As the sun rises, you can tell that we here at CERN have failed yet again to end...– naturalnumber
First 7 TeV collisions observed at CERN! →
Scientists at CERN began this morning with the tedious task of attempting to collide proton beams in the Large Hadron Collider. They were successful almost right away, collecting massive amounts of data and leading the way into a new era of physics.
LHC to aim for a collision event beginning... →
On March 19, CERN reached an all-time energy record, managing to fire up two separate proton beams in opposite directions at 3.5 trillion electron volts (TeV). That’s huge. That amount of energy is equivalent to the energy created by a fully-loaded aircraft carrier going 8 knots (about 9 mph). In comparison, the next most powerful accelerator—the Tevatron at Fermilab in Illinois—can reach a...
macmankev: Brian Cox in Wonders of the Solar System: Empire of the Sun.
Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.– Brian Cox
Strange antiparticles pop out of RHIC's... →
So far, the LHC has been spending its time ramming protons together, leaving Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) the king of the hill when it comes to smashing larger atomic nuclei. When the nuclei of gold atoms collide within RHIC, their components dissolve into a high-energy state called a quark-gluon plasma (the LHC will eventually smash lead atoms to similar effect). A...
Watch NOVA's "The Elegant Universe" online in its... →