Latest Safety of particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider Stories

2010-03-23 12:20:00

Having already successfully completed an output of 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV) using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have announced plans to attempt collisions of at least 7 TeV on March 30. CERN made the announcement in a Tuesday press release, noting that they will look to utilize two beams, each reaching the 3.5 TeV output threshold. In preparation for the 7 TeV attempt, they LHC crew will be spending the next week...

2010-03-19 12:05:00

Officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have created the highest energy levels yet achieved in a particle accelerator, recording a pair of 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV) beams in their Large Hadron Collider (LHC) early Friday Morning. The 3.5 TeV readings are three-times larger than any achieved by a man-made device. CERN officials are calling it "an important step" in their research, during which they will try to recreate conditions similar to those found during...

2010-03-08 13:40:00

Big-bang experiments conducted at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) might be able to prove the existence of dark matter, claims the research center's director general. Speaking at a March 8 press conference, Rolf-Dieter Heuer said that experiments utilizing CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will attempt to recreate the conditions believed to have led to the "Big Bang" more than 13 billion years ago -- and in the process, could shed some light on the mysteries of dark...

2010-03-01 09:25:00

In a bid to discover the secrets of the universe, scientists have restarted the world's most powerful atom smasher, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Sunday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 16.8 mile underground tunnel located on the French-Swiss border near Geneva, produced its first beam of 2010 at 4:10 CET (0310 GMT). "The LHC is on its way again," said CERN in a tweet on its website. The 5.6 billion dollar LHC was shut down in December to get it ready for...

2010-02-22 06:30:00

Scientists are preparing for a new crusade in the exploration of the secrets of the universe, when in the days ahead, they will restart the world's most powerful atom-smasher, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Sunday. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 5.6 billion dollar project, was shut down in December to ready it for upcoming collisions at unprecedented levels of energy. It was run for a few weeks after being repaired from a 14 month breakdown. The LHC, a...

2010-02-04 06:50:00

A two-year continuous run through late 2011 will prove whether the "Big Bang" particle collider at CERN can shed light on the mystery of what gives mass to matter. Scientists are hoping to find the elusive Higgs Boson particle they have been looking for during the long-term experiment, which involves the largest and most costly scientific machine set to be switched on later this month, James Gillies told Reuters. "If it is there, we have a reasonable chance of seeing it," said Gillies,...

2009-12-19 07:45:00

CERN's Large Hadron Collider set a new record this week in its quest to recreate Big Bang conditions and allow scientists to gain a better understanding of the nature of matter, Reuters reported. Now, CERN plans to shut the collider down for a few months in order to get ready for even higher energy work. "This first running period has served its purpose fully: testing all the LHC's systems, providing calibration data for the experiments and showing what needs to be done to prepare the machine...

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...

2009-12-10 06:10:00

The largest atom smasher in the world has caught its first high-energy collision of protons, CERN announced on Wednesday. Physicists are hoping that these collisions will give them better insight into phenomena like dark matter and antimatter. They also believe it will ultimately help them understand the beginning of the universe billions of years ago, which many believe is the result of a massive explosion known as the Big Bang, reported the Associated Press. The collisions were...

2009-11-23 13:30:00

Scientists working on the world's biggest accelerator have restarted an experiment to recreate "Big Bang" conditions in an effort to better understand the origins of the universe, Reuters reported. The underground Large Hadron Collider is machine that scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have established to circulate particle beams in both directions. CERN spokesman James Gillies said the researchers are already beyond where the experiment stalled during a first...

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