Led by the University of Manchester and Lancaster University, a new multi-million international project, has been launched to contribute to the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva.
The collider will be upgraded to the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) in the 2020s through a large international collaboration and the UK will make contributions in four areas through a £8M project HL-LHC-UK. The collaboration involves seven UK institutes.
Lucio Rossi, HL-LHC project leader at CERN, said:
“This UK-CERN research agreement for HL-LHC confirms the key role of the British Universities and Institutes in the project and in pursuing technology developments beyond the present state-of-art.”
Project spokesperson Dr Rob Appleby of The University of Manchester, explains:
“This exciting project will mean the UK will develop and deliver cutting edge components to the High Luminosity LHC, leading directly to the broadening of the measurement and new physics discovery potential of the machine. This positions the UK as a key player in the high energy and high luminosity science discovery frontier.”