CERN’s LHC Returns for Season 2

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Image Credit & Copyright: Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) of the LHC’s CMS Detector.

With Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) re-starting the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) today as I write this on Easter, April 5, 2015 I thought it would be fun to touch on a few LHC facts that, at least to me, are truly mind blowing.  Let’s have some fun!

The LHC “Season 1” ran from November 20, 2009 to “Shutdown 1” on February 14, 2013.  During that 3 year run, the LHC operated at 7-8 Tev which is roughly half of what it was designed to operate at.  As its second 3-year run “Season 2” gets under way, it should operate at its full potential of 13 Tev and after discovery of the Higgs, it now sets its sights on Dark Matter, Super Symmetry, parallel universes and with its higher energy we should…

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Author: rjbailey

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