Launching the Large Hadron Collider

A note from the Perimeter Institute

13/01/2009 04:25 PM

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, September 9, 2008 - CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, circulated beams in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on September 10th. The LHC, located just outside of Geneva on the French-Swiss border, is the most powerful energy particle accelerator in the world.  This first "beam injection" represents the culmination of two decades of work by thousands of researchers worldwide.
 
Details of the launch and other information from CERN can be accessed via this link  You can also learn much more about particle physics and view a variety of PI Public Lectures on the subject by examining the information and links on this page.

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Simulation of head-on collision of two protons

The LHC is the world's largest machine and the most complicated ever produced.  It may take years to get results from it, but the first tests on the 10th were promising.

What are they looking for at LHC?  The secrets of matter and some hints about the structure of the universe  Follow the link to CERN to learn more.