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.
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
The search for the elusive Higgs boson is to be turned up a notch, with more energy poured into the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. CERN scientists will be able to say whether or not the Higgs boson exists by November, after scientis... Read Post