, LEP2 and SLD data. We show the results for a realistic range of the center of mass energy of the e+e- collider. As a more direct application, we also present the results of the simulation for the photon collider at the TESLA project.

  9. UX-15 Reaches LEP

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    2001-01-01

    The creation of the world's largest sandstone cavern, not a small feat! At the bottom, cave-in preventing steel mesh can be seen clinging to the top of the tunnel. The digging of UX-15, the cavern that will house ATLAS, reached the upper ceiling of LEP on October 10th. The breakthrough which took place nearly 100 metres underground occurred precisely on schedule and exactly as planned. But much caution was taken beforehand to make the LEP breakthrough clean and safe. To prevent the possibility of cave-ins in the side tunnels that will eventually be attached to the completed UX-15 cavern, reinforcing steel mesh was fixed into the walls with bolts. Obviously no people were allowed in the LEP tunnels below UX-15 as the breakthrough occurred. The area was completely evacuated and fences were put into place to keep all personnel out. However, while personnel were being kept out of the tunnels below, this has been anything but the case for the work taking place up above. With the creation of the world's largest...

  10. Spectra of identified hadrons in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    The transverse-momentum distributions of identified hadrons produced in Pb-Pb collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are studied in the low and intermediate range for pTT∼3 GeV/c. A substantial portion of the jet energy is found to be lost to the dense medium before the partons emerge at the surface to undergo hadronization by recombination.

  11. The "Silicon Wheel" prototype for the barrel of the silicon tracker deep inside the CMS detector at CERN'S future LHC proton collider

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    Laurent Guiraud

    1997-01-01

    Elements on a specially designed structure will track the emerging particles close to the beam pipe. The supporting structure is made out of special carbon fibre discs holding 112 detector modules (448 individual silicon detectors). The modules are arranged to provide three detection points per track and are distributed in seven layers on a spiral geometry to leave enough room for cables, cooling tubes, etc. The inner radius of the wheel is 20.5 cm; the overall diameter is 80 The prototype is a combined CMS silicon community effort; the main participating institutions were: Aachen (Germany), Bari (Italy), CERN, Florence (Italy), Imperial College (UK), Oulu (Finland), Padova, Perugia, Pisa (Italy), Rutherford Laboratory

  12. Multiplicities and correlations at LEP

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    Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, E

    2002-01-01

    A brief review on recent charge multiplicity and correlation measurements at LEP is given. The measurements of unbiased gluon jet multiplicity are discussed. Recent results on charged particle Bose- Einstein and Fermi-Dirac correlations at LEP1. are reported. New results on two-particle correlations of neutral pions are given. Correlations of more than two particles (high-order correlations) obtained using different methods are performed. Recent Bose-Einstein correlation measurements at LEP2 are discussed. (13 refs).

  13. COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award

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    2016-01-01

    The COLLIDE Pro Helvetia Award is run in partnership with Pro Helvetia, giving the opportunity to Swiss artists to do research at CERN for three months.   From left to right: Laura Perrenoud, Marc Dubois and Simon de Diesbach. The photo shows their VR Project, +2199. Fragment.In are the winning artists of COLLIDE Pro Helvetia. They came to CERN for two months in 2015, and will now continue their last month in the laboratory. Fragment.In is a Swiss based interaction design studio. They create innovative projects, interactive installations, video and game design. Read more about COLLIDE here.

  14. Challenges in future linear colliders

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    Chattopadhyay, S

    2002-01-01

    For decades, electron-positron colliders have been complementing proton-proton colliders. But the circular LEP, the largest e/sup -/e /sup +/ collider, represented an energy limit beyond which energy losses to synchrotron radiation necessitate moving to e/sup -/e/sup + / linear colliders (LCs), thereby raising new challenges for accelerator builders. Japanese-American, German, and European collaborations have presented options for the "Future Linear Collider " (FLC). Key accelerator issues for any FLC option are the achievement of high enough energy and luminosity. Damping rings, taking advantage of the phenomenon of synchrotron radiation, have been developed as the means for decreasing beam size, which is crucial for ensuring a sufficiently high rate of particle-particle collisions. Related challenges are alignment and stability in an environment where even minute ground motion can disrupt performance, and the ability to monitor beam size. The technical challenges exist within a wider context of socioeconomi...

  15. Simulations of electron-cloud heat load for the cold arcs of the CERN Large Hadron Collider and its high-luminosity upgrade scenarios

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    Maury Cuna, H.; Contreras, J. G.; Zimmermann, F.

    2012-01-01

    The heat load generated by an electron cloud in the cold arcs of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a concern for operation near and beyond nominal beam current. We report the results of simulation studies, with updated secondary- emission models, which examine the severity of the electron heat load over a range of possible operation parameters, both for the nominal LHC and for various luminosity-upgrade scenarios, such as the so-called ‘‘full crab crossing’’ and ‘‘early separation’’ schemes,...

  16. Jets and decays of resonances: Two mechanisms responsible for reduction of elliptic flow at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and restoration of constituent quark scaling

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    The formation and evolution of the elliptic flow pattern in Pb+Pb collisions at √(s)=5.5A TeV and in Au+Au collisions at √(s)=200A GeV are analyzed for different hadron species within the framework of the HYDJET++ Monte Carlo model. The model contains both hydrodynamic state and jets, thus allowing for a study of the interplay between the soft and hard processes. It is found that jets terminate the rise of the elliptic flow with increasing transverse momentum. Since jets are more influential at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) than at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the elliptic flow at LHC should be weaker than that at RHIC. The influence of resonance decays on particle elliptic flow is also investigated. These final state interactions enhance the low-pT part of the v2 of pions and light baryons and work toward the fulfillment of idealized constituent quark scaling.

  17. Logistics of LEP installation

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    The size of the LEP project, coupled with the tight construction schedules, calls for organized planning, logistics, monitoring and control. This is being carried out at present using tools such as ORACLE the Relational Database Management System, running on a VAX cluster for data storage and transfer, micro-computers for on-site follow-up, and PC's running Professional ORACLE, DOS and XENIX linked to a communications network to receive data feedback concerning transport and handling means. Following over 2 years of installations, this paper presents the methods used for the logistics of installation and their results

  18. Scenarios for physics at LEP

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    The author states his views regarding the importance of the experiments made possible if LEP is built. The main contribution of the LEP will be to understanding the physics of leptons, quarks and quantum chromodynamics. The author suggests the directions in which the new results might lead. (W.D.L.)

  19. Physics at LEP2. Vol. 1

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    This is the final report of the Workshop on Physics at LEP2, held at CERN during 1995. The first part of vol. 1 is devoted to aspects of machine physics of particular relevance to experiments, including the energy, luminosity and interaction regions, as well as the measurement of beam energy. The second part of vol. 1 is a relatively concise, but fairly complete, handbook on the physics of e+e- annihilation above the WW threshold and up to √s∼200 GeV. It contains discussions on WW cross-sections and distributions, W mass determination, Standard Model processes, QCD and gamma-gamma physics, as well as aspects of discovery physics, such as Higgs, new particle searches, triple gauge boson couplings and Z'. The second volume contains a review of the existing Monte Carlo generators for LEP2 physics. These include generators for WW physics, QCD and gamma-gamma processes, Bhabha scattering and discovery physics. A special effort was made to co-ordinate the different parts, with a view to achieving a systematic and balanced review of the subject, rather than just publishing a collection of separate contributions. (orig.)

  20. Controls for the vacuum system of LEP

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    The very large size (27-km circumference) of LEP (CERN Large Electron Positron storage ring) makes it mandatory to provide extensive remote control for installation, commissioning, and operation. The control facilities will be available both at fixed locations and in the form of mobile consoles which will follow the installation teams. All operations must be accessible to vacuum technicians, who may have little or no computing knowledge. Therefore, menu driven consoles, using a screen and light pen, will be made available to the operators. The large number of pumps, gauges, and valves makes it necessary to find solutions to reduce the cabling costs. An original way of powering the sputter ion pumps uses a single power supply and cable for up to eight pumps, yet allows individual current monitoring for each pump. An ionization gauge power supply for eight heads is economical and saves rack space by multiplexing the ion currents while powering and regulating continuously all filaments. All power supplies must be integrated in the general control system of the LEP machine. This is done by using so-called intelligent equipment controllers, which exchange messages with the main control room by a network of multidrop buses. A sophisticated data base management system is required in order to keep track of the numerous items connected to the vacuum system

  1. Realization of the LEP power converters

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    After a phase of intensive and detailed preparation, which included preliminary inquiries to a wide variety of firms, more than forty contracts and large orders were placed with industry. They cover the power part of the converters for the magnet system, the RF klystrons and the vacuum pumps as well as the electronics for the supervision, control and local intelligence for these high-precision equipments. The first deliveries of the series production started in the second half of 1986 and by the end of 1987 most of the high-power units for the magnet system have been delivered to CERN. After thorough tests they are being installed in the LEP equipment buildings. This includes all the equipment necessary for the injection tests into LEP octant 1 to 2, scheduled for July '88. This paper reports that the tests on the prototype 100 kV, 40 A converter for the RF klystrons were successfully terminated with a full power run on the RF test string. The first sets of the series units are being delivered, tested and installed. An important aspect for obtaining high reliability lies in the automatic test procedures which are rigorously carried out, starting at the module level and ending at the complete equipment

  2. Physics at LEP2. Vol. 2

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    This is final report of the Workshop on Physics at LEP2, held at CERN during 1995. The first part of vol. 1 is devoted to aspects of machine physics of particular relevance to experiments, including the energy, luminosity and interaction regions, as well as the measurement of beam energy. The second part of vol. 1 is a relatively concise, but fairly complete, handbook on the physics of e+e- annihilation above the WW threshold and up to √s∼200 GeV. It contains discussions on WW cross-sections and distributions, W mass determination, Standard Model processes, QCD and gamma-gamma physics, as well as aspects of discovery physics, such as Higgs, new particle searches, triple gauge boson couplings and Z'. The second volume contains a review of the existing Monte Carlo generators for LEP2 physics. These include generators for WW physics, QCD and gamma-gamma processes, Bhabha scattering and discovery physics. A special effort was made to co-ordinate the different parts, with a view to achieving a systematic and balanced review of the subject, rather than just publishing a collection of separate contributions. (orig.)

