Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday April 05, 2015

After Refit, Large Hadron Collider Resumes Hunt for New Higgs

I hope the scientists at CERN have better luck than restarting a refrigerator that has been down for two years. big grin The Large Hadron Collider was restarted today after a two-year maintenance downtime and will continue on looking for more evidence of Higgs Boson, dark matter and other mysteries of the universe.

Once it begins, CERN plans to turn up the intensity of the beams, stuff more protons into each of the bundles that circulate, and stuff more bundles per second into the accelerator. All that has the effect of increasing the number of collisions, which means it's more likely physicists can spot unlikely events that show what's going on.