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CERN running at at 1.18 trillion electron volts

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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Well here we go as CERN ramps up the energy. let us all hope the scientists don't "go for the record" and push the collider beyond it's design limits.



Atom smasher catches 1st high-energy collisions

By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS (AP) – 10 hours ago

GENEVA — The world's largest atom smasher has recorded its first high-energy collisions of protons, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Physicists hope those collisions will help them understand suspected phenomena such as dark matter, antimatter and ultimately the creation of the universe billions of years ago, which many theorize occurred as a massive explosion known as the Big Bang.

The collisions occurred Tuesday evening as the Large Hadron Collider underwent test runs in preparation for operations next year, said Christine Sutton of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN.

Two beams of circulating particles traveling in opposite directions at 1.18 trillion electron volts produced the collisions, she said. The Atlas "experiment," one of four major detectors in cathedral-sized rooms in the collider's underground tunnel at Geneva, had part of its equipment turned on and could register collisions.


more here:

www.google.com...

[edit on 10-12-2009 by prof-rabbit]




posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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Even though Google says it was 1.18... I believe it was only 900 GeV. And, the collision occurred on Sunday, December 6, 2009... not this past Tuesday as discussed here:
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They release the pictures on Tuesday...



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by x2Strongx
Even though Google says it was 1.18... I believe it was only 900 GeV. And, the collision occurred on Sunday, December 6, 2009...


On the 9th, CERN twittered

Last night the LHC accelerated both beams to 1.18 TeV with 2 bunches per beam for the first time.


The article found here said..

"They recorded a handful of collisions, and one of them looks quite nice, so it's on their Web site," she said.


I looked for an hour to find it on their website and only found the above tweet.

-E-

Edit to add: The term "Atom Smasher" is technically not accurate since protons are not atoms. The proper term would be particle accelerator.

[edit on 10-12-2009 by MysterE]



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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Thanks for the update. Looks like they are moving pretty quick at CERN...

Now if we are on the "Event Horizon"... wouldn't time appear to stop outside the event horizon, but yet we would just go on with our daily life as if nothing happened? Maybe, there is a blackhole already and we just don't know it!



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 10:52 AM
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The Folks at Cern certainly seem happy about it!

public.web.cern.ch...



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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These scientific tests will prove many things, but above all, it will be a determining factor of how well the human race can cope with history-altering realities based on circumstantial evidence.

In the event that we discover the properties and traits of dark matter, and this begins a chain reaction throughout the scientific community. New advancements may ultimately be hindered by the relatively slow moving mentality of communities worldwide.

The Earth is round. But it took decades before the public accepted this as fact. How long would it take in this day and age for societies re-establish their concepts of matter and reality? To what extents will the findings be hindered by government agencies and corporate structures?

I consider these next few years to be the real challenge for mankind. Creating an experiment is one thing, excepting the results is quite another.



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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That pic was from the power up test on Nov. 30th, The test on Dec. 9th included the actual collision of protons!

I'm eagerly waiting a press release from CERN to see what data they have gleaned from the collisions!

-E-



posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by x2Strongx
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Now if we are on the "Event Horizon"... wouldn't time appear to stop outside the event horizon, but yet we would just go on with our daily life as if nothing happened? Maybe, there is a blackhole already and we just don't know it!


Of course we are talking theory here, but I think on the event horizon the gravitational pull is so much stronger at your feet compared to your head that your body would undergo Spaghettification (My favorite scientific term).

-E-



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 06:44 AM
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And still higher!


The latest from the LHC

December 9, 2009 | 8:18 am

Last night the first collisions of protons at the world-record energy of 2.36 TeV (1.18 TeV per beam) were recorded by the ATLAS experiment at CERN. The ATLAS team posted an image of one candidate collision event on its Web site.

In addition to setting world records–for proton beam energy on November 29, and last night for proton collision energy–the team operating the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and the teams operating the LHC experiments, have been hard at work. Here are a few more highlights from the last week and a half.

www.symmetrymagazine.org...



posted on Dec, 14 2009 @ 07:51 AM
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CERN is designed to go a lot higher.

CERN: Big Bang machine sets record, sending proton beams over 1 trillion electron volts


The level reached Monday isn't significantly higher than what Fermilab has been doing, and real advances are not expected until the LHC raises each beam to 3.5 TeV during the first half of next year.



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