CHESS-U Magnet Program update

The CHESS-U upgrade requires the construction and installation in CESR of a large number (~100) of new magnets.

1A3 hutch with staff
CHESS-U update: First Light in ID1A3

The first hutch constructed for the CHESS-U upgrade has begun commissioning and saw first light on January 31, 2018, a short 10 months after the contract with ADC Inc. to pre-fabricate the hutch enclosures was signed.

quadrupole coils
CHESS-U accelerator work update

Production of CESR accelerator components for CHESS-U is well underway.

CHESS-U hutch assembly
CHESS-U is taking shape

Over six days this past September, two new hutches were installed in the L0 experimental hall of Wilson Lab.

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul at CHESS
Lt. Gov. Hochul announces $15M from state for CHESS upgrade

Hailing the retention and creation of 250 jobs as one of its most important benefits, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul formally announced Nov. 15 that the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), a National Science Foundation-supported facility, is the recipient of a $15 million grant from the New York State Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

klystrons in L0
RF transmitters move, make room for CBETA, CHESS-U

The RF transmitters, which power the superconducting cavities of CESR, are in the daunting process of relocating in order to accommodate the realization of CBETA and CHESS-U.

pre-fab hutches w/ Ernie Fontes and Eric Van Every (ADC)
CHESS-U update: Here come the hutches!

Preparations for the arrival of the initial two CHESS-U hutches are well under way. The completed structure is now disassembled, waiting for CHESS riggers to arrive and bring to Wilson lab starting on September 25.

wiring G-line safety system
Summer projects heat up in Wilson Lab

The staff here in Wilson Lab have been very busy during our summer break from User Operations.