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In the photo we can see the HFM (High Field Magnet) cryostat during its assembly in the superconducting magnet test facility called SM18. The cryostat will be in operation there from  summer 2016 to test high-field magnet prototypes for the HL-LHC (High Luminosity LHC) project.
 
Find out more about the HL-LHC project: http://cern.ch/go/highlumi

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It's a giant Twinkie storage container. Pretty obvious to everyone.
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1975: SPS beam dumping system completed
 
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The assembly and laboratory tests of all fast kicker magnets for injection and beam dumping of the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) were completed in 1975. The accelerator was ready to run and switched on in 1976 and it still provides beams for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) today.
 
The photo shows the pulse generators for the excitation of the fast kicker magnets of the beam dumping system.
 
Find out more about the SPS: http://cern.ch/go/SPS
 
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The first ever beam of particles has been sent through AWAKE as part of the testing and commissioning of the experiment.

AWAKE (the Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment) is currently under construction and will be the first accelerator of its kind in the world.

Read more: http://cern.ch/go/N8zW

Watch video: http://youtu.be/YOvRnfTeT54

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Congratulations!  Continued success!!!
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Did you guess it? Did you see our helpful hint? :)
 
This photo shows a mock-up of part of the ATLAS detector that was used for determining how to connect the various services: cooling, high-voltage cables, readout systems... On the right, we can see a prototype barrel toroid coil, which provides the magnetic field for the muon detectors in the experiment.
 
ATLAS is one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Read more about this experiment: http://cern.ch/go/ATLAS

 
Congratulations to +Jean-Baptiste Lièvremont, the first to get the correct answer to Friday's post.
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The ‪#‎LHCP2016‬ conference held this week in Sweden sets the scene for the high-energy physics summer conferences.
The LHCP2016 conference (Large Hadron Collider Physics 2016), held this week in Lund, Sweden, sets the scene for the high-energy physics summer conferences.
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+Imre Karika Is this the result of huffing wood glue or model glue? Sounds like a hell of a trip.
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1985: Assembly of the DELPHI detector
 
This photo shows the assembly work on top of the DELPHI detector that took place in August 1985. DELPHI was one of the four large detectors on the Large Electron-Positron collider (LEP). After 7 years of design and construction, it started up in 1989 when the LEP was switched on.
 
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Learn more about DELPHI: http://cern.ch/go/delphi
 
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+ajeet yadav
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On Monday 20 June, the “Innovation for Change” project, which began at CERN in February, rewarded students that put existing technologies to better use for global and societal needs.

AquaSmart, a smart grid system to help identify and solve water leakages, was announced as the winner.

Read more: http://cern.ch/go/zPj6

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in un grande programma del CERN, che valuta sempre i migliori in progetti di pubblica utilità, non sembra una perdita di tempo,anzi li sostiene con un proficuo credito,che ben venga l'innovazione.
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Did you guess it? Did you see our helpful hint? :)
 
This photo shows a mock-up of part of the ATLAS detector that was used for determining how to connect the various services: cooling, high-voltage cables, readout systems... On the right, we can see a prototype barrel toroid coil, which provides the magnetic field for the muon detectors in the experiment.
 
ATLAS is one of two general-purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Read more about this experiment: http://cern.ch/go/ATLAS

Congratulations to +Jean-Baptiste Lièvremont. the first to get the correct answer to Friday's post.
 
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And I thought it was a telegraph for a really big ship...
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Happy birthday SPS!

40 years ago, the CERN’s 2nd largest accelerator accelerated its first particles.

Read more: http://cern.ch/go/6dBr

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lol? +Tyler Baxter but colliding fullerenes do indeed generate endless energy. seriously, i'm not trolling. What's up with you guys? nobel prize?haha.. well, if there's a nobel prize for colliding fullerenes in particle accelerators?
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Today, CERN signed a new Business Incubation Centre (BIC) agreement with the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). Together, CERN and INFN will support businesses in developing technologies originating from high energy physics research.

Read more: http://cern.ch/go/j7VP

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nick...your crackin me up...hold my other side while I catch my breath.
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South Korean artist Yunchul Kim was announced today as the winner of the 2016 COLLIDE International Award, a new collaboration between CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). He has won the chance to spend a two months residency at CERN this summer.

Read more: http://cern.ch/go/lSL7

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Introduction
CERN is a truly unique organisation. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

People here are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust. People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organisation.

History’s being made here – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way!

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter, the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 21 Member States.

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