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LHC Fires on All Cylinders

March 11, 2010

It's official--the LHC is here! The large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN is up and running--and Baylor high

energy physicists couldn't be more pleased! Assistant Professor Dr. Kenichi Hatakeyama announced that

the first collision at the CMS collision point was observed on Nov 23rd at 20:30 CERN time.

It was an amazing restart of the machine after extensive repair work and the installation of an improved protection

system to prevent the kind of incident that occurred in one LHC sector during the 2008 startup. In

less than a month after the Nov. 23rd restart, the LHC operators brought up the machine, stored both

beams, collided them at 900 GeV center-of-mass energy, and ramped and collided both beams at 2.36 TeV

as well.

It has been a long road of design, construction, and commissioning to bring us to this point, and physicists

around the world are eagerly anticipating results that will either confirm existing theories or reveal new

physics.