David Kirkpatrick

August 27, 2008

First particles already observed in Large Hadron Collider

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 7:26 pm

Exciting news!

From the PhysOrg link:

The LHC, based at the European particle facility CERN near Geneva, is due to fully switch on its proton beams on 10 September but the LHC’s particle detectors have been recording hits from cosmic rays for several months and at 5pm on Friday 22 August 2008 LHCb*, one of the four LHC experiments, reconstructed in its Vertex Locator (VELO) the first particles from the LHC. It is the first time particle tracks have been reconstructed from a man-made event generated by the collider.

For all my LHC blogging hit this link.

1 Comment »

  1. […] If you’re interested in more LHC news check out previous blog posts here, here and here. […]

    Pingback by LHC will not destroy Earth « David Kirkpatrick — September 5, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

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