  3. Circular Higgs Factories: LEP3, TLEP and SAPPHiRE

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    Zimmermann, F

    2012-01-01

    In 2012 two LHC experiments have discovered a new particle with a mass around 125 GeV, which might be the scalar Higgs boson of the Standard Model. This particle could be produced in large numbers for precision studies by an e+e− collider operating near the ZH threshold at a beam energy of 120 GeV or, in the s-channel, by a gamma-gamma collider with primary electron beam energies of 80 GeV. In this seminar I discuss tentative design parameters, novel concepts and accelerator-physics challenges for two circular e+e− Higgs-factory collidersLEP3 and TLEP – and for a gamma-gamma Higgs-factory collider based on a recirculating SC electron linac – SAPPHiRE. LEP3, installed in the existing 27-km LHC tunnel, and TLEP, in a new 80-km long tunnel, require – in addition to the collider ring – a fast cycling accelerator ring for quasi-continuous top-up injection to compensate the short beam lifetime due to radiative Bhabha scattering at luminosities above 1e34 cm-2s-1. In addition, a large momentum apert...

  4. Invisible Z-boson decays at e+e- colliders

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    The measurement of the invisible Z-boson decay width at e+e- colliders can be done 'indirectly', by subtracting the Z-boson visible partial widths from the Z-boson total width, or 'directly', from the process e+e-→γνν-bar. Both procedures are sensitive to different types of new physics and provide information about the couplings of the neutrinos to the Z boson. At present, measurements at CERN LEP and CHARM II are capable of constraining the left-handed Zνν-bar coupling, 0.45 L R vertical bar≤0.2. We show that measurements at a future e+e- linear collider at different center-of-mass energies, √(s)=mZ and √(s)≅170 GeV, would translate into a markedly more precise measurement of the Zνν-bar couplings. A statistically significant deviation from standard model predictions will point toward different new physics mechanisms, depending on whether the discrepancy appears in the direct or the indirect measurement of the invisible Z width. We discuss some scenarios which illustrate the ability of different invisible Z-boson decay measurements to constrain new physics beyond the standard model

  5. Design study of the large hadron electron collider and a rapid cycling synchrotron as alternative to the PS booster upgrade at CERN

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    Fitterer, Miriam

    2013-02-22

    With the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the exploration of particle physics at center of mass energies at the TeV scale has begun. To extend the discovery potential of the LHC, a major upgrade is foreseen around 2020 of the LHC itself and the LHC injectors - the chain of accelerators preparing the beam for the LHC. One of the injectors - the second one in the chain - is the Proton Synchrotron (PS) Booster. Its performance is currently limited by the space-charge effect, which is the effect of the electromagnetic field of the particle beam on itself. This effect becomes weaker with higher energy, and therefore an energy upgrade of the PS Booster to 2 GeV maximum beam energy is foreseen. As the PS Booster is with its 40 years already an old machine, the construction of a new accelerator, a Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS), to replace the PS Booster has been proposed. In this thesis different options for the beam guidance in the RCS - referred to as lattice and optics - are studied, followed by a more general comparison of different lattices and optics and their performance under consideration of the space-charge effect. To further complement the LHC physics program, also the possibility of deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering at the LHC has been suggested, referred to as Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC). In this case the proton beam of the LHC collides with the electron beam, which is accelerated in a separate newly built machine. Two options are considered as electron accelerator: a new energy recovery linac - the Linac-Ring option - and the installation of an electron ring in the existing LHC tunnel - the Ring-Ring option. One of the main challenges of the Ring-Ring option is the integration of the electron ring in the current LHC tunnel. A layout, lattice and optics of the electron accelerator is developed in this thesis, which meets the requirements with regard to integration and reaches the beam parameters demanded by the particle physics experiments.

  6. Design study of the large hadron electron collider and a rapid cycling synchrotron as alternative to the PS booster upgrade at CERN

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    With the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the exploration of particle physics at center of mass energies at the TeV scale has begun. To extend the discovery potential of the LHC, a major upgrade is foreseen around 2020 of the LHC itself and the LHC injectors - the chain of accelerators preparing the beam for the LHC. One of the injectors - the second one in the chain - is the Proton Synchrotron (PS) Booster. Its performance is currently limited by the space-charge effect, which is the effect of the electromagnetic field of the particle beam on itself. This effect becomes weaker with higher energy, and therefore an energy upgrade of the PS Booster to 2 GeV maximum beam energy is foreseen. As the PS Booster is with its 40 years already an old machine, the construction of a new accelerator, a Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS), to replace the PS Booster has been proposed. In this thesis different options for the beam guidance in the RCS - referred to as lattice and optics - are studied, followed by a more general comparison of different lattices and optics and their performance under consideration of the space-charge effect. To further complement the LHC physics program, also the possibility of deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering at the LHC has been suggested, referred to as Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC). In this case the proton beam of the LHC collides with the electron beam, which is accelerated in a separate newly built machine. Two options are considered as electron accelerator: a new energy recovery linac - the Linac-Ring option - and the installation of an electron ring in the existing LHC tunnel - the Ring-Ring option. One of the main challenges of the Ring-Ring option is the integration of the electron ring in the current LHC tunnel. A layout, lattice and optics of the electron accelerator is developed in this thesis, which meets the requirements with regard to integration and reaches the beam parameters demanded by the particle physics experiments.

  7. Simulations of electron-cloud heat load for the cold arcs of the CERN Large Hadron Collider and its high-luminosity upgrade scenarios

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    Maury Cuna, H; Zimmermann, F

    2012-01-01

    The heat load generated by an electron cloud in the cold arcs of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a concern for operation near and beyond nominal beam current. We report the results of simulation studies, with updated secondary- emission models, which examine the severity of the electron heat load over a range of possible operation parameters, both for the nominal LHC and for various luminosity-upgrade scenarios, such as the so-called ‘‘full crab crossing’’ and ‘‘early separation’’ schemes, the ‘‘large Piwinski angle’’ scheme, and a variant of the latter providing ‘‘compatibility’’ with the (upgraded) LHCb experiment. The variable parameters considered are the maximum secondary-emission yield, the number of particles per bunch, and the spacing between bunches. In addition, the dependence of the heat load on the longitudinal bunch profile is investigated.

  8. From LEP to LHC, a review of results and a look to the future

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    Foà, L

    1999-01-01

    LEP is today exploring the frontier of high masses searching for new particles predicted by the standard model, such as the Higgs boson, or predicted by the supersymmetric theory, such as charginos or neutralinos. If this search $9 fails, the aim is to put lower limits of the order of 100 GeV on the mass of each of them. At the same time, more and more precise measurements of the Z and W characteristics allow the mass intervals in which these particles can be $9 found to be reduced. The LHC, the future proton-proton collider of CERN, will continue the same searches despite the incredibly more difficult environment, widening the mass interval from 100 to 1000 GeV. For this purpose, the most $9 sophisticated detectors ever designed by physicists are now under construction with the participation of groups from throughout the world. This huge increase of the explored mass range guarantees that, if Higgs bosons and $9 supersymmetric particles are not found, other scenarios must become evident, opening the road to ...

  9. 2015 CERN-Fermilab HCP Summer School

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    2015-01-01

    CERN and Fermilab are jointly offering a series of "Hadron Collider Physics Summer Schools", to prepare young researchers for these exciting times. The school has alternated between CERN and Fermilab, and will return to CERN for the tenth edition, from 24 June to 3 July 2015. The CERN-Fermilab Hadron Collider Physics Summer School is an advanced school targeted particularly at young postdocs and senior PhD students working towards the completion of their thesis project, in both Experimental High Energy Physics (HEP) and phenomenology. Lecture Topics include: Statistics in HEP, Heavy Flavour, Heavy Ion, Standard Model, Higgs searches and measurements, BSM theory, BSM searches, Top physics, QCD and Monte Carlos, Accelerators, Detectors for the future, Trigger and DAQ, Dark Matter Astroparticle, and two special lectures on Future Colliders, and 20 years after the top discovery. Calendar and Details: Mark your calendar for  24 June - 3 July 2015, when CERN will welcome students to t...

  10. The CERN's year

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    CERN, the European organization for nuclear research, has just celebrated its fifty years of existence. Its first goal was to counterbalance the migration of physics scientists towards the USA by the creation of a physics laboratory gathering scientists from the different European countries. Today, the CERN's mission has changed and has overcome all the expectations of its founders. In 2008, it will become, with the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), the biggest particle accelerator in the world. The CERN employs about 3000 physicists, engineers, technicians and workers. There is also 6500 people from 80 different countries who use the CERN's facilities during the year. The CERN is controlled by 20 European member states and 6 observer countries, and 20 non-member countries participate to the programs in progress. The CERN's power comes from its international and cosmopolitan spirit. The whole most famous physicists of the world can work together for the progress of science and for a better understanding of matter, of its interactions and of our universe. Two Nobel prices of physics come from the CERN: C. Rubbia and S. Van der Meer in 1983 for the discovery of W+, W- and Z0 bosons, and G. Charpak for the development of particle detectors. One can foresee that the LHC will allow new scientific achievements, like for instance, during experiments for the quest of the famous Higgs boson. It is important also to mention that the CERN has been at the origin of several technological innovations in all technical and engineering domains in the framework of its fundamental physics researches. (J.S.)

  11. P{bar P} collider physics

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    Demarteau, M. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States)

    1992-04-01

    A brief introduction to {bar p}p collider physics is given. Selected results from the collider experiments at the CERN S{bar p}pS and the Tevatron collider are described. The emphasis is on experimental aspects of {bar p}p collisions. Minimum bias physics and the production of jets, Intermediate Vector Bosons and heavy flavors is reviewed. The outlook for physics at hadron colliders for the near future is briefly discussed.

  12. Proposed Post-LEP benchmarks for supersymmetry

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    We propose a new set of supersymmetric benchmark scenarios, taking into account the constraints from LEP, b →s γ, gμ - 2 and cosmology. We work in the specific context of the constrained MSSM (CMSSM) with universal soft supersymmetry-breaking masses and vanishing trilinear terms, assuming that R parity is conserved. We propose benchmark points that exemplify the different generic possibilities in this context, including focus-point models, points where coannihilation effects on the relic density are important, and points with rapid relic annihilation via direct-channel Higgs poles. We discuss the principal decays and signatures of the different classes of benchmark scenarios, and make initial estimates of the physics reaches of different accelerators, including the Tevatron collider, the LHC, and e+ e- colliders in the sub- and multi-TeV ranges. We stress the complementarity of hadron and lepton colliders, with the latter favoured for non-strongly-interacting particles and precision measurements. We mention features that could usefully be included in future versions of supersymmetric event generators. (orig.)

