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First Beam for Large Hadron Collider

At 1:25 a.m. Pacific Time an international collaboration of scientists in Switzerland sent the first beam of protons zooming at nearly the speed of light around the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Berkeley Lab scientists and engineers were among the contributors to the giant machine.

Firing Up the LHC

Contact: Paul Preuss CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, is headquartered in Geneva and occupies regions of both Switzerland and France, but in addition to its European members, countries around the world including the U.S. and Japan have made substantial contributions to CERN’s giant new accelerator. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will inject its

Testing LRS01: Two Takes on the Large Hadron Collider's Accelerator Research Program

1) Long Racetrack Magnets go the Distance 2) Super Test Results for a Superconducting Magnet Contacts: Katie Yurkewicz, katie.yurkewicz@cern.ch Paul Preuss, paul_preuss@lbl.gov The first item below is by Katie Yurkewicz, Ph.D. in nuclear physics, who handles press and public inquiries for United States participation in the Large Hadron Collider (US/LHC) at CERN, the European Organization

The ATLAS Experiment: Mapping the Secrets of the Universe

The ATLAS Experiment: Mapping the Secrets of the Universe

Michael Barnett of the Physics Division will discuss the ATLAS Experiment at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics’ (CERN) Large Hadron Collider.

ATLAS Reaches Out

Contact: Paul Preuss, paul_preuss@lbl.gov The international ATLAS collaboration — numbering 1,800 participants from more than 150 universities and laboratories in 34 countries — recently reelected Michael Barnett of Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division and Erik Johansson of Stockholm University as cochairs of the ATLAS education and outreach program. Their mission is to explain to a diverse