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LHC - Cern

Scientists have increased the power levels at which they smash together fundamental particles, sending them speeding toward each other at energies of 4 teraelectron volts (TeV), creating a collision energy of 8 TeV—a new world record. Ultimately, the collider will run at 7TeV each, producing a collision energy of 14 TeV. The power-up will require the machine to shutdown for refurbishment at the end of the year. 

The home lab of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is located at Geneva-based CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). Some of the questions the LHC hopes to answer are: What is mass? What is 96% of the universe made of? Why is there no more antimatter? What was matter like within the first second of the Universe's life? Do extra dimensions of space really exist?

Friday, 20.04.2012
21:30 (Cet)

 
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