Large Hadron Collider at CERN collects data again
The largest particle accelerator in the world has been reactivated after an extensive modernization phase in Switzerland.
In the largest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), particles are rebound back to each other since Wednesday, 06.03.2015, 10.40 a.m. Since its restart two months before the rays were gradually intensified and accelerated.
On Wednesday, 06.03.2015, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV), almost double the collision energy of its first run.
This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now run round the clock for the next three years.
About the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN
CERN is a large-scale research center near Meyrin in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Physicists built together with the international industry the largest machine in the world - the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) - the world’s biggest particle accelerator. Alongside the control, monitoring and documentation of experiments conducted in the LHC, all technical processes at CERN have been monitored and controlled by the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture.
The decision taken at CERN to use the SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture was down to its extreme stability and connectivity, its open system architecture and its resistance to external disturbances, as well as its capacity for coping reliably with data overload situations.
Link to Live-Blog of LHC season 2