Monday, April 6, 2015

The world's most powerful particle accelerator just started running again — here's what it may find

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the giant underground particle accelerator that brought us the Higgs boson, restarted on Easter Sunday (April 5). The LHC laid dormant for two years while it was retrofitted with upgrades, but on Sunday at 10:41 a.m. local time near Geneva, Switzerland, physicists flipped the switch and the first proton beam fired and zipped around the ring-shaped particle accelerator. Physicists will slowly start cranking up the energy of the beams and eventually the LHC will...-> read more

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