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Suggestion for main topic: HL-LHC

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:37 am
by Tau
Although there are not many people on this forum talking about this, it may be worth adding a new main topic for the HL-LHC. (See
Now the first steps are being taken, there is a lot of stuff going on there.
This would give room to discuss for example:
  • Upgrades to the experiments
  • Crab cavities: how they work, what they do, and why this is relevant
  • Linac4 (I am still wondering what is the advantage of H- ions)
  • Upgrades to the other accelerators in the chain
  • Dump block upgrades
  • The new 11T magnets being installed near the experiments to save space
  • New 100 kA feed lines (that's a record!) for ATLAS and CMS
  • New collimators
  • Machine learning for track identification (TrackML)
There are probably many other things related to the upgrade that I don't even realize. There are so many things that I am trying to understand, that I guess I am not the only one interested in this stuff.