Particle accelerator upgrades keep Cornell competitive
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – Students running around the track at Cornell University’s Charles F. Berman field might not realize that about five stories down there’s another track sending atoms circling – a particle accelerator. It was shut down this week for massive upgrades.
The big changes at CHESS you’ve been hearing about for the past couple of years are about to take place. CHESS is being transformed by both a major facility upgrade – the CHESS-U upgrade project – and a transition to a new funding and organizational model.
CHESS-U Magnet Program update
The CHESS-U upgrade requires the construction and installation in CESR of a large number (~100) of new magnets.
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.
CHESS-U accelerator work update
Production of CESR accelerator components for CHESS-U is well underway.
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. 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.