Physics and Performance With 13 TeV Proton Collisions
29 July 2015, VIENNA: After a shutdown of more than two years, Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has restarted with proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. This new phase will allow the LHC experiments to explore nature and probe the physical laws governing it at scales never reached before.
First Run 2 Results to be Presented at EPS
For the past six weeks, the ATLAS experiment has been recording physics data from 13 TeV proton collisions. In this short time, they have recorded over 7,280 billion collisions – twice the amount recorded in 2010. Detector teams have been calibrating and aligning ATLAS' various detectors at a remarkable speed. This effort allows ATLAS physicists to exploit the many upgrades made to the detector during Long Shutdown 1.
CERN will be back at the Montreux Jazz Festival for its third annual workshop: ‘The Physics of Music and The Music of Physics’ on 9 July at 15:00 in Petit Palais. Live events from the ATLAS experiment mapped into music will feature as part of the event.