AWAKE Facts

Timeline:

2013
• Approval of project at CERN including funding profile.

2014-2015
• Design, procurement and installation of the equipment, development of plasma cells.
• Modification and installation of the beam line and the experimental facility.

2016
• First proton beam to the AWAKE experiment, beam–plasma commissioning.
• Beginning taking data

2017
• Installation of the Electron source and beam line.
• Delivery and installation of the electron photo-injector, commissioning of the magnetic spectrometer.
• More data taking!

International Effort

16 institutions in 9 countries across Europe and Asia.