We've seen the Large Hadron Collider running at a record-breaking 7 TeV for short periods, but now CERN is turning it up a notch (to 4 TeV from 3.5) for the rest of the year. The decision comes after an annual performance workshop last week in Chamonix and a report from the CERN Machine Advisory Committee (CMAC). The increase may seem modest compared to the knee-trembling levels of 7 TeV, but it's all part of a broader optimization strategy.
Particle Fever is a new documentary that follows the scientists who worked with CERN’s Large Hadron Collider for four years until July 4, 2012, when they announced the discovery of the long-theorized Higgs boson, or “God particle.” ... Read Post
The Large Hadron Collider already holds the title of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, but researchers at CERN are gearing up to boost the LHC’s energy output even further in hopes of catching a glimpse of Higgs boson ... Read Post