  13. Proton-antiproton collider physics

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    Altarelli, Guido

    1989-01-01

    This volume reviews the physics studied at the CERN proton-antiproton collider during its first phase of operation, from the first physics run in 1981 to the last one at the end of 1985. The volume consists of a series of review articles written by physicists who are actively involved with the collider research program. The first article describes the proton-antiproton collider facility itself, including the antiproton source and its principle of operation based on stochastic cooling. The subsequent six articles deal with the various physics subjects studied at the collider. Each article descr

  14. CERN, accelerator of motivation

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    François Becler

    2014-01-01

    Have your dreams ever come true? My dream did, when I was lucky enough to be allowed into the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and spend five whole days there.   François, in front of LEP's DELPHI detector, displayed in the LHCb cavern. François was given the opportunity to visit the experiment during his placement at CERN. I’m a pupil in my last year at the Collège Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois and was on a work experience placement at CERN from 16 to 20 December last year. I’m so happy I was chosen because working alongside physicists and engineers of all nationalities was like a dream come true. The first thing that impressed me was the size of the site, its infrastructures and facilities but also the fact that I was working in a prestigious, world-renowned organisation. I spent lots of time looking at the map and trying to find my way around... CERN's such a massive place ! Th...

  15. Physics of W bosons at LEP

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    Mele, S

    2004-01-01

    The high-energy and high-luminosity data-taking campaigns of the LEP e+e- collider provided the four collaborations, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, with about 50 000 W-boson pairs and about a thousand singly-produced W bosons. This unique data sample has an unprecedented reach in probing some aspects of the Standard Model of the electroweak interactions, and this article reviews several achievements in the understanding of W-boson physics at LEP. The measurements of the cross sections for W-boson production are discussed, together with their implication on the existence of the coupling between Z and W bosons. The precision measurements of the magnitude of triple gauge-boson couplings are presented. The observation of the longitudinal helicity component of the W-boson spin, related to the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, is described together with the techniques used to probe the CP and CPT symmetries in the W-boson system. A discussion on the intricacies of the measurement of the mass of the W boson, ...

  16. Triangular flow of thermal photons from an event-by-event hydrodynamic model for 2.76 A TeV Pb + Pb collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider

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    Chatterjee, Rupa; Srivastava, Dinesh K.; Renk, Thorsten

    2016-07-01

    We calculate the triangular flow parameter v3 of thermal photons from an event-by-event ideal hydrodynamic model for 0-40% central collisions of Pb nuclei at √{sN N}=2.76 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. v3 determined with respect to the participant plane (PP) is found to be nonzero and positive, and its pT dependence is qualitatively similar to the elliptic flow parameter v2(PP) of thermal photons in the range 1 ≤pT≤6 GeV/c . In the range pT≤ 3 GeV/c , v3(PP) is found to be about 50-75% of v2(PP) and for pT> 3 GeV/c the two anisotropy parameters become comparable. The value of v3 is driven by local density fluctuations both directly via the creation of triangular geometry and indirectly via additional flow. As expected, the triangular flow parameter calculated with respect to the reaction plane v3(RP) is found to be close to zero. We show that v3(PP) strongly depends on the spatial size of fluctuations, especially in the higher pT(≥3 GeV /c ) region where a larger value of σ results in a smaller v3(PP ) . In addition, v3(PP ) is found to increase with the assumed formation time of the thermalized system.

  17. Tests of perturbative QCD at LEP

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    The first three years of operation of the Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP) have provided numerous significant tests of perturbative QCD. Several of these studies are of such high experimental precision that theoretical uncertainties from uncomputed higher orders limit the final precision of the results. The data are in good agreement with the predictions of pertubative QCD and no significant deviation from the Standard Model has been observed. The strong coupling constant has been detemined based on observables including hadronic event shapes, jet rates, and energy correlations. Properties of the gluon were investigated. Soft hadron phenomena were also explored. A discussion of anticipated future studies was included. 91 refs., 20 figs., 2 tabs

  18. The LEP 2 machine : pushing to the limits 209 GeV! Exhibition LEPFest 2000

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    2000-01-01

    By installing 288 new superconducting accelerating cavities after 1995,and thanks to the excellent work of the CERN teams,energies up to 209 GeV -well beyond LEP 's original design energy -have been achieved.Significant experi- mental data have been collected at energies in excess of 206 GeV.

  19. Learning with the ATLAS Experiment at CERN

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    Barnett, R. M.; Johansson, K. E.; Kourkoumelis, C.; Long, L.; Pequenao, J.; Reimers, C.; Watkins, P.

    2012-01-01

    With the start of the LHC, the new particle collider at CERN, the ATLAS experiment is also providing high-energy particle collisions for educational purposes. Several education projects--education scenarios--have been developed and tested on students and teachers in several European countries within the Learning with ATLAS@CERN project. These…

  20. Hadronisation at LEP

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    Ben-Haim, E

    2003-01-01

    An overview of recent results from LEP concerning the hadronisation process is presented. Emphasis is placed on the $b$-quark. The first presented analysis is the measurement of the $b$-quark fragmentation function. It includes a new, hadronic-model independent method to extract the x-dependence of the non-perturbative QCD component from the measured fragmentation function. This is followed by the results of two analyses on, respectively, production rates of b-excited states and branching fractions of b-quarks to neutral and charged b-hadrons. Multiplicity in the final state is also discussed concerning the difference in multiplicities between b and light quark initiated events, and total multiplicities in three jet events. Finally, recent measurements of \\omega and \\eta meson production rates are given.

  1. Facts about real antimatter collide with fiction

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    Siegfried, Tom

    2004-01-01

    When science collides with fiction, sometimes a best seller emerges from the debris. Take Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, for instance, a murder mystery based on science at CERN, the European nuclear research laboratory outside Geneva

  2. Preparing for the Large Hadron Collider

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    Appleton, Owen

    2007-01-01

    "Processing data for the Large Hadron Collider, the next-generation particle accelerator under construction at CERN, Switzerland, is one of the driving forces for development of Grid technology." (1 page)

  3. Timeline for Particle Collider in doubt

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    Klapper, Bradley S

    2007-01-01

    "Officials at CERN said the possible delays in getting the particle collider back online are the result of the magnet failure and cooling processes that have been slower than expected for the 17-mile tunnel." (1,5 page)

  4. Observation of radiation degradation of electrical insulators in the CERN particle accelerators

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    For the selection of polymer-based materials to be used in radiation environments, radiation tests have been performed at the European Organization for Particle Physics Research (CERN) for several decades. According to the recommendations of the IEC Standard 544, mechanical tests are carried out, and the radiation degradation is measured after accelerated irradiations. It is well known that during long-term exposures, oxygen and moisture are allowed to diffuse in the materials and hence to induce more severe degradation; this phenomenon is known as the 'dose-rate effect'. During machine shut-downs, samples of rigid and flexible polymeric insulators (magnet-coil resins and cable insulations) have been taken out and tested after several years of exposure in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and in the Large Electron-Position Collider (LEP). The mechanical test results are compared to the ones after the accelerated qualification tests, and to the ones of a study conducted in 1991 to estimate the lifetime of cables in the radiation environment of LEP 200. They confirm that thermoplastics are more sensitive to long-term irradiations than the thermosetting resins and the composites, but that the dose-rate effect cannot be neglected in the latter

  5. Rare B decays at LEP

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    Kluit, P M

    2001-01-01

    The results of the LEP experiments for rare B decays will be reviewed, covering hadronic final states, radiative and other rare decays and results for the inclusive charmless branching ratio. (8 refs).

  6. 1988 CERN school of physics

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    The CERN School of Physics is intended to give young experimental physicists an introduction to the theoretical aspects of recent advances in elementary particle physics. These Proceedings contain reports of lecture series on the following topics: introduction to field theory and to weak interactions, heavy ion collisions, perturbative QCD, the standard model, proton-antiproton collider results and detectors, cosmology. (orig.)

  7. Cern collisions light up Copenhagen

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    Banks, Michael

    2010-01-01

    "Anyone passing by the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, might be startled by some strange moving lights on the facade of the institute's main building. In fact, the dancing beams show, almost in real time, collisions form the Atlas experiment at Cern's Large Hadron Collider (LHC)" (1 paragraph)

  8. The CERN GSM monitoring system

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    This paper presents the way CERN has approached the problem of monitoring its own GSM infrastructure, especially in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) accelerator tunnel and other underground facilities, where a leaky feeder cable carries mobile phone signals, and where this technology is the only means for inter-personnel communications.

  9. ISOLDE 1985-1987: In the shadow of LEP construction

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    CERN. Geneva

    2014-01-01

    This report describes my time at CERN from 1985 to 1987. Only very briefly before, ISOLDE was recognized by the CERN Management as a CERN facility and not only as a collaboration performing experiments at the synchrocyclotron (SC). Due to LEP construction the human resources were extremely restricted and I acted in one person as ISOLDE Group Leader, as Coordinator of the Synchrocyclotron, and as person responsible for the ISOLDE Technical Group. In addition, I was responsible for the students of my research groups from Mainz University which were active in laser spectroscopy of neutron-deficient nuclides in the mercury region and in getting ISOLTRAP on the floor and into operation. Due to LEP construction also the financial resources were extremely limited and my requests to the EP Division Leader B. Hyams and to the Director General H. Schopper for financial support for installation of a laser ion source and ISOLTRAP were turned down. Still, I and my students had a lot of fun at ISOLDE and I am very happy th...

  10. Cryogénie et supraconductivité pour le grand collisionneur de hadrons (LHC) du CERN

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    Lebrun, P

    2004-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), presently in construction at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva (Switzerland), will be the most advanced research instrument of the world’s high-energy physics community, providing access to the structure of matter at an unprecedentedly fine scale. Reusing the 26.7 km circumference tunnel and infrastructure of the past LEP electron-positron collider, the LHC makes use of advanced technology: high-field superconducting magnets based on niobium-titanium alloy conductors operating in superfluid helium at 1.9 K will guide and bring into collision intense beams of protons and ions. After some ten years of focussed R&D, the LHC components are being series-built by specialized industry in CERN member states and procured through world-wide collaborations. After briefly recalling the physics goals, performance challenges and design choices, we present main aspects of cryogenics and superconductivity as key technologies for the LHC and report on its c...

