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ars: LHC long run at half power

Post by bystander » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:18 am

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LHC gears up for a long run at half power before long pause
ars technica: Nobel Intent: 2010 Feb 03
Last week, the people in charge of CERN, the European physics lab that is responsible for the highest energy particle collider on the planet, met to decide a course of action for the coming years. Faced with the reality that equipment upgrades would be necessary before the Large Hadron Collider could reach its full, 14TeV energy levels, the managers decided to plan for a long run at half the rated maximum before shutting it down for extensive work.

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ars: High-energy Physics has a Case of the Higgs

Post by bystander » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:09 pm

High-energy physics has a case of the Higgs
Ars Technica: Nobel Intent: LHC - 2010 Feb 01
One of the things that was abundantly clear in the high energy physics sessions at Physics@FOM is that everyone is very excited. The LHC is ready to roll later this winter, the Tevatron is putting out data like... well, a machine, and there is just so much stuff waiting around the corner. It almost feels as if you're among kids that are about to be given the keys to a candy store.

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NYTimes: Hadron Collider Set for Half Power

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SciAm: CERN Gears Up Its Computers for More Atom Smashing

Post by bystander » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:45 pm

CERN Gears Up Its Computers for More Atom Smashing
Scientific American - 2010 Feb 08
When the Large Hadron Collider goes back online in a few weeks, CERN's IT systems will have to be flexible in order to process the spate of information.

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PhysOrg: LHC Ready for Duty Again

Post by bystander » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:24 pm

LHC Ready for Duty Again
PhysOrg General Physics - 2010 Feb 19
For the Christmas holiday, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was shut down for a break and for a little technical tinkering. But next week, the hope is that the LHC will start up again around the 25 of February.