CERN accelerators
  1. Ernest Lawrence patents the cyclotron

    In 1929 Ernest Lawrence – then associate…

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  2. CERN's first accelerator - the Synchrocyclotron - starts up

    The 600 MeV Synchrocyclotron (SC), built in 1957…

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  3. The Proton Synchrotron starts up

    The Proton Synchrotron (PS) accelerated protons…

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  4. Council commissions the Super Proton Synchrotron

    Seven kilometres in circumference, the Super…

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  5. Super Proton Synchrotron tunnel completed

    A few months after the signature of the agreement…

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  6. The Super Proton Synchrotron starts up

    The Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) became the…

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  7. Large Electron-Positron collider: First injection

    With its 27-kilometre circumference, the Large…

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  8. LHC Conceptual Design Report published

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project is…

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  9. Antiproton Decelerator approved

    In 1996 CERN's antiproton machines – the…

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  10. LEP's final shutdown

    The Large Electron-Positron collider was shut…

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  11. The LHC starts up

    At 10.28am on 10 September 2008 a beam of protons…

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  12. AWAKE beam line commisioning
    AWAKE beam line commisioning (Image: CERN)

    AWAKE achieves the first acceleration of electrons using a wave generated by protons zipping…

    The AWAKE collaboration at CERN reports in Nature…

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