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LHC Energies

Exploring the Energies in the Large Hadron Collider

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The Large Hadron Collider has produced collisions at 7 TeV. For collisions at 7 TeV, protons need to be ‘ramped’ to 3.5 TeV, the proton has a mass…
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Interview with Niels Tuning a LHCb Run Coordinator

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Physics Forums is pleased to introduce Niels Tuning. He's a physicist working as the Run Coordinator for the LHCb experiment at CERN. Apart from the…
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LHC Part 4: Searching for New Particles and Decays

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 The LHC experiments are in full swing collecting data this year (more information in the forum), and a while ago the collaboration of the…
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Struggles with the Continuum – Freeman Dyson and QED

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 Last time I sketched how physicists use quantum electrodynamics, or 'QED', to compute answers to physics problems as power series in the…
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Garrett Lisi’s Superparticle Bet With Frank Wilczek

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There is an interesting story unfolding in particle physics. The main motivation for building the Large Hadron Collider was to search for new particles.…
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LHC Quiz: Think You Know about the LHC?

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News of the LHC progress has dazzled scientists and hobbyists alike. It's now time to show just how much you know about the operation.Please share…
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LHC Part 3: Protons as Large as a Barn

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Introduction See also part 1 and part 2 of the series.The LHC commissioning phase is coming to and end. On Wednesday May 20th 2015, the first collisions…

LHC Part 2: Commissioning

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Introduction Last month, I wrote a FAQ about working at the LHC, at the time the first beams were circulating in the machine after a stop of two years.…