CERN projects

LHC operation

Large Hadron Collider at CERN is probably the most exciting and interesting place to perform accelerator physics research today. Numerous doctoral, masters and TPIV level projects cover many aspects of this high energy frontier machine. Optimisation of luminosity, beam beam effect, beam instabilities and their cures, beam collimation, superconducting magnets, beam dynamics – this is just a partial list of research areas where EPFL students take part.

Some of the Swiss contributions to the LHC operation and accelerator physics studies were summarised in a recent talk by Tatiana Pieloni at this year’s plenary meeting of the Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP).

High luminosity LHC upgrade

  •       HL-LHC: towards 3 inverse attobarns integrated luminosity

CLIC linear collider study

High gradient accelerating technology for future multi-TeV electron positron linear collider CLIC is being developed at the CTF3 test facility.