CERN: LHC First Beam on 10 September 2008

Premier faisceau du LHC le 10 septembre 2008

Published on CERN’s Homepage, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, et en français: Organisation Européenne pour la recherche nucléaire.

Geneva, 10 September 2008. The first beam in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator at 10h28 this morning. This historic event marks a key moment in the transition from over two decades of preparation to a new era of scientific discovery. Read the Press Release.

CERN reiterates safety of LHC on eve of first beam:

Geneva, 5 September 2008. A report published today in the peer reviewed Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics provides comprehensive evidence that safety fears about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are unfounded. The LHC is CERN’s new flagship research facility. As the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, it is poised to provide new insights into the mysteries of our universe. The safety of the LHC.

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Big Bang test: India’s flag flies high at CERN: Published at sifyNews, by PTI, 10 September, 2008.

Mumbai: India has made major scientific and technological contribution to the new atom smasher also called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which went live on Wednesday at the experimental facility near Geneva in Switzerland. LHC is expected to answer several facts of fundamental nature of the universe that remains a mystery, said the scientists of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).

Indian laboratories, led by Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) at Indore, have contributed substantially towards construction of the accelerator (LHC) itself, with many components being fabricated by Indian industry and supplied to CERN.

These had to satisfy not only exacting standards of precision but also follow a stringent time-line as dictated by the CERN schedule.

Towards the scientific side, two Indian teams are participating in different experiments … (full text).

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