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Cornell University


CLASSE stands for Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education


Welcome to the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Science and Education (CLASSE), where students embark on a transformative journey in accelerator physics and cutting-edge research. As home to one of the largest accelerator physics education programs globally, CLASSE provides hands-on access to working accelerators and facilities for developing superconducting devices that propel particle beams to near light speed.

Our students engage in groundbreaking research across photon science, accelerator physics, and particle and astrophysics. Working on projects like the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and the muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab, they contribute to advancements in general relativity, LHC phenomenology, and the early universe. The collaborative culture at Cornell, refined by decades of operating national facilities, fosters an environment where students thrive.

Beyond research, CLASSE extends its impact through outreach programs, making science accessible to students, educators, and the public. Internship opportunities, including Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Summer Engineering and Research for Community College Students (SERCCS), offer invaluable experiences. Our Lending Library equips teachers with materials and training, while tours of the Wilson Laboratory provide insights into our groundbreaking work.

Follow us on social media for updates on our endeavors. Explore the fascinating world of science at CLASSE, where we not only study our world and universe but also educate the future scientific leaders shaping the frontiers of beam science and accelerator technology. Join us in advancing research, education, and innovation at CLASSE, where possibilities are limitless.

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