  11. R-Parity Violation and CP-Violating and CP-Conserving Spin Asymmetries in scr(l)+scr(l)- → ν → τ+τ- : Probing Sneutrino Mixing at scr(l)+scr(l)- Colliders

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    We consider the sneutrino resonance reaction ell +ell -→ν →τ+τ- in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) without R parity. We introduce CP-violating and CP-conserving τ-spin asymmetries which are generated at tree level if there is ν-anti ν mixing and are forbidden in the standard model. At the CERN e+e- collider LEP2, these asymmetries may reach ∼75% around resonance for sneutrino mass splitting of Δm∼Γνμ and ∼10% for splitting as low as Δm∼0.1Γνμ . They may be easily detectable if the beam energy is within ∼10 GeV around the νμ mass and may therefore serve as powerful probes of sneutrino mixing. Future colliders are also discussed. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  12. ECFA workshop on LEP 200. Vol. 1 and 2

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    On the initiative of the European Committee for Future Accelerators, a workshop was organized to study experimental and theoretical aspects of the physics feasible at LEP with the beam energy increased to its design value of 100 GeV per beam. These two volumes provide the written versions of the reports presented by nine working groups to the workshop, as well as the presentations on the machine upgrade itself and the potential of hadron colliders and of HERA for LEP 200 physics. Each working group studied a specific topic, evaluating in some detail the requirements both for the detectors and for the machine of W mass measurements, W decay properties, W production dynamics, electroweak radiative corrections, two-photon physics, new heavy quarks and leptons, Higgs particles, supersymmetric particles, and composite models. The proceedings also include some of the more detailed work done in the framework of the working groups. (orig.)

  13. The Spirit counts - People at and around CERN

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    2014-01-01

    After a few biographical remarks I shall concentrate on human aspects which are not covered by official documents, but which are as important to the success of CERN as scientific and technical competence. The approval of LEP, general problems of the project management and the approval of the LEP experiments under conditions never encountered before at CERN will be covered. The special spirit created at CERN based on the competence and solidarity of the CERN staff and its users made it possible to find new ways of successful international collaboration combining competition with cooperation. Career Summary Physics diploma and doctorate from Hamburg University, now Prof. emer.; research assistant at Stockholm Technical University (with Lise Meitner); Cavendish Laboratory UK (with O.R.Frisch); Cornell University (with R.R. Wilson); research in optics, nuclear and elementary particle physics. various professorships in Germany and director of university institutes; Director of DESY, Hamburg, 1973-1980...

  14. CERN Choir

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    2015-01-01

      Do you like singing? The CERN Choir is looking for basses and tenors Join us! Programme Spring Session 2015: Donizetti: Misere & Missa di Gloria e Credo Bellini: Salve Regina Bruckner: Requiem in D minor Next concert: Sunday 31 May 2015 at 17:00 Musicales de Comesières (GE) Rehearsals at CERN Main Auditorium, building 500 On Wednesdays from 20.00 to 22:00 Membership fee: January to June 150 CHF September to December: 100CHF Contact: Baudouin.bleus@cern.ch Facebook/Choeur-du-CERN

  15. Towards Future Circular Colliders

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    AUTHOR|(CDS)2108454; Zimmermann, Frank

    2015-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN presently provides proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass (c.m.) energy of 13 TeV. The LHC design was started more than 30 years ago, and its physics programme will extend through the second half of the 2030’s. The global Future Circular Collider (FCC) study is now preparing for a post-LHC project. The FCC study focuses on the design of a 100-TeV hadron collider (FCC-hh) in a new ∼100 km tunnel. It also includes the design of a high-luminosity electron-positron collider (FCC-ee) as a potential intermediate step, and a lepton-hadron collider option (FCC-he). The scope of the FCC study comprises accelerators, technology, infrastructure, detectors, physics, concepts for worldwide data services, international governance models, and implementation scenarios. Among the FCC core technologies figure 16-T dipole magnets, based on $Nb_3Sn$ superconductor, for the FCC-hh hadron collider, and a highly efficient superconducting radiofrequency system for the FCC-ee lepton c...

  16. Transporting the last superconducting module to be removed from LEP

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    2001-01-01

    All 72 of LEP's superconducting modules have now been raised to the surface. Some 80% will be preserved at CERN, with 10% being reused for the LHC and a further 10% of obsolete non-radioactive material destined for recycling. These pictures show the last of these modules on its journey from PM18 to the old ISR tunnel where the modules will be stored in the short term. Photo 01: The Ansaldo 1020 module leaves PM18 by lorry. Photo 03: The module on the SM18 site. Photos 06, 08: The module on the road.

  17. Collider physics

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    Generally, all experiments with particle physics using energetic beams is collider physics. Today technically collider is taken to mean a particle accelerator in which two beams travelling in opposite directions collide. Many important discoveries in the last 25 years are from collider physics

  18. CASE in CERN's accelerator sector

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    As in the software industry where computer aided software engineering (CASE) methodologies and tools are commonly used, CERN endeavours to introduce this technology to improve the efficiency of designing, producing and maintaining software. A large project is currently under development in the administrative area whereas a dedicated group had been set up to evaluate state of the art techniques for software development relating to physics experiments. A similar activity, though on a smaller scale, has been initiated in the accelerator sector also in view of the large amount of software that will be required by the LEP200 and the LHC projects. This paper briefly describes this technology and gives an account of current experience with the use of CASE methods and tools for technical projects in the accelerator sector at CERN. (author)

  19. CERN honours Carlo Rubbia

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    2009-01-01

    On 7 April CERN will be holding a symposium to mark the 75th birthday of Carlo Rubbia, who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Physics with Simon van der Meer for contributions to the discovery of the W and Z bosons, carriers of the weak interaction. Following a presentation by Rolf Heuer, lectures will be given by eminent speakers on areas of science to which Carlo Rubbia has made decisive contributions. Michel Spiro, Director of the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of the CNRS, Lyn Evans, sLHC Project Leader, and Alan Astbury of the TRIUMF Laboratory will talk about the physics of the weak interaction and the discovery of the W and Z bosons. Former CERN Director-General Herwig Schopper will lecture on CERN’s accelerators from LEP to the LHC. Giovanni Bignami, former President of the Italian Space Agency, will speak about his work with Carlo Rubbia. Finally, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research and Sven Kul...

  20. CERN honours Carlo Rubbia

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    2009-01-01

    On 7 April CERN will be holding a symposium to mark the 75th birthday of Carlo Rubbia, who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Physics with Simon van der Meer for contributions to the discovery of the W and Z bosons, carriers of the weak interaction. Following a presentation by Rolf Heuer, lectures will be given by eminent speakers on areas of science to which Carlo Rubbia has made decisive contributions. Michel Spiro, Director of the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of the CNRS, Lyn Evans, sLHC Project Leader, and Alan Astbury of the TRIUMF Laboratory will talk about the physics of the weak interaction and the discovery of the W and Z bosons. Former CERN Director-General Herwig Schopper will lecture on CERN’s accelerators from LEP to the LHC. Giovanni Bignami, former President of the Italian Space Agency and Professor at the IUSS School for Advanced Studies in Pavia will speak about his work with Carlo Rubbia. Finally, Hans Joachim Sch...

  1. Large high-vacuum systems for CERN accelerators

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    Strubin, P

    2008-01-01

    CERN operated over the more than 50 years of its existence particle accelerators and storage rings ranging from a few tens of metre to 27 km, the size of its latest project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which is under construction and will be started in 2008. The challenges began with the Intersection Storage Rings (ISR) in the seventies. With a beam pipe length of 2 × 1 km, this accelerator required innovative solutions like bake-out and glow discharge to achieve the required static vacuum level, fight against beam-induced pressure increases and cancel beam neutralisation by trapped electrons. The vacuum system of the Large Electron Positron (LEP) storage ring (in operation between 1989 and 2001) of a total length of 27 km had to cope with very high levels of synchrotron power. The beam vacuum system of LHC (2 × 27 km) integrates some parts at 1.9 K and others at room temperature and will also have to cope with dynamic effects. In addition to the beam vacuum system, LHC requires insulation vacuum for th...

  2. CERN: 50 and counting

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    Fifty years is a long time in particle physics - and not just because most subatomic particles only exist for tiny fractions of a second. In 1954, the year that CERN was established, the leading high-energy laboratories in the US, and indeed the world, were at Berkeley in California and Brookhaven in New York. Today these two labs - with nine Nobel prizes for discoveries in particle physics between them - have been replaced by Stanford (established in 1962) and Fermilab (1967) as the focal points of high-energy physics in the US. CERN did not reach its current position of strength overnight. In the early years it struggled as US labs dominated the field and beat Europe's new lab to the big discoveries. The tide turned with the detection of weak neutral currents in 1973, and the discovery of the W and Z bosons 10 years later showed that CERN was capable of making truly massive discoveries. Today, completing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and its four detectors on schedule and within budget, and then ensuring that they run reliably from 2007 onwards, are CERN's top priorities. (U.K.)

  3. Una evaluación externa del CERN aconseja mejorar la gestión

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    2002-01-01

    An external committee of evaluation which studied the CERN situation before it undertook the construction of the Large Hadron Collider said the design of this new machine is excellent, but that CERN should improve its management

  4. Courrier CERN

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    2015-01-01

    Example of the cover page of the French version of the CERN Courier; Courrier CERN from January 1962. The journal was published both in English and French up to volume 45, no. 5, June 2005. Since then there is a single-language edition where articles are published either in French or English with an abstract in the other language.

  5. Status of Higgs hunting at the Z Resonance and its prospects at LEP2

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    Results from general searches for the Higgs boson of the Minimal Standard Model (MSM), and for neutral and charged Higgs bosons of non-minimal Higgs models are reviewed from the four LEP experiments at CERN: ALEPH, DELPHI, L3, and OPAL. A total of about 6 million hadronic Z decays have been analyzed during data-taking from 1989 to 1993. The Higgs boson discovery potential for LEP2 is presented, and requirements for a decisive test of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) are discussed. ((orig.))

