Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CERN LHC: First Proton Particle Collision recorded

A CERN LHC animation of one of the first 7 TeV collisions recorded by ATLAS. A high resolution version.

An historical event for European science and physics!

After the initial collision the scientists at CERN LHC stabalised the beams to ensure further collisions would occur and managed to sustain the stability for more than 3 hours. Whereby, the experiments team have recorded a half million events from the stable and colliding beams. WOW!

A spectacular day indeed, and the culmination of at least 17 years of work and effort from scientists and physicists across the world.

If you want to see into the CERN LHC Atlas control room in Switzerland, here is the live link.

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