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Old 04-15-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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'The world's largest atom smasher is about to enter uncharted territory.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) underground ring in Geneva, Switzerland, revved up again last week at double its previous power. The humongous particle collider will now begin searching for elusive subatomic particles at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV).'
Giant Atom Smasher Revs up: Physicists Reveal What They're Looking For
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:15 AM
 
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'The world's largest atom smasher is about to enter uncharted territory.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile-long (27 kilometers) underground ring in Geneva, Switzerland, revved up again last week at double its previous power. The humongous particle collider will now begin searching for elusive subatomic particles at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV).'
Giant Atom Smasher Revs up: Physicists Reveal What They're Looking For
Yup! It's very exciting. I know a few people who work at CERN personally. One of them was discussing this upcoming run and they mentioned that they were skeptical about discovering a neutralino (dark matter candidate) within this energyn (13 TeV) which makes sense given the theoretical energy range of this particle. He was actually hoping to find something completely unexpected because he "enjoys watching the theorists scramble".

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Old 04-16-2015, 09:57 AM
 
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Yup! It's very exciting. I know a few people who work at CERN personally. One of them was discussing this upcoming run and they mentioned that they were skeptical about discovering a neutralino (dark matter candidate) within this energyn (13 TeV) which makes sense given the theoretical energy range of this particle. He was actually hoping to find something completely unexpected because he "enjoys watching the theorists scramble".
Well, there may be some surprises. Time will tell. I'm trying to find out what the ultimate power capacity is for the LHC beyond it's new current level, but so far I haven't found that information. Do you know?
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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Well, there may be some surprises. Time will tell. I'm trying to find out what the ultimate power capacity is for the LHC beyond it's new current level, but so far I haven't found that information. Do you know?
My understanding is that the LHC has a maximum collision energy of about 14 TeV.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:44 PM
 
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My understanding is that the LHC has a maximum collision energy of about 14 TeV.
Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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Thanks.
You're welcome. That's why new accelerators that will dwarf the LHC are being designed. I have heard rumors of one being proposed in China.
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