The Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) is a particle accelerator of the synchrotron type at CERN. The SPS was designed by a team led by John Adams. Originally specified as a 300 GeV accelerator, the SPS was actually built to be capable of 400 GeV, an operating energy it achieved on the official commissioning date of 17 June 1976. However, by that time, this energy had been exceeded by Fermilab, which reached an energy of 500 GeV on 14 May of that year.
Bart, Art Consultant, likes Timothy Tompkins, Super Collider v.11 - "I am fascinated by the intersection of art & science. Tompkins has based his latest series on the Cern Super Collider and the painting are just amazing. When viewed up close, the shapes are fairly abstract, but when you step back a bit, a powerful and unified whole emerges."