  6. Design flaw could delay collider

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    Cho, Adrian

    2007-01-01

    "A magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) failed during a key test at the European particle physics laboratory CERN last week. Physicists and engineers will have to repair the damaged manget and retrofil others to correct the underlying design flaw.."(1 page)

  7. Design flaw could delay collider

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    Cho, Adrian

    2007-01-01

    "A magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) failed during a key test at the European particle physics laboratory CERN last week. Physicists and engineers will have to repair the damaged magnet and retrofit others to correct the underlynig design flaw, which could delay the start-up of the mammouth subterranean machine." (1,5 page)

  8. Collider physics: A theorist's view

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    Recent experimental results from the CERN anti p p Collider are reviewed from a theorist's perspective. The conclusion is that the standard model is impressively verified and nothing else seems to be present. Some other relevant phenomenological and theoretical issues are also reviewed

  9. CERN & Society

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    2016-01-01

    Non Member State Summer Students 2015 are interviewed about their decision to study STEM subjects, to apply for CERN NMSSS programme, their experience onsite @CERN and takeaways, their future goals and aspirations, offering also advice to fellow students.The Non Member State Summer Student Programme stands for a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to spend their summer at CERN in Geneva, getting involved in some of the world’s biggest experiments. For 8 weeks, summer students gather on-site at CERN and join in the day-to-day work of research. The Programme targets advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, computing and engineering, particularly from developing countries. Participating students receive scientific training, attend lectures and work on laboratory-based projects alongside with CERN experts and fellow students.

  10. Physics studies at a future linear collider

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    Tabassam, Hajrah

    2012-01-01

    With the start of the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) at CERN, we will obtain a new understanding of the physics beyond our current limits. New discoveries will be made; but we will require a deeper understanding, which the LHC machine, being a hadron collider, will not be able to elucidate. Instead, we will need an e+e- collider to make precision measurements of the newly discovered phenomena. Electroweak symmetry breaking and the origin of fermion and boson masses are fundament...

  11. Le LEP sera encore là en l'an 2000

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    1998-01-01

    CERN's Large Electron-Positron collider got the green light today to achieve its full potential by running for an additional year in the year 2000. Delegates attending the 110th meeting of the Laboratory's governing body, Council, approved the move after a careful presentation of the proposal's scientific merits and financial aspects by CERN's Director General Chris Llewellyn Smith.

  12. Measurement of the electroweak parameters at LEP 2, search for the gauge boson Z'; Mesure des parametres electrofaibles leptoniques a LEP 2 recherche de boson de jauge Z'

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    Winoc Swynghedauw, M

    1999-04-01

    The measurement of the electroweak parameters at LEP2 allows to test the validity of the standard model at these energies. Grand Unified Theories (GUT), as a possible extension of the standard model to high energies, predicts the extension of the gauge sector with additional gauge bosons generically called Z'. Such gauge bosons would couple to standard fermions, and their effect, depending on their masses and couplings, would be to shift the measured values of electroweak observables from their standard model expectations. From 1995 to 1998, the ALEPH experiment located on the e{sup +}e{sup -} collider LEP (CERN) collected an integrated luminosity of 260 pb{sup -1} at different points of energy (130 to 189 GeV). At each point of energy, several types of observables for three leptonic channels are measured. For the Bhabha channels, two exclusive cross sections, corresponding to two angular acceptance, are measured. For the {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and {tau}{sup +}{tau}{sup -} channels, the inclusive ({radical}(s'/s) {>=} 0.1) and exclusive ({radical}(s'/s) {>=} 0.9) cross sections are measured, as well as the exclusive forward backward asymmetries. The methodology to measure those observables and to reduce their systematic errors, relies on the identification of particles, based on likelihood method algorithm, and the minimization of the use of kinematical variables. A study of all the sources of the systematic errors on those measurements is performed. No significant deviation from the standard model predictions are observed. Using those results as well as the electroweak results from the ALEPH experiment at LEP1, we derive limits on the free parameters (mass, mixing angle with standard model Z{sup 0}) describing additional Z' for the grand unification model E{sub 6} and LR and for the SSM model. In an independent model approach, we derive limits on the vector and axial couplings of Z' to standard leptons. (author)

  13. The development of colliders

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    Don Kerst, Gersh Budker, and Bruno Touschek were the individuals, and the motivating force, which brought about the development of colliders, while the laboratories at which it happened were Stanford, MURA, the Cambridge Electron Accelerator, Orsay, Frascati, CERN, and Novosibirsk. These laboratories supported, during many years, this rather speculative activity. Of course, many hundreds of physicists contributed to the development of colliders but the men who started it, set it in the right direction, and forcefully made it happen, were Don, Gersh, and Bruno. Don was instrumental in the development of proton-proton colliders, while Bruno and Gersh spearheaded the development of electron-positron colliders. In this brief review of the history, I will sketch the development of the concepts, the experiments, and the technological developments which made possible the development of colliders. It may look as if the emphasis is on theoretical concepts, but that is really not the case, for in this field -- the physics of beams -- the theory and experiment go hand in hand; theoretical understanding and advances are almost always motivated by the need to explain experimental results or the desire to construct better experimental devices

  14. Carlo Rubbia, former CERN Director-General, appointed Senator for life by the President of Italy.

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2013-01-01

    Today, the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano appointed four new senators for life: the music director and conductor “maestro” Claudio Abbado, the neuroscientist Professor Elena Cattaneo, the renowned architect Renzo Piano and Professor Carlo Rubbia, who was CERN Director-General from 1989 to 1993.   Carlo Rubbia during his talk for the discovery of the W particle in 1983. In 1984, Carlo Rubbia, then head of the UA1 collaboration, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Simon van der Meer, for the discovery of the W and Z particles – at that time two important missing components of the Standard Model. During his term of office as Director-General, the Large Electron Positron collider was inaugurated and the four LEP experiments produced their first results. He also mounted the case for the new Large Hadron Collider, which in 2012 led to the discovery of a Higgs boson. In 1993, the last year of his mandate, the World Wide Web proto...

  15. Future frontiers for e/sup +/e/sup -/ collisions: physics of SLC and LEP

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    Dorfan, J.M.

    1986-04-01

    A brief historical review is given of the contribution to particle physics of e/sup +/e/sup -/ interactions, followed by a discussion of the LEP and SLC machines and the reasons for developing linear colliders. A brief overview of the Standard Model and some essential formalism for the process e/sup +/e/sup -/ ..-->.. f anti f are presented, followed by a discussion of detectors. Tests of the Standard Model and physics beyond the Standard Model that can be made running at the Z/sup 0/ are considered. LEP physics at energies above the Z/sup 0/ is discussed. (LEW)

  16. Future frontiers for e+e- collisions: physics of SLC and LEP

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    A brief historical review is given of the contribution to particle physics of e+e- interactions, followed by a discussion of the LEP and SLC machines and the reasons for developing linear colliders. A brief overview of the Standard Model and some essential formalism for the process e+e- → f anti f are presented, followed by a discussion of detectors. Tests of the Standard Model and physics beyond the Standard Model that can be made running at the Z0 are considered. LEP physics at energies above the Z0 is discussed

  17. Tests of QCD at lep

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    In this report, some aspects of the reaction Z0 -> qq-bar are presented and compared to the predictions of perturbative QCD. Recent results from LEP 1990 data are shown, concerning measurements of αs with global event shape variables, of gluon properties through 3-jet event orientations and comparison of gluon and quark fragmentation. (author)

  18. Heavy quark physics from LEP

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    A review of some of the latest results on heavy flavor physics from the LEP Collaborations is presented. The emphasis is on B physics, particularly new results and those where discrepancies is given of the many techniques which have been developed to permit these analyses

  19. Colour reconnection at LEP2

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    Abreu, P

    2002-01-01

    The preliminary results on the search of colour reconnection effects (CR) from the four experiments at LEP, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, are reviewed. Extreme models are excluded by studies of standard variables, and on going studies of a method first suggested by L3, the particle flow method (D. Duchesneau, (2001)), are yet inconclusive. (22 refs).

  20. Heavy quark physics from LEP

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    Dornan, P.J. [Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom)

    1997-01-01

    A review of some of the latest results on heavy flavor physics from the LEP Collaborations is presented. The emphasis is on B physics, particularly new results and those where discrepancies is given of the many techniques which have been developed to permit these analyses.

  1. CERN Rocks

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    2004-01-01

    The 15th CERN Hardronic Festival took place on 17 July on the terrace of Rest 3 (Prévessin). Over 1000 people, from CERN and other International Organizations, came to enjoy the warm summer night, and to watch the best of the World's High Energy music. Jazz, rock, pop, country, metal, blues, funk and punk blasted out from 9 bands from the CERN Musiclub and Jazz club, alternating on two stages in a non-stop show.  The night reached its hottest point when The Canettes Blues Band got everybody dancing to sixties R&B tunes (pictured). Meanwhile, the bars and food vans were working at full capacity, under the expert management of the CERN Softball club, who were at the same time running a Softball tournament in the adjacent "Higgs Field". The Hardronic Festival is the main yearly CERN music event, and it is organized with the support of the Staff Association and the CERN Administration.

  2. 1994 expected to be year of decision for European Super Collider.

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    Sweet, William N

    1994-01-01

    Plans to build Europe's counterpart to the US' Superconducting Super Collider, the Large Hadron Collider, may push through when the CERN Council meets on Apr 15, 1994. The European scientific community is optimistic that the plan will be approved.

  3. Denis Guedj at CERN

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    2009-01-01

    Denis Guedj (right), pictured with Etiennette Auffray Hillemanns of the CMS collaboration and Hartmut Hillemanns of the DG-KTT group.French author Denis Guedj, who is also a mathematician and Professor of History of Science at Paris VIII University, visited CERN on 7 and 8 October. During a presentation in the CERN Library he discussed his 15 published books and likened the process of novel writing to working on a scientific experiment: it begins with a limited amount of data, and then questions arise, problems are solved and further research reveals truths. Denis Guedj works hard to ensure that his novels contain ‘true fiction’. His most recent visit to CERN will help him to write a new book set at the LHC in which he will combine his scientific interest in what happens when a proton and proton collide with a human story about what happens to a male and female physicist who meet in the LHC tunnel. "Visiting the CMS cavern was...

