Advanced Wakefield Experiment

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The construction of ever larger and costlier accelerator facilities has its limits, and new technologies will be needed to push the energy frontier. Plasma Wakefield acceleration is a rapidly developing field which appears to be a promising candidate technology for future high-energy accelerators. The AWAKE project has been proposed as an approach to accelerate an electron beam to the TeV energy regime in a single plasma section. To verify this novel technique, a proof-of-principle demonstration experiment is proposed by a proto-collaboration, using 400 GeV proton beams from the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN.

Milestone reached by the AWAKE collaboration: First evidence of radial proton beam self modulation!

CERN news article about the first data taking period of the AWAKE experiment!!
Click here to see a presentation given by Allen Caldwell (spokesperson of the AWAKE experiment) including the outcome of the first data taking.

Upcoming AWAKE Collaboration Meeting in Manchester

 The next AWAKE Collaboration meeting will take place in Manchester  from the 12th to the 14th of March 2018.

Category: News Date: 8/11/2016
How can Plasma and Proton Beams Be Used in Building Next Generation Particle Accelerators?

Cern Allen Caldwell, spokesperson of the AWAKE experiment, answers this question in a video interview for Latest Thinking.

Category: News Date: 13/12/2016
Surfing wakefields to create smaller accelerators

Cern Edda Gschwendtner, CERN Project Leader, explains  the concept of Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration at TEDxCERN.

Category: News Date: 13/12/2016

Physics Board Meeting: 18th of January

Technical Board Meeting: 17th of January

Meetings in the past


The AWAKE Collaboration is an international group of physicists who are proposing to use the LHC's penultimate synchrotron, the SPS, to drive plasma wakefield acceleration and accelerate a GeV scale electron beam.

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