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CERN: LHC research programme gets underway

Post by bystander » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:29 pm

LHC research programme gets underway
CERN Press Release PR07.10 - 2010 Mar 30
Beams collided at 7 TeV in the LHC at 13:06 CEST, marking the start of the LHC research programme. Particle physicists around the world are looking forward to a potentially rich harvest of new physics as the LHC begins its first long run at an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle accelerator.
Record-breaking collisions mark start of research at the Large Hadron Collider
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - 2010 Mar 30
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva are celebrating after achieving another world first at 12.06BST today (30 March 2010) – proton collisions at 7 trillion electron volts (TeV).

This significant milestone, the highest energies ever achieved by a man-made particle accelerator (3.5 TeV per proton beam), marks the start of a two-year campaign that could see scientists make new discoveries about the Universe and answer some of the unresolved questions in physics.
Large Hadron Collider Enters the Realm of New Physics
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) - 2010 Mar 30
When protons were brought together in the first focused collisions on Tuesday, March 30, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the record energy of seven trillion electron volts (7 TeV) opened a new realm of high-energy physics.

The LHC’s major experiments, known by their acronyms ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, and ALICE, are massive particle detectors that record and analyze the debris from these energetic collisions. Whatever discoveries emerge from the subatomic wreckage in the coming months and years – which may include Higgs bosons, miniature black holes, new dimensions of space, or supersymmetric particles with names like squark and neutralino – surprises are inevitable and eagerly anticipated.
Physics Begins at the Large Hadron Collider
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL)
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)
The Large Hadron Collider has launched a new era for particle physics. Today at 1:06 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the first particles collided at the record energy of seven trillion electron volts (TeV). These collisions mark the start of a decades-long LHC research program, and the beginning of the search for discoveries by thousands of scientists around the world.
LHC research program launched with 7 TeV collisions
symmetrybreaking - 2010 Mar 30