Congratulations are in order for the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). After a prolonged, arduous gestation that ended on Monday (November 23, 2009), the first atomic particle collisions were recorded. Having finally got its protons in order, it’s now on to the lengthy testing and gradual ramping-up of the acceleration speed. Sometime next year, the LHC will hopefully begin to produce novel results.
Posts in this Impact Area: (Nuclear Physics)
- Faster than light neutrinos: Heads roll
- Have some neutrinos broken the law?
- Supersymmetry: SUSY still has no data
- New elements: ununquadium (114) and ununhexium (116)
- No WIMPS in the Xenon
- From the tops of thunderstorms: Antimatter
- Trapping antimatter so it finally can be studied
- Physics: A smaller proton, a big challenge
- A neutrino oscillates, wounds Standard Model
- Ununseptium 117: The beginning or the end
- Large Hadron Collider is smashing
- Science in cold fusion
- Looking at the strange face of antimatter
- Newly named: Copernicum (element 112)
- Taking the temperature of the Big Bang + milliseconds
- Breakthrough will lead to further entanglements
- A Golden Ratio found. A clue to quantum symmetry?
- Large Hadron Collider delivers collisions