  4. First results from the SLAC Linear Collider and Mark II Detector

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    This paper reports that with the Mark II detector at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC), the authors have measured the mass of the Z0 to be (91.11 ± 0.23) GeV/c2, its total width to be (1.61+0.60-0.43 GeV, and, constraining the total width to the Standard Model value of 2.48 GeV, the partial width to invisible decay modes to be (0.62 ± 0.23) GeV, corresponding to 3.8 ± 1.4 neutrino species. This is the first measurement of the parameters of the Z0 resonance in e+e- collisions. All previous measurements are from experiments at p bar p colliders in which the resonance parameters are extracted from a measurement of the energy of final state leptons from the decay Z0 → e+e- or Z0 → μ+μ-. In contrast, the resonance shape is measured at SLC, and will be measured at the LEP storage ring at CERN, by measuring the cross section fro Z0 production from initial state leptons (e+e-) and subsequent decay into all visible decay modes at center-of-mass energies in the range ±Γ around the Z0 mass

  5. CERN boss quashes LHC delay rumours

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    2007-01-01

    "Robert Aymar, the director general of CERN, has dispelled rumours that a series of buckled electrical connectors at the Large Hadron Collider will delay the accelerator's official start-up date of May 2008. Writing in this week's CERN Bulletin, Aymar says that the problem concerns only a small percentage of the connectors and that it is "business as usual" for bringing the new accelerator online." (1,5 page)

  6. CERN and the high energy frontier

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the particle physics programme at CERN at the high-energy frontier. Starting from the key open questions in particle physics and the large-scale science facilities existing at CERN, concentrating on the Large Hadron Collider(LHC, this paper goes on to present future possibilities for global projects in high energy physics. The paper presents options for future colliders, all being within the framework of the recently updated European Strategy for Particle Physics, and all of which have a unique value to add to experimental particle physics. The paper concludes by outlining key messages for the way forward for high-energy physics research.

  7. CERN confirms goal of 2007 start-up for LHC

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    2005-01-01

    Speaking at the 131st session of CERN Council on 17 December 2004, the Director-General, Robert Aymar, confirmed that the top priority is to maintain the goal of starting up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2007.

  8. University of Tennessee deploys force10 switch for CERN work

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    2007-01-01

    "Force20 networks, the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today announced that the University of Tennessee physics department has deployed the C300 resilient switch to analyze data form CERN's Large Hadron Collider." (1/2 page)

  9. Last LHC superconducting main magnet completes the suite at CERN

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    2006-01-01

    "CERN took delivery of the last superconducting main magnet for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on 27 November. This completes the full set of 1624 main magnets required to build the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator." (1 page)

  10. Llewellyn Smith, Director-General designate of CERN, discusses LHC

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    Sweet, William N

    1992-01-01

    Christopher Llewellyn Smith was nominated by the Committee of Council to be Director General of CERN. He aims to pave the way for the Large Hadron Collider and utilize to the full the Large Electron-Positron machine.

  11. Researchers visit CERN in search of elusive Higgs boson

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    2007-01-01

    "When Switzerland's CERN laboratory newest particle collider begins smashing atoms, scientists from the University of Chicago and Indiana University will be there to help crunch the data by using a worldwide supercomuting grid." (1 page)

  12. Big research in new dimensions. Thinkers of our time about the actual elementary-particle physics at CERN; Grossforschung in neuen Dimensionen. Denker unserer Zeit ueber die aktuelle Elementarteilchenphysik am CERN

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    Kommer, Christoph (ed.) [Heidelberg Univ. (Germany); DKFZ, Heidelberg (Germany); Satz, Helmut [Bielefeld Univ. (Germany). Fakultaet fuer Physik; Blanchard, Philippe [Bielefeld Univ. (Germany). Abt. Theoretische Physik

    2016-07-01

    The following topics are dealt with: Research from the highest energies to the smallest particles at CERN, the laborious way to the Large Hadronic Collider, CERN as accelerator of techniques, culture, and society, a philosophical and sociological perspective of questions concerning CERN, quark matter research at CERN, the FAIR facility for antiproton and ion research. (HSI)

  13. LEP3: a low-cost, high-luminosity Higgs factory

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    Koratzinos, Michael

    2012-01-01

    The discovery of a relatively light Higgs opens up the possibility of circular e + e - Higgs factories. LEP3 is such a machine with emphasis on low cost, since it re-uses most of the LHC infrastructure, including the tunnel, cryogenics, and the two general-purpose LHC experiments Atlas and CMS, with some modifications. The energy reach of LEP3 is 240GeV in the centre of mass, close to the ZH production maximum. Alternative tunnel diameters and locations are possible, including a Higgs factory housed in the UNK tunnel, UNK-L, and a machine located in a new 80 km tunnel in the Geneva region, TLEP, than can further house a very high energy pp collider. The design merits further consideration and a detailed study should be performed, so that LEP3 can be one more option available to the community for the next step in High Energy Physics

  14. LEP3: a low-cost, high-luminosity Higgs factory

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    Koratzinos, M

    2012-01-01

    The discovery of a relatively light Higgs opens up the possibility of circular e+e- Higgs factories. LEP3 is such a machine with emphasis on low cost, since it re-uses most of the LHC infrastructure, including the tunnel, cryogenics, and the two general-purpose LHC experiments Atlas and CMS, with some modifications. The energy reach of LEP3 is 240GeV in the centre of mass, close to the ZH production maximum. Alternative tunnel diameters and locations are possible, including a Higgs factory housed in the UNK tunnel, UNK-L, and a machine located in a new 80 km tunnel in the Geneva region, TLEP, than can further house a very high energy pp collider. The design merits further consideration and a detailed study should be performed, so that LEP3 can be one more option available to the community for the next step in High Energy Physics.

  15. LEP vacuum chamber, early prototype

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    1978-01-01

    The structure of LEP, with long bending magnets and little access to the vacuum chamber between them, required distributed pumping. This is an early prototype for the LEP vacuum chamber, made from extruded aluminium. The main opening is for the beam. The small channel to the right is for cooling water, to carry away the heat deposited by the synchroton radiation from the beam. The 4 slots in the channel to the left house the strip-shaped ion-getter pumps (see 7810255). The ion-getter pumps depended on the magnetic field of the bending magnets, too low at injection energy for the pumps to function well. Also, a different design was required outside the bending magnets. This design was therefore abandoned, in favour of a thermal getter pump (see 8301153 and 8305170).

  16. LEPS backward gamma detector reassembled

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    A new electro-magnetic (EM) calorimeter complex FOREST covering a solid angle of about 4π sr is under construction. It consists of three calorimeters: the EPS forward one made up of pure CsI crystals, the middle one of lead scintillating fiber (Lead/SciFi) modules, and the backward one of lead glass Cerenkov counters. We have reassembled the middle calorimeter, comprised of 252 Lead/SciFi modules, which used to be the LEPS Backward Gamma detector system utilized in a LEPS experiment at SPring-8. A performance test for the gamma detector system has been made with a photon beam in the GeV γ experimental hall. The π0 peak is clearly observed in the γγ invariant mass distribution. (author)

  17. Niobium LEP 2 accelerating cavities

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    An accelerating cavity from LEP. This could be cut open to show the layer of niobium on the inside. Operating at 4.2 degrees above absolute zero, the niobium is superconducting and carries an accelerating field of 6 million volts per metre with negligible losses. Each cavity has a surface of 6 m2. The niobium layer is only 1.2 microns thick, ten times thinner than a hair. Such a large area had never been coated to such a high accuracy. A speck of dust could ruin the performance of the whole cavity so the work had to be done in an extremely clean environment. These challenging requirements pushed European industry to new achievements. 256 of these cavities were used in an upgrade of the LEP accelerator to double the energy of the particle beams.

  18. Big research in new dimensions. Thinkers of our time about the actual elementary-particle physics at CERN

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    The following topics are dealt with: Research from the highest energies to the smallest particles at CERN, the laborious way to the Large Hadronic Collider, CERN as accelerator of techniques, culture, and society, a philosophical and sociological perspective of questions concerning CERN, quark matter research at CERN, the FAIR facility for antiproton and ion research. (HSI)

  19. Standard Model Higgs at LEP

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    Ferrer-Ribas, E

    2000-01-01

    In 1999 the LEP experiments collected data at centre of mass energies between 192 and 202 GeV for about 900 pb-1 integrated luminosity. Combined results are presented for the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson. No statistically significant excess has been observed when compared to Standard Model background expectation which can be translated into a lower bound on the mass of the Higgs boson at 107.9 GeV/c^2 at 95 % confidence level.

  20. Event shape distributions at LEP

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    Taševský, Marek

    New Jersey : World Scientific, 2007 - (Kuze, M.; Nagano, K.; Tokushuku, K.), s. 427-430 ISBN 978-981-256-871-7. [International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD (DIS 2006) /14./. Tsukuba (JP), 20.04.2006-24.04.2006] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC527 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100502 Keywords : LEP * event shapes * Monte Carlo generators Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics

  1. Results from hadron colliders

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    The present status of hadron collider physics is reviewed. The total cross section for bar p + p has been measured at 1.8 TeV: σtot = 72.1 ± 3.3 mb. New data confirm the UA2 observation of W/Z → bar qq. Precision measurements of MW by UA2 and CDF give an average value MW = 80.13 ± 0.30 GeV/c2. When combined with measurements of MZ from LEP and SLC this number gives sin2θW = 0.227 ± 0.006, or mtop = 130-60+40 GeV/c2 from the EWK radiative correction term Δr. Evidence for hadron colliders as practical sources of b quarks has been strengthened, while searches for t quarks have pushed the mass above MW: mtop > 89 GeV/c2 95% cl (CDF Preliminary). Searches beyond the standard model based on the missing ET signature have not yet produced any positive results. Future prospects for the discovery of the top quark in the range mtop 2 look promising. 80 refs., 35 figs., 7 tabs

  2. Collider physics for the late 1980's

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    Topics in the Standard Model of strong and electroweak interactions and how these topics are relevant for the high energy colliders are discussed. Radiative corrections in the Glashow-Weinberg-Salam model are discussed, stressing how these corrections may be measured at LEP and the SLC. CP violation is discussed, followed by a discussion of the Higgs boson and the searches which can be carried out for it. Some features of quantum chromodynamics are discussed which are relevant to hadron colliders. Some of the problems which the Standard Model does not solve are discussed. 115 refs., 53 figs

  3. Heavy meson production at a low-energy photon collider

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    Asztalos, S

    2004-01-01

    A low-energy $\\gamma\\gamma$ collider has been discussed in the context of a testbed for a $\\gamma\\gamma$ interaction region at the Next Linear Collider (NLC). We consider the production of heavy mesons at such a testbed using Compton-backscattered photons and demonstrate that their production rivals or exceeds those by BELLE, BABAR or LEP where they are produced indirectly via virtual $\\gamma\\gamma$ luminosities.

