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Adam Yurkewicz | USLHC | USA

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LHC start-up date announced

It was just announced that the LHC startup date is September 10. This means

“the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 September”.

The energy of the beam will be 450 GeV. It will be an exciting day for sure, and should be followed in 1-2 months by the most exciting day, when we get the first proton-proton collisions. This will be between two beams of 450 GeV each. Then, the acceleration system will be commissioned to bring the beam energies up to 5 TeV each.

This coming weekend, protons will be injected into one section of the LHC as a test of transfering the beam from the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator into the LHC.

From the ATLAS side of things, we are starting 24-hour-a-day staffing of the control room just before this September date as well. We are finally entering the LHC era…

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