On 24 November 1959, CERN’s Proton Synchrotron became the highest-energy machine in the world when it accelerated a beam to its design energy of 24 GeV for the first time. Today, the PS is still in operation, being one of the main cogs in the CERN accelerator complex.

The Proton Synchrotron: 60 years and counting (Video: CERN)

Find out more about the history of the Proton Synchrotron by watching the webcast today from  2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CET) featuring different speakers talking about pushing the performance as well as the future and upgrades of the machine: https://webcast.web.cern.ch/event/733

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