After years of hard work by many people, after several weeks of intense work for preparation, and after several hours of holding our breaths, we finally got stable colliding beams at the record center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Today, Tuesday 30th of March of 2010, CMS captured these beautiful collision candidate events!!!
You will see them appearing here soon!!!
A new era of exciting physics (hopefully discoveries) has just started, a renaissance of science, which will most certainly change the way we perceive our universe and trigger an enhancement of our own humanism.
Cheers for particle physics and for humankind!!
Edgar Carrera (Boston University)