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Deep beneath Cornell University... Tour a Particle Accelerator

Visitors to our laboratory enjoy being immersed in the culture of science in the context of a world-class research facility!

We invite undergraduate and graduate student groups, along with adult members of the public, to take a behind-the-scenes look at scientists and their equipment while experiments are underway—literally witnessing science history in the making.

Guided tours feature the underground Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) and booster synchrotron, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron experimental x-ray hutches, and the Cornell-Brookhaven Experimental Test Accelerator/Energy Recovery Linac (CBETA).

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting a Tour Request Form (below) does not confirm your tour!
Please provide 24-48 hours to receive an email from our staff confirming your tour date and time.

Schedule Your Tour

Please fill out the following form to schedule a tour of the synchrotron:

National Science Foundation

Xraise is supported by the National Science Foundation award DMR-1332208.
CHESS is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation by Cornell University.