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CERN, Large Hadron Collider Physicists Set New Record
2012-04-06 09:17:44

After a short winter break, physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the French-Swiss border have set a new world record by successfully smashing two 4 teraelectronvolt (TeV) proton beams together producing a total of 8 TeVs, as they continue to search for the elusive Higgs boson “God particle.” Following the record-breaking smashup yesterday (April 5 at 12:38 a.m.), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) scientists declared ℠stable...

CERN Launches Upgrade Project For The Large Hadron Collider
2011-11-17 06:05:43

Physicists from around the world kicked off a major initiative on Wednesday to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN -- the world´s leading laboratory for particle physics -- into a vastly more powerful space research machine by 2020. The work brings together scientists and engineers from some 14 European institutions, Japan and the United States, with the goal of developing new technologies in fields ranging from super-conducting magnets to energy transfer lines. While...

2011-04-23 08:20:54

Scientists reported on Friday that they smashed particles together at a record intensity. Researchers working at the CERN physics research center reported that they fed beams into the giant Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with 6 percent more particles per unit than the previous record held by the U.S. Fermilab's Tevatron collider last year. "There's a lot of excitement at CERN today, and a tangible feeling that we're on the threshold of new discovery," Serge Bertolucci, CERN's Director for...

2010-10-21 05:50:00

Scientists investigating the origins of the universe are hoping the vast underground Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, will lead to new discoveries that could completely change existing views of how the cosmos works. "Parallel universes, unknown forms of matter, extra dimensions... These are not the stuff of cheap science fiction but very concrete physics theories that scientists are trying to confirm with the LHC and other experiments," Reuters quoted the...

2010-07-26 22:48:08

First results from the LHC at CERN* are being revealed at ICHEP, the world's largest international conference on particle physics, which has attracted more than 1000 participants to its venue in Paris. The spokespersons of the four major experiments at the LHC "“ ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb "“ are today presenting measurements from the first three months of successful LHC operation at 3.5 TeV per beam, an energy three and a half times higher than previously achieved at a particle...

2010-05-31 09:25:00

The Large Hadron Collider's machine systems are now recovering from a recent general power cut. The organization that runs the LHC, CERN, said it had taken until Monday morning for the machine to fully recover. According to a spokesperson, the electrical cut on Friday may have been caused by storms. The collider is in a technical stop that is allowing technicians access to its 16-mile long tunnel. A spokesperson said a technical stop had already been scheduled for this week. James...

2010-05-06 06:10:00

CERN Scientists said on Wednesday that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is on track to make new and exciting discoveries about the origins of the universe. Reporting on the progress of the Big Bang project two months into the initial high-power phase of the experiment, scientists at the CERN research center said the multi-billion dollar machine was quickly proving its ability to expand the boundaries of physics. Oliver Buchmueller, director of one of the 6 detectors monitoring collisions in...

2010-04-08 06:40:00

Scientists at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created 10 million miniature Big Bangs in one week using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. James Gilles told Robert Evans of the news agency that in the week following the LHC's first successful particle collisions at 7 terra electron volts (TeV), the device was "looking pretty good" and that CERN was "getting a mass of data for the analysts in laboratories all around the world to get...

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