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Inauguration of AGOR 20 years ago

25 January 2017

On January 16, 1997, the AGOR cyclotron was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science J.M.M. Ritzen and the French Secretary of State for Research F. d'Auber. Based on a French-Dutch agreement, the construction of the superconducting cyclotron AGOR (Accélérateur Groningen ORsay) began at the Institut de Physique Nucléaire (IPN) in Orsay near Paris in December 1985. After successful tests in Orsay in April 1994, AGOR was dismounted, shipped and reassembled at KVI during 1994 and 1995. In January 1996 first beams were extracted, followed by the start of the scientific programme in July 1996.
The history and future of the AGOR facility will be celebrated at a special event in the Autumn of 2017.

The team that built AGOR at KVI in front of the cyclotron
The team that built AGOR at KVI in front of the cyclotron
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