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2010-11-08 13:54:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has taken new steps by smashing together lead ions instead of protons to create a "mini-Big Bang." Scientists working at the particle smasher achieved the feat on November 7. Experts working with the LHC created temperatures a million times hotter than the center of the sun. The LHC lies under the French-Swiss border near Geneva in a 16-mile long circular tunnel. The world's highest-energy particle accelerator has been colliding protons in search for the...

2010-11-04 07:10:00

Researchers working at the world's highest-energy particle accelerator on the Franco-Swiss border are nearly set to create the Big Bang on a miniature scale. Since 2009, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been smashing protons together, trying to shed light on the essential nature of matter. But for the upcoming experiments, planned for early November and running for four weeks, the team will have the accelerator collide lead ions instead. The collider, managed by the European...

2009-12-15 13:33:48

First-ever paper on Large Hadron Collider proton collisions published online in European Physical Journal C The first paper on proton collisions in the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - designed to provide the highest energy ever explored with particle accelerators - is published online this week in Springer's European Physical Journal C. On 23 November 2009, during the early commissioning of the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) LHC "“ which was built in the circular...

2009-03-25 08:17:31

A novel system is enabling high energy physicists at CERN in Switzerland, to make production runs that integrate their existing pool of distributed computers with dynamic resources in "science clouds." The work was presented at the 17th annual conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, held in Prague, Czech Republic, March 21-27. The integration was achieved by leveraging two mechanisms: the Nimbus Context Broker, developed by computer scientists at the U.S. Department of...

2008-02-29 12:02:43

Today the ATLAS1 collaboration at CERN2 celebrates the lowering of its last large detector element. The ATLAS detector is the world's largest general-purpose particle detector, measuring 46 metres long, 25 metres high and 25 metres wide; it weighs 7000 tonnes and consists of 100 million sensors that measure particles produced in proton-proton collisions in CERN's Large Hadron Collider3 (LHC). The first piece of ATLAS was installed in 2003 and since then many detector elements have journeyed...

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