  4. Muon colliders

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    Muon Colliders have unique technical and physics advantages and disadvantages when compared with both hadron and electron machines. They should thus be regarded as complementary. Parameters are given of 4 TeV and 0.5 TeV high luminosity micro+micro-colliders, and of a 0.5 TeV lower luminosity demonstration machine. We discuss the various systems in such muon colliders, starting from the proton accelerator needed to generate the muons and proceeding through muon cooling, acceleration and storage in a collider ring. Problems of detector background are also discussed

  5. Signatures of the anomalous $Z\\gamma$ and $ZZ$ production at the lepton and hadron Colliders

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    Gounaris, George J; Renard, F M

    2000-01-01

    The possible form of the ZZZ, ZZ$\\gamma$ and $Z\\gamma \\gamma$ vertices which may be induced from some New Physics interactions is critically examined. Their signatures and the possibilities to study them, through ZZ and $Z\\gamma$ production, at the e^-e^+ Colliders LEP and LC and at the hadronic Colliders Tevatron and LHC, are investigated.

  6. Hadronic photon-photon scattering at LEP

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    Wengler, Thorsten

    2007-01-01

    Hadronic interactions of two quasi-real photons have been studied extensively both during the LEP1 and the LEP2 data taking periods. The higher energies available at LEP2 in particular opened regions of phase space where hadronic processes can be predicted reliably by perturbative QCD calculations, usually available to next-to-leading order in the strong coupling constant for the process concerned. Over a wide range of observables and phase space good agreement is observed between measurement...

  7. The Heavy Baryon Physics by means LEP

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    This report describes the experimental research about the heavy baryons which were obtained in the last decade at LEP. The most important among them concern the lifetimes of beauty baryons. The methods of theoretical description of heavy hadrons together with the LEP experimental apparatus are also discussed. Heavy baryon studies are shown in a broader perspective of other LEP results: the test of the standard model and the latest measurements concerning the beauty mesons. (author)

  8. Workshop on Physics Beyond Colliders

    CERN Document Server

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the workshop is to explore the opportunities offered by the CERN accelerator complex and infrastructure to get new insights into some of today's outstanding questions in particle physics through projects complementary to high-energy colliders and other initiatives in the world. The focus is on fundamental physics questions that are similar in spirit to those addressed by high-energy colliders, but that may require different types of experiments. The kick-off workshop is intended to stimulate new ideas for such projects, for which we encourage the submission of abstracts.

  9. Physics beyond Colliders Kickoff Workshop

    CERN Document Server

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the workshop is to explore the opportunities offered by the CERN accelerator complex and infrastructure to get new insights into some of today's outstanding questions in particle physics through projects complementary to high-energy colliders and other initiatives in the world. The focus is on fundamental physics questions that are similar in spirit to those addressed by high-energy colliders, but that may require different types of experiments. The kickoff workshop is intended to stimulate new ideas for such projects, for which we encourage the submission of abstracts.

  10. CERN choir

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    2004-01-01

    Don't forget a special performance of Joseph Haydn's Creation, an oratorio in three parts, given by the CERN choir and the Annecy choir Pro Musica, this Sunday at 8.30 p.m. at the Grand Casino. Tickets (38 CHF) are available at Fnac Rive and Balexert.

  11. Robot adventures at CERN

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    2015-01-01

    Imagine if the CERN robots had an end-of-year party... From retrieving data tapes to handling material safely, the robots at CERN fulfill numerous tasks. Find out more: http://cern.ch/go/VjX7 Produced by: CERN Video Productions Director: Christoph M. Madsen Copyright © 2015 CERN. Terms of use: http://copyright.web.cern.ch/

  12. Signals of universal extra dimension at the international linear collider

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    Biplob Bhattacherjee

    2007-11-01

    In the minimal universal extra dimension model, single production of = 2 gauge bosons provides a unique discriminating feature from supersymmetry. We discuss how the proposed international linear collider can act as a = 2 factory, much in the same vein as LEP.

  13. High energy accelerator and colliding beam user group

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    This report discusses the following topics: OPAL experiment at LEP; Dφ experiment at Fermilab; deep inelastic muon interactions at TEV II; CYGNUS experiment; final results from νe-e elastic scattering; physics with CLEO detector at CESR; results from JADE at PETRA; rare kaon-decay experiment at BNL; search for top quark; and super conducting super collider activities

  14. Large Hadron Collider slideshow shows future of physics

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    Kramer, S E

    2007-01-01

    "The European organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been building the Large Hadron Collider for many years, but it's finally taking shape and prepping to operate at full power in 2008." (1/2 page)

  15. 1987 CERN school of computing

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    These Proceedings contain written versions of most of the lectures delivered at the 1987 CERN School of Computing. Five lecture series treated various aspects of data communications: integrated services networks, standard LANs and optical LANs, open systems networking in practice, and distributed operating systems. Present and future computer architectures were covered and an introduction to vector processing was given, followed by lectures on vectorization of pattern recognition and Monte Carlo code. Aspects of computing in high-energy physics were treated in lectures on data acquisition and analysis at LEP, on data-base systems in high-energy physics experiments, and on Fastbus. The experience gained with personal work stations was also presented. Various other topics were covered: the use of computers in number theory and in astronomy, fractals, and computer security and access control. (orig.)

  16. 1984 CERN school of computing

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    The eighth CERN School of Computing covered subjects mainly related to computing for elementary-particle physics. These proceedings contain written versions of most of the lectures delivered at the School. Notes on the following topics are included: trigger and data-acquisition plans for the LEP experiments; unfolding methods in high-energy physics experiments; Monte Carlo techniques; relational data bases; data networks and open systems; the Newcastle connection; portable operating systems; expert systems; microprocessors - from basic chips to complete systems; algorithms for parallel computers; trends in supercomputers and computational physics; supercomputing and related national projects in Japan; application of VLSI in high-energy physics, and single-user systems. See hints under the relevant topics. (orig./HSI)

  17. Snapshots of CERN

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    Rebecca Leam

    Art was the language of communication between science and the thousands of visitors attending CERN’s two photographic exhibitions in Italy and Spain in October. The artistic images of CERN’s Nobel Prize winners, Large Hadron Collider (LHC) machinery and detectors raised people's curiosity and helped to promote the understanding of particle physics.   The exhibition “Accelerating Nobels” at Genoa’s 7th Science Festival. The exhibition “Accelerating Nobels” attracted over 600’000 visitors during Genoa’s 7th annual Science Festival. It showed science photographer Volker Steger’s 21 portraits of physics Nobels holding their own impromptu drawings of their best discovery. “The theme of the festival was ‘The Future’. The exhibition illustrated the long history of particle physics discoveries at CERN which all lead to what the LHC is going to find, including probably more ...

  18. CERN selects Fujikura's radiation resistant fiber

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    2007-01-01

    "Fujikura recently announced that its radiation resistant single mode optical fiber has been selected by CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, to provide communication links within the world's largest particle accelerator - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - near Geneva, Switzerland." (1/2 page)

  19. Bosons & More: Celebrating CERN / Part 2

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    Team, CERN

    2013-01-01

    The "Bosons & More" event for CERN people this evening celebrated the success of the Open Days, and the exceptional achievements of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The British progressive rock band the Alan Parsons Live Project lead the celebrations until late in the night.

  20. CERN tests largest superconducting solenoid magnet

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    2006-01-01

    "CERN's Compacts Muon Solenoid (CMS) - the world's largest superconducting solenoid magnet - has reached full field in testing. The instrument is part of the proton-proton Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project, located in a giant subterranean chamber at Cessy on the Franco-Swiss border." (1 page)

  1. CERN set sights on an early LHC

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    Hellemans, A

    1997-01-01

    CERN voted to advance the completion date of the Large Hadron Collider by three years, to 2005, while cutting the budget of some other projects. It is hoped that the unprecedented power of the $2-billion LHC will help prove the existence of the Higgs boson and other theoretically predicted particles.

  2. Torchwood sends inspection team to CERN

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    Sherriff, Lucy

    2007-01-01

    "Torchwood's Captain Jack has been sighted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Does this mean that when it is switched on it is likely to open a rift under Cardiff from whence all manner of spooky things shall spring?" (1/2 page)

  3. CERN signs agreement with New Zealand

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    2003-01-01

    "New Zealand's particle physicists have joined the world's most ambitious scientific undertaking with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between their government and CERN . This agreement formalises the participation of New Zealand scientists in the laboratory's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project" (1 page).

  4. Destination Universe: The Incredible Journey of a Proton in the Large Hadron Collider (English version)

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    Lefevre, C

    2008-01-01

    This brochure illustrates the incredible journey of a proton as he winds his way through the CERN accelerator chain and ends up inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is CERN's flagship particle accelerator which can collide protons together at close to the speed of light, creating circumstances like those just seconds after the Big Bang.

  5. Destination Universe: The Incredible Journey of a Proton in the Large Hadron Collider

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    Lefevre, C

    2008-01-01

    This brochure illustrates the incredible journey of a proton as he winds his way through the CERN accelerator chain and ends up inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is CERN's flagship particle accelerator which can collide protons together at close to the speed of light, creating circumstances like those just seconds after the Big Bang.

  6. New QCD results from LEP

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    Wengler, T

    2004-01-01

    I review recent QCD results from LEP. The emphasis is on results that represent new studies and on puzzling disagreements of theory and experiment. Further results are nevertheless mentioned by reference. The new studies discussed in more detail are the most precise measurement of unbiased gluon jets to date, strong evidence of color coherence in 3-jet events, and an, albeit unsuccessful, search for penta-quarks. As yet unexplained disagreements are observed in photon-photon collisions for high momentum charged particle and single jet production, and for the total cross section of b-quark production.

  7. Vacuum Chambers for LEP sections

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    1983-01-01

    The picture shows sections of the LEP vacuum chambers to be installed in the dipole magnets (left) and in the quadrupoles (right). The dipole chamber has three channels: the beam chamber, the pumping duct where the NEG (non-evaporabe getter) is installed and the water channel for cooling (on top in the picture). The pumping duct is connected to the beam chamber through holes in the separating wall. The thick lead lining to shield radiation can also be seen. These chambers were manufactured as extruded aluminium alloy profiles.

