Large Hadron Collider: first year
Spiropulu, Maria Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
- LHC: the machine
- Measurements of standard model processes
- Search for the Higgs boson
- Beyond the standard model
- Additional Readings
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest and most complex scientific undertaking ever attempted. Its results will determine the future direction of high-energy physics. The LHC produced 7 TeV proton–proton collisions in 2010 and 2011, and it is expected to produce 14 TeV proton–proton collisions in 2014. Experiments at the LHC may discover new particles and forces associated with electroweak symmetry breaking, dark matter, or properties of the early universe.
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