Posts Tagged ‘LHC’
It was the longest, most costly manhunt in science for an elusive particle that was said to be key to the workings of the universe. For a generation of physicists, it was an appointment with history.
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A travelling exhibition showcasing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest science experiment, featuring a life-size “walk-in” replica of the machine itself, as well as numerous exhibits that explain the science behind the project.
The LHC is ready to restart, and in order to prevent future problems, our engineers developed a “Quench Protection System” (QPS), which can detect anomalies and safely stop the accelerator protecting its magnets.
In late November, the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva had its first successful test since scaring the world when the on switch was flipped back in September 2008. Contrary to doomsday predictions, collisions of proton beams in the LHC at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), an international physics research center also known as the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have not caused the end of the world. They have caused a stir among physicists, many of whom would consider Jeremy a very lucky doctoral student; he has been working at CERN since July 2008, and has witnessed the switching on, switching off, and switching back on of the LHC.
The LHC is now functioning perfectly with two beams colliding at low energy (450Gev). Proton-proton collisions have been detected by all experiments.
The CMS experiment tests their detector, featuring the World’s most powerful solenoid magnet, using cosmic rays.