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Well done, Bruno!

-Sabina Griffith

Bruno Levesy has been awarded the "Achievement Award for CMS Construction" by the CMS Collaboration Board. (Click to view larger version...)
Bruno Levesy has been awarded the "Achievement Award for CMS Construction" by the CMS Collaboration Board.
Bruno Levesy, member of the ITER Central Integration and Engineering Office, has been awarded the "Achievement Award for CMS Construction" by the CMS Collaboration Board (The Compact Muon Solenoid is one of the main particle detector installed on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN). After seven years of design and manufacturing follow-up, Bruno was in charge from 2003 until 2005 of coordinating the assembly of the superconducting solenoid and its cryostat.

The insertion of the Compact Muon Solenoid into the cryostat.  (Click to view larger version...)
The insertion of the Compact Muon Solenoid into the cryostat.
One of the CMS detector distinctive features includes a 4T superconducting solenoid with a 6 m diameter by 12.5 m long free bore. "The challenge of its assembly lay in the sheer size of the magnet and the gaps in between coil, thermal shields and cryostat", Bruno recalls. "It is the largest superconducting solenoid every built — so far." And it works perfectly at nominal field. So that is why Bruno will travel to Geneva on 15 March to receive his award. Well done, Bruno!


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