Actemium and CERN: Shaping the Future of High-Energy Physics
For four decades, Actemium has been an integral part of CERN's, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, groundbreaking work on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
CERN’s mission to unravel the secrets of the universe’s creation, took a significant leap in 2012 with the discovery of the Higgs boson. Actemium’s contribution to this scientific journey includes assembling superconductor components, maintaining the installation, and now supporting the development of new more powerful magnets.
The LHC runs 24/7 for eight months with numerous contractors, including 80 Actemium personnel, facing unique challenges in CERN’s secure environment and the logistical intricacies of the LHC. The partnership is evolving as the LHC undergoes upgrades for increased power, aligning with CERN’s Future Circular Collider (FCC) plans.
As the LHC embarks on a long period of maintenance and improvements in 2026, Actemium’s role remains crucial, showcasing the enduring success of a partnership rooted in cutting-edge technological development and shared scientific curiosity.
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