  8. The muon spectrometer of the L3 detector at LEP

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    In this thesis the construction of the muon spectrometer of the L3 detector is described, one of the four detectors presently being prepared for experimentation at LEP. This accelerator is built at CERN, Geneva, and is due to start operation in July 1989. One of the unique features of the L3 experiment is the measurement of the momentum of the muons produced in the e+e- collisions iwht an independent muon spectrometer. This makes it possible to study final states involving muons, with high accuracy (δP/P = 2% at 45 GeV). The muon spectrometer consists of 80 large drift chambers, arranged in 16 modules or 'octants', that fill a cylindrical volume of 12 m in length, 5 m inner diameter and 12 m outer diameter. The design of the drift chambers, the construction, the alignment procedure and the test results for the complete octants are described. 51 refs.; 57 figs.; 16 tabs

  9. Test Accommodations for LEP Students. ERIC Digest.

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    Stansfield, Charles; Rivera, Charlene

    This digest presents an overview of accommodations for students of limited English proficiency (LEP) and an overview of inclusion practices on statewide assessments, with emphasis on the accommodation known as linguistic simplification. The inclusion of LEP students in statewide testing programs over the last decade has been uneven. In the…

  10. LEP des inquiétudes subsistent

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    1984-01-01

    Certains propriétaires de terrains et de constructions situés sur le pourtour du LEP restent inquiets: qu'arriverait-il an cas de contestation sur la valeur de réparation d'éventuels dommages causés par la construction du LEP? (1 page).

  11. SM Higgs boson hunting at LEP

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    The best Higgs hunting machine ever built, LEP, started operation in the summer of 1989. Since then the mass region explored in searching for the Standard Model Higgs boson has been extended by more than an order of magnitude. An overview of the searches performed by the four LEP collaborations by the end of 1991 is presented

  12. Muon Colliders

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    Palmer, R. B.; Sessler, A.; Skrinsky, A.; Tollestrup, A.

    1996-01-01

    Muon Colliders have unique technical and physics advantages and disadvantages when compared with both hadron and electron machines. They should thus be regarded as complementary. Parameters are given of 4 TeV and 0.5 TeV high luminosity \\mumu colliders, and of a 0.5 TeV lower luminosity demonstration machine. We discuss the various systems in such muon colliders, starting from the proton accelerator needed to generate the muons and proceeding through muon cooling, acceleration and storage in ...

  13. GERMANY AT CERN

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    2001-01-01

    13 - 15 November 2001 Administration Building Bldg 60 - ground and 1st floor 09.00 hrs - 17.30 hrs OPENING CEREMONY 10h00 - 13 November GERMANY AT CERN Thirty-three German companies will be demonstrating their supplies and services offered for the construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other key CERN programmes. The Industrial exhibition will be enriched with a display of objects of contemporary German art. The official German presentation is under the patronage of the Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn. There follows : the list of exhibitors, the list of lectures to be given at the exhibition. A detailed programme will be available in due course at : your Divisional Secretariat, the Reception information desk, building 33, the exhibition. LIST OF EXHIBITORS Accel Instruments GmbH Representative: 1.1 Accel Instruments GmbH/CH-8754 Netsal apra-norm Elektromechanik GmbH Representative: 2.1 apra-norm s.n.c./F-67500 Haguenau Babcock Noell Nuclear GmbH Balcke-D&u...

  14. Geneva University honours two CERN staff members

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    2001-01-01

    Albert Hofmann Steve Myers On 8 June, two CERN staff members will receive Geneva University's highest distinction. On the proposal of the University's particle physicists, Steve Myers and Albert Hoffmann, who orchestrated LEP commissioning and operation and were instrumental in its success, will awarded the distinction of doctor honoris causa. The ceremony, interspersed with musical interludes, will be followed by a formal reception and is open to all. The Uni Dufour car park will be free to members of the public attending the ceremony. 8 June 2001 at 10.00 a.m. Uni Dufour, Auditoire Piaget 24, rue Général Dufour, Geneva.

  15. CERN's vacuums honoured to the full

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    2002-01-01

    CERN's Cristoforo Benvenuti is awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of vacuum techniques     Because we constantly run into such individuals, we tend to forget that CERN has specialists with world reputations. It takes the international prizes they win to remind us of the fact. One such prize, the American Vacuum Society (AVS)'s Gaede-Langmuir Award for 2002, has gone to Cristoforo Benvenuti, Leader of the Surfaces and Materials Technologies Group in EST Division. The award, conferred once every two years, is one of the leading prizes in the vacuum field. By coincidence, its very first winner was Pierre Auger, one of CERN's founding fathers, back in 1978. Cristoforo Benvenuti, a senior physicist who joined CERN in 1966, has been singled out for his work on getter technologies. These technologies made their name at CERN with the coming of LEP, where they were used for pumping the machine. Getter is a material with the property of capturing gas molecules and thereby actin...

  16. The LHC Physics Centre at CERN

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    CERN Bulletin

    2010-01-01

    Although raw physics data is produced at CERN, thanks to the GRID its analysis is performed in various institutes worldwide. In addition, workshops, conferences and meetings take place all over the world. The physicist community is decentralized, and CERN must continue to provide intellectual leadership. The LHC Physics Centre is the tool that will make this possible.   Until the early days of LEP, a large part of the scientific activity related to CERN’s experiments was strongly centered at the Laboratory. Few places had the infrastructure to host activities such as the working groups preparing the Yellow Reports, and the limited access to information in the pre-web era made CERN the natural place to learn what was happening in the field. “I remember the days when we, the theorists, would come to CERN just to read the most recent preprints, which were reaching CERN's Library before we could get them in our institutes”, says Michelangelo Mangano, a member of the Theo...

  17. CERN OVERVIEW animation

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    Arzur Catel Torres

    2015-01-01

    This animation shows how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works. The film begins with an aerial view of CERN near Geneva, with outlines of the accelerator complex, including the underground Large Hadron Collider (LHC), 27-km in circumference. The positions of the four largest LHC experiments, ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb are revealed before we see protons travelling around the LHC ring. The proton source is a simple bottle of hydrogen gas. An electric field is used to strip hydrogen atoms of their electrons to yield protons. Linac 2, the first accelerator in the chain, accelerates the protons to the energy of 50 MeV. The beam is then injected into the Proton Synchrotron Booster (PSB), which accelerates the protons to 1.4 GeV, followed by the Proton Synchrotron (PS), which pushes the beam to 25 GeV. Protons are then sent to the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) where they are accelerated to 450 GeV. The protons are finally transferred to the two beam pipes of the LHC. The beam in one pipe circulates clockwise while ...

  18. Large high-vacuum systems for CERN accelerators

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    Strubin, P.

    2008-05-01

    CERN operated over the more than 50 years of its existence particle accelerators and storage rings ranging from a few tens of metre to 27 km, the size of its latest project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which is under construction and will be started in 2008. The challenges began with the Intersection Storage Rings (ISR) in the seventies. With a beam pipe length of 2 × 1 km, this accelerator required innovative solutions like bake-out and glow discharge to achieve the required static vacuum level, fight against beam-induced pressure increases and cancel beam neutralisation by trapped electrons. The vacuum system of the Large Electron Positron (LEP) storage ring (in operation between 1989 and 2001) of a total length of 27 km had to cope with very high levels of synchrotron power. The beam vacuum system of LHC (2 × 27 km) integrates some parts at 1.9 K and others at room temperature and will also have to cope with dynamic effects. In addition to the beam vacuum system, LHC requires insulation vacuum for the superconducting magnets and the helium distribution line. Whereas the required pressure is not very low, the leak detection and localisation is significantly more demanding for the insulation vacuum than for the beam vacuum because of the large volumes and the thermal insulation. When the size of an accelerator grows, the difficulties are not only to get a clean and leak tight vacuum system, but also to be able to measure reliably pressure or gas composition over long distances. Furthermore, in the case of LHC the integration of the beam vacuum system was particularly difficult because of the complexity induced by a superconducting magnet scheme and the reduced space available for the beam pipes. Planning and logistics aspects during installation, including the usage of mobile pumping and diagnostic means, were much more difficult to manage in LHC than in previous projects.

  19. 6th IT First Tuesday@CERN

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    François Grey

    2005-01-01

    Thursday 12 May, 17:30-19:30, Main Auditorium, CERN Data management in the 21st Century: the Petabyte challenge A Petabyte is a million Gigabytes, the equivalent of over 200,000 DVDs. That may seem like an enormous amount of data, but managing such quantities of data is a reality in the world of science, and is increasingly becoming an imperative in the world of business. This IT First Tuesday@CERN presents the Petabyte challenge, and some of the emerging solutions, from both scientific and commercial perspectives. For CERN's Large Hadron Collider, a Grid solution has been chosen to provide the necessary distributed storage capacity for the anticipated 15 Petabytes of data per year that this collider will produce. IBM is CERN's storage partner in the CERN openlab for DataGrid applications, and is testing the companies innovative TotalStorage SAN distributed filesystem in CERN's demanding IT environment. For Lausanne-based VisioWave, managing stored video data provides an extreme storage challenge. For D...

  20. Report of the advisory panel on the prospects for e+e- colliders in the TeV range

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    This is the concluding report of the Advisory Panel on the Prospects for e+e- Colliders in the TeV range, a panel set up by the CERN Long-Range Planning Committee chaired by C. Rubbia. The report covers general considerations, particle sources and the final focus and interaction point, before looking at various possible acceleration methods in some detail - normal rf linacs, superconducting acceleration structures, structures excited by opto-electrical switches, wake-field acceleration, and plasma beat-wave acceleration. It is concluded that one approach to a TeV collider, based on a normal conducting linear accelerator at a frequency of approximately 30 GHz and with a gradient of about 100 MeV/m, seems to give promise of leading to a real project in three to five years if enough manpower and money were invested in research and development. In the scheme outlined in the report, the drive power is obtained from an auxiliary beam of a few GeV, which in turn is accelerated by superconducting cavities identical to the ones now under construction for LEP 200. The panel also proposes that sufficient effort be devoted to continuing the research on more exotic schemes of acceleration, which in the longer term may lead to much higher gradients. The report was originally issued as CLIC note 38, and a complete list of these internal reports is given as an appendix. (orig.)