Physics and Education
LNS has active physics programs in many areas of high-energy and
LNS operates and upgrades the Cornell
Electron Storage Ring (CESR), a high-luminosity 6+6 GeV
electron-positron collider. Explore CESR on the CESR virtual tour, visiting the
The current CESR operating status can be viewed on the
CESR status page and
CESR also provides x-ray beams for the
Cornell High Energy Synchrotron
Source (CHESS), a separate center serving synchrotron radiation
Accelerator Physics Research
Accelerator physics research at LNS includes development of
radio-frequency (SRF) cavities.
Learn about superconducing RF cavities from the
Superconducting RF Cavities Primer.
Wilson Lab is home of the CLEO particle physics detector,
concentrating on heavy quarks (c and b) and leptons
(tau). Research using the CLEO detector is carried out by the
CLEO collaboration, involving Cornell and
25 other universities. Explore CLEO on the
CLEO virtual tour, visiting the
For a brief description of heavy quark physics at LNS, see
fundamental particles and the Standard Model
The CESR High Energy Physics program.
For summaries of the latest physics results, see the
recent CLEO results
index to CLEO analyses.
High Energy Theory
LNS has an active program of Nuclear, particle, and astrophysical
Part of the mission of LNS is education. In fulfillment of that
mission, Wilson Laboratory often gives tours to groups ranging
from elementary school children to physicists visiting from
other research sites. LNS recently had prepared a
video overview of the lab
activities that is shown on the tours. To arrange a tour, call
the Wilson Lab office at 607-255-4882.
More about High Energy Physics
For more detailed explanations of high energy physics, visit
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