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Large Hadron Collider restarts for 2017 run: CERN

Last year, the machine was able to run with stable beams for around 49% of the time

Press Trust of India  |  Geneva 

The world's largest and most powerful particle smasher Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has restarted circulating beams of protons for the first time this year, following a 17-week-long extended technical stop, CERN said. Over the past month, after the completion of the maintenance work that began in December last year, each of the machines in the accelerator chain have been switched on and checked until last week when the LHC, the final machine in the chain, could be restarted. "It is like an orchestra, everything has to be timed and working very nicely together," said Rende ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 18:12 IST
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