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The non-LHC experiments in 2013

There's more to CERN than the Large Hadron Collider. Check out what some of the non-LHC experiments have been getting up to this year


The non-LHC experiments in 2013

The UA9 experiment, investigating how crystals could help to steer particle beams, is one of the many non-LHC experiments at CERN. (Image: Walter Scandale/CERN)

At an open session for the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) and Proton Synchrotron (PS) committee yesterday, a selection of non-LHC experiments presented their progress and future plans.

Highlights from the session included UA9’s latest results from the HiRadMat facility, where they are examining the robustness of crystals against high-energy, high-intensity beams. The NA61/SHINE experiment outlined software upgrades, including the installation of a new drift velocity monitoring system. In addition, CAST discussed dark energy searches and OSQAR showcased plans for the 2014/2015 run.

This open session was also an opportunity for experimental projects seeking approval to explain their physics motivations and beam requirements.

These are just a few of the many non-LHC experiments looking forward to a productive future at CERN.