Archive for November, 2009

The LHC is back… with collisions!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The LHC is now functioning perfectly with two beams colliding at low energy (450Gev). Proton-proton collisions have been detected by all experiments.

Fueling the Future

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

An international group of scientists are designing an accelerator-driven system that could produce energy and recycle nuclear waste. Fermilab recently hosted physicists and engineers from around the world at a workshop on the applications of high-intensity proton accelerators to consider this idea and others. In this video, three attendees from Fermilab’s workshop discuss accelerator-driven systems.

NOvA — Community Voices — September 2009

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Residents of northern Minnesota and construction workers building the NOvA detector facility discuss the benefits the high-energy physics research project has brought their communities.

Particles are back in the LHC!

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Last weekend (23-25 October) particles once again entered the LHC after the one-year interruption following the incident of September 2008.