ISSN 2330-717X

Cern Scientists Break Energy Level Record

By

Scientists say a Big Bang machine is now able to operate at a record new energy level, improving the prospect of scientific breakthroughs.

Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) say the $10 billion (SFr9.2 billion) Large Hadron Collider in a 27-kilometre tunnel under Geneva has begun operating at eight trillion electron volts, greater than any previous physics accelerator.

Steve Myers, a director of accelerators and technology at Cern, said two proton beams were brought into collision at a new world record energy level on Thursday.

He said it marked a new round of data collection through the remainder of the year and “increased discovery potential”.

SwissInfo

SwissInfo

swissinfo is an enterprise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to inform Swiss living abroad about events in their homeland and to raise awareness of Switzerland in other countries. swissinfo achieves this through its nine-language internet news and information platform.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.