Sarah Charley

Sarah Charley is senior writer in the Fermilab Office of Communication.

For more than 20 years in experimental particle physics and astrophysics, machine learning has been accelerating the pace of science, helping scientists tackle problems of greater and greater complexity.

After twenty years of research, development, testing and production, the United States is now shipping state-of-the-art superconducting accelerator magnets to CERN for the high-luminosity upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider. At the heart of these powerful magnets is a new superconducting material used for the first time in a particle accelerator.

Tending to a giant

In a race against the clock, CERN engineers and technicians pulled together to find and fix a leak inside the Large Hadron Collider.