The LHC Season 2 officially starts today

Image credit: CERN / ALICE Collaboration

Following a series of test collisions conducted from March until now, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, officially begins today the second cycle of operations at the record energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV). The first collisions at this energy took place for the first time during the night between 20 to 21 May and confirmed that the systems that protect the accelerator and detectors work properly, therefore LHC is ready to explore new realms of particle physics in the next three years.

The blog dedicated to this event was updated in real time with the latest news from CERN.

During May-November this year, some of the ISS researchers are at CERN, to run data quality monitoring shifts at the ALICE experiment (A Large Ion Collider Experiment). Follow updates of their activity here.

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