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cern by The Large Hadron Collider/ATLAS at CERN

Collider sees high-energy success
[Via BBC News | Science/Nature]

Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced record-breaking high-energy particle collisions.

Scientists working on the European machine have smashed beams of protons together at energies that are 3.5 times higher than previously achieved.

Tuesday’s milestone marks the beginning of work that could lead to the discovery of fundamental new physics.

There was cheering and applause in the LHC control room as the first collisions were confirmed.[

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The largest collision of particles on Earth so far. There will be some amazing knowledge that comes out of these sorts of experiments. The next year or so will be very interesting. And let’s hope Robert Sawyer was wrong.

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