Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

19 March LHC gets 3.5 TeV in both beams, a first.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 #1

    marcus

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=2819
    ==quote==

    High Energy Beams at the LHC
    At 5:23 am in Geneva this morning, for the first time the two LHC beams were ramped up to high energy, the 3.5 TeV/beam that they plan to run at for the next two years. These are the highest energy (per particle) beams ever created by human beings, significantly surpassing the value at which the Tevatron operates (.98 TeV/beam) as well as the record achieved last fall (1.18 TeV/beam) during the early stages of beam commissioning.

    From now on, work will continue on preparing the machine to operate at higher intensity (for now they are using low-intensity pilot beams). For the next week or two, one of the challenges will be to carefully avoid any interesting collisions between particles in the two beams, since a major media event is being organized around the first collisions, and the event is tentatively scheduled for March 30.

    ==endquote==

    congratulations, to all of us, directly involved or not.
    Here's hoping all goes well with the first 7 TeV collisions.
     
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted