LHC quiz

LHC Quiz: Think You Know about the LHC?

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.

1. What year was construction first started?

 
 
 
 

2. What was the initial energy level for the first research?

 
 
 
 

3. How many LHC experiments are there?

 
 
 
 

4. Scientists have to cool the LHC’s magnets down to

 
 
 
 

5. Each proton goes around the 27km ring over

 
 
 
 

6. There is even an LHC

 
 
 
 

7. In 2008 repairs were need to the tune of

 
 
 
 

8. How many miles is the accelerator tunnel?

 
 
 
 

9. What experiment is studying a “fluid” form of matter called quark–gluon plasma?

 
 
 
 

10. What experiment is researching antimatter?

 
 
 
 

11. How many collisions are made per second for run 2?

 
 
 
 

12. On June 3rd 2015 the LHC reached what energy level

 
 
 
 

13. Which detector is this?

cms

 
 
 
 

Please share your results

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28 replies
  1. Silicon Waffle says:

    [QUOTE=”DiracPool, post: 5325517, member: 441741″]6/13 Just passed! Phew! :oldtongue:[/QUOTE]
    I think PF is a blessed place to have a member like you. Yes, so good! :nb)

  2. Vanadium 50 says:

    You are right – the tunnel was started much earlier. That’s another bad question. However, it is possible to start building magnets before the LEP tunnel was emptied.

  3. StatGuy2000 says:

    [QUOTE=”Silicon Waffle, post: 5132289, member: 535531″]That is fully loaded, your brain should contain a large volume of LHC knowledge.[/QUOTE]

    Not particularly — it’s just I seem to have a pretty good recall of what I’ve read about the LHC recently.

  4. Silicon Waffle says:

    [QUOTE=”StatGuy2000, post: 5132285, member: 339302″]11/13 — I guess I didn’t too badly at all! :)[/QUOTE]
    That is fully loaded, your brain should contain a large volume of LHC knowledge.

  5. Vanadium 50 says:

    [QUOTE=”Greg Bernhardt, post: 5132135, member: 1″]I got most material from the CERN website or the LHC wiki entry.[/QUOTE]

    Nevertheless, the first papers were based on data obtained at 900 GeV.

  6. Greg Bernhardt says:

    [QUOTE=”Vanadium 50, post: 5131580, member: 110252″]I don’t think I agree with #2 – the first papers were based on data obtained at 900 GeV.[/QUOTE]
    I got most material from the CERN website or the LHC wiki entry.

  7. Greg Bernhardt says:

    [QUOTE=”PAllen, post: 5131555, member: 275028″]11/13, but several somewhat lucky guesses.[/QUOTE]
    Nice work! Some of the numbers can be tricky.

  8. jerromyjon says:

    6/13, mostly guessing. I divided 300,000 by 27 to get 11,000 times a second (close to light speed) and of course the picture looks like a "compact" muon solenoid…

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