Accelerator Physics and Technological Challenges of the LHC

  • Oliver Brüning
  • Vinod Chohan
  • Swapan Chattopadhyay


The LHC at CERN has completed its construction in summer 2008. It is just entering into its commissioning phase in preparation for collider operation for science in 2009. The first beams were already observed in an inaugural commissioning run on September 10, 2008. An inaugural ceremony for the collider organised on October 21, 2008 celebrated the achievement of bringing the LHC to reality by an international team of scientists with support from governments of nations around the globe contributing to the programme. As we anticipate the non-trivial task of a careful, detailed and prolonged commissioning of the collider, it is time to take stock of the achievements to date and the future potential of the LHC, highlighting contributions of our colleagues from India in particular and the sociology of global collaboration.


Large Hadron Collider Storage Ring Operation Team Magnet Test Tevatron Collider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Brüning
  • Vinod Chohan
    • 1
  • Swapan Chattopadhyay
    • 2
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Cockcroft InstituteDaresbury, CheshireUK

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