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Accelerators

Powering the field forward

Particle physicists try to understand the environment that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang by studying the behaviour of particles at high energies. Early studies relied on cosmic rays...

Souped up RF

Behind the size, complexity and physics goals of particle accelerators such as the LHC lies a simple physics principle worked out by Maxwell more than 150 years ago: when a charged particle passes th...

Physics resumes at LHC

First stable beams in the LHC were declared on 23 May, just 25 days after the first beam was injected and almost three weeks ahead of schedule. Since then, interleaved with physics operation and remai...

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