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LHC Revs-Up for Most Powerful Particle Collisions Ever

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After a 2 year pause in collisions in the LHC for maintenance and upgrades, the accelerator is on track to be powered up again in March 2015 to begin a new era of ultra-high energy particle collisions by the following May. The goal for 2015 is to push for proton-proton collision energies of up to 13 TeV — nearly double the energy of the first LHC run.

“With this new energy level, the LHC will open new horizons for physics and for future discoveries,” said CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer. “I’m looking forward to seeing what nature has in store for us.”

On the long list of physics breakthroughs scientists hope to achieve, a glimpse of dark matter particles, understanding antimatter interactions, seeking out signs of extra dimensions and identifying possible signs of supersymmetry rank highly.

 

from Discovery News:  LHC Revs-Up for Most Powerful Particle Collisions Ever : Discovery News

Full Story:  http://home.web.cern.ch/about/updates/2014/12/cerns-large-hadron-collider-gears-run-2

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Written by bothernews

December 16, 2014 at 3:05 am

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