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LHC Season 2: Follow the people at the frontiers of physics

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May 12, 2015

Welcome to LHC season 2: new frontiers in physics at #13TeV

What do physicists dream of? What do they hope to discover when they harvest new data from the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)? In the new video series "LHC Season 2: New frontiers in physics" the camera follows 11 physicists from the four large LHC experiments ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb.

The physicists tell of their hopes for new discoveries during the LHC's second run, now at the record-breaking energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV). They speak of dark matter, supersymmetry, the Higgs boson, antimatter, current theory in particle physics and its limits as well as new theoretical models that could extend it. As they explore the nature of matter in the universe, they will soon discover a new energy frontier. Follow their search – a new video will be posted on this blog weekly.

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CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.

The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 22 Member States.

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CMS experiments:

LHCb experiments:

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Image, Video, Text, Credits: CERN/Cian O'Luanaigh.


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