- "Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures" Workshop
We want to inform you about the upcoming workshop on "Energy for
Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures" which is to be held at the
Extreme Light Infrastructure ELI-NP in Magurele, Romania, on 23/24 November
CERN, ESS and other research laboratories within the European Association of
Research Facilities ERF are organizing this workshop on energy efficiency
and sustainability issues at large-scale research infrastructures. The
workshop has a broad participation from stakeholders from large research
infrastructures and is the fourth one of a regular workshop series on this
One of the goals of the workshop is to identify the challenges and to
exchange best practice regarding energy/power efficiency and optimization,
solutions and implementations as well as to review the opportunities of
potential future technical solutions suitable at research infrastructures.
Thus, the sessions at the workshop will focus on energy/power management at
research infrastructures, energy efficiency examples at research
infrastructures and in computing centers, sustainable campus development and
management, energy quality and operation as well as clean technologies
developed at research infrastructures.
More information and the current program is available at
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- Coordination meeting of the IAEA TC RER0031 project, Vienna, Nov 16-18, 2009. Report Final (04 Ian 2010)
- LHC ends 2009 run on a high (23 Dec 2009)
Geneva, 18 December 2009. At its
153rd session today, the CERN Council heard that the Large Hadron
Collider ended its first full period of operation in style on Wednesday 16
December. Collisions at 2.36TeV recorded since last weekend have set a new world
record and brought to a close a successful first run for the world's most
powerful particle accelerator. The LHC has now been put into standby mode, and
will restart in February 2010 following a short technical stop to prepare for
higher energy collisions and the start of the main research
The LHC circulated its first beams of 2009
on 20 November, ushering in a remarkably rapid beam-commissioning phase. The
first collisions were recorded on 23 November, and a world-record beam energy
was established on 30 November. Following those milestones, a systematic phase
of LHC commissioning led to an extended data-taking period to provide data for
the experiments. Over the last two weeks, the six LHC experiments have recorded
over a million particle collisions, which have been distributed smoothly for
analysis around the world on the LHC computing grid.
"Council is extremely pleased and
impressed by the way the LHC, the experiments and the computing Grid have
operated this year,"said President of Council
Torsten Akesson. "The laboratory set itself an ambitious but realistic
programme at its February planning meeting. The fact that all the objectives set
back then have been achieved is a ringing endorsement of the step-by-step
approach adopted by the CERN management."
A technical stop is needed to prepare the
LHC for higher energy running in 2010. Before the 2009 running period began, all
the necessary preparations to run up to a collision energy of 2.36 TeV had been
carried out. To run at higher energy requires higher electrical currents in the
LHC magnet circuits. This places more exacting demands on the new machine
protection systems, which need to be readied for the task. Commissioning work
for higher energies will be carried out in January, along with necessary
adaptations to the hardware and software of the protections systems that have
come to light during the 2009 run. Taking advantage of the stop, the CMS
experiment will upgrade part of its water cooling system.
"So far, it is all systems go for the
LHC,"said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. "This first running period has
served its purpose fully: testing all the
LHC's systems, providing calibration data for the experiments and showing what
needs to be done to prepare the machine for a sustained period of running at
higher energy. We could not have asked for a better way to bring 2009 to a
Among other Council business was the question of geographic
enlargement of CERN. Council heard from a working group established in 2008 to
examine this question, and accepted a series of guiding principles concerning
the geographic enlargement of CERN, with a possible associate status involving
balanced benefits and obligations being developed. In parallel, CERN has
received five applications for membership over the past 12 months. Council
decided to establish a working group to undertake the tasks of technical
verification and fact-finding relating to these applications.
This was the last Council meeting to be
chaired by Professor Akesson, who hands over the Council's Presidency to
Professor Michel Spiro, Director of the French National institute of nuclear and
particle physics (CNRS/IN2P3).
"It has been a privilege to preside over
the CERN Council during this crucial phase in the history of CERN and of
particle physics,"said Professor Akesson, "and I
am very pleased to be handing over to my friend and colleague Michel Spiro on
such a high note."
"I am greatly honoured to have been
elected President of the CERN Council,"said
Professor Spiro. "I will be the Council's 20th President, and it
is with humility that I take up the mantle of my illustrious predecessors, not
least Professor Akesson, who has made significant progress with the Organization
over the term of his mandate. With the first results from the LHC eagerly
anticipated, the period ahead promises to be a golden era: it is these results
that will shape the future of particle physics and of
- LHC is back (25 Nov 2009)
Geneva, 23 November 2009. Today the LHC circulated two beams
simultaneously for the first time, allowing the operators to test the
synchronization of the beams and giving the experiments their first chance
to look for proton-proton collisions. With just one bunch of particles
circulating in each direction, the beams can be made to cross in up to two
places in the ring. From early in the afternoon, the beams were made to
cross at points 1 and 5, home to the ATLAS and CMS
detectors, both of which were on the lookout for collisions. Later, beams
crossed at points 2 and 8, ALICE and LHCb.
"It's a great achievement to have come this far in so short a time,"
said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer."But we need to keep a sense of
perspective - there's still much to do before we can start the LHC
Beams were first tuned to produce collisions in the ATLAS detector, which
recorded its first candidate for collisions at 14:22 this
afternoon. Later, the beams were optimised for CMS. In the evening, ALICE
had the first optimisation, followed by LHCb.
"This is great news, the start of a fantastic era of physics and
hopefully discoveries after 20 years' work by the international
community to build a machine and detectors of unprecedented complexity and
performance," said ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti.
"The events so far mark the start of the second half of this incredible
voyage of discovery of the secrets of nature," said CMS spokesperson
"It was standing room only in the ALICE control room and cheers erupted
with the first collisions," said ALICE spokesperson Jurgen Schukraft.
"This is simply tremendous."
"The tracks we're seeing are beautiful," said LHCb spokesperson
Andrei Golutvin, "we're all ready for serious data taking in a few
These developments come just three days after the LHC restart,
demonstrating the excellent performance of the beam control system. Since
the start-up, the operators have been circulating beams around the ring
alternately in one direction and then the other at the injection energy of
450 GeV. The beam lifetime has gradually been increased to 10 hours, and
today beams have been circulating simultaneously in both directions, still
at the injection energy.
Next on the schedule is an intense commissioning phase aimed at
increasing the beam intensity and accelerating the beams. All being well,
by Christmas, the LHC should reach 1.2 TeV per beam, and have provided
good quantities of collision data for the experiments' calibrations.