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July 20, 2015
More than 3000 scientists from all over the world, including about 1000 graduate students, collaborate on the ATLAS experiment – an all-purpose detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The detector, which first started taking data in 2008, is investigating a wide range of physics, from the search for the Higgs boson to extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter.
ATLAS in Collision Mode : 13TeV. (Video: ATLAS/CERN)
The detector is currently taking data from collisions in the LHC at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV). In the video above you can see how members of the collaboration fared on 3 June 2015, when beams collided at this new energy in the LHC for the first time.
The new blog series "From ATLAS around the World," showcases the diversity of people, jobs and research topics it takes to keep the ATLAS experiment up and running. Contributors come from as far afield as Turkey, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, South Africa.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - To discover the secrets of matter and the Universe
Ever wondered how many Turkish physicists it takes to blog from the Bosphorous? What it's like to be a physicist down under? Or even where you can meet a giraffe at a physics workshop?
Check out From ATLAS around the World: http://atlas.ch/blog/?cat=68
The blogger who nevertheless remains the center of the action is this blog: Orbiter.ch Space News, the publisher and author lives above (exactly 110 meters above) of a portion of the LHC tunnel and 500 meters of ATLAS detector. There is no other blogger closest to CERN. If scoop there, you will be informed in the instant! (I still have not seen a black hole). http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/
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.
LHC at 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV): http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2015/05/cern-first-images-of-collisions-at-13.html
Discovery of a new class of particles at the LHC: http://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.ch/2015/07/discovery-of-new-class-of-particles-at.html
Large Hadron Collider (LHC): http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider
ATLAS experiment: http://home.web.cern.ch/about/experiments/atlas
Higgs boson: http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/higgs-boson
Dark matter: http://home.web.cern.ch/about/physics/dark-matter
Extra dimensions: http://home.web.cern.ch/about/physics/extra-dimensions-gravitons-and-tiny-black-holes
For more information about the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), visit: http://home.web.cern.ch/
Image, Video, Text, Credits: CERN/Cian O'Luanaigh/Roland Berga (Orbiter.ch).
Best regards, Orbiter.ch