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Large Hadron Collider set to restart in March with double power

Large Hadron Collider set to restart in March with double power

LONDON: Scientists at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider will be turned back on in March with the double power,faster and better than before .
The smashing of the sub atomic particles will again start in March next year. However, this time the speed of the particle collider will be double its original power. This will help the scientists to figure out more clues regarding the universe.
According to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) the world’s biggest particle collider, located near Geneva has been undergoing a two-year refit. The particle collider will start circulating proton beams again in March and the first collision is expected to happen in May.
Rolf Heuer, CERN Director, said, “With this new energy level, the collider will open new horizons for physics and for future discoveries. I’m looking forward to seeing what nature has in store for us.”
The CERN collider is already cooled to 1.9 degrees above absolute zero in preparation for the next three-year run. The collider is buried in a 27 km tunnel along the Franco-Swiss border, which is located at the foot of the Jura Mountains.
After the first run in 2012, the collider discovered the Higgs Boson particle. That particle explains how matter took on the mass to form stars and planets. That landmark discovery was hailed everywhere, but scientists believe that more mysteries will be unraveled in the future runs of the collider. Some astronomers hope that things like ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’ could also be discovered. According to astronomers dark matter accounts for 27 percent of the universe and dark energy accounts for 68 percent, while the visible matter observed in galaxies, stars and planets makeup just 5 percent.
Researchers hope that the CERN collider will provide deeper insights into the building blocks of the cosmos. The scientists will achieve that by turning up the dial at the CERN to higher energies.
Tara Shears, physics professor at University of Liverpool and who will also work on the one of CERN’s experiments, said, “We have unfinished business with understanding the universe.”