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LHC@home: Join the hunt for the Higgs boson

Post by bystander » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:24 pm

LHC@home 2.0

LHC@home 2.0 is a volunteer computing platform for physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider - the world's largest particle accelerator - at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. This platform will host several sub-projects for different LHC physics groups.

LHC@home 2.0 is an extension of the LHC@home platform, launched in 2004 to help physicists simulate protons beam dynamics in the LHC. At that time, doing full-fledged simulations of particle collisions was beyond the scope of volunteer computing. But the evolution of computer software and hardware, and in particular the use of virtual machine technology, has enabled a breakthrough...LHC@home 2.0!

As a result you can now be part of a global effort to simulate data that physicists will use in their analysis of LHC data, by running simulations of particle collisions on your home computer. The first project to run on the LHC@home 2.0 platform - currently in test phase - is called Test4Theory.

Join us, and help scientists in their cutting edge research: it's important!

Citizen Cyberscience Centre
CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre
CERN Press Release | 2011 Aug 08

Join the hunt for the Higgs boson with CERN's Citizen Cyberscience Centre
Science & Technology Facilities Council | 2011 Aug 08

Help Hunt the Higgs with LHC@home 2.0
Discovery News | Ian O'Neill | 2011 Aug 11

Simulate proton smashing with updated LHC@home
ars technica | John Timmer | 2011 